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Land Tenure and Property Rights - 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 Associate is expected to contribute to both project implementation and new business development, administratively and technically. The 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, VirginiaHowever, 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.




* Master's degree preferred or Bachelor's degree with significant experience in project management and/or new business development, in lieu of Master's Degree.

* At least five years of experience working at a professional services firm or equivalent organization focusing on project management and new business.   

* Preference for overseas development experience or demonstrated understanding of contract management, technical disciplines, and client needs across home office and field project teams. 

* Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural team situations with excellent written, oral, and presentation skills. 

* Effectively demonstrated ability to work within a home office environment and with clients, with a record of positive collaboration. 

* Proficient at being a team leader or team member.  

* Ability to understand scope and schedule aspects of the consulting business, and demonstrated strengths in managing scope, schedule, and budget. 

* Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and other Tetra Tech clients, and proficient at marketing professional services to a client and/or proposal writing. 

* Proficiency in leading and/or writing proposals with a winning track record. 

* Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction, through technical excellence and quality of work products. 

* 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.