Secretariat Unit

Monitoring and Evaluation External Surveyors - Temporary Consultant

**Update: Applications are now being accepted until January 4th.**
Would you like to be part of solving some of the world’s greatest challenges for development? Now is your chance to contribute. USAID is recruiting External Surveyors for Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.

Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) seeks to enhance access to innovations that help agricultural producers grow more food while improving biodiversity, energy efficiency, and water efficiency along the food value chain. Through the scaling of these innovations, WE4F also aims to improve gender integration, environmental sustainability/biodiversity, and poverty reduction

WE4F’s USAID Secretariat Unit is seeking External Surveyors to provide monitoring and evaluation support by conducting in-country field research and data collection with WE4F innovators. Those hired will work with innovators based in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Innovation Hub (MENA RIH) and the South and Southeast Asia Regional Innovation Hub (S/SEA RIH)

M&E External Surveyors should be current or recent graduate students with a background in agriculture, water, energy, technology innovation, environmental studies, research methods, international business, and/or international development. External Surveyors will be expected to be (at a minimum) in the field 4-6 weeks during the Spring, Summer, or Fall season of 2021. Exact dates are dependent on farming cycles and innovator availability. 

This opportunity will allow you to:

  • Conduct in-country field research on topics related to technological innovations in agriculture as well as impact of innovations on the environment, gender equity, and local poverty.
  • Interview 50+ farmers and other food value chain participants who use WE4F innovations.
  • Utilize research methods to establish control groups and assess environmental, gender, and base of pyramid impact.
  • Serve as a “fact-checker” and validate and expand upon information that WE4F has received from innovators as well as non-innovators.
  • Be part of one of the leading new mechanisms in international development for discovering breakthrough solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
  • Complete fieldwork requirement that could serve as a basis for thesis, capstone or dissertation work. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be comfortable learning about and synthesizing data concerning innovators and innovation ecosystems, and will have experience organizing data for consumption by non-technical audiences.

We are seeking graduate students with a background in water, agriculture, technology innovation, quantitative studies, international business, and/or development economics that possess a large majority of the following skills/characteristics:

Required Qualifications

  • Quantitative/social science research background with a strong understanding of data validity and experimental design
  • Knowledge and experience using statistical software (SPSS, SAS, STATA, R) to analyze data sets
  • Working proficiency in the local language of the countries conducting data collection including but not limited to: French, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, Indonesian, Filipino, Tamil, Sinhala, Burmese, and Nepali. 
  • Comfort operating in rural areas with limited access to technology, and/or improved amenities
  • Interest in development and social impact and enthusiasm for engaging with data from water, energy, and agriculture innovators 
  • Commitment to producing excellent work while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while managing and meeting deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly diverse environment and a commitment to embrace cultural differences. 
  • A high level of respect and courtesy towards local stakeholders as well as mindfulness and a commitment to do no harm.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates residing in the countries of operation for the position who would not need to travel outside of their current country of residence to conduct required data collection.
  • Prior professional experience in the countries where data collection will be conducted by the External Surveyor
  • High or native proficiency in the local language of the countries conducting data collection including but not limited to: French, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, Indonesian, Filipino, Tamil, Sinhala, Burmese, and Nepali. 

If interested, read a blog post from the perspective of a previous external surveyor from Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge. For questions about this position, please email info@we4f.org with the subject 2021 M&E External Surveyors.” Applications materials sent to this address will not be considered. Please see the application process below.   

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume and at least one professional reference letter in the form linked here by December 18th. **Update: Applications are now being accepted until January 4th.**

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  • How has your previous experience prepared you to be a WEF M&E External Surveyor?
  • What was your motivation to apply for this position? What are you expecting to gain out of this experience?
  • When can you start and during what time period are you available to serve in this position?
  • Can you meet the minimum time requirements (expected duration: 4-6 weeks) for the in-country research?

