Tetra Tech

Deputy Chief of Party

Tetra Tech

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development (www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Deputy Chief of Party candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Municipal Services and Economic Development (MSED) Activity in Jordan. The goal of this project is to strengthen municipal-sector service delivery and promote local economic development in Jordan.

Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in Coordination and collaboration with project technical staff, the Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for overseeing effective coordination and technical integration and delivery of activities during MSED project implementation. With oversight over technical implementation, the DCOP is the project's main technical expert, responsible ultimately for the integrity of its work plan and the completion of its contractual deliverables. The DCOP will oversee a team of technical experts, guiding and supervising their work, and making recommendations to the COP on administrative and personnel matters concerning the Technical Staff in conformity with the rules and procedures of Tetra Tech, USAID regulations and local Law. The DCOP serves as a member of the project's Senior Management Team. The DCOP must be able to demonstrate that s/he has the requisite experience to effectively backstop and reinforce the team’s other long and short-term specialists; ensure the project focus remains on achieving results; and manage an effective monitoring and reporting system. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Jordan.


* Oversee planning, coordination, and day to day implementation of technical activities in partnership with technical team members; * Provide technical expertise and support annual activity work planning and adaptive management of MSED as needed in accordance with the MSED’s objectives and targets; * Assist in coordinating MSEC implementation, providing support to personnel and subcontractor management, and efficient budgeting and Financial Management, as needed; * Oversee technical activities and ensure interventions align with targets as set in the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan; * Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations; * Evaluate and document MSED progress and lessons learned; and * Assume responsibility for overall USAID Contract Management, ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables.


The successful candidate will demonstrate effective management experience and proven experience managing complex programs in Jordan. Additionally, she/he should possess: Advanced degree in political science, law, public policy, public Administration, or relevant field; Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience and work experience providing technical oversight to donor-funded local government and/or local economic Development Projects; Significant prior experience working and managing local economic development programs in Jordan required; Working knowledge of the decentralization issues, challenges, and developments in Jordan as well as an in depth understanding of the political history and regional politics; Demonstrated capability to build capacity through a donor-funded program related to local governance, decentralization, and civil society; Ability to establish strong relationships with a range of organizations, beneficiaries, and related parties (e.g., national, and local government, NGOs, civil society, private sector); Excellent credentials as a manager of professional staff; Superior time management skills; Professional proficiency in Arabic, and English is required; Experience leading international donor-supported programs of relevant size and complexity, USAID experience a plus; Jordanian nationals and especially women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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