Tetra Tech

Chief of Party (Colombia Destination Nature Activity)

Tetra Tech

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party position on a USAID-funded program Colombia. The 5-year USAID-funded nature tourism initiative titled Destination Nature Activity (DNA) seeks to build sustainable business models for Colombia's nature tourism sector that support Community Development, conserve the country's rich Biodiversity, and reduce drivers of land use change.

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the Activity’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. This would be a full-time position and be based in Colombia for the full life of project (anticipated five years).


* Provide leadership and technical expertise for the activity, and supervise expatriate and local teams; * Develop strategic objectives and ensure project compliance with USAID regulations; * Manage the activity’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and Financial Management * Oversee technical activities of the activity and ensure that impact is achieving the results defined in the contract; * Evaluate and document activity progress and lessons learned; * Assume responsibility for overall USAID Contract Management ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables.


* Minimum of a Master’s degree in sustainable tourism, business Administration, natural resources management, biology, or some other relevant discipline is required.

* Not less than 10 years project experience, preferably in Colombia, working in one or more technical disciplines: nature tourism, biodiversity conservation, natural resources management, sustainability, business administration, land-use planning, and/or other relevant technical areas.

* Minimum of 5 years in Director-level role leading and managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary teams in the Latin America Region, preferably as a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project or equivalent.

* Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders, fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and promoting gender equity and social inclusion.

* Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish.

* Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, and cultural context in Colombia, and in particular the PDET regions.

* Colombian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
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