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Deputy Chief of Party, Philippines Safe Water Activity

Nov 08, 2018


Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates to provide leadership and operations/ administration support to an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded water security initiative. The purpose of the activity is to improve water security of water-stressed communities in Mindanao, Philippines. The activity will increase access to resilient water supply and sanitation services and improve management for sustainable water resources.  Activity intervention areas include water supply and sanitation, access to public/private financing, stakeholder coordination and planning, management of critical watersheds, community water management and conservation, and water security knowledge exchange across multiple sectors.


Position Description/ Summary:

Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination with activity technical staff, the DCOP will have the primary responsibility of assisting the COP in Activity implementation through supervision of financial, administrative, compliance, procurement, grants management, monitoring and evaluation, and communications. The DCOP will also provide coordination and support across activity IRs, as directed by the COP.



*Supervise the administration and finance team, including human resources and compliance requirements;

*Serve as primary liaison to the home office on admin, finance, HR, and compliance related needs;

*Coordinate and support timely administrative close-out actions;

*Review vouchers for COP final approval;

*Assist the COP and the HO Project Management Team (PMT) in preparing local operational budget projections;

*Approve financial requests and/or sign liquidations in the absence of and when authorized by the COP;

*Lead efforts to produce drafts of major contract written deliverables including work plans, success stories, and weekly, quarterly and annual reports for COP finalization;

*Coordinate with other USAID and donor projects in support of the COP and technical teams;

*Supervise and manage grants activities, progress, milestone achievements, and quality control of grantee work;

*Coordinate with technical team oversight of grants and subcontracts and sign off on the acceptance of deliverables;

*Facilitate collaboration and planning between the technical teams and the Admin/Finance team to develop and regularly update annual local procurement plans for goods and services.



*A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as administration or international development. A Master’s degree is desirable;

*8+ years of experience managing USAID projects with increasing responsibility;

*Report writing skills demonstrated through high quality contributions to work plans and progress reports;

*Successful track record in a supervisory role and in providing feedback and guidance to technical and administration personnel;

*Demonstrated capacity to work in a fast-paced context and across cultures;

*Experience working in the Philippines, preferably Mindanao.


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.