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Senior Program Coordinator for USAID Forest and Biodiversity Support Activity

Tetra Tech

The USAID-funded Forest and Biodiversity Support (FABS) Activity, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech), is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Senior Program Coordinator based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Position Description/Summary: The FABS Activity works with environmental stakeholders in the Congo Basin to address large-scale threats to forests and biodiversity. The Activity strengthens local institutions via targeted capacity-building, improved knowledge-sharing and communications across conservation networks, and generation of new analysis and evidence to support policy reforms and greater innovation among conservation approaches. The Senior Program Coordinator reports to the Chief of Party and will support technical leadership and coordination of the Activity’s technical workstreams focused on land and forest governance, civil society strengthening, combatting wildlife trafficking, and strengthening market systems and private sector engagement for conservation and natural resource management. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo with some domestic as well as regional travel within Central Africa.


* Oversee one or more technical aspects of the Activity, including supervision of component leads to ensure effective and timely delivery of program objectives.

* Work closely with the COP and Project Manager to proactively identify program opportunities, resource needs (e.g., consultants, additional hires) and challenges, and operationalize next steps to address them.

* Provide technical guidance to Activity technical and grants staff including review and editing of technical deliverables, grant solicitations, subcontract scopes, and knowledge products.

* Coordinate work planning, reporting, pause-and-reflect sessions, and other internal work management processes to ensure clear timelines and accountability are established and implemented in line with the Activity Annual Work Plan.

* Coordinate with the COP and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Operations to support alignment of technical objectives with budget resources.

* Work with the DCOP/Operations to ensure that finance related to technical activities are planned and managed effectively in close coordination with all technical/ program staff.

* Ensure that technical staff and activities comply with Tetra Tech’s management, operational and security procedures, policies and regulations, as well as USAID’s procedures and regulations.

* Coordinate with the Communications and CLA Lead to ensure effective implementation of Activity knowledge management, MEL, and communications workstreams.

* Ensure quality control for technical content and strategic relevance on all technical workstream activities, concepts, scopes of work, deliverables. Ensure deadlines are reasonable and are being met, and all written products are high-quality for external audiences.

* Serve as a member of the Activity Senior Management Team in Kinshasa.

* Oversee the development of concept notes and technical scopes of work for short-term technical assistance.

* Backstop the COP as needed, including serving as a technical point of contact for the Activity.


* Master’s degree or equivalent in natural resources management, environmental management, environmental law or policy, institutional/organizational development, political science or public policy.

* At least eight (8) years of professional experience working on natural resource management, capacity strengthening, or public policy programs; at least two (2) years of supervisory or project management experience is preferred.

* Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: natural resource management, institutional strengthening, policy and governance, biodiversity conservation, climate change/sustainable landscapes, market systems development.

* Demonstrated experience working with multidisciplinary teams to implement complex regional projects in forest management, biodiversity conservation or related fields. Prior experience with USG funded programs preferred.

* Demonstrated experience to work independently, make sound decisions and implement accordingly with minimal oversight.

* Prior experience working on donor funded projects in Africa; direct experience in Democratic Republic of Congo or other Central African country preferred. Additional experience in other Central African countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, and/or the Republic of the Congo) is an asset.

* Strong writing and communications skills as evidenced by experience producing technical analyses, work plans and reports, or other communications products.

* Professional fluency in French and English.

How to apply

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Apply on-line at: Senior Program Coordinator for USAID Forest and Biodiversity Support Activity – 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.

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.

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: 29 Mar 2024

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