23 Jun 2023

Chief of Party at Tetra Tech

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Job Description

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.Position Summary & Job PurposeTetra Tech is searching for a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID Empower West Africa Energy Project. The COP serves as the overall project manager and team leader. As the key liaison, the COP will be involved in all activities and tasks of the project. The position is a five-year fixed-term appointment with benefits and is contingent upon contract award. Non-Ghanaian candidates must be willing to relocate to Accra, Ghana for the duration of the project. This position is contingent on project award.Position Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the client for the strategic vision and overall leadership of the project team and the team’s performance and achievement of all key objectives of the project.
  • Ensure that USAID/West Africa is fully knowledgeable and engaged with Host Governments in West Africa on all aspects of their energy, economic research, and reform agenda.
  • Responsible for ensuring the successful management, initiation, and completion of complex energy studies of significant importance to the Region.
  • Provides technical advice on energy issues, economic research analyses, and economic policy recommendations for project activities, including sector specific issues.
  • Manage the preparation of the project’s progress report, work-plans and other contractual deliverables
  • Collaborate with the field-based operations team and home office staff on work-planning, activity design, scheduling and implementation, drafting technical justifications for client approvals, and reporting and budgeting
  • Coordinate with the home office and the field-based operations team on the sourcing, recruiting, hiring and deployment and onboarding of staff, consultants and subcontractors
  • Maintain and update the project budget to mitigate cost overruns
  • Act as a liaison to the headquarters office in Arlington, VA for day-to-day problem solving
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Essential KSAs Required (experience, Skills, Education, Certification, Etc.)

  • Master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field
  • 10+ years’ of progressively responsible experience in the energy sector, preferably with experience working with a variety of clients, to include MDBs and donors.
  • Deep experience across the energy value chain, to include energy sector reform, utility performance, clean energy investment and power project development
  • 5+ years’ experience managing large and complex energy-related policy reform, and/or local government projects
  • Strong executive presence with an ability to build trusted relationships with partners, customers, lenders, service providers and investors.
  • Proven track record of leadership, demonstrated by a strong followership from junior colleagues and peers with exhibited success hiring, leading and motivating highly- effective teams, ideally with experience managing people with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience addressing energy sector challenges in Southern Africa
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Valued But Not Required KSAs

  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for USAID-funded projects. Prior experience with cross-border power trade, and power pools is desirable, but not mandatory.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Office Setting

About Tetra TechTetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—22,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 8th July, 2023

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