U.S. citizens: Water Resources and Infrastructure Staff Associate

Tetra Tech
Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Water Resources and Infrastructure (WRI) Sector team as a Staff Associate.
The WRI Sector assists governments, civil society organizations, 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) and municipal infrastructure services programming. We are looking for an individual who has relevant international experience in the WRI sector and with USAID project administration and oversight.

The position can be based in Burlington, Vermont, or Arlington, Virginia.

What you’ll do:
* Backstop all aspects of WRI project(s), including but not limited to: start up through close out, procurement, budgets, travel, recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/personnel, collaborating with local staff to build capacity; subcontractor management, and monitoring delivery against work plan to ensure contract compliance;
* Serve as Deputy Project Manager for the USAID WASH-FIN (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance) global project, focused on expanding access to finance for water and sanitation infrastructure
* Contribute to marketing activities and new business development, including conducting scoping trips, identifying new partners and/or clients, and innovative approaches to development challenges;
* Assist in all aspects of proposal preparation
* Provide technical assistance either for short-term international assignments or in a home office advisory capacity



* Master’s Degree in a sector-relevant technical discipline preferred
* Experience in project management and implementation of USAID programs
* 2-5 years of relevant professional experience in the WASH sector, preferably with overseas experience in developing countries
* High levels of professionalism and collegiality across cultures, hierarchies, and roles;
* Demonstrated attention to detail
* Ability to communicate high volumes of information into key messages and to various audiences;
* Strong proficiency in French, Spanish, Portuguese and/or Arabic is highly preferred;
* Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure on concurrent projects with poise;
* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.

In order to be considered, please submit the following as part of the online application 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
* A writing sample of a technical nature no more than 10 pages in length in which the applicant is the sole author

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.

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.


Apply online ONLY at http://ow.ly/a37o30nClVh


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.