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Deputy Chief of Party - Alternatives to Charcoal



Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) position on an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded environment and natural resources project in Zambia.


The purpose of USAID Alternatives to Charcoal Activity is to reduce charcoal energy consumption in Zambia, and catalyze an increase in the use of private sector-led low emissions charcoal alternative technologies and/or fuels in order to reduce deforestation directly attributed to charcoal production.


Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination and collaboration with project technical and operations staff, the DCOP will have the primary responsibility of ensuring the timely provision and delivery of all required project technical deliverables to support the implementation of the project.



* At least 7 years of professional experience managing large-scale complex donor-funded development projects related to relevant activity themes such as renewable energy & alternative fuels, private sector engagement, sustainable landscapes, and community development (preferably both urban and rural);

* At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience;

* Experience with USAID contracts of similar size and scope is strongly preferred

* Strong existing relationships with public and private sector networks,

* Strong understanding of the local Zambian context 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 consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 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 over 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.