Job: Associate or Senior Associate for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Arlington, VA

Organization: Tetra Tech
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Tetra Tech ARD (, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, is accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Water Resources and Infrastructure (WRI) Sector team as Associate or Senior Associate.

The WRI Sector assists governments, civil society organizations, private sector and communities in developing countries to improve policies and practices essential to the provision of effective water resources management, water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming and municipal infrastructure services. Tetra Tech ARD has ongoing water sector activities in countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Liberia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Jordan, Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, and Cambodia. The successful candidate will support project delivery and administration, provide technical services, lead business development initiatives, and contribute to external communications and client diversification. Candidates must demonstrate a history of successful proposal writing, project management, and client relations.

This position will be based in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Identify, pursue, strategize, and lead the preparation of proposals in response to WRI sector opportunities in developing countries, including countries in and emerging from conflict;
  • Develop and lead marketing and positioning strategy for the WRI sector;
  • Provide contract technical and administrative oversight and management, including financial and personnel management, ensuring quality and timely implementation;
  • Travel regularly to provide technical assistance to projects, and to provide management and training support to project field staff, including for project start-up and close-out;
  • Represent Tetra Tech ARD to clients in the US and developing countries;
  • Assess and pursue WASH sector client diversification opportunities;
  • Provide technical advice and solutions to proposal development and projects in other Tetra Tech ARD sectors; and
  • Supervise and mentor sector staff as may be required.
Essential Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., civil engineering, water resources management, international affairs, resource economics, health) required;
  • Minimum seven (for Associate) to twelve (for Senior Associate) years of relevant professional experience, including at least five years in developing countries working on donor-funded projects in area(s) relevant to the WRI sector, such as rural water and sanitation; integrated water resource management; water utility management and operations; water sector reform; behavior change and communications; water for health, and/or urban water use efficiency and demand management;
  • Prior successful experience leading and writing proposals for USAID;
  • Prior success mobilizing multi-year funding from non-USAID sources;
  • Strong knowledge of and direct experience with implementation of USAID projects;
  • Professional proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic is strongly preferred;
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications;
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure on multiple concurrent projects;
  • Demonstrated detail orientation and exceptionally high levels of organization;
  • Position requires frequent international travel (roughly 25%), including to conflict and post-conflict countries;
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with poise and professionalism; and
  • U.S. citizenship or a current, valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.
How to apply:

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process:
  • A letter of application explaining individual qualifications and competencies for this opportunity
  • A current resume in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
  • A writing sample of sole authorship, maximum of 10 pages in length.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.
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. No phone calls will be accepted.

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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