Program Associate-Corporate Office

Tetra Tech International Development Services (IDS) is seeking a home office Program Associate to join the firm's Security and Stabilization business unit. The Security and Stabilization team assists governments, civil society organizations, and communities by implementing programs centered on peace building, stabilization and transitional justice, conflict mitigation and management, countering violent extremism (CVE), dispute resolution, and citizen security policies and practices in Africa and other developing regions around the world.
The Program Associate position is responsible for supporting overall technical, operational, contractual and financial management of projects, as well as coordination and management of field office operational staff from project start up through contract close out. Key support includes writing and editing project reports, and developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and project work plans in accordance with client goals and contract requirements. S/he also supports business development efforts for the business unit as necessary. The Program Associate will report to the Vice President through the Senior Program Manager.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related field, including International Relations, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Security, Government, Economics, Business, International Development, or relevant work experience
3-5 years of relevant professional experience.
Experience and/or proven interest with law enforcement and security issues facing the developing world.
Background supporting large programs.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure on multiple concurrent projects.
Proven ability to take the initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges.
Demonstrated detail orientation and exceptionally high levels of organization.
Excellent intercultural communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team.
Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications(Work/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and email.
Willingness to travel and work overseas, sometimes on short notice.
U.S. citizenship or a current, valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.
Fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in relevant field.
Experience writing business proposals.
Experience living and/or working abroad.
Experience working for or on behalf of US Department of State, USAID or other related government agency or international organization.
Knowledge of DoS / USAID regulations (FAR and AIDAR) especially as they relate to contracting and procurement.
Fluency in predominant language spoken in Africa a plus.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. This position will be based in Arlington, Virginia with occasional travel to Africa and other developing regions.
To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process.
Letter of Interest explaining qualifications and interest for this opportunity.
Current CV in reverse chronological format.
3 professional references including name, contact information, and relationship to the applicant.
A writing sample of a technical nature of no more than 5 pages.
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. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer a competitive full range compensation package including; company subsidized medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage; company paid life insurance and long-term disability; 401 (k); employee stock purchase plan; parking/transit benefits and so much more!
Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at http://www.tetratech.com/ to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.
If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: 703-414-5593.

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