Job Title: CHIEF OF PARTY, ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR AGRICULTURE PROJECT
Jan 29, 2013
Tetra Tech ARD is accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FTF) Enabling Environment for Agriculture Project in Uganda. The objective of the activity is to increase the value of agricultural production and trade. The project will focus on four intermediate results: 1) Removal of policy and regulatory constraints to agricultural production, processing, marketing and trade, 2) Strengthened capacity of Government of Uganda (GOU) institutions to facilitate agricultural development and trade, 3) Strengthened capacity of GOU institutions to respond to climate change impacts on agriculture, and 4) Strengthened capacity of private sector and civil society organizations to contribute to and influence policy decisions related to agriculture development, agriculture trade, and climate change adaptation.
*Provide technical leadership in one or more of the following areas: agricultural policy and enabling environment, agricultural development and trade, climate change policy development and management, capacity building of Government institutions, private sector and civil society organizations contributing to and influencing policy decisions related to agricultural development;
*Assume responsibility for overall contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables;
*Serve as principal liaison with USAID and other donor staff, collaborating local partners and a wide range of other stakeholders to exchange information and develop professional relationships;
*Ensure effective financial management of project funds including budget development and efficient utilization of program staff and resources in complete compliance with USAID and Tetra Tech ARD rules and regulations; and
*Ensure timely completion of technical activities and the timely completion of contractual technical reports and deliverables (Quarterly and Annual Reports, Annual Work Plans, Performance Monitoring Plan, etc.).
*Minimum Master’s Degree in a related field of expertise;
*Minimum of 10 years of relevant technical experience in developing countries;
*Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage challenging projects engaging both public and private sector stakeholders;
*High level of representational, diplomatic, interpersonal and communication skills;
*At least eight years of project management experience, with previous USAID COP experience preferred; and
*Fluency in English is required.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process:
* A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
* A current CV in reverse chronological format
* A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
In addition to a collaborative and family-friendly work environment, Tetra Tech ARD values diverse, energetic, and enthusiastic team players who are committed to high levels of performance and who are dedicated to providing superior services at all levels of the firm.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.
How to Apply:
Deadline:25th Feb 2013