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Senior Technical Specialists, Agriculture and Market Systems (RAMS) Activity

East Africa

Updated 5/8/2019


Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for potential Senior Technical Specialist positions on a USAID-funded program in East Africa. Positions to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


The purpose of Regional Agriculture and Market Systems Activity is to promote increased agricultural production, trade, improved policies, finance and investment, and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region.


Working in collaboration with other technical staff and consultants, Senior Technical Specialists will be responsible for providing leadership to specific program activities, the timely provision and delivery of quality technical deliverables, and technical expertise to support project implementation.



* Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business management, economics, international development, law, public policy, or a related field; advanced degree preferred;

* At least ten (10) years of experience providing technical expertise in at least one of the following disciplines: agricultural value chain development (crop and/or livestock); market analysis and systems strengthening; regional trade integration, including standards certification and harmonization; food security; rural livelihoods and resilience; risk management and emergency response; organizational capacity building; policy analysis and advocacy; monitoring and evaluation; knowledge management and learning; and gender and social inclusion;

* Relevant experience in East African countries required; experience with relevant USAID projects preferred;

* Strong management experience (5+ years of supervisory experience) preferred;

* Excellent communication and intercultural skills required;

* Fluency in English required.

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.



Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 17,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems 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 over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.