Tetra Tech

Chief of Party (Strengthening Accountable Governance and Civic Engagement )

Tetra Tech

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party (COP) position on an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in Ethiopia. The goal of this project is to strengthen the capacity of Ethiopia’s subnational governments, enhance citizen engagement, and strengthen civil society oversight. This will be achieved by strengthening subnational governments ability to meet citizen needs; and to enhance citizen engagement in governance through strengthened mechanisms for citizen input, improved citizen Access to Information and independent media, and strengthened civil society capacity to conduct advocacy and oversight.

Position Description: The COP will be the principal point of contact in Ethiopia 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 USAID/Ethiopia on technical matters and must adjust activities and operations in response to USAID/Ethiopia technical direction. The COP will also be responsible for ensuring Quality Control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award.

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. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Addis Ababa.


*Master’s degree or higher in public Administration, International Relations, or a related field; *At least ten (10) years of demonstrated, progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of Public Administration, Local Government support, or governance reform programs; *Exceptional managerial skills and demonstrated experience in managing donor-funded projects of similar size and scope; USAID/USG experience preferred; *Demonstrated 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; *Familiarity with local context and decentralization efforts in Ethiopia; *Excellent 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; *Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; Amharic fluency desired.

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