Team Leader for Aral Sea Assessment and Action Plan, USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity (WAVE), Remote


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 450 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.


The USAID-funded Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity based in Almaty, Kazakhstan and working in all five Central Asian countries, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Team Leader for the three-month Aral Sea Assessment and Action Plan . The Team Leader will work virtually from their home office with a small team of local experts to design, implement and present the Assessment and Action Plan.

Major Tasks:
*Work with the Team to develop research methodology, work plan, and report outline.
*Lead the development and implementation of the environmental remediation component of the research and report.
*Lead the integration, analysis, and presentation of Assessment findings.
*Facilitate a process of participatory analysis, selection and ranking of options based on the Assessment findings.
*Lead the development, production, and presentation of the Assessment report including key findings, analysis, and options analysis.
*Work with the Team to produce the Action Plan.


*Advanced degree in agroecology, forestry, natural resource conservation, climate change adaptation, or another relevant field.
*Minimum ten (10) years’ experience successfully leading teams of experts to design, implement and present research and working with development practitioners to apply the research to address complex development issues. The ideal candidate would have conducted applied research related to environmental remediation and socio-economic development in arid and saline conditions such as exist in the Aral Sea basin.
*Demonstrated strong interpersonal and team coordination skills, and ability to work independently under tight deadlines.
*Professional fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Russian is a plus.

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.

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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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