|Tetra Tech International Development Services|
Practice area(s): Agriculture and Food Security, Economic Growth
Location(s): East Africa
Duration: Full-Time Employee
Hire Type(s): In-Country Applicant, International, US-Based Applicant
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Tech International Development Services. headquartered in Arlington,
Virginia is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified
candidates for a potential Chief of Party (COP) or Deputy Chief of Party
(DCOP) position under several anticipated U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID)-funded projects in East Africa.
potential initiatives collectively include potential work Kenya, Uganda,
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, and neighboring countries, and include
technical focal areas of increasing rural resilience, private sector
engagement, livelihood diversification, trade facilitation, and both
private sector and institutional capacity building. Furthermore, we
anticipate that significant emphasis will be placed on operating through
inclusive market systems development approaches which support
opportunities for women, youth, and other traditionally excluded market
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all of these initiatives the COP will be the principal point of contact
in the respective field offices for procedural and substantive matters.
The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all contract
management and implementation. S/he will be the primary liaison with
each USAID mission on technical matters and must adjust activities in an
adaptive manner in response to both technical direction from the
mission and evolving market system needs. The COP will also be
responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness
of technical assistance provided under the award.
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The COP’s primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall
leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire
project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and
actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the award. This
individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to
project implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate
adjustments. These are anticipated to be full-time positions based in
Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar Es Salaam, or other regional capitals for
multiple year postings.
least ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in the successful
implementation of relevant development activities, especially in rural
resilience, agricultural market development, natural resource
management, business management, or rural development;
*At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in direct supervision of professional and support staff;
COP positions, at least (3) years in a senior project management role
in a project of at least $2 million in average annual operating budget;
degree in international development, agriculture, economic or another
relevant field required; masters’ degree or an additional 3 years of
relevant experience preferred.
*Experience working with the public
and private sectors to foster a resilient and inclusive market system
that promotes private sector investment and trade;
ability to engage in multi-stakeholder dialogue, including sustaining
partnerships and strong working relationships with donors, host country
government counterparts, academic institutions, and civil society;
oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think
strategically and communicate his/her vision to partners and colleagues;
*Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments;
*Experience with major donor funded activities required; 3 years’ experience on USAID-funded initiatives preferred.
*Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.