Interview Process

The interview process will include two phases: 

  • 20 minute interview on the phone with the WE4F team lead, M&E manager, and/or program coordinator to discuss your background and address questions on either side 
  • mock field interview to preview a typical field evaluation experience and to determine a candidate’s fit for the work. 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Preparatory Work

Selected M&E External Surveyors will be taken through the following:

  • Introductory Webinar to explain WE4F M&E guidelines, survey tools and student fieldwork manual. (1.5 hour including Q&A).
  • Facilitated Introductory Meeting with the Regional Innovation Hub associated with the assigned WE4F innovator organization.
  • In the Field: Check in meetings every 2 weeks with your WE4F M&E Intern Coordinator, your primary point of contact during the internship. We expect that all interns will acquire an inexpensive local phone with enough credit to receive check-in phone calls.

Potential Research Questions

  • To what extent are innovators reaching customers at or below the poverty line?
  • To what extent are innovators reaching female customers?
  • How does use of the innovation impact the lives/work of women?
  • What barriers exist to greater customer adoption among impoverished customers? ..among female customers?
  • What economic and development impacts does use of the innovation have on customers/households? (income, resilience, food security, time-savings, water savings)
  • What alternatives exist to use of the innovation? What are key factors influencing this choice?
  • To what extent are the social, economic, and environmental impacts on end-user different for those not using WE4F-supported innovations?

Deliverables

  • Attendance at all training/meeting sessions
  • A minimum of 50 completed farmer/end-user interviews 
  • Mobile app data collection
  • Regular communication and check-ins with the team lead (no unexplained absences/ circumstances)
  • Data Reporting Support. You will provide data collection to support semi-annual and annual WE4F reporting. 
  • Final Field Report. You will be required to submit draft versions during the field visit and a final version at the conclusion of the internship.
  • Final Presentation to Regional Innovation Hubs. You will present an overview of the final field report including the qualitative and contextual findings that have come about during quantitative data collection. This will also include a Q&A session. 

 

FINANCIAL POLICIES & LOGISTICS

Total Compensation and External Surveyor Responsibilities: 

  • The total stipend provided to External Surveyors totals $5000 which will be disbursed following the completion of certain deliverables as described below. 
  • If the External Surveyors expenses go above the total $5,000 issued as described above, WE4F will reimburse up to an additional $2,500 (with backup documentation for expenses*), pending approval of those expenditures by the WE4F Team Lead.
  • External Surveyors will be responsible for arranging their own accommodations and travel insurance in the host country. WE4F will not provide additional funding to cover these arrangements which should be covered by the total stipend amount cited above. However, WE4F will make an effort to liaise with innovators and appropriate RIH staff to help facilitate this process.

Stipend Disbursement Schedule and Required Deliverables:

  • Following acceptance of and finalization of the offer, External Surveyors will receive an initial $1,000 of the total stipend amount. 
  • The student’s airfare and all relevant travel expenses must be booked by the External Surveyor and approved by the WE4F Team Lead prior to purchase. Once all cited travel expenses are approved by WE4F, an additional $1,000 of the total stipend amount will be disbursed. 
  • After submission and approval of all final deliverables listed below, WE4F will issue a remaining payment of $3000 to the External Surveyors. These required final deliverables include:
    • Raw data and supporting documentation from a minimum of 50 interviews with individuals {not groups} in separate households including: voice recordings, the primary interview data in excel format, and final site visit report
    • Final Field Report which reflects all final revisions requested by WE4F
    • Final Presentation to Regional Innovation Hubs including follow-up on any remaining questions from the Q&A sessions. 

As cited above, if the External Surveyor’s expenses exceed $5000 and all expenditures are approved by WE4F, an additional $2500 will be disbursed following the completion and approval of all final deliverables.

