Chief of Party – Nigeria needed at Tetra Tech Company

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Job title : Chief of Party – Nigeria

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : December 20, 2023

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Position summary & job purpose: 

  • Tetra Tech is searching for a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID Empower Nigeria Activity.
  • The COP serves as the overall project manager and team leader. As the key liaison, the COP will be involved in all activities and tasks of the project.  
  • The position is a five-year fixed-term appointment with benefits and is contingent upon contract award.  Non-Nigerian candidates must be willing to relocate to Abuja, Nigeria for the duration of the project. 

The position is contingent on project award. 

Position responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the client for the strategic vision and overall leadership of the project team and the team’s performance and achievement of all key objectives of the project.
  • Ensure that USAID/Nigeria is fully knowledgeable and engaged with Host Government in Nigeria on all aspects of their energy, economic research, and reform agenda.
  • Regularly liaise with the Power Africa Coordinator’s Office, USAID missions, and other USG agencies, as appropriate.
  • Maintain strong relationships with relevant sector stakeholders including multilateral development donors and private sector companies.
  • Responsible for ensuring the successful management, initiation, and completion of complex energy studies of significant importance to Nigeria.  
  • Provides technical advice on energy issues, economic research analyses, and economic policy recommendations for project activities, including sector specific issues.
  • Manage the preparation of the project’s progress report, work-plans and other contractual deliverables. 
  • Collaborate with the field-based operations team and home office staff on work-planning, activity design, scheduling and implementation, drafting technical justifications for client approvals, and reporting and budgeting. 
  • Coordinate with the home office and the field-based operations team on the sourcing, recruiting, hiring and deployment and onboarding of staff, consultants and subcontractors. 
  • Maintain and update the project budget to mitigate cost overruns.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the energy sector, preferably with experience in electricity distribution and transmission system management.
  • 5 years of experience managing large and complex energy-related policy reform, and/or local government projects.
  • Proven track record of leadership, demonstrated by a strong followership from junior colleagues and peers with exhibited success hiring, leading, and motivating highly- effective teams, ideally with experience managing people with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for USAID-funded projects
  • Experience designing and implementing programs that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience addressing energy sector challenges in Nigeria.
  • Strong executive presence with an ability to build trusted relationships with partners, customers, lenders, service providers and investors.

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