The USAID-funded Feed the Future Tanzania Private Sector Strengthening Activity project in Tanzania, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Chief of Party. This position will be located in the main office in Dar es Salaam.
Position Description/Summary: The COP will be the principal point of contact in Tanzania for procedural and substantive matters and is ultimately responsible for all contract management and implementation. S/he will be the primary liaison with USAID/Tanzania on technical matters and must adjust activities and operations in response to USAID/Tanzania technical direction. The COP will also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award.
The COP’s primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the entire project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the award. The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments.
*Master’s degree in international development, business, organizational development, or other relevant field.
*Minimum ten (10) years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing partnerships with the private sector to foster economic development with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in sub-Saharan Africa. Direct experience working in Tanzania highly preferred.
*At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience managing and supervising staff.
*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the private sector, youth organizations/representatives, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders.
*Demonstrated, credible experience successful managing an activity of similar size and complexity and relevant technical scope, preferably a USAID-funded activity
*Demonstrated experience working with the private sector, preferably in Tanzania, to advance economic opportunities for youth highly desired.
*Professional proficiency in both spoken and written English, Swahili preferred
* Tanzanian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.