Website Tetra Tech
Agriculture and Economic Growth Staff Associate (Remote, US-Based)
Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, is accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Agriculture and Economic Growth (AEG) Sector as Staff Associate. This position is preferably based in Arlington, VA or Burlington, VT areas with consideration of other remote US-based locations.
The AEG Sector leads Tetra Tech IDS’s international work in agriculture, economic growth, disaster risk finance, and private sector development, implementing projects and providing technical resources and solutions for new business development, program operations and other Tetra Tech sectors. The position will balance day-to-day home office backstopping of ongoing AEG programs, with support for new business development opportunities, as well as professional development to build technical skills in one or more of the following areas: disaster risk finance, agricultural value chain and market systems development, improving the business enabling environment, agricultural technology, access to finance, and the design and implementation of strategies to improve food security, address poverty, and stimulate job creation.
*Supports projects, from start-up to close-out, as Deputy Project Manager (DPM).
*Supports development of all aspects of proposals, assists with positioning and marketing, client interaction, and develops networks in the industry.
*Contributes to providing excellent service and high-quality work in technical areas.
*Takes responsibility and actively works for their own professional development while also contributing to broader objectives of the company.
*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.
*Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in agriculture, economic development, business management, or related field;
*Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a professional services firm or similar organization;
*Prior experience in agricultural technical assistance programming in developing and transitioning countries;
*One to three years of relevant experience in a developing country is desired (service in a volunteer program is considered relevant);
*Strong knowledge of international donor projects and/or USAID-funded projects required;
*Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and particular activities in integrated development, Feed the Future, and market systems;
*Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams – in the Home Office and the field – with strong written, oral, and presentation skills;
*Fluency in proficiency in Spanish and/or French strongly preferred;
*Availability for international travel to developing, transitioning, and post-conflict countries;
*Strong skills in MS Office and familiarity with databases, and
*US work authorization required.