Land Tenure and Property Rights Staff Associate / Associate

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 18 March 2021
  • United States
  • Closing on 17 May 2021
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Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) professionals.

Clear, secure, and enforceable LTPR systems are fundamental to a wide variety of development outcomes, including economic growth, peace and securi­ty, good governance, and sustainable natural resource management. Tetra Tech’s LTPR sector works with clients to help build and support legitimate, transparent, and negotiable tenure systems, to increase responsible investments, strengthen productivity and political stability and encourage better resource management.

The Staff Associate or Associate is expected to contribute to both project implementation and new business development, administratively and technically. The Staff Associate may travel approximately 35% of the year to take on international assignments that may involve several weeks away from home. This position will be based in Burlington, Vermont or Arlington, Virginia. However, other US location may be considered.


*Support all aspects of project management and contract compliance from start up to close out, including coordination with Home Office staff on logistics, procurement, budgets, and travel; project budget development and management; recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/personnel; collaborating with local staff to build capacity; monitoring work plan and deliverables to ensure contract compliance; and client communications;

*Contribute to marketing activities and new business development, including conducting scoping trips, identifying new partners and/or clients, and innovative approaches to development challenges;

*Assist in all aspects of proposal preparation: technical approach, staff identification, work plan, partner liaising, and budget development, among others;

*Conduct research assignments as directed by the Sector Director or his/her designate;

*Provide technical assistance either for short-term international assignments or in a home office advisory capacity; and

*Assist Sector Director in general market analysis for the sector, among other tasks, as directed.


*Master’s degree (minimum) in sector-relevant technical discipline such as agricultural economics, economics, geography, planning, anthropology, sociology, international relations, law or other related field.

*Minimum three years of relevant professional experience, with work overseas preferred and strong client, supervisor, and peer recommendations;

*Prior experience with and knowledge of USAID and USG regulations, administration, management, reporting procedures and systems preferred; and

*Prior experience conducting research and writing on land tenure topics.

*Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross cultural teams - in the Home Office and the field - with strong written, oral, and presentation skills;

*High level proficiency in MS Office applications; and
*Ability to conduct frequent short-term international fieldwork.

* Fluency in English and speaking and reading proficiency in Spanish and/or French strongly preferred.

* Ability to legally work in the US without employer sponsorship.

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 all necessary documents are uploaded, as 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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