Terms of Reference for Team Leader – BRAVE
Tetra Tech is looking for an International or National Team Leader for a monitoring and learning component anticipated UKAID funded programme – BRAVE – in Pakistan. This position will be based in Islamabad and will require frequent travel to the field including programme areas. The person will report directly to Programme Director at Tetra Tech Office in UK and will maintain close liaison with DFID in Islamabad.
2. Overall scope of work
The Team Leader will be accountable for all aspects of programme delivery. S/He will lead a team of Third party monitoring specialists, technical experts and local partners based in Pakistan. S/He will also be responsible for building and managing relationships with DFID and other key stakeholders including the programme implementing partners, downstream partners, government line ministries and other donors.
The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality, user-friendly, action-oriented Third Party Monitoring (TPM) reports and evidence and learning to meet DFID needs.
2.1. Detailed scope of work for Team Leader (TL)
The Team Leader’s (TL) overall roles and responsibilities during this Agreement include:
· Technical leadership: To lead all technical aspects of the work and outputs delivered.
· Team management:
o To manage the technical inputs of members of the TPM Team (staff, consultants and external contractors) working on the project; including regular liaison, consultation and collaboration with all team members;
o This will include leading and co-ordinating the work of the main partner who will have primary responsibility for on-going contact and engagement with all TPM activities in the BRAVE programme;
o As appropriate, to undertake TPM activities/field visits in line with the agreed workplan for the programme;
o To engage with the Lead Technical Advisor on the development of TPM plans, data collection tools, analysis and TPM report generation;
o To liaise and report to the Tetra Tech Programme Director and Programme Manager on a regular basis who will be responsible for and lead client relationship management aspects relating to the management and administration of the Consultancy Agreement.
· DFID relationship management: To lead the liaising and reporting to DFID with regards to the delivery of all technical aspects of the work as set out in the work plan agreed with DFID – this includes regular liaison with any potential TPM Steering Committee to ensure a robust approach to TPM activities. This also includes attending all high-level meetings with additional stakeholders.
2.1.1 Other responsibilities
Other responsibilities of the Team Leader include (but are not limited to):
· submitting all technical outputs to the Programme Director and Programme Manager. Payment against invoices raised will be subject to deliverables meeting quality standards, as determined by the Programme Director;
· adhering to all security advice from the Tetra Tech International Development HSSE Manager;
· adhering to Tetra Tech Policies and Procedures, and any other protocols issued by Tetra Tech;
· undertaking any other activities reasonably requested by the Programme Director or Programme Manager.
On all technical matters, the TL will report to the Programme Director, who has ultimate responsibility for the programme’s delivery. The TL will report laterally to the Programme Manager, who is responsible for contract and commercial management including ensuring quality assurance of cost, quality and timing of deliverables, resourcing and work planning.
Under the Terms and Conditions of its head contract with DFID, payment for programme activities is attached to agreed deliverables. Payment for each of these reports is contingent on DFID approval of all TPM activities and reports within the relevant reporting period. As such, the Team Leader will primarily be responsible for ensuring DFID’s approval of TPM reports.
Specific deliverables within each quarter and annual reporting period may change over the course of the contract, given the flexible and adaptive nature of the TPM programme; However, key types of deliverables will include:
· TPM Inception Report;
· TPM Strategy;
· Concept notes for TPM activities;
· TPM reports, per specifications outlined in TPM Inception Report and relevant Concept Notes;
· TPM sharing workshops; and
· Learning papers.
While the TL will not always be directly responsible for writing all of the products outlined above, they will oversee their production and will be ultimately accountable for their completion in line with agreed quality standards.
The TL will work collaboratively with our partner organisation and the Lead Technical Advisor from the partner organisation.
· Master’s degree (or equivalent) in public administration, economics, political science
· Extensive experience in development sector, preferably including with consulting firms
· Excellent understanding of research, institutional capacity building and third-party monitoring, as well as the experience to develop technical documents.
· Extensive knowledge of climate change and natural resources management, including environmental studies, sustainable development, characteristics of key sectors such as agriculture, resilience, water management, programming with respect to COVID-19, economic recovery.
· Technical knowledge of current research and complexities in development and humanitarian sector
· Relevant experience in maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in BRAVE and beyond and developing and implementing strategies to foster change
· Experience working with the private sector and donors especially with DFID or FCO
· Team leader, deputy team leader, or similar experience strongly preferred
· Fluency in English (speaking, writing, and reading) required; Urdu is a strong plus.