Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Tetra Tech International Development Services , headquartered in Arlington, Virginia in the United States is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party (COP) position on a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in the Philippines. The goal of this project is to provide support to the Government of the Philippines in providing a more decentralized, transparent, and people-focused governance mechanism.
The goal of this project is to support strengthened democratic governance in the Philippines by making local governance more responsive. It will do this by focusing on strengthening the enabling environment for decentralization; enhancing service delivery capacity, legitimacy, transparency, and accountability of participating local governments; and empowering citizens through increased participation in and oversight of local governance processes.
Position Description: The COP will be the principal point of contact in Philippines for procedural and substantive matters. The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all contract management and implementation. S/he will be the primary liaison with USAID/Philippines on technical matters and must adjust activities and operations in response to USAID/Philippines 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 are aimed at 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. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Manila.