Technical Specialists (Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Program; 4 positions - various levels/skills)

Tetra Tech
Madagascar
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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ASAP

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Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Technical Specialist candidates for the anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Madagascar Conservation and Communities project (Mikajy sub-project). The project will seek to improve management of Madagascar’s unique biodiversity, promote climate resilient livelihoods and alternatives to unsustainable natural resource management practices, and support concrete actions around policies to improve natural resource governance and secure local land and natural resource use rights.

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination and collaboration with project administrative, financial and contracts staff, the DCOP will have the primary responsibility of ensuring the timely provision and delivery of all required project technical deliverables to support the execution of the project.

Qualifications:

* Advanced degree in Environmental Sciences, Ecological and Natural Resources, Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant discipline in relation to areas of the program;

* Minimum of 7-10 years of demonstrable experience managing the technical, administrative, and financial aspects of development programs;

* Minimum of 5 years of experience designing and implementing projects focused on agriculture production, biodiversity, natural resources, and sustainable resource development;

* Proficiency in Financial Management, including budgeting, accounting, and grants;

* Proven ability to maintain good relationships with government officials and other stakeholders; and

* Prior experience recruiting and supervising host-country staff.

Protected Areas System Specialist

Provide the technical support needed to design and implement the management of new protected areas (NAP) in the program intervention areas under the Protected Areas System of Madagascar.

Qualifications:

* At least a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Engineering or other relevant discipline in relation to areas of the program;

* A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in design and / or planning and management of protected areas;

* A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the implementation of projects funded by international donors in the field of sustainable management of natural resources; and

* Familiar with the categories of protected areas and the MPI.

Local Governance Specialist of Natural Resources

Provide the technical support required to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of activities under the natural resources’ local governance component of the program.

Qualifications:

* At least a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Engineering or other relevant discipline in relation to areas of the program;

* A minimum of 5 years of experience in the implementation of projects related to the sustainable management of natural resources;

* Demonstrated successful experience in the development of economic activities involving communities; and

* Familiar with the support of community organizations.

Environmental Business Development Specialist

Provide technical support required to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of support for business development related to the conservation of natural resources in the program intervention areas.

Qualifications:

* At least a Master's degree in business administration, economics or other relevant field with respect to areas of the program;

* A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in support for the creation and / or management of companies;

* Demonstrated experience in the development of value chains in agriculture and natural resource management with rural communities;

* Familiar with the private sector environment in Madagascar; and

* Good negotiation skills and effective collaboration with the private sector, state institutions and other stakeholders.

All candidates should have excellent Malagasy and French as well as a good knowledge of written and spoken English.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* CV in reverse chronological format

* Reference List

* Employee Biographical Data Sheet

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Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. 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. 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—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.