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Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting a Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist to be based in Bangkok, Thailand, to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water and Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist will be key personnel on the contract and must be local to S/SE Asia. The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality. Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the Regional Innovation Hub (RIH) communications strategy to highlight major WE4F themes including gender, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, biodiversity, climate resilience, the journey to self-reliance, food security and efficient use of natural resources.
  • Write program news on all RIH interventions and innovator case stories and develop audio and visual media pieces, infographics to be disseminated in e-newsletters, social media posts, blogs, webinar presentations, podcasts
  • Assist with the finalization of project deliverables to include researching, editing and formatting documents and training materials, and developing slide deck presentations.
  • Lead outreach to innovators, potential grantees, stakeholders and the public through a range of digital, in-person and event engagements, and other audio and visual media.
  • Ensure compliance with WE4F branding and quality assurance guidelines in all program deliverables and outputs, in collaboration with the WE4F Secretariat.
  • Provide branding and communications support to WE4F innovators, including media training and presentation coaching.
  • Create and maintain a RIH Knowledge Library as a digital platform to compile, share and engage knowledge management products with stakeholders.
  • Support the RIH’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) group that reviews progress and applies learnings to interventions.
  • Oversee the production and development of an accompanying dissemination strategy for all RIH knowledge management products in coordination with the Hub’s units.
  • Coordinate and engage with the WE4F Secretariat and other WE4F Regional Innovation Hubs on communications and knowledge management topics.
  • Source local innovator information for communications and knowledge management efforts through engagement with Country Coordinators.
  • Support the collection of performance indicator data and the development of contractual deliverables and any other reporting
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, international development or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in the region implementing communications and outreach initiatives with a focus on international development projects in South and/or Southeast Asia
  • Experience with the logistics of webinars, video conferences, podcasts, virtual library, calendar, and invitations (RSVPs) to learning activities and events.
  • Highly knowledgeable about the use of varied digital platforms and mechanisms to support learning
  • Proven ability to design, lead, and evaluate public outreach campaigns for diverse audiences
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Spark)
  • Strong working knowledge of social media and online marketing/content management platforms (Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, PinPointe)
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)

 

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Country Coordinator - India

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for a Country Coordinator to be based in New Delhi, India to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The Country Coordinator must be local to S/SE Asia with the ability to legally work in India.  The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Coordinate RIH interventions related to technical assistance, investment brokering, enabling environments, gender and environmental sustainability for India-based innovators
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between India-based WE4F innovators and RIH staff
  • Serve as the RIH’s primary country representative in India
  • Source and engage with India-based innovators for purposes of pipeline development
  • Identify needs for delivery of technical assistance to India-based innovators and support creation of relevant work plans
  • Provide insight into local value chains, policy and regulatory environments, and other India-specific frameworks relevant to WE4F nexus technologies
  • Provide updates on awardee project progress and assistance provision for India-based innovators
  • Support the collection and review of performance-based milestones submitted by India-based innovators
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicators and preparation of communication pieces related to India-based innovators

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Master’s degree in international development, management, business administration, natural resources, or related field
  • 5+ years in advising small and medium enterprises in business development and operations in India
  • Experience in developing relationships between companies, donors, financial institutions, and organizations in the energy, water or agriculture sectors in India
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to motivate and collaborate with others to achieve team goals and communicate with WE4F awardees
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)
  • Prior working experience in S/SE Asia

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Technology development or start-up experience directed at low-income or Base of the Pyramid customers
  • Familiarity with the impact investing industry
  • Understanding of enabling environment activities for a conducive private sector-driven ecosystem
  • Business acceleration experience

 

 

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Country Coordinator - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

 

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for a Country Coordinator to be based in Bangkok, Thailand to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The Country Coordinator must be local to S/SE Asia with the ability to legally work in Thailand.  The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Coordinate RIH interventions related to technical assistance, investment brokering, enabling environments, gender and environmental sustainability for Thailand-based innovators as well as innovators in the other approved project locations in S/SE Asia.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between the relevant WE4F innovators and RIH staff
  • Source and engage with innovators for purposes of pipeline development
  • Identify needs for delivery of technical assistance to innovators and support creation of relevant work plans
  • Provide insight into local value chains, policy and regulatory environments, and other frameworks relevant to WE4F nexus technologies
  • Provide updates on awardee project progress and assistance provision for innovators
  • Support the collection and review of performance-based milestones submitted by innovators
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicators and preparation of communication pieces related to innovators

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Master’s degree in international development, management, business administration, natural resources, or related field
  • 5+ years in advising small and medium enterprises in business development and operations in S/SE Asia
  • Experience in developing relationships between companies, donors, financial institutions, and organizations in the energy, water or agriculture sectors in S/SE Asia
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to motivate and collaborate with others to achieve team goals and communicate with WE4F awardees
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Technology development or start-up experience directed at low-income or Base of the Pyramid customers
  • Familiarity with the impact investing industry
  • Understanding of enabling environment activities for a conducive private sector-driven ecosystem
  • Business acceleration experience

 

 

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Environmental Sustainability Advisor - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

 

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for an Environmental Sustainability Advisor to be based in Bangkok, Thailand or other South and Southeast Asia to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org.

