Chief of Party (Honduras Building Climate Resilience Activity)

Tetra Tech

Tegucigalpa, Honduras 🇭🇳

Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a $44.9-49.9 million USAID-funded, Building Climate Resilience Activity in Honduras. The Activity is anticipated to be a five-year contract to strengthen the capacity of Honduran systems to withstand and respond to climate variability and change, thereby helping address underlying factors that contribute to irregular migration. The Activity will work to fulfill this purpose through three complementary objectives: 1) improve water resources management to foster growth and resilience in key sectors of the economy, such as agriculture and tourism, and to sustain basic services such as domestic water usage, 2) conserve critical ecosystems through engagement with the private sector, civil society, and national, regional, and local governments, and 3) manage climate risk by increasing disaster preparedness and strengthening Honduran systems to cope with extreme weather events.

Position Summary:

The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID/Honduras on all technical and administrative matters and must adjust programs and operations as needed. The COP must coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all award management and implementation tasks. Additionally, the COP will be responsible for responding to the USAID Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), USAID/Honduras Activity Manager(s), and the Tetra Tech Home Office. This is expected to be a long-term position based in Tegucigalpa.


*       Act as primary liaison with USAID

*       Ensure quality control and overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award;

*       Ensure that the activity is fully staffed, and its structure and performance is able to deliver high-quality workplans, technical and financial reports, and all other deliverables as per the Contract;

*       Supervise staff, subcontractors, short and long terms consultants, and other technical assistance involved in implementation of the Activity;

*       Ensure compliance with all USAID and Tetra Tech rules and regulations;

*       Communicate/work with key stakeholders at national and local levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

*       Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline such as Geography, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Geology, Biodiversity or Natural Management, Climate Change or another related field;

*       A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in international development work managing all integrated aspects of complex programs of similar scale;

*       A minimum of eight (8) years of supervisory experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team;

*       Prior experience working on development programs in Honduras or within the Latin America and Caribbean context required;

*       Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, proactiveness, creative problem-solving, and ethical management skills;

*       Excellent oral and written communication skills;

*       Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish- Level IV Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale;

*       Honduran nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

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

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

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Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and if noted above, any additional requested documentation 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.At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

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 – 21,000 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.