Chief of Party – Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights, Arlington, VA
Tetra Tech - United States

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Job Description:
Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont (,
is accepting expressions of interest from qualified
Chief of Party (COP) candidates for the Tenure and
Global Climate Change (TGCC) project. This project
assists the USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights
Division to identify and test models that strengthen
resource tenure governance and property rights as they
relate to successful global climate change (GCC)
mitigation and adaptation interventions. TGCC will build
upon existing USAID land tenure work by testing the
application of securing tenure rights in new sectors to
determine how improved rights will impact GCC
objectives. This is a full time position based in
Arlington, VA. Frequent travel will be required.
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and technical
direction to the project team, including subcontractor
teams, and additional short-term technical
  • Oversee the program research and scoping studies on
tenure, property rights, and GCC mitigation;
  • Coordinate the preparation of work plans that define
the activities to be carried out under the project,
progress reports on project implementation and all other
major project deliverables;
  • Ensure that contractual obligations are met and that
financial resources are properly accounted for;
  • Spearhead and collaborate on for all project reporting
to the donor, including regular status updates,
intermittent progress reports, as well as
quarterly/annual/semi-annual reports or other
deliverables as stated in the contract; and
  • Supervise project close out activities and seeing that
equipment, local personnel, and project files are dealt
with in accordance with donor and Tetra Tech policies
and regulations.
Essential Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in tenure-related field or appropriate
social science, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrable experience
overseeing and coordinating a variety of tasks covering
a broad range of subjects including natural resources
management, climate change, and tenure.;
  • Prior COP or Team Leader experience on USAID projects,
with a good understanding and knowledge of USAID
regulations, administration, management, reporting of
procedures, and systems preferred;
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of
quantitative research and data analysis is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage
multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to address gender as a
cross-cutting project theme;
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and writing skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Strong foreign language skills preferred; and
  • U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is
In addition to a collaborative and family-friendly work
environment, Tetra Tech ARD values diverse, energetic,
and enthusiastic team players who are committed to high
levels of performance and who are dedicated to providing
superior services at all levels of the firm.
No phone calls will be accepted.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as

part of this on-line application process:
  • A letter of application explaining individual
qualifications for this opportunity
  • A current resume in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including
name, contact information, and statement of relationship
to the reference.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements
listed above will not be considered.
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting,
engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a
diverse company, including individuals with expertise in
science, research, engineering, construction, and
information technology. Our strength is in collectively
providing integrated services—delivering the best
solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than
14,000 employees worldwide, 350 offices worldwide and
2.75 Billion in revenue in FY 2012, Tetra Tech’s
capabilities span the entire project cycle. We offer
competitive compensation and benefits and are searching
for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal
opportunity employer.
Division/Department : ARD

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