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Democracy and Governance Staff Associate / Associate

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is now accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Democracy and Governance (DG) Sector team at the Staff Associate or Associate Level. This position would take on the role of a Deputy Project Manager (DPM) on projects, potentially in Guatemala, Georgia, Moldova, Afghanistan or Mali, and support business development across the Sector.


The position will be based in either Arlington, Virginia or Burlington, Vermont.

What you will be responsible for:
* Backstop DG Sector projects as determined by the Sector Director, including coordination with Home Office staff on logistics, procurement, budgets, and travel; project budget development and management; recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/employees; collaborating with local staff to build capacity; and monitoring work plan and deliverables to ensure contract compliance
* Conduct general market analysis in the Democracy and Governance sector, and analyze and track specific USAID and other donor opportunities by networking with industry colleagues, monitoring websites, Congressional Budget Justification, AID/Washington and Mission Business Forecasts, among others
* Assume responsibility for understanding proposal and project processes and procedures by taking required in-house training on proposals, and capturing that training in his/her annual performance evaluation

* Collaborate in all aspects of new business strategy and tracking, including proposal management, recruiting, drafting of sections, conducting scoping visits, teaming, and budgeting

* Participate in general marketing activities and new business development for both Tetra Tech IDS and the DG Sector
* Provide technical assistance either for short-term international assignments, or in a home office advisory capacity

* Support development of technical guides and tools, convene and organize events on Democracy and Governance, and support other thought leadership initiatives for the DG Sector, and
* Assist in non-Tetra Tech IDS proposal support through links with other Tetra Tech business units

* Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in a sector-specific technical discipline
* Minimum of three years of professional experience in international development or project management
* Minimum of one year of relevant experience in a developing country is preferred: service in volunteer programs such as Peace Corps may be considered

* Experience with USAID-funded programs preferred

* Exceptional communication skills, especially in client relations
* Fluency in English; Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred
* Ability to conduct frequent short-term international field work, potentially in post conflict and transitioning locations, (30% -40% of the time)
* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is an absolute requirement