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Deputy Chief of Party for Operations, West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change Program (WA BiCC)

West Africa
May 11, 2017

Tetra Tech ARD, is currently accepting applications from qualified DCOP-Ops candidates for the active WA-BICC Program. WA-BiCC is funded by USAID West Africa and implemented by Tetra Tech ARD. The DCOP-Ops will provide management and administrative leadership to the WA BiCC Project region-wide, particularly the Accra and Freetown-based operations, and will ensure compliance with Tetra Tech ARD’s and USAID’s procedures and policies. The DCOP-Ops will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program finance and operations in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate adjustments as required.

The position is based in Accra, Ghana, with frequent travel throughout West Africa, and will run through early May 2020. Internal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.



* Serve as the Unit Lead for the Finance, Grants and Operations Unit and directly supervise finance, grants, administrative and operations staff in Accra and Freetown;

* Prepare monthly financial reports and budget projections;

* Oversee the management of local grants and subcontracts ensuring compliance with all requirements, including financial monitoring;

* Supervise the implementation and enforcement of local personnel policies and practices; and

* Supervise operations, logistics, procurement and travel and provide backstopping and support to the Chief of Party.



* Bachelor’s degree in a related field;

* At least two years of COP or DCOP of Operations experience on a USAID contract, or equivalent;

* Proficiency in Tetra Tech internal project management systems preferred;

* Knowledge and experience of USAID and/or other international donor rules and regulations;

* Experience overseeing multiple program areas simultaneously, including hiring, training and supervision of local personnel; financial management including budgeting; tracking, reporting and accounting of finances and procurement;

* Demonstrated history of providing deliverables on time and within budget;

* Fluency in written and oral English is required and fluency in French preferred;

* Demonstrated effective communication skills and especially strong interpersonal skills with government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders; and

* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is strongly preferred.


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

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

* Reference List

* Writing Sample – must be sole authorship, maximum 10 pages

* Employee Biographical Data (EBD) Sheet




Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. 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. No phone calls will be accepted.


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.