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Deputy Chief of Party/Operations Manager - Land Reform Activity

Jun 14, 2018


Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Deputy Chief of Party/Operations Manager candidates for an anticipated 4-year Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded Land Reform to Accelerate Agricultural Productivity (LRAP) initiative in Togo.


The LRAP initiative comprises four main objectives: (i) expand access to land by identifying, legitimizing, and formalizing customary land rights; (ii) move the legitimized rights into the formal system; (iii) improve the formal system so that it effectively protects all legitimate land rights; and (iv) expand inclusive access to land by ensuring that recognition of women’s rights, already recognized in formal law, are fully incorporated into practice.


Position Description/Summary:

Working under the direction of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party/ Operations Manager (DCOP Ops) will be responsible for the project’s financial management, HR, procurement, and administration while ensuring compliance with MCC, local government and Tetra Tech rules and regulations. Position to be based in Togo.



*Provide guidance to all staff for complying with the budgetary regulations of Tetra Tech;

*Manage Financial Accounting System including managing cash flow, tracking expenditures and preparing monthly financial reports in compliance with MCC and Tetra Tech requirements and regulations;

*Provide financial and budgetary information to the Home Office for MCC as needed;

*Provide guidance and organize training, as necessary, for staff on relevant MCC, Tetra Tech and Government of Togo rules and regulations; 

*Participate in the project procurement process of goods and consulting services in assisting the procurement process in drafting requests, analyzing proposals, drafting contracts, negotiating contracts and prices, reviewing contractual deliverables for quality and preparing the required documentation;

*Manage HR records for each employee including employment contracts, employment evaluation forms, employment forms and documents, annual leave;

*Manage confidential payment of monthly payroll and orders payments of income tax, pension health and unemployment benefits to government funds.



*University degree or higher in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or similar field is required;

*Minimum of seven years of experience in Financial Management and Administration;

*Minimum of four years working experience in a senior supervisory role related to accounting, payroll, procurement and logistical support services;

*Work experience providing contractual and financial oversight to donor funded projects of comparable size and complexity;

*Experience with procurement required;

*Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment;

*Detail oriented, and ability to prioritize tasks and support program implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols;

*Accounting/audit certifications highly preferred;

*Excel skills required; QuickBooks experience preferred;

*French language fluency (oral and written) is required; proficiency in English is preferred;

*West African nationals and Togolese citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter/Letter of Application explaining qualifications for position

* CV/Resume in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


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