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Agriculture and Economic Growth Staff Associate – US based remote

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development Services (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech) is accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Agriculture and Economic Growth (AEG) Sector as Staff Associate. The position can be fully remote from a continental US-based location or hybrid within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA.

Position Description: The AEG Sector leads Tetra Tech’s international work in agriculture, economic growth, disaster risk finance, and private sector development, implementing projects and providing technical resources and solutions for new business development, program operations and technical support to other Tetra Tech sectors. The position will balance day-to-day home office backstopping of ongoing AEG programs, with support for new business development opportunities, as well as professional development to build technical skills in one or more of the following areas: disaster risk finance, agricultural value chain and market systems development, business enabling environment, agricultural technology, access to finance, and the design and implementation of strategies to improve food security, address poverty, and stimulate job creation.


* As a Deputy Project Manager, supports all aspects of project management and contract compliance from start up to close out, including coordination with Home Office staff on logistics, procurement, budgets, and travel; project budget development and management; recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/personnel; collaborating with local staff to build capacity; monitoring work plan and deliverables to ensure contract compliance, and client communications.

* Supports all aspects of proposal development, assists with positioning and marketing, client communications, and professional network development.

* Contributes to the provision of excellent client service and high-quality work in technical areas.

* Actively supports AEG’s efforts to develop and implement its Thought Leadership and Positioning Strategy, by conducting research, drafting technical communications (e.g. blogs), supporting the development of guidelines and tools, etc.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
* Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economic development, business management, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred;
* Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a professional services firm or similar organization;
* Prior experience in agricultural technical assistance programming in developing and transitioning countries;
* Minimum of one year of relevant experience in a developing country desired (service in a volunteer program is considered relevant);
* Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience with international donor projects and/or USAID-funded projects;

* Knowledge of USAID and particular activities in integrated development, Feed the Future, and market systems an advantage;

* Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams – in the Home Office and the field – with strong written, oral, and presentation skills;
* Availability for short-term international travel to developing, transitioning, and post-conflict countries;

* Fluency in English required, professional Spanish proficiency required. Fluency in another language, such as French, Russian or Arabic, a plus.

* Strong skills in MS Office and familiarity with databases, and
* Current US work authorization is required at the time of application.

How to apply

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Apply on-line at: Agriculture and Economic Growth Staff Associate – US based remote – Tetra Tech Careers (selectminds.com)

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024.

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 International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant and equitable approach to employment compensation and rate setting. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $67,000 to $85,000 annually. Please view our benefits at Life at Tetra Tech – Tetra Tech.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide helpful and reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

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