The Environmental Sustainability Advisor must be local to S/SE Asia.  The position is part-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead implementation of the RIH’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy, including support for the entire implementation team on integration of environmental sustainability, biodiversity, efficient natural resource use and climate resiliency into all RIH interventions in support of innovators and other activities
  • Provide on-demand technical assistance to innovators in assessing benefits and impacts of nexus technologies on environment, biodiversity, natural resources and climate resiliency, complying with local environmental requirements and ensuring adherence to project-level environmental compliance requirements.
  • Advise screening and selection of innovators as potential grantees based on considerations for environmental sustainability
  • Review and support implementation of innovator acceleration work plans on topics related to environmental sustainability, biodiversity, efficient natural resource use and climate resiliency
  • Engage and share learnings with relevant WE4F Founding Partner programs in S/SE Asia
  • Share relevant resources and develop internal guidance for the implementing team on environmental sustainability-related issues on an ongoing basis
  • Advise screening and selection of innovators as potential grantees based on considerations for environmental sustainability integrations
  • Create and update knowledge management products on innovators’ experiences with environmental sustainability topics
  • Review and support implementation of innovator acceleration work plans, especially environmental sustainability topic-centric market segment research
  • Coordinate environmental sustainability integration activities with the RIH Project Management, Technical Assistance, Brokering and Enabling Environment Units
  • Provide guidance to the Country Coordinators on interacting with innovators on sustainability, climate resilience and biodiversity issues
  • Support the procurement of grantees and local technical assistance vendors
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicator data and preparation of communication pieces
  • Support the development of contractual deliverables and any other reporting
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • A graduate degree in environmental science, natural resources, agriculture or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience in the S/S Asia leading environmental, biodiversity and performance risk and impact assessments, with a focus on nexus technologies
  • Experience in working with USAID and other large international donors
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to motivate and collaborate with others to achieve team goals and communicate with WE4F awardees
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

 

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Environmentally sustainable technology development or start-up experience directed at low-income or Base of the Pyramid customers
  • Familiarity with the impact investing industry
  • Understanding of enabling environment activities for a conducive private sector-driven ecosystem

 

 

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Gender Advisor - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for a Gender Advisor to be based in Bangkok, Thailand to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The Gender Advisor must be local to S/SE Asia. The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement of the RIH’s Gender Strategy and support the entire implementation team on integration of gender consideration into all RIH interventions in support of innovators and other activities. Interventions are aimed to improve the likelihood that women are beneficiaries of WE4F nexus solutions, increasing employment opportunities for women throughout the WE4F nexus value chain and attracting private and commercial finance for women-owned, women-led, and gender-inclusive WE4F business models, and improving WE4F innovators’ ability to leverage gender lens funds
  • Provide on-demand technical assistance to innovators in integrating gender into market research, product development and deployment, human resources and other business operations
  • Promote and document the business case for WE4F innovators targeting women consumers and integrating gender equality
  • Support WE4F innovators’ ability to identify and market to female customers
  • Encourage and facilitate the inclusion of gender considerations in WE4F nexus policies and regulations that address barriers to women’s access and create opportunities for women’s employment throughout the WE4F nexus value chain
  • Promote women’s participation in the formulation of WE4F nexus policies and regulations as well as in key government WE4F nexus bodies
  • Coordinate with and support innovator interaction with existing gender-equality focused programs and funding mechanisms led by governments and donors in the region
  • Engage and share learnings with relevant WE4F Founding Partner programs in S/SE Asia
  • Share relevant resources and develop internal guidance for the implementing team on gender-related issues on an ongoing basis
  • Advise screening and selection of innovators as potential grantees based on considerations for gender integration
  • Create and update knowledge management products on innovators’ experiences with gender integration
  • Review and support implementation of innovator acceleration work plans, especially gender-centric market segment research
  • Coordinate gender integration activities with the RIH Project Management, Technical Assistance, Brokering and Enabling Environment Units
  • Provide guidance to the Country Coordinators on engaging local innovators on gender topics
  • Support the procurement of grantees and local technical assistance vendors
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicator data and preparation of communication pieces
  • Support the development of contractual deliverables and any other reporting
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • A graduate degree in international development, gender studies or related field is required
  • 10+ years’ experience in S/SE Asia in designing, implementing and advising gender equality interventions for SMEs, utilities, and government bodies
  • Experience in working with USAID and other large international donors
  • Experience in coordinating with multilateral donor programs in emerging markets
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to motivate and collaborate with others to achieve team goals and communicate with WE4F awardees.
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)
  • Experience in holding public meetings and coordinating with local governments, legal experts, developers, special interest groups and the public to formulate and develop plans for vulnerable populations
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Prior working experience in S/SE Asia

