Tetra Tech ARD, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for the anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Mikajy Activity in Madagascar. The aim of this site-based conservation activity will be to reduce threats to targeted protected areas and High Biodiversity Value (HBV) ecosystems through improved management, increased economic opportunities, access to social services, and support for more secure land and natural resource property and use rights.
The COP will be responsible for leading all of the technical, financial, and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech ARD, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors.
* Provide leadership and technical direction for the project and expatriate and local teams;
* Develop strategic objectives and confirm project compliance with USAID regulations;
* Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management;
* Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving the results defined in the contract;
* Evaluate and document project progress and lessons learned;
* Assume responsibility for overall USAID contract management while ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables.
* Advanced Degree in Environmental Sciences, Ecological and Natural Resources, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline in relation to the areas of the program;
* Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in designing and implementing projects focused on at least one of the following areas: Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Management, Protected Areas Management, Timber and/or Wildlife Trafficking, and/or Local Capacity Development;
* Minimum of 5 years of managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders, fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and understanding and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable;
* Experience with USAID or other major donor-funded project is required. Previous Chief of Party experience is preferred;
* Experience managing donor funded programs in Madagascar is required;
* Professional fluency in both French and English required; Knowledge of Malagasy is highly recommended;
* Qualified Malagasy Nationals are encouraged to apply.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
* Reference List