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Chief of Team - Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)


Updated 2/21/19


Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to be considered for Chief of Team on the INL funded Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) in Kabul, Afghanistan.


The Chief of Team (COT) will be the primary point of coordination for contract implementation in country. The COT will interface directly with INL/Kabul and the COR to ensure effective contract management and coordinate with the Deputy Chiefs of Team (DCOTs) to establish and implement technical and operational activities on the contract.



* In collaboration with the Program Implementer, provide direction on all program matters with a full understanding of JSSP activities;

* Responsible for the successful implementation of project activities and achievement of contract obligations;

* Responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the team and ensure that project activities and work products are of excellent quality, completed on-time and in compliance with client regulations;

* Frequently communicate and interact with the U.S. Embassy, INL/Kabul and INL/AP, the international community, and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) counterparts;

* Directly manage and evaluate the performance of the DCOTs and their oversight of the AN/TCN Advisors and program components;

* Overall responsibility for implementation of the Work Plan and monitoring progress per the PRO Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation Matrix, DevResults indicators, and other performance monitoring tools;

* Collaborate with INL to identify staffing issues, develop plans to correct problems, and to initiate changes in consultation with the Embassy and/or INL;

* Assist in identifying and screening short-term and long-term candidates for CMS.


Essential Qualifications and Competencies:

* JD or relevant master’s degree from an accredited institution required;

* At least 8 years of professional experience in senior management roles that included strategic planning, program management, resource management and budgeting;

* At least 7 years of experience in rule of law development;

* At least 4 years of experience in personnel management;

* At least 2 years of experience in managing complex, international programs of comparable scope to JSSP;

* Comprehensive understanding of the formal Afghan Justice system, with a particular emphasis on the coordination and interaction of the Afghan justice ministries

* Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing;

* Must be an energetic and enthusiastic and positive team player, strongly motivating and collaborative;

* Experience developing positive, professional relationships with clients, colleagues, or business partners;

* Superior interpersonal skills which include the ability to interact in a constructive, cooperative, and harmonious manner;

* Must be willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours as needed;

* Must be able to adapt to changes in a fast paced, stressful, and intense work environment and maintain a positive attitude;

* Willingness to endure austere living conditions and the inherent danger of living and working in Afghanistan;

* Speaking and reading proficiency in Dari or Pashtu helpful;

* Must be an American National (AN) or Third Country National (TCN);

* Ability to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) Clearance required.


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

* A letter of application explaining individual qualifications and competencies for this opportunity;
* A current resume / CV in reverse chronological format;
* A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.


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.