 

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Experience working on integration gender into the development of technologies or working with business start-ups targeting low-income or Base of the Pyramid customers
  • Familiarity with the impact investing industry
  • Understanding of enabling environment activities for a conducive private sector-driven ecosystem

 

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Grants and Finance Specialist - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

 

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for a Grants and Finance Specialist (GFS) to be based in Bangkok, Thailand to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) from July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The GFS will be key personnel on the contract and must be local to S/SE Asia with the ability to legal work in Thailand.  The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the multi-million grants component of the project that aims to the scale of innovations that impact the water-energy-food nexus to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency and climate resiliency in emerging markets
  • Administer all grant activities of the RIH, including application setup, grantee intake, application review, preparation of grant award package, management and close-out
  • Support development of grant manuals, templates and forms in support of potential and existing grantees
  • Advise grantees on relevant USAID and WE4F operational policies and procedures related to their awards
  • Maintain and update grantees payment tracker
  • Monitor and review innovator milestone reports and process payments
  • Assess needs for and implement grant modifications on as-needed basis
  • Liaise with USAID, WE4F Steering Committee, WE4FSecretariat and Tetra Tech home office on grant management topics
  • Maintain proper electronic and hard copy filing system
  • Liaise with Country Coordinators on grantee intake process in local context
  • Coordinate with home office staff on due diligence and anti-corruption efforts for accounting and financial management systems
  • Coordinate with home office on fund requests to ensure Bangkok office capacity for supporting local operations and disbursing grants
  • Support the procurement of grantees and local technical assistance vendors
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicator data and preparation of communication pieces
  • Support the development of contractual deliverables and any other reporting
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or relevant field
  • 7 years of relevant experience in S/SE Asia on administration of grants and subcontracts supported by international donor organizations
  • Demonstrated experience with USAID acquisition and assistance rules and regulations, including experience with the full cycle of grant making
  • Prior experience in administering milestone-based grants for USAID-funded regional projects
  • Expert knowledge and efficiency working with financial control processes, payment systems, results-based management, project monitoring, and management
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as a background in budget review and cost analysis to ensure maximum efficiency of grant resources
  • Strong oral and written communications skills to effectively liaise with and advise grantees and technical staff
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or relevant field

 

 

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Technical Assistance Facilitator/BOP Impact Specialist - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for a Technical Assistance Facilitator (TAF)/Base of Pyramid (BOP) Impact Specialist to be based in Bangkok, Thailand to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) over July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/.

The TAF/BOP Impact Specialist will be key personnel on the contract and must be local to S/SE Asia. The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the delivery of technical assistance and business advisory services to a minimum of 40 innovators in South and Southeast Asia working in the water-energy-food nexus. Examples of technical assistance includes marketing and market analysis, financial modeling and business coaching, environmental compliance and assessment, graphic design & branding, product development, public relations, or supply chain development.
  • Manage the Technical Assistance Unit including the deployment of a team of five short-term energy, agriculture, water use, and finance experts and supervising the gender and environmental sustainability advisors
  • Identify skill gaps or technical assistance needs for grant awardees, source appropriate support either within the Hub or by external vendors and develop individualized grantee business acceleration work plans
  • Manage the procurement and management of local, third party vendors to provide specialized technical assistance to innovator according to business acceleration workplans
  • Support the identification, selection and evaluation of potential innovators to receive grants
  • Lead the implementation of a BOP strategy including identification of BOP market segments WE4F innovators can target and integration of BOP into the all aspects of the Hub’s interventions
  • Provide semi-annual updates on awardee project progress and technical assistance provision
  • Support the collection and review of performance-based milestones submitted by grant awardees
  • Support the development of knowledge products, collection of performance indicator and preparation of communication pieces
  • Support the management of the Hub including staff selection, development of contractual deliverables and acting as the head of office in the absence of the Hub Manager

