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.
*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.
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.
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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—16,000 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 400 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.