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Deputy Chief of Party, Technical - USAID Urja Nepal


Tetra Tech’s International Development Services, based in Arlington, VA, is recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) - Technical to be mobilized to Kathmandu, Nepal to support the implementation of USAID’s Urja Nepal Activity. The position is full-time and is contingent upon contract award. The DCOP will backstop the Chief of Party (COP) in the management of the technical issues under this contract.


Position responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the COP in management and decision-making to ensure project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations.
  • Supervise the project team’s technical staff and provide oversight to the overall project implementation functions.
  • Ensure adherence to Tetra Tech and USAID administration policies and procedures.
  • Oversee subcontractors and/or grants to local partners; train and provide guidance to subcontract/grantee finance managers on managing project expense to annual work plan and contract budgets, as needed; and, ensure all contractual documentation is complete and compliant with the terms of the reference in the contract.
  • Provide leadership and support during project start-up and close-out regarding preparing/finalizing technical deliverables and providing support for on-boarding and training project staff.
  • Work with the COP and home office human resources staff on employee relations matters and documentation for adverse events.

Essential KSA’s required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

  • 5 years of related work experience in fields related to energy security and management.
  • Master’s degree in international development, energy planning, natural resource management or related field, or Bachelor’s degree with 7 years related work experience.
  • Prior experience managing technical activities for energy sector reform projects led by USAID or other donors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in the technical areas required under the project, including: utility performance, power sector regulations, and private investment in the energy sector.
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills) is required.

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Fluency in Nepali is a plus.

Line management responsibility: 

  • Full-time local technical staff.
  • Oversee performance of short-term technical assistance. 

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.



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 - 20,000 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 over 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.