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, international development, or related field
  • 8 years of relevant work experience in the region working in one or more of the following sectors: water, energy, agriculture.
  • Prior experience managing and providing technical assistance on technology development and commercial scaling to companies in South and/or Southeast Asia
  • Prior experience working with BOP market segments and/or financing BOP customers in South and/or Southeast Asia
  • Familiarity with private sector investment process and investor expectations on minimum technical competency within a perspective investee.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as a background in budget review and cost analysis to ensure maximum efficiency of unit resources.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to motivate and collaborate with others to achieve team goals and communicate with WE4F awardees.
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Technology development or start-up experience directed at low-income or Base of the Pyramid customers
  • Understanding of enabling environment activities for a conducive private sector-driven ecosystem
  • Business acceleration experience

 

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

Regional Innovation Hub Manager - Thailand

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

 

Summary:

Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) is dedicated to improving the energy sector of developing economies.  We are recruiting for a Regional Innovation Hub Manager to be based in Bangkok, Thailand to support the implementation of the USAID-administered Water Energy for Food Asia Regional Innovation Hub (WE4F-Asia-RIH) over July 2020 to July 2024. See https://we4f.org/

The RIH Manager will be key personnel on the contract and must be local to S/SE Asia. The position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval.  Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality.  Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize for the planning and execution of all activities ensures effective and efficient performance for all aspects including overseeing all staffing, managing costs, reporting quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve the WE4F’s objectives
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID, WE4F Steering Committee, Secretariat and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and supervise a multidisciplinary team of 12 staff and two major subcontractors in the implementation of the activities of the regional Hub
  • Produce high-quality deliverables on schedule, with stakeholders, counterparts, and other donor organizations
  • Interact professionally and build successful partnerships with the WE4F Partners, other donors, government officials, other donors, and regional organizations.
  • Manage work-planning, including activity design, scheduling and implementation, reporting, and budgeting
  • Manage the preparation of the project’s progress reports, work-plans, and other contractual deliverables
  • Ensure the integration of the cross-cutting elements of monitoring and evaluation, communications, gender integration and environmental compliance
  • Hold meetings with the full core project team to review progress and plan for the upcoming month.
  • Oversee each RIH unit’s work schedule detailing each task, intermediate steps, interdependencies, timelines and resources.
  • Collaborate with the Tetra Tech home office team on all project implementation and operational items such as financial matters (invoices, accounts payable, budgets, accruals, forecasts), contractual matters (issuing grants and subcontracts, USAID contract compliance, modifications), personnel matters (hiring, performance, salary increases) and other items (travel logistics, IT, health safety and security).
  • Prepare project budgets, accruals, forecast and other financial reporting to deliver value for money for the client, minimize risk and mitigate cost overruns and disallowances
  • Ensure compliance with Tetra Tech Duty of Care standards for international health, safety and security

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Master’s degree in international development, management, business administration, natural resources, or related field , or bachelor’s degree with an additional 3 years of relevant work experience
  • 15 years of progressive experience in the region managing and implementing donor-funded international development projects of at least $10 million
  • Experience on the food, energy, water nexus issues, in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and building partnerships with the private sector in South and/or Southeast Asia
  • Supervisory experience in the international development industry, specifically with long-term field staff and short-term U.S., third country, and local experts
  • Ability to establish solid working relationships with high-level/senior government officials, the private sector, and civil society
  • A proven record of excellent management, strong administrative and organizational skills, strategic thinking and decision-making, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including being a strong writer and articulate speaker
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent leadership skills including strategic thinking, decision-making, oral and written communications, ability to motivate and collaborate with others to achieve team goals
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and presentation skills)

Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Prior experience working on technology development or start-up experience directed at low-income or Base of the Pyramid customers
  • Familiarity with the impact investing industry
  • Understanding of enabling environment activities for a conducive private sector-driven ecosystem

About Tetra Tech:

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

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

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability – No calls or agencies

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