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Agriculture and Economic Growth Associate (US-based Remote)

Remote - Based | Burlington | Arlington

  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Remote | Remote - Based | Burlington | Arlington
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Sustainable Growth and Growth hacking
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-27

Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for an Associate for Agriculture and Economic Growth. This position will be based in Burlington, Vermont, or Arlington, Virginia with consideration of other remote US-based locations.

The Associate is a member of the operations staff, working in a sector; in this capacity, the Associate will be assigned duties by the Sector Director, or designee, in the areas of project management, business development, and providing technical assistance. Associates are assigned to proposal and project teams in various roles such as Proposal Manager, Lead Technical Writer, Project Manager, and Deputy Project Manager, among others. Associates are expected to be highly motivated, demonstrate strong self-discipline, and work with minimal supervision. An Associate is expected to engage in and support the dynamics of Tetra Tech business through teamwork and demonstrate initiative and flexibility in their engagements. Therefore, they are expected to work closely and cooperatively with other personnel of the firm to achieve corporate goals.


* Supports development and/or develops all aspects of proposals, conducts positioning and marketing, directs, and leads client interaction, and maintains networks in the industry;

* Manages and oversees all aspects of a project, from start-up to close- out, either as Project Manager or Deputy Project Manager;

* Provides excellence and innovation in technical service areas, including mentoring less experienced staff;

*Travel regularly to provide technical assistance to projects, and to provide management and training support to project field staff,

* Takes responsibility and actively works for their own professional development while also contributing to broader objectives of the company; and

* 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.


* Master’s degree in agriculture, economic development, business management, or related field required;

* 5 years of professional experience required, with strong client, supervisor, and peer recommendations;

* 2 years of project management experience in technical assistance programming in developing and transitioning countries;

* Strong knowledge of international donor projects and/or USAID-funded projects preferred;

* Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams in the Home Office and the field with strong ability to convey analytical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences in writing and presentations;

* Speaking and reading proficiency in at least one foreign language preferred (Spanish or French an advantage);

* Availability for 30-40% international travel to developing, transitioning, and post-conflict countries (subject to COVID19 travel restrictions);

* Strong computer skills in MS Office and strong familiarity with databases; and

* U.S. work authorization required.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

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

Apply on-line at:

Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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. If you need reasonable accommodation with your application process, contact our Global Talent Operations team.

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 - 21,000 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 over 450 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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