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Chief of Party for Caribbean Resilient Economies and Sectors Activity (Caribbean RESET)

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified senior-level candidates for a Chief of Party (COP) position on an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Resilient Economies and Sectors Activity in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. The purpose of this Activity is to reduce systemic constraints to climate and disaster finance and increase investments in resilience across priority sectors such as agriculture. This position is anticipated to be based in Bridgetown, Barbados.


The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial, and administrative aspects of the project and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech, and other partners, and will provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the project, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting to USAID.


Target countries include Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.



* Provide overall strategic leadership and technical expertise for the project, and supervise international and local teams;

* Develop innovative and sustainable approaches to achieve project objectives, and monitor and evaluate project outcomes and impacts;

* Ensure project compliance with USAID, Tetra Tech and host country policies, rules, and regulations;

* Manage all aspects of project implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel, project results, efficient budgeting, and financial management;

* Oversee technical activities and ensure the project achieves results as defined in the contract;

* Evaluate and document project progress and lessons learned;

* Assume responsibility for overall USAID contract management, ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables; and

* Lead institutional engagement, and coordination, collaboration and consultation with diverse stakeholders in the region, including governments, donors, private sector entities, financial institutions, and implementing agencies.



* Minimum of a master’s degree in international development, economics, public policy, climate sciences, business administration, disaster management, or another related discipline is required.

* Minimum of ten (10) years of project experience in the Caribbean, working in one or more technical disciplines: private sector engagement, sustainable economic growth, climate adaptation and resilience, disaster response and/or risk reduction, public policy, business administration, institutional capacity strengthening and engagement, and/or other relevant technical areas.

* Experience implementing or managing disaster risk finance, climate finance, or risk insurance initiatives preferred.

* Minimum of five (5) years in a senior management role leading and managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary teams, ideally in the Caribbean and preferably as a COP for a USAID-funded project or equivalent donor-funded program.

* Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders, fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and promoting gender equity and social inclusion.

* Demonstrated success implementing regional or multi-country programs in similar contexts.

* Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

* Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, and cultural context in the ESC region.

* Experience managing USAID-funded contracts preferred.

* ESC nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.