Tetra Tech ARD, a leading international development consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified senior level candidates for anticipated Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party (COP/DCOP) positions for multi-year USAID-funded forest management and biodiversity programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The COP/DCOP provide technical and administrative leadership to complex USAID natural resource management projects, and are the primary liaisons between USAID and Tetra Tech, as well as between the project and government and civil society counterparts. The positions require significant coordination skills, broad general natural resource management knowledge and expertise in at least one area that may include forestry, biodiversity, land-use planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation. The positions require experience in developing countries, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency under tight deadlines.
a) Education Requirements: The minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree or equivalent in fields directly related to the activities of this program.
b) Experience Requirements:
*At least ten (10) and preferably fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing NRM and environmental programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills.
*At least five (5) and preferably ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams of professionals to respond to complex assignments
*Experience working directly with host government counterparts, particularly with top-level ministerial or agency leadership is required.
*Technical expertise in an area of natural resource management
*Experience with USAID programs is required
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills and analytic skills.
*Fluency in English is required and additional language proficiency is preferred.
*Demonstrated ability to work across key sectors concerned such as forestry, agriculture and land use planning
Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations – in the U.S. and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date: Open