CONVOCATORIA INTERNA Y EXTERNA No. 67 - Best Management Practices for Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors Activity

Chief of Party, Amazon Deputy Chief of Party Amazon  Operations Staff: Amazon Technical Specialists

 

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Chief of Party, Amazon - Best Management Practices for Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors Activity

Tetra Tech is seeking to hire a qualified Chief of Party to lead all technical and administrative aspects of a 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation initiative titled the Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity. The purpose of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority infrastructure sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining) in the Amazon Basin region, and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs.

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech ARD, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. This would be a full-time position and likely be based in Peru or Colombia for the full life of project (anticipated five years).

 
 

Responsibilities:

 
 
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise for the project, and supervise expatriate and local teams;
  • Develop strategic objectives and confirm project compliance with USAID regulations;
  • Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management
  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving the results defined in the contract;
  • Evaluate and document project progress and lessons learned;
  • Assume responsibility for overall USAID contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables.
 

Qualifications:

 
 

 

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in director-level role leading and managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary teams in the Latin America Region, preferably as a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project.
  • Not less than 10 years’ project experience working in one or more technical disciplines: biodiversity conservation; infrastructure development; environmental, economic and social impact assessment; environmental land-use planning; and/or other relevant technical areas.
  • Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders (multicultural and/or multi-country), fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and understanding and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish. Brazilian Portuguese a plus
  • Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, and cultural context(s) in the Amazon basin region, and specifically issues related to the multi-sectoral impacts of infrastructure development in the region.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required (biology, forestry, ecology, conservation, planning, anthropology, sociology, economics, and other relevant natural, environmental or social sciences).
  • Familiarity with prior consultation processes, corporate social responsibility, and impact investing in the Amazon context is a strong plus.

 

 

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

 
 
  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.

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.


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

Apply on-line at: 

https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=2599


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—16,000 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 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. 

 

 

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Deputy Chief of Party Amazon - Best Management Practices for Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors Activity 

 

Tetra Tech is seeking qualified Deputy Chief of Party candidates to participate in an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled the Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity. The purpose of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority infrastructure sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining) in the Amazon Basin region, and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs.

 

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

 
 

The DCOP will serve a program management function to ensure effective coordination and integration across USAID’s Amazon BMPs’ project components and oversight of the M&E plan development and implementation.

 

 

Qualifications:

 
 
  • Proven staff management, project administration, and financial management skills are required, including ability to develop and manage relationships with a diverse set of officials and stakeholders;
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in environmental sciences or engineering, natural resources management, environmental impact analysis, forestry, biology, ecology, environmental science, policy or management, business administration, or other related fields;
  • At least eight (8) years of exemplary professional experience in international program management, preferably including senior management experience at DCOP or equivalent level, and preferably including experience with conversation programs in the Amazon region; preferably with USAID;
  • Experience with planning, coordination, communication, and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and approaches;
  • Proficient in Spanish and English. Portuguese is a plus.
 

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

 
 
  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.

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.


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

Apply on-line at: 

https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=2600


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—16,000 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 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. 

 

 

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Operations Staff: Amazon - Best Management Practices for Extractive and Infrastructure Sectors Activity 

 

Tetra Tech is seeking to consider multiple candidates for a number of operations related proposal positions a 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation initiative titled ‘Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity’. The purpose of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority infrastructure sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining) in the Amazon Basin region, and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs.

 

Tetra Tech is interested in recruiting candidates, with a strong preference for Peruvian and Colombian Nationals, for the following operations-related positions:

 
 

DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE:

  • Undergraduate degree or certification in finance and/or administration.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading a finance and administrative team for a USAID-funded contract (preferred) or an organization/business of similar size and complexity.

ACCOUNTANT:

  • Undergraduate degree or certification in accounting.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing accounts for a USAID-funded contract (preferred) or an organization/business of similar size and complexity.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER:

  • Undergraduate degree or certification in human resources management.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a human resource manager for a USAID-funded contract (preferred) or an organization/business of similar size and complexity.
  • Knowledgeable of Colombian labor laws and practices.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER:

  • Undergraduate degree or certification in information technology.
  • At least 5 years of experience designing and managing information technology systems for an organization/business of similar size and complexity.
  • Knowledgeable of Colombian information technology context and resources.

CONTRACTS/GRANTS MANAGER:

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, economics, finance or related field of study, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management of grants and/or subcontracts funds (at least $2 million-$3 million annually) supported by international donor organizations (preferably USAID-funded).
  • Experience designing grant procedures and manuals, training grantees on application/ response procedures and compliance issues.
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating grantee performance.

