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Deputy Chief of Party/Operations for USAID Resilient Cities Limpopo

Pretoria | Gaborone

  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Pretoria | Gaborone
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-30

Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs - Tetra Tech) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Deputy Chief of Party/Operations (DCOP/Ops) position on a USAID-funded program in Southern Africa.

Position Description/Summary: The purpose of the Resilient Cities Limpopo Activity is to increase access to safely managed and reliable critical services, namely water, sanitation, and solid waste management for urban residents in the Limpopo River Basin. This includes improving public financial management and increasing private sector engagement. This will be a five-year position based in Pretoria, South Africa, with oversight of activities in South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique.

Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP/Ops will have the primary responsibility of ensuring the timely provision and delivery of all required project financial, administrative, compliance, and procurement support to Tetra Tech in the execution of the activity.


* Ensure compliance of project operations with USAID, Tetra Tech Home Office, and other required administrative policies and guidelines;

* Oversee the administration, finance, contracts, grants (if applicable), security, and logistical support;

* Ensure timely provision and delivery of all financial, administrative, compliance, procurement, and subcontract considerations;

* On-board staff in line with local labor laws;

* Ensure full compliance in maintaining the legal status of in-country registration during the life of the activity.


* Minimum of a master’s degree in public administration, finance, accounting, or another related field;

* Minimum eight (8) years of relevant experience and demonstrated experience working on USAID or donor-funded contracts of similar size with increasing responsibility;

* Minimum five (5) years of supervisory work experience in a role related to accounting, payroll, procurement, and logistical support services in Southern Africa or a similar context;

* Advanced Excel skills and proficiency in accounting software such as QuickBooks;

* Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment;

* Detail-oriented and ability to prioritize tasks and support activity implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols;

* Professional fluency in English required;

* Candidates from Southern Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Apply on-line at:

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 or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide 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.

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