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Chief of Party - Ukraine



Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA  is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Chief of Party position on the USAID funded Energy Security Project (ESP). 



The COP serves as the overall project manager and team leader for the Energy Security Project (ESP). The Chief of Party (COP) also acts as the key liaison between the counterparts in the Government of Ukraine, the ESP project and USAID. As the key liaison, the COP will be involved in all activities and tasks of the ESP. This role is a fixed term for the remaining life of the project through June 2023. The selected candidate must be willing to relocate to Kyiv, Ukraine for the duration of the project.


Position responsibilities:

· Work closely with USAID for the strategic vision and overall leadership of the project team and the team’s performance and achievement of all key objectives of the project.

· Ensure that USAID/Ukraine is fully knowledgeable and engaged with the Government of Ukraine on all aspects of its energy, economic research, and reform agenda.

· Responsible for ensuring the successful management, initiation, and completion of complex energy studies of significant importance to the USG and to the Government of Ukraine, which will encompass the promotion of renewables, reform of district heating utilities, feasibility studies, liberalization of the electricity sector and harmonization of the legal and regulatory framework with the European Union energy acquis.

· Provides technical advice on energy issues, economic research analyses, and economic policy recommendations for USAID programs/projects and other activities, including sector specific issues.

· Manage the preparation of the project’s progress report, work-plans and other contractual deliverables

· Responsible for liaising with Government officials and other donor organizations, USAID/USG agencies, other USAID implementing partners, and private sector companies.

· Collaboratewith the field based operations team and home office staff on work-planning, activity design, scheduling and implementation, drafting technical justifications for USAID approvals, and reporting and budgeting

· Coordinate with the home office and the field based operations team on the sourcing, recruiting, hiring and deployment and onboarding of staff, consultants and subcontractors

· Maintain and update the project budget to mitigate cost overruns

· Act as a liaison to the headquarters office in Arlington, VA for day-to-day problem solving

· Perform other related duties as assigned


Essential KSA’s required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

· 20+ years’ experience on policy and investment issues related to energy

· 10+ years’ experience managing international projects

· Master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field

· Demonstrated familiarity with EU and Energy Community regulations

· At least 5 years’ experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for large and complex energy-related policy reform, and/or local government projects

· Successful experience in managing or developing public-private partnerships

· Familiarity with the political and economic dynamics in which this project will be implemented


Valued but not required KSA’s:

§ Ukrainian or Russian language skills at 2/2 level is desirable, but not mandatory


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 20,000 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.