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Democracy and Governance Staff Associate / Associate

Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is now accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Democracy and Governance (DG) Sector team at the Staff Associate or Associate Level. This position would take on the role of a Deputy Project Manager (DPM) who will be focusing on Mali programming, in particular, USAID’s Sub-National Government Project (SNGP). 


The position will be based in in Burlington, Vermont.

What you will be responsible for:
* Backstop all aspects of the DG Sector’s Mali SNGP projects or other projects as determined by the Sector Director, including coordination with Home Office staff on logistics, procurement, budgets, and travel; project budget development and management; recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/employees; collaborating with local staff to build capacity; and monitoring work plan and deliverables to ensure contract compliance;
* Collaborate in all aspects of proposal preparation, including managing, recruiting, drafting of sections, conducting scoping visits, teaming, and budgeting;
* Conduct general market analysis in the Democracy and Governance sector, and analyzes and tracks specific USAID and other donor opportunities by networking with industry colleagues, monitoring websites, Congressional Budget Justification, AID/Washington and Mission Business Forecasts, among others;
* Assume responsibility for understanding proposal and project processes and procedures by taking required in-house training on proposals, and capturing that training in his/her annual performance evaluation;
* Participate in general marketing activities and new business development for both Tetra Tech IDS and the DG Sector;
* Provide technical assistance either for short-term international assignments, or in a home office advisory capacity; and
* Assist in non-Tetra Tech IDS proposal support through links with other Tetra Tech business units.

* Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in a sector-specific technical discipline;
* Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience, with requisite experience overseas, with strong client, supervisor, direct report, and peer recommendations; 
* One to three years of relevant experience in a developing country is preferred: service in volunteer programs such as Peace Corps may be considered;

* Demonstrated excellence and qualifications in international democracy and governance technical service areas (democracy promotion, decentralization and local governance, civil society strengthening, anti-corruption and institutional and public sector reform); 
* Fluency in English and superior French language skills are highly preferred;
* Ability to conduct frequent short-term international field work, potentially in post conflict and transitioning locations, (20% - 30% of the time);
* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is an absolute requirement.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process:
* A letter of application explaining individual qualifications and competencies for this opportunity
* A current CV
* A writing sample of sole authorship, maximum of 10 pages in length.


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.


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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.