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Deputy Chief of Party Amazon - Best Management Practices for Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors Activity

South America
Apr 07, 2017

Updated 9/12/2017


Tetra Tech is seeking qualified Deputy Chief of Party candidates to participate in an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled the Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity. The purpose of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority infrastructure sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining) in the Amazon Basin region, and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs.


Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

The DCOP will serve a program management function to ensure effective coordination and integration across USAID’s Amazon BMPs’ project components and oversight of the M&E plan development and implementation.


* Proven staff management, project administration, and financial management skills are required, including ability to develop and manage relationships with a diverse set of officials and stakeholders;

* A minimum of a Master’s degree in environmental sciences or engineering, natural resources management, environmental impact analysis, forestry, biology, ecology, environmental science, policy or management, business administration, or other related fields;

* At least eight (8) years of exemplary professional experience in international program management, preferably including senior management experience at DCOP or equivalent level, and preferably including experience with conversation programs in the Amazon region; preferably with USAID;

* Experience with planning, coordination, communication, and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and approaches;

* Proficient in Spanish and English. Portuguese is a plus.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


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