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Chief of Party for Tanzania Maji na Usafi wa Mazingira Activity

The USAID-funded Tanzania Maji na Usafi wa Mazingira Activity (MUM) activity in Tanzania, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Chief of Party. This position will be located in the main office in Iringa, Tanzania.


MUM is a five year (August 2021 – July 2026) $25 million activity implemented by Tetra Tech that will expand and sustain WASH services through improved drinking water service, increased access to WASH finance, improved market-based sanitation, and strengthened water resources management. The COP is responsible for the overall implementation of USAID/MUM, supervises multiple senior positions, and coordinates directly with USAID and Tanzanian government institutions.



* Provide vision and overall leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of technical experts including international subcontractors in the fields of WASH and sustainable water services, access to finance, market-based sanitation, water resources stewardship, gender and youth inclusion.

* Serve as primary point of contact with USAID/Tanzania to facilitate technical, financial, and administrative implementation of project activities.

* Liaise with Tanzania government officials, local community stakeholders, basin water boards, water user associations, civil society, academia, private sector, and other USAID-funded activities.

* Oversee preparation and submission of technical and financial reports and other deliverables required by USAID/Tanzania.

* Collaborate closely with home office staff to ensure compliance of contracts, finance, and operations related issues.

* Manage the overall project budget including forecast expenditure reports and update the project budget to mitigate cost overruns.

* Representation, Outreach Promotion and Coordination of the project and Tetra Tech.



* Master’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline with 10 years’ experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline with 15 years’ experience. A relevant discipline includes civil, water resources, infrastructure, construction, etc.

* At least 10 years (with Master’s degree) or 15 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of work experience providing technical assistance to water/sanitation service delivery, water resources/environmental management, institutional strengthening, or related activities.

* At least 8 years of progressively responsible leadership/senior management experience on donor-funded or related projects. Experience in Tanzania and on international donor funded projects preferred.

* Demonstrated experience in project management, strategic planning using science-based information, budgeting, adaptive management, and supervision, team building and leadership of teams greater than 25+ persons.

* Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context/challenges of working in East/Southern Africa.

* Strong communications and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with the client and a wide range and levels of organizations and stakeholders, including high-level government officials. Strong ability managing disagreements with client, project subcontractors, and other key stakeholders in a professional manner.

* Subject matter expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), WASH governance, livelihoods, Public-Private Partnerships, and private sector development to provide WASH services in urban and rural settings.

* Outstanding management and reporting skills.

* Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

* Fluency in written and oral English required. Functional capacity or higher in Swahili highly desired.

* Possess and maintain active Tanzanian professional and consulting engineering license registrations for the life of the activity.

* Financial and personal integrity.

* Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations highly desired.

* Tanzanian citizen.

* Willingness to work/live in Iringa, Tanzania.