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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Career Level: Director
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Tetra Tech provides best-in-class energy consulting services for clients worldwide. Our work advances clean energy to achieve climate and decarbonization goals; creates sustainable utilities and modern grids; and promotes gender equality and economic inclusivity at the energy nexus.


Position & job purpose:

Tetra Tech is searching for a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID Enhancing Development through Energy in East and Central Africa (EDE ECA) Project. 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-Kenyan candidates must be willing to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya for the duration of the project. 


This position is contingent on project award.


Position Responsibilites: 

  • 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 Missions are fully knowledgeable and engaged with Host Governments in ECA on all aspects of their energy, economic research, and reform agenda.
  • Responsible for ensuring the successful management, initiation, and completion of complex energy studies of significant importance to the Region.  
  • 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 
  • Act as a liaison to the headquarters office in Arlington, VA for day-to-day problem solving
  • Perform other related duties as assigned






Essential KSA's required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

  • 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 working with a variety of clients including MDBs and donors.  
  • Deep experience across the energy value chain, to including energy sector reform, utility performance, clean energy investment and power project development
  • 5+ years' experience managing large and complex energy-related policy reform, and/or local government projects
  • Strong executive presence with an ability to build trusted relationships with partners, customers, lenders, service providers and investors.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience addressing energy sector challenges in Eastern and Central Africa 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


Valued but not required KSA's: 

  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party for USAID funded projects. 
  • Prior experience with cross border power trade, and power pools desirable, but not mandatory.


Physical demands & work enviornment: 

  • Office setting



About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 450 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 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.


Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:


LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers

Twitter: @TetraTechJobs

Facebook: @TetraTechCareers


Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Please no phone calls or agencies.

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