Tetra Tech

Environmental Trust Assessment and Organizational Strengthening Consultant

Tetra Tech

Job Description

The USAID/Malawi Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests (MCHF) project in Malawi, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest for an Environmental Trust Assessment and Organizational Strengthening Consultant. This position will work from home of record and Malawi.

Position Description/Summary: The Dzalanyama Forest Reserve (DFR) is the second biggest forest reserve in Malawi, located about 50km from the Capital City, Lilongwe. The Dzalanyama Catchment Conservation Trust (DCCT) was established and registered with the Government of Malawi in July 2021 with the aim of comprehensively promoting and implementing activities necessary to contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of Dzalanyama Forest Reserve. MCHF is recruiting a consultant to assess the long-term viability, governance structure and capacity needs that will ensure the DCCT is financially and operationally sustainable. Based on assessment findings, additional support, if deemed viable, will potentially provide assistance and support to strengthen the operational and financial sustainability of the DCCT.


* Assess the long-term viability and performance potential of the DCCT to ensure its legal status and structure is adequate to sustainably meet the Trust’s goals and objectives, particularly at an international donor standard that would attract additional funding and financial investment;

* Review DCCT documents that established the trust as a legal entity in Malawi, to understand whether this status is sufficient/deficient to ensure long-term viability; and if deficient, what corrective action is required;

* Conduct a DCCT operational and capacity needs assessment to identify key areas and the level of effort needed to sufficiently strengthen the DCCT’s governance, operational, and Human Resources systems/structures to ensure long-term success and financial sustainability;

* Develop and support the implementation of a DCCT institutional strengthening and Capacity Development plan; and

* Develop and support the implementation of a DCCT funding/financing strategy.


* Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Environmental Law/Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or related field;

* At least 15 years’ experience, including experience working with Environmental/Conservation Trusts in an African context, preferably East/Southern Africa;

* Experience in institutional assessments and performance evaluation, including developing institutional strengthening plans and organizational funding strategies;

* Demonstrated leadership, facilitation and Coordination skills, with the ability to support teams to develop and foster long-term strategic goals; and

* Excellent English oral and written communications skills.

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/ETAOSConsultant

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, Resource Management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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