Tetra Tech

Chief of Party (Feed the Future/Water and Food Systems for Resilient Communities 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 Feed the Future/Water and Food Systems for Resilient Communities Activity.

The anticipated five-year Activity aims to inclusively and equitably improve integrated water Resource Management, strengthen food systems, and improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service delivery so communities will be empowered to mitigate and adapt to shocks and stressors, thus maintaining their nutrition, health, and livelihood wellbeing.

This full-time position will be based in Kampala, Uganda


* Provide leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire Activity, ensuring an integrated vision among different technical components and actors.

* Identify potential risks to successful Activity implementation and recommend and implement appropriate adjustments.

* Oversee Contract Management and technical implementation.

* Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the Government of Uganda, and other national and sub-national partners, responding to technical and administrative matters and adjusting programs and operations in response to USAID’s technical direction.

* Manage in-country team and ensure the development of high-quality deliverables and the provision of strong Technical Support to project partners.


* Master’s degree or higher in international development, water supply, and sanitation, water resources management, economics, Agriculture, public Administration, or another relevant field.

* At least 15 years of professional experience working on, designing, and/or implementing projects related to water sector governance and finance, Agriculture Systems and value chains, private sector development or other related fields.

* Extensive experience managing large donor-funded programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Eastern Africa.

* Prior USAID COP experience for large (+30M) activities in the areas of Feed the Future, WASH, Resilience, or Integrated Water Resource Management.

* Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse team of experts and partners.

* Demonstrated technical knowledge of agriculture in arid landscapes, value chains, water resource management, resilience, and adaptation, etc.

* Excellent report writing and communication skills are required.

* Uganda and East African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/COPFeedtheFuture

Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. 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.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to Covid-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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