Ghana: Technical Program Coordinator – Biodiversity and Climate Change Project. West Africa / Accra – Ghana

By Tetra Tech Organization: Tetra Tech
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

Tetra Tech International Development Services ( is currently accepting applications from qualified Technical Program Coordinator candidates for the ongoing five-year USAID funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change Project (WA BiCC). WA BiCC has three components: to combat wildlife trafficking, increase coastal resilience to climate change, and reduce deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss in West Africa.

Position Description/ Summary:

Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination with other team members, the Technical Program Coordinator will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the development of, and the coordination for, the implementation of the Annual Work Plan (AWP) activities and providing thought leadership and coordination for the prioritizing and developing of technical deliverables. These will include, but are not limited to, technical reports, issues briefs, web stories and other key learning and communications outputs identified in the AWP. Key to this will be working with Components Leads to identify and develop high-quality, diverse and targeted learning products in close collaboration with the Policy and Partnerships Specialist (including core regional partners, Gender and Social Inclusion and Advocacy), Knowledge and Management Specialist (KML) and the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) sub-units (Communications, Capacity Building and Monitoring an Evaluation).


*Coordinate all technical aspects of the Program related to the three core technical components on a continuous basis during work plan implementation to assist the prioritization and planning of activities and related tasks;

*Work with the Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist to ensure that the Learning Products developed under Component Leads contribute strategically to the WA BiCC-wide KML and Communications Strategies.

*Ensure quality control for technical content and strategic relevance on technical activities, concepts, scopes of work, deliverables and ensure that reasonable deadlines are set and met, and all written products are of a high-quality and near ready for external audiences.

*Support the development for all KML/Communications products identified in the Technical Unit including technical and/or policy briefs, technical documents, blogs, vlogs, Exposure pieces, monthly, annual and semi-annual reports and ensure high-quality writing and substance with clear messaging, identified audiences and all elements to ensure that knowledge and lessons generated are effectively articulated and disseminated

*Oversee the development of concept notes and technical scopes of work for short-term technical consultants being proposed by the Component Leads.

*Oversee the development of technical work plan proposals for the Annual Work Plan and quarterly work planning sessions with all technical/program staff and work with the DCOP/Operations and his team to ensure that adequate budget resources are available to support proposed activities

*Work with DCOP/Operations to ensure that finances related to technical activities are planned and managed effectively in close coordination with all technical/program staff

*Ensure that technical staff and activities comply with Tetra Tech’s management, operational and security procedures, policies and regulations, as well as USAID’s procedures and regulations, including the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP).


*Demonstrated expertise and at least ten years’ professional experience working in climate change, natural resource management or biodiversity development programs with proven results in the development of KML/Communications or other outreach/influence or related products. Direct experience working in West Africa is highly preferred.

*Minimum five years of work experience in a relevant technical field(s) as defined by the three core technical components as a technical specialist or advisor.

*Experience working on regional programs strongly preferred.

*Excellent and verifiable writing and editing skills in English language.

*Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across projects, flexible and creative.

*Proven, high quality technical writing and editing experience for diverse audiences, including USAID.

*Demonstrated expertise in gender programming.

*Strong communications and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs, research institutions).

*A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with an additional ten years’ experience to the required minimums above.

*Excellent oral and written communication and presentations skills in English; similar qualifications in French strongly preferred.

How to apply:

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

*Cover Letter

*CV in reverse chronological format

*Reference List

*Employee Biographical Data Sheet

*Optional-Recommendation Letters

*Optional-Writing Sample – must be sole authorship, maximum 10 pages

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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. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

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—17,000 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.

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