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Land Tenure and Property Rights - Staff Associate

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified  Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) professionals.


Clear, secure, and enforceable LTPR systems are fundamental to a wide variety of development outcomes, including economic growth, peace and securi¬≠ty, good governance, and sustainable natural resource management. Tetra Tech’s LTPR sector works with clients to help build and support legitimate, transparent, and negotiable tenure systems, to increase responsible investments, strengthen productivity and political stability and encourage better resource management.


The Staff Associate is expected to contribute to both project implementation and new business development, administratively and technically. The Staff Associate may travel approximately 35% of the year to take on international assignments that may involve several weeks away from home. This position will be based in Burlington, Vermont or Arlington, Virginia. However, other US location may be considered.



*Support all aspects of project management and contract compliance from start up to close out, including coordination with Home Office staff on logistics, procurement, budgets, and travel; project budget development and management; recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/personnel; collaborating with local staff to build capacity; monitoring work plan and deliverables to ensure contract compliance; and client communications;

*Contribute to marketing activities and new business development, including conducting scoping trips, identifying new partners and/or clients, and innovative approaches to development challenges;

*Assist in all aspects of proposal preparation: technical approach, staff identification, work plan, partner liaising, and budget development, among others;

*Conduct research assignments as directed by the Sector Director or his/her designate;

*Provide technical assistance either for short-term international assignments or in a home office advisory capacity; and

*Assist Sector Director in general market analysis for the sector, among other tasks, as directed.



* Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  

* One to three years of professional experience preferred. 

* One to three years of relevant experience in a developing country is preferred. Service in volunteer programs such as the Peace Corps may be considered as relevant experience.  

* Knowledge of international donor projects and/or USAID-funded projects highly desired. 

* Excellent verbal and writing skills required. 

* Must be an energetic and collaborative team member and leader. 

* Very strong cross-cultural relations and interpersonal communication skills required. 

* High level proficiency in MS Office applications. 

* Deadline-oriented and ability to work under pressure with poise and professionalism. 

* Speaking and reading proficiency in at least one foreign language is preferred.  

* Availability for 30–40% international travel.  

* Ability to legally work in the US without employer sponsorship.