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Chief of Party - Combatting Environmental Crimes Project

Sep 24, 2018

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA  is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for the upcoming 5-year USAID-funded initiative in Peru titled “Combating Environmental Crimes in the Peruvian Amazon.” The activity focuses on strengthening the forest sector governance of Peru, reducing the negative impacts of extractive industries, and helping to secure the rights and resources of indigenous peoples and increasing the generation, use, and dissemination of science-based information.




The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program 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 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 evaluation, and reporting to USAID. This would be a full-time position, based in Peru, for the full life of project (anticipated five years).


* Provide leadership and technical expertise for the project, and supervise expatriate and local teams;

* Develop strategic objectives and confirm project compliance with USAID regulations;

* Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management

* Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving the results 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.



* Minimum of 5-7 years in director-level role leading and managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary teams in Central or South America, preferably as a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project.

* Not less than 10 years’ project experience working in one or more technical disciplines: natural resources or environmental governance and policy; environmental law; institutional strengthening; engagement with public and private sector entities, civil society, and indigenous populations, and/or other relevant technical areas.

* Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders (national-level and regional-level government; civil society; private sector), fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and understanding and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.

* Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, and cultural context(s) in Peru, or strong experience in related environmental policy and management issues in Central or South America.

* Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required (law, forestry, ecology, conservation, planning, natural resource governance or relevant natural, environmental or social sciences).

* Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish.


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

* Cover Letter

* CV 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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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.