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Tetra Tech Ongoing Recruitment [5 Positions]

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Nigeria WATIH
Location: 
Nigeria

Description

  • Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates to provide leadership to a $86-96 million, USAID-funded Trade and Investment Hub Activity in West Africa.
  • The purpose of the Activity is to improve the competitiveness of West African farmers and firms.
  • This will be accomplished by increasing productivity, market participation, investment and adoption of improved technologies.
  • USAID defines agriculture competitiveness as the ability of a farm, firm, sector, or country to sell and provide goods and services in a given market – in relation to the ability and performance of other farms, firms, sectors or countries in the same market.

Position Description/ Responsibilities

  • The DCOP serves as the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the Chief of Party (COP).
  • The DCOP must be able to demonstrate that s/he has the requisite experience to effectively backstop and reinforce the other long and short-term specialists; ensure that synergies among Activity elements and grantees are capitalized upon; ensure that the Activity focus remains on achieving results; and manage an effective monitoring and reporting system.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics, business administration, agriculture, or related field;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible management and technical experience, and a proven track record of implementing and/or managing activities focusing on private sector competitiveness, public-private partnerships, trade, access to finance and investment, and agricultural development;
  • Possess a combination of technical expertise and management experience implementing development assistance activities, particularly USAID-funded Feed the Future activities, multi-country activities, and activities with large grants components;
  • Previous experience in Nigeria and other West African countries, especially working with the private sector, including agribusiness or manufacturing firms and financial institutions;
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and to other West African countries;
  • Ability to serve as acting COP;
  • Proficiency in French (Level IV) is desirable.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Lead Grants Manager – Nigeria WATIH
Location: 
Nigeria

Description

  • Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified Grants Managers to provide leadership and support to a $86-96 million, USAID-funded Trade and Investment Hub Activity in West Africa.
  • The purpose of the Activity is to improve the competitiveness of West African farmers and firms. This will be accomplished by increasing productivity, market participation, investment and adoption of improved technologies.
  • USAID defines agriculture competitiveness as the ability of a farm, firm, sector, or country to sell and provide goods and services in a given market – in relation to the ability and performance of other farms, firms, sectors or countries in the same market

Position Description/ Responsibilities

  • The Lead Grants Manager will advise and assist in the design, development, and oversight of grants management policies, procedures, and practices.
  • S/he will provide policy guidance and interpretation for staff as well as grantees, and analyze and evaluate grant applications, proposals, and awards to ensure adherence to grants management policies.
  • S/he will also ensure proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for grants and views and analyzes budget estimates for allowability, allocability, reasonableness, and consistency.
  • S/he will backstop and reinforce the other long and short-term specialists; ensure that synergies among Activity elements and grantees are capitalized upon; ensure that the Activity focus remains on achieving results; and manage an effective monitoring and reporting system with the M&E specialist.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or other relevant field and an internationally recognized accounting certification;
  • At least five years’ experience in grants management, procurement, and compliance, with experience managing USAID-funded grants programs strongly desired;
  • Experience managing large, complex grant programs;
  • Experience working with first-time grantees and designing and leading training activities on the application process and the fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities of awardees;
  • Prior experience conducting pre-award assessments of organizations and ability to identify capacity building opportunities and risk-mitigation strategies during grant implementation;
  • Experience managing a team of accounts and finance administrators and provide or recommend additional training required;
  • Ability to assess whether grantees provide appropriate leverage, including own resources and capital, outside equity, and lines of credit;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with technical and finance teams in the design, implementation, oversight and closeout of individual grants;
  • Experience working in a similar position for a, contractor, NGO or an international organization is preferred;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues;
  • Previous experience working in West Africa;
  • Strong commitment to transparency and compliance and rigorous attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in French and English.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Chief of Party – Nigeria WATIH
Location: 
Nigeria

Description

  • Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates to provide leadership to a $86-96 million, USAID-funded Trade and Investment Hub Activity in West Africa. The purpose of the Activity is to improve the competitiveness of West African farmers and firms.
  • This will be accomplished by increasing productivity, market participation, investment and adoption of improved technologies. USAID defines agriculture competitiveness as the ability of a farm, firm, sector, or country to sell and provide goods and services in a given market – in relation to the ability and performance of other farms, firms, sectors or countries in the same market.

