Chief of Party – Philippines Cities for Enhanced Engagement and Governance Activity

TETRA TECH

About the organization

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 - 20,000 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 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.

Duties

Tetra Tech International Development Services (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia in the United States is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party (COP) position on a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in the Philippines. The goal of this project is to provide support to the Government of the Philippines in providing a more decentralized, transparent, and people-focused governance mechanism.

The goal of this project is to support strengthened democratic governance in the Philippines by making local governance more responsive. It will do this by focusing on strengthening the enabling environment for decentralization; enhancing service delivery capacity, legitimacy, transparency, and accountability of participating local governments; and empowering citizens through increased participation in and oversight of local governance processes. The COP will be the principal point of contact in Philippines for procedural and substantive matters. The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all contract management and implementation. S/he will be the primary liaison with USAID/Philippines on technical matters and must adjust activities and operations in response to USAID/Philippines technical direction. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Manila.

Qualifications

*Master’s degree or higher in public administration, economics, business, law, social sciences, or a related field;
*At least fifteen (15) years of demonstrated, progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of public administration, local government support, or governance reform programs;
*Exceptional managerial skills and demonstrated experience in managing donor-funded projects of similar size and scope; USAID/USG experience preferred;
*Demonstrated ability to engage in multi-stakeholder dialogue, including sustaining partnerships and strong working relationships with donors, host country government counterparts, academic institutions, and civil society;
* Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and communicate his/her vision to partners and colleagues;
* Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments;
* Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; Filipino fluency strongly preferred.

Application instructions

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/changeCOP

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.

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