Tetra Tech

Staff Associate (Agriculture and Economic Growth)

Tetra Tech

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Agriculture and Economic Growth (AEG) Sector as a Staff Associate.

This position be based in Burlington, Vermont, or Arlington, Virginia.

The AEG Sector leads Tetra Tech IDS’s international work in agriculture, economic growth, Disaster Risk finance, and private sector development, implementing projects and providing technical resources and solutions for new Business Development, program operations and other Tetra Tech sectors. The position will balance day-to-day home office backstopping of ongoing AEG programs, with support for new business development opportunities, as well as professional development to build technical skills in one or more of the following areas: disaster risk finance, agricultural value chain and market systems development, improving the business enabling environment, agricultural technology (Ag-Tech), Access to Finance, and the Design and implementation of strategies to improve food security, address poverty, and stimulate job creation.

Responsibilities:

* Supports development of all aspects of proposals, assists with positioning and marketing, client interaction, and develops networks in the industry.

* Supports projects, from start-up to close-out, either as Project Manager or Deputy Project Manager.

* Contributes to providing excellent service and high-quality work in technical areas.

* Takes responsibility and actively works for their own professional development while also contributing to broader objectives of the company.

* Actively supports AEG's efforts to develop and implement its Thought Leadership and Positioning Strategy, by conducting research, drafting technical communications (e.g. blogs), supporting the development of guidelines and tools, etc.

Essential Qualifications and Competencies:

* Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in agriculture, Economic Development, Business Management, or related field; * Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a professional services firm or similar organization; * Prior experience in technical assistance programming in developing and transitioning countries; * One to three years of relevant experience in a developing country is desired (service in a volunteer program is considered relevant); * Strong knowledge of international donor projects and/or USAID-funded projects required; * Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and particular activities in integrated development, Feed The Future, and market systems; * Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross cultural teams - in the Home Office and the field - with strong written, oral, and presentation skills; * Fluency in English and speaking and reading proficiency in Spanish and/or French strongly preferred.

* Availability for 30-40% international travel to developing, transitioning, and post-conflict countries; * Strong computer skills in MS Office and familiarity with databases, and * Ability to legally work in the US without employer sponsorship.

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