Position Description/ Responsibilities

  • The COP will be the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters. The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all contract management and implementation.
  • The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID/Nigeria on technical matters and must adjust programs and operations in response to USAID/Nigeria technical direction.
  • The COP will be responsible for responding to the designated COR and USAID/Nigeria’s Contracting Officer. The COP will also be responsible for ensuring quality control and provide overall technical and management leadership under the award.
  • The COP must possess the intellectual, leadership and management skills necessary to develop, articulate and implement a vision for the Trade and Investment Hub. This individual will identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner.

Qualifications


  • Master’s degree or higher in Agriculture, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of significant international experience gaining expertise in private-sector competitiveness, trade, and agricultural development to successfully achieve meaningful and sustainable results;
  • At least five (5) years of this experience should be in senior management roles on international development assistance activities, preferably with USAID, and involve close collaboration with private sector lead firms, associations, and organizations; financial institutions; cooperating country governments; other donors, NGOs and development partners.
  • At least three years’ experience in Nigeria and other West African countries, as well as complex or conflict prone implementation environments desirable;
  • Experience with USAID funded activities, preferably as COP, and particularly Feed the Future activities and those with large grants components;
  • Strong technical expertise in agricultural and agribusiness development, trade, and private sector competitiveness;
  • Demonstrated effective management and leadership skills required, with previous experience managing multi-country programs desirable;
  • Strong diplomatic, cross-cultural, and representation skills, including familiarity working with senior level government officials;
  • English technical writing and communication skills; proficiency in French (Level IV) is desirable.

Remuneration
We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Specialist – Nigeria WATIH
Location:
 Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified AGOA Specialists to provide support to a $86-96 million, USAID-funded Trade and Investment Hub Activity in West Africa.
  • The purpose of the Activity is to improve the competitiveness of West African farmers and firms. This will be accomplished by increasing productivity, market participation, investment and adoption of improved technologies.
  • USAID defines agriculture competitiveness as the ability of a farm, firm, sector, or country to sell and provide goods and services in a given market – in relation to the ability and performance of other farms, firms, sectors or countries in the same market.

Position Description/ Responsibilities

  • The AGOA specialist will assist private sector firms and associations in AGOA-eligible countries of West Africa to identify opportunities in US markets and meet their standards and the requirements for benefiting from the act’s preferential trade provisions.
  • S/he will provide guidance and support the development of regional or national strategies to increase AGOA utilization.

Qualifications

  • BA/BSc in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Commercial Law, Finance and International Trade, or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of experience, or an MBA or law degree with two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated success linking firms with AGOA-related opportunities;
  • Ability to design and lead regional trainings on AGOA requirements;
  • Ability to work directly with firms and associations to understand and comply with AGOA and other trade related requirements to the U.S. market;
  • Knowledge of US markets for West African manufacturing and processed agricultural products and ways to access these markets and promote West African products;
  • Fluency in both French and English.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Director
Location: 
Nigeria

Description

  • Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified PPP Specialists to provide leadership and support to a $86-96 million, USAID-funded Trade and Investment Hub Activity in West Africa. The purpose of the Activity is to improve the competitiveness of West African farmers and firms.
  • This will be accomplished by increasing productivity, market participation, investment and adoption of improved technologies. USAID defines agriculture competitiveness as the ability of a farm, firm, sector, or country to sell and provide goods and services in a given market – in relation to the ability and performance of other farms, firms, sectors or countries in the same market.

Position Description/ Responsibilities

  • The PPP Director will oversee the activity’s efforts to form partnerships with and among private sector firms, financial intuitions, investors, and public entities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Agriculture or related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in private sector development with a strong focus on partnership development with leading private sector firms, associations, financial institutions, and public entities;
  • Prior experience in private sector development, finance, and investment in Nigeria and West Africa;
  • Prior experience of close familiarity with business management and enterprise development;
  • Fluent communication and writing in both English and French required;
  • Demonstrable capacity to form innovative win-win partnerships;
  • Experience developing blended finance instruments (debt and equity) and linking domestic and international investors with growth opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, and manufacturing sectors. Experience in rice, maize, soybean and/or aquaculture production and processing preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.

Remuneration
We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Note

  • To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
    • Cover Letter
    • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
  • Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s ad posted.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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