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Change Management Coach – Workplace Advancement for Gender Equality (WAGE)

Contract Employee
10+ Years

Tetra Tech International Development Services ( headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Change Management Coach position for the Workplace Advancement for Gender Equality (WAGE) project, currently implemented, under the Making Cities Work Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The objective of WAGE is to continue adapting and scaling up USAID’s efforts to increase gender equality and women’s economic empowerment opportunities within traditionally male-dominated sectors, as pioneered in USAID's Engendering Utilities model.


USAID launched Engendering Utilities in 2015 to improve understanding of gender inequalities and increase gender equity in power sector utilities. Since its inception, the program has utilized a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to build upon the successes and lessons learned from the program’s implementation over time.


The Change Management Coach (CMC) for the USAID-funded Engendering Utilities ( will play a critical role in coaching senior managers within utility companies from developing countries to implement gender equitable policies and practices across the employee life cycle, alongside workplace culture change, within their utilities. This support takes place for the duration of this phase of Engendering Utilities, which began in July 2019 and ends in July 2024. The level of effort for this assignment is between 60-75% over the 2-year period. The location of the position is flexible as the position requires some remote work and field travels.



* Develop standards to support utilities in their aspirations to increase the overall number and career opportunities for females

* Provide technical assistance and capacity building to utilities worldwide, who are attending a 12-month virtual gender equity executive leadership- GEELP- program run through Georgetown University.

* Provide technical assistance including:

o   Advise/coaching on the implementation of gender equitable policies and practices for the selected utilities – in-person and virtual

o   Support partner utilities in the implementation of gender equity best practices and in applying approaches taught in the executive leadership course to their utilities

o   Support with selection and development of a capstone project for each utility

o   Assist the utility partners in collecting and analyzing data to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of the interventions, as well as track outcomes on the business case, gender equity, and women’s empowerment

o   Attend all GEELP webinars

o   May be called to design and deliver GEELP course modules where appropriate. In this case comprehension of course materials and learning objectives required

o   May be asked to participate in and/or speak at events related to promoting gender equality in male dominated sectors

* Support other networking and mentoring activities as needed.



*At least 10 years of direct experience working in the field of Gender or Diversity and Inclusion.

*At least 10 years of experience working in change management/organizational development providing advise/guidance to private sector companies to improve HR practices and corporate culture change specific to gender equity.

*Minimum of a Master’s degree in human resources, gender studies, energy, or related field.

*Experience working in developing country contexts.

*Must have experience working in HR-related fields such as recruitment, training, mentorship, HR policies and risk assessment, inclusive workplaces, and corporate culture change.

*Experience working on similar USAID programs is strongly preferred.

* Fluency in English

* Superior interpersonal skills

* Ability to interact in a constructive, cooperative, and harmonious manner; to work effectively as a team player; to establish positive relationships and gain the confidence of others  



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.