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Chief of Party - Mali ANKA JIKO Activity


Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for Chief of Party on an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project in Mali.


The goal of this Activity is to improve the quality and sustainability of water and sanitation services for rural residents in Sikasso, Bougouni, and Koutiala Regions, including the underserved and most vulnerable, by building the capacity of key stakeholders to construct, maintain, and sustainably manage safe and reliable water and sanitation systems, as well as to develop and implement Commune-level Sanitation Strategic Plans.


This position will be full-time and based in Mali.



The Chief of Party will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with GOM and USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech, GOM and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and reporting to USAID. The COP will ensure the project is on scope, schedule, and budget at all times, and will ensure that all procurement, recruitment and financial dealings are properly processed, documented and reported.


* Provide the overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful implementation;

* Work closely with other key personnel and supervises project staff to ensure the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts;

* Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Mali under the RFP;

* Responsible for providing quality control of products prepared by the team and providing technical guidance to partners;

* Oversees project planning, provides technical direction and support and ensures implementation, with a focus on results, and financial accountability for all project activities; and

* Communicate/work with Federal Ministry of Water Resources, and key stakeholders at national and state levels.



* Advanced degree in relevant field; water resources management, natural resources management, hydrology, irrigation;

* Minimum ten (10) years of senior level experience as Project Director or Chief of Party on donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity;

* Minimum eight (8) years of international development experience in managing and implementing development projects related to water resource management, water, sanitation and hygiene, and watershed management;

* Expertise in policy and governance frameworks, and local capacity building strongly preferred;

* Experience developing alliances with the private sector is strongly preferred;

* Previous experience with conservation issues strongly preferred;

* Previous regional experience required; experience in Mali strongly preferred;

* Proficiency in written and oral English and French required. [Degree in]

* Malian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.