Deputy Chief of Party (Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) II, Niger and Burkina Faso)

Tetra Tech

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Tetra Tech ARD ( is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Deputy Chief of Party position on a USAID funded program in Niger and Burkina Faso.

The purpose of Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) II is to effectively manage shocks and stresses which the populations of Nigeria and Burkina Faso face through the pursuit of sustainable pathways out of poverty. The activity comprises of five main components: (i) enhance social and ecological risk management systems; (ii) increase and sustain economic well-being; (iii) improve health, family planning, and nutrition outcomes; (iv) enhance governance of institutions and organizations; and (v) enhance social, economic, and political agency of women and youth.

Working under the direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination and collaboration with project administrative, financial and contracts staff, the Deputy Chief of Party will be directly responsible for the timely provision and delivery of quality technical deliverables to support project implementation.


* Degree in relevant discipline (agriculture, economics, finance, international development, anthropology, natural resource management, environmental conservation, agronomy / soil sciences, veterinary science, public policy and administration, project management, or other related area), advanced degree preferred;

* At least 12 years’ experience in international development, designing, implementing, and managing technical components of projects concentrated in one or more of the following areas: agricultural/value chain development (crop and/or livestock), market systems strengthening, access to finance, food security, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience, climate change adaptation, risk management and response, natural resource and/or land use management, water security, conservation, gender or youth-focused initiatives, community development; experience within West Africa preferred;

* The above experience should include at least 5 years’ experience in a technical leadership role managing integrated programs and multi-disciplinary teams in West Africa, preferably with management responsibilities for a USAID-funded project; direct experience in the Niger or Burkina Faso is required;

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

* Ability to serve as acting COP in the COP’s absence;

* Fluency in English and French Required.

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.

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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.