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Chief of Party (COP) – USAID Land Registration Support Activity in the Newly Merged Districts (former FATA)

Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Pakistan. The purpose of the anticipated activity is to support the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to institute an efficient, transparent and accessible land record. The activity will be implemented in selected Newly Merged Districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A digital land record will help improve land management and local planning, mitigate land disputes, support enabling conditions to access credit and improve the ability of the Government to provide services to its citizens.



The Chief of Party’s responsibilities include providing overall programmatic leadership, including contractual performance and risk management, work planning and reporting, financial management, administration and personnel management, high-level client and counterpart dialogue, and communications for the project. The COP will provide comprehensive technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting to USAID and act as the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech ARD and other partners.



The successful candidate will demonstrate effective management experience and proven experience managing complex programs in Pakistan. Additionally, she/he should possess:

* Advanced degree in land administration, information and communication technology, economics, rural development, law, conflict resolution, information technology, geography, economic development preferred or other relevant discipline. Significant additional work experience in lieu of a master’s degree will be considered;

* At least 10 years of professional experience with projects related to relevant activity themes (e.g. land tenure and property rights, digitization). Direct experience working and managing programs in Pakistan strongly preferred;

* At least 7 years of project management and supervisory experience, with a proven track record of successful project implementation. Previous Chief of Party experience on USAID projects in Pakistan or in conflict/post-conflict settings strongly preferred;

* Proven ability to maintain productive working relationships with government officials, market actors, and community stakeholders;

* Project ability to follow security protocols and to work effectively in high security risk settings;

* Ability and willingness to travel frequently to within Pakistan (e.g. Peshawar, and throughout the Newly Merged Districts);

* Fluency in English required, and Pashto language skills strongly preferred.