Chief of Party - USAID/ Malawi Local Government Accountability and Performance Follow-on (LGAP)

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 20 April 2021
  • Malawi
  • Closing on 20 May 2021
  • Proposal

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief or Party position on a USAID- funded program in Malawi. The anticipated five-year USAID-funded project will focus on improving local government performance and transparency, increase citizen engagement, and strengthen the enabling environment for decentralization. This would be a full-time position and be based in Malawi for the full life of project (anticipated five years).


The COP is responsible for the overall implementation of the project and his/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:

*Provides quality assurance/quality control of all program deliverables;

*Provides leadership, supervision, and direction to the project’s field implementation team and additional short-term technical assistance resources;

*Monitors and evaluates project performance and progress, and informs Tetra Tech and the client organization of the results of this monitoring;

*Creates and maintains a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the field office;

*Is ultimately responsible for sound financial management of the project (Depending on size, scope and complexity of the project, either directly controls and authorizes, or delegates to appropriate unit managers, all in-country expenditures, overseeing local currency accounts, assuring submission of local accounts to the home office as per company requirements and standards, and working with the home office PM, DPM, and Controller on budget control and financial planning.);

*Supervises all project staff including administrative and/or technical assignments, signing of timesheets, travel approvals, recruitment; and provides training and conducts performance evaluations, or delegate these authorities as required;

*Supervises project startup and closeout activities, working with the home office team.

*Represents Tetra Tech in-country at conferences, seminars, and other professional meetings that require presence of project COP;

*Serves as the official spokesperson of project activities with the USAID COR, host country government and local counterparts, and other collaborating institutions and agencies;

*Conducts client marketing for Tetra Tech, as time permits, gathering information on client procurements and introducing home office representatives to local individuals (overhead time – not billable);


*A Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree in a relevant field or, at least 2-5 years of relevant experience in Malawi;

*Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in developing countries (previous USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of party experienced preferred);

*Minimum of 5 years of project management experience (supervising staff and budgets);

*Proven track record of achieving development impacts in a similar context;

*Demonstrated capability to work effectively with local government officials, local stakeholders, public interest and community groups, and private industry representatives;

*Experience and/or knowledge of USAID’s “Collaborating, Learning, & Adapting (CLA)” approach ( and facilitative, “light touch” approaches with a focus on sustainable impacts

*Excellent team building and leadership skills

*Financial integrity

*Outstanding communication, management, and reporting skills

*Strong MS Office skills, including Excel

*Fluency in written and oral English required

*Knowledge of USAID and other international donor rules and regulations

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that only your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and any additional requested documentation, if noted above, as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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 - 20,000 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.

About the Organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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