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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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Location: lagos
Experience: 5year(s)
Course of Study: law
Required Grade: any

Description

 

    Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking applications from qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates to provide leadership and technical support to a up to $84 million, USAID-funded State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness Activity in Nigeria.

    The purpose of this Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.

    This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).

 

Position Description/ Responsibilities

 

    Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination with activity technical staff, the DCOP will have the primary responsibility of assisting the COP in Activity implementation.

    The DCOP will act as the COP and serves as the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP.

    The DCOP will be responsible for all the day to-day technical activities and implementation of the activity.

 

Qualifications

 

    Master’s degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, law, development studies, etc. However, five (5) additional years of relevant international development experience can be substituted for the master’s degree;

    At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to democracy and governance activities under a USG instrument – three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff;

    Experience working in the democracy and governance sector in Africa;

    Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals;

    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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