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Partnerships Incubator – Website Data Entry Consultant

Title: Partnerships Incubator – Website Data Entry Consultant

Location: US National

Virtual

Project: Partnerships Incubator
Reports to: Web & Communications Manager

Level of Effort: 15-20 hours per week (maximum total 400 hours)
Initial Term: 4 months

About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven, organizational, and institutional performance improvements and shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge, new technologies, and innovative business models.

The Kaizen Company is seeking applications for an entry-level Website Data Entry Consultant for the USAID-funded Partnerships Incubator, a five-year project that started in October 2019.

About the Partnerships Incubator

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to diversify its partner base by removing barriers to engagement and creating avenues for new and underutilized partners to work with the Agency. The Partnerships Incubator was set up as a global service hub to address this need by amplifying USAID’s external communications efforts to strengthen and diversify the Agency’s partner base, expanding Agency capacity for partnerships, and supporting partner organizations working with USAID. The Partnerships Incubator works with USAID headquarters and Missions to identify and engage new and local partners, provide training and capacity-building assistance, and develop tools, resources, and models to advance USAID’s partnership goals. The project recently launched WorkwithUSAID.gov, a free, USAID-funded resource hub designed to connect partners to peers and experts, improve their organizational readiness, and prepare them to receive USAID funding.

Position Overview

The Website Data Entry Consultant will be a key contributor to USAID’s Partnerships Incubator operations with a particular focus on WorkwithUSAID.gov and partner-related services on the website. The Partnerships Incubator website team is responsible for activities that transform user/partner needs and USAID requirements into successful website products. The web team develops and executes strategies that amplify USAID’s external communications efforts to engage partners, raise awareness of tools and resources on the website, and drive traffic to WorkwithUSAID.gov.

The incumbent will carry out responsibilities that advance USAID’s efforts to inform, engage, and support new partners and will serve as a rapid response contributor to other Incubator activities.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of Partner Directory profile submissions on WorkwithUSAID.gov to ensure quality and clarity, ensuring that all content aligns with USAID guidelines and standards.
  • Input and update content, including events and other relevant information, into the CMS platform.
  • Oversee the collection, review, and addition of new resources to the WorkwithUSAID.gov resource library.
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of website content and the WorkwithUSAID.gov user experience and proactively recommend improvements.
  • Perform research to inform the team regarding new website features.
  • Collaborate with staff, interns, and consultants across the project, particularly in the Partner & Agency Readiness Unit.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in English, communications, journalism, information technology, or other related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience (minimum), or equivalent.
  • Superior writing and editing skills, with evidence of generating excellent outputs.
  • Familiarity with web software, terminology, and technologies.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and content creation.
  • Be able to successfully serve on a fully teleworking team.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Comfortable with a project environment that appreciates initiative, collaboration, and an entrepreneurial mindset and behaviors.
  • Experience with content management and project management tools.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with individuals at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a team environment.
  • Deep commitment to social impact.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-moving, agile, and innovative environment.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional knowledge management and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in a non-English language, such as Spanish, French, or Arabic.
  • Interest in USAID and its mission, as well as key issues in international development.