Skip Navigation Links

Deputy Chief of Party Technical for Southeast Asia End Wildlife Crime Activity

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for Deputy Chief of Party/Technical (DCOP/Tech) on an expected USAID-funded program in Southeast Asia.


Position Description/Summary:

The five-year USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA)-funded End Wildlife Crime Activity will conserve and reduce threats to biodiversity from wildlife trafficking and other wildlife crime in Asia by strengthening civil society, rules-based governance, and collective action to encourage the growth of regional constituents for the conservation of nature and wildlife. The Activity will focus on empowering regional civil society actors to act as change agents to effectively transform attitudes and behaviors to reduce wildlife trafficking; strengthen regional law enforcement, judicial and policy-making bodies to counter wildlife trafficking; and improve regional collective action among civil society, government, private sector and development partners to counter wildlife trafficking.


The DCOP/Tech will be responsible for overseeing effective coordination and technical integration of activities during project implementation, including leading regional partnership coordination. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), s/he will support the overall technical vision of the program and ensure quality and timely achievement of all project outcomes. S/he will liaise with regional partners, civil society organizations, private sector partners, and communities, as needed. This would be a full-time position, based in Bangkok, Thailand for the life of project (anticipated five years).



* Oversee planning, coordination, and day-to-day implementation of technical activities in partnership with technical team members and the COP;

* Provide technical expertise and support annual work planning and adaptive management of the project as needed in accordance with the project’s objectives and targets;

* Assist in coordinating project implementation, providing support to personnel and subcontractor management, and efficient budgeting and financial management, as needed;

* Lead regional partnership coordination and coalition building;

* Ensure coordination between project teams;

* Evaluate and document project progress and lessons learned;

* Assume responsibility for quality control and timeliness of deliverables;

* Serve as the interim COP when the COP is not available.



* Minimum of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biodiversity conservation, zoology, or a relevant discipline is required;

* At least ten (10) years of experience in the respective field of technical expertise; preferably in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, natural resource management, and working on large donor funded projects;

* A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory work experience managing multi-disciplinary teams and proven track record managing and coordinating collaboration among stakeholders (including regional and national-level governments, the private sector, and local organizations);

* Prior experience working on USAID-funded development programs within the Southeast Asia context strongly preferred;

* Experience designing and implementing programming related to wildlife conservation or enforcement, natural resource management, policy development, wildlife crime and trafficking prevention, with a focus on institutional capacity development and best practices;

*Proven track record collaborating with a diverse array of stakeholders and fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and social inclusion with women, youth, indigenous and other vulnerable populations;

* Professional fluency in English required.