Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Tetra Tech International Development Services (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev ) headquartered in Arlington; VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for potential expert positions on an anticipated USAID funded program focused in Liberia. The goal of this activity is to support an increase in civil society’s role in incentivizing reforms and moving Liberia towards sustainability. When CSOs are strengthened, their ability to effectively communicate with their constituents and serve as a conduit for citizens to advocate their concerns to the government is improved, while also providing feedback to the citizenry regarding policy reforms, accountability, and service delivery at the national and local levels. A capacitated and self-reliant civil society will serve as a conduit between government and citizens, creating strong feedback loops that will i) elevate citizen concerns to national public dialogue, ii) advocate for citizen concerns with government iii) communicate progress on reforms to civil society networks, and iv) serve as a watchdog to ensure the implementation citizens’ priorities.
Position Description: The COP will be the principal point of contact in Liberia 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 on technical matters and must adjust programs and operations in response to USAID’s 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 Activity, 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 Activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Liberia.