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Deputy Chief of Party/Technical, USAID Value Chain Crops Activity, Afghanistan



Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

Job Summary

Tetra Tech ARD is seeking to hire a qualified full-time, long-term Deputy Chief of Party/Technical for the Afghanistan Value Chain Crops Activity. The anticipated Value Chains Forward Activity is to strengthen the private sector’s capacity to effectively link Afghan producers to domestic and international markets, and to grow the agriculture sector through interventions at all levels of high value crop (HVC) value chains. This program as five priorities: increase productivity of key agricultural crops; increase commercial viability of agribusiness; strength public and private agricultural service delivery; increase women’s equality and empowerment; and increase youth participation in the agribusiness sector.

Job Details

Date Posted: 17 Oct 2017 Reference: 002
Closing Date: 17 Nov 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Technical Open Ended: Yes
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination and collaboration with the project staff and field offices, the DCOP/Technical will have the primary responsibility for supervising and coordinating the execution of programmatic activities under the five main priorities: 1. Key agricultural crop productivity, 2. Agribusiness commercial viability, 3. Public and private agricultural service delivery, 4. Women’s equality and empowerment, 5. Youth participation. The DCOP/T will manage the component leaders and the regional leaders, creating a collaborative work environment between components, technical specialists, and regional activities to achieve the program’s objectives. The DCOP/T ensures integration and flow of information between all components, promoting synergy and maximizing impact at all levels, particularly in the realm of public-private-partnerships (PPP). Under the direction of the COP, and with the component leaders, the DCOP/T will coordinate with the Government of Afghanistan to ensure effective integration of project activities. Ensuring effective communication between component leaders and the regions regarding project objectives, goals, and achievements is one of the principal responsibilities of this position.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• Previous experience on USAID programs
• Prior DCOP experience on projects of similar complexity in Afghanistan, with an excellent understanding and knowledge of USAID and USG regulations, administration, management, reporting procedures and systems (preferred);
• Highly self-motivated and creative, collegiality and professional;
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Strong interpersonal, analytical, writing and computer skills required;
• Fluency in English, Dari and/or Pashto;
• Afghan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


• Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in senior managerial level with previous work experience with agriculture and high value chain crops;
• Minimum Master’s degree in, Agriculture or other relevant field;

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Masters Degree, Technical

Submission Guideline

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
* A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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