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Deputy Chief of Party for Kilimo Tija Jobs Opportunity at TetraTech 2022
Practice area(s): Economic Growth
Location(s): Iringa, Tanzania
Duration: Contract Employee
Hire Type(s): In-Country Applicant
Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) position on an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture program in Tanzania.
Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination with project technical staff and external partners, the DCOP will ensure the timely and effective delivery of project activities and results. They will provide technical leadership for one or more project components, support the COP in project management and donor relations, and serve as the technical and program point of contact in the absence of the COP. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Tanzania for five years.Deputy Chief of Party for Kilimo Tija Jobs Opportunity at TetraTech 2022
*Provide technical and operations leadership to project activities that aim to increase access to commercially provided and productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies.
*Manage a team of up to 10 staff focused on enabling firms and other value chain and market systems actors to: increase access of youth to productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies; expand the consumption of nutritious food to address the underlying causes of malnutrition; and increase youth access to and use of time and energy saving productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies. To accomplish this, the team will: facilitate greater collaboration and cooperation between private-sector seed companies, agro-dealers, local government extension officers, and horticulture producers, with a particular focus on youth; and increase smallholder incentives for improved productivity and quality upgrading.
*Provide key contributions to annual work planning and periodic technical review meetings to identify successes and to learn from and adapt to contextual challenges.
*Provide overall quality assurance of team members’ work, promoting operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and impact.
*Develop and expand project’s network of value chain actors and other stakeholders engaged in the design, production, and distribution or sales of productivity enhancing technologies.
*Contribute to performance reports, technical deliverables, and presentations through review and analysis of activity monitoring data, aggregation and synthesis of team inputs, and stakeholder feedback.
*Facilitate conferences, workshops, and other events to share learning among the agriculture sector and international development community.
*Minimum 7 years’ experience in the horticulture sector working for private enterprise, government, civil society, and/or donor initiatives that address constraints, challenges, and opportunities facing the sector and increasing the economic participation of youth by addressing behaviors, challenges, or risks that exclude them or limit their participation.
*Knowledge of lead firms, associations, and other institutions that comprise Tanzania’s horticulture sector, as well as the financial and business development services that support them.
*Experience managing teams of at least 5 people.
*Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, finance, economic, business administration, or related field.
*Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills and personnel and team management skills.
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 your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. 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 for Deputy Chief of Party for Kilimo Tija Jobs Opportunity at TetraTech 2022
At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.
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 – 21,000 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.
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