LOCAL SOLUTIONS CAPACITY BUILDER:

  • Graduate level education in a field related to capacity building (education, business administration, knowledge management, etc.).
  • At least 5 years of experience leading the development and implementation of capacity building plans/programs for institutions and individuals working in the field of development.

 

 

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

 
 
  • Cover Letter - please remember to indicate which of the positions you would like to be considered for in your application cover letter.
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.

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.


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

Apply on-line at: 

https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=2601


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—16,000 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 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. 

 

 

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Technical Specialists: Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity.

 

Tetra Tech is seeking qualified senior technical specialist candidates to participate in an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled the Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity. The purpose of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority infrastructure sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining) in the Amazon Basin region, and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs.

The following senior technical specialist positions are currently being recruited with a strong preference for Peruvian, Colombian or other South American/Amazon region nationals:

 

Infrastructure (hydropower and roads) Specialist:

 
 

To provide technical expertise and managerial oversight to the project’s activities related to understanding, measuring, monitoring, mitigating and/or evaluating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), economic, and social impacts from hydropower and road development in the Amazon basin. Relevant prior experience should include: negotiating voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; developing and monitoring best practices; environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; and corporate social responsibility, impact investing and other forms of private sector collaboration, partnership and investment;

  • 7+ years of relevant experience working with hydropower and/or road development, preferably in an Amazon or other tropical setting, including NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic  impacts, including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets.
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable. 
 

Extractives and Hydrocarbons (mining, oil and gas) Specialist:

 
 

To provide technical expertise and managerial oversight to the project’s activities related to understanding, measuring, monitoring, mitigating and/or evaluating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), economic, and social impacts from extractive industries (mining, oil and gas exploration and development) in the Amazon basin. Relevant prior experience should include: negotiating voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; developing and monitoring best practices; environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; and corporate social responsibility, impact investing and other forms of private sector collaboration, partnership and investment;

  • 7+ years of relevant experience working with extractive industries, preferably in an Amazon or other tropical setting, including NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic  impacts, including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets.
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.
 

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Specialist:

 
 

To provide technical expertise and managerial oversight to EIA processes (including prior informed consent) for infrastructure (hydropower, roads, mining and oil/gas) development in the Amazon region.

  • 7+ years of relevant EIA experience, preferably in an Amazon or other tropical setting, including measuring, monitoring and evaluating environmental impacts; designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating environmental management plans and related mitigation measures; designing, implementing and monitoring of offsets; and EIA-related training facilitation and capacity building.
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.
 

Knowledge Management Specialist:

 
 

To generate, capture and communicate knowledge and promote learning to further the project’s biodiversity conservation goals.

  • 7+ years of relevant knowledge management experience working with institutions, regionally, nationally and sub-nationally, to generate, document and communicate knowledge (evidence-based monitoring information, best practices, innovative models and lessons-learned).
  • Experience developing information and knowledge management tools in one or more technical disciplines such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental governance, sustainable livelihoods development and/or biodiversity conservation, preferred.
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable
 

Communications Specialist:

 
 

To lead project efforts to successfully communicate project messaging, results, and impacts to broad audiences; and oversee the development and use of project communications tools, products and deliverables for both marketing, and social and behavior change communications (SBCC) purposes.

  • 7+ years of relevant communications experience working with donor-funded environment projects, preferably in an Amazon or tropical context, to design, generate, and utilize multimedia communications tools, products and campaigns for wide and diverse audiences.
  • Experience with SBCC required.
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable
 

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist:

 
 

To to provide technical and managerial oversight, and capacity building of counterparts, in the monitoring and evaluation of environmental, social and economic impacts, and related mitigation measures, from infrastructure development in the Amazon region.    

  • 7+ experience working in NRM, conservation and/or climate change monitoring and evaluation in the tropics.
  • Strong capacity building skills.
  • Experience with the monitoring and evaluation of environmental impact assessments a plus
  • Experience with geospatial information systems (GIS) a plus
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.
 

Related to the Amazon BMP opportunity, Tetra Tech may also be interested in additional technical specialists (with appropriate experience and relevant degree) for short- and long-term technical assistance opportunities, including:

 
 
  • Environmental Economist;
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis Specialist;
  • Indigenous Specialist;
  • Gender Specialist;
  • Social Scientist;
  • Natural Resources Management (NRM) Specialist; and/or
  • Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation Specialist
 

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

 
 
  • Cover Letter *please remember to indicate which of the positions you would like to be considered for in your application cover letter*
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference

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

Apply on line at:

https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=2602

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.

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—16,000 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 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. 

 

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