Chief of Party (Southern Africa Regional Transboundary Waters Project)

Tetra Tech

South Africa 🇿🇦

Tetra Tech, is seeking a qualified Chief of Party to lead all technical and administrative components of an anticipated $50-100 million USAID-funded transboundary waters project in Southern Africa. The purpose of this five-year project is to improve transboundary management and decision making for water, biodiversity and associated natural resources in the Okavango and Limpopo river basins. Working at river basin, catchment, bilateral and multilateral levels, the Regional Transboundary Waters Project will build the resilience of communities and ecosystems to adapt to a changing environment and climate.


*University post-graduate degree (masters/doctorate) in natural or administrative science, environmental management or a related field

* At least 12 years of experience leading development projects.

*Technical expertise in water and natural resource management, biodiversity, climate change adaptation, public-private partnerships and/or community resilience.

*A demonstrated track record of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing donor projects with similar complexity; USAID contract management highly preferred.

*Previous experience in developing collaborative working relationships with host-country governments, civil society, regional stakeholders and other contractors.

*Experience monitoring, evaluating and documenting progress toward project objectives, evaluating sub-contractor and grantee activities, and developing solutions to keep activities on track.

*Experience working in Southern Africa.

*Fluent in English

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

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological order

* A list of at least three professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference

 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.