Chief of Party for Bangladesh Multispecies Biodiversity Conservation Activity

Chief of Party for Bangladesh Multispecies Biodiversity Conservation Activity

Type of offer:

Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Chief of Party (COP) position on a USAID-funded anticipated Bangladesh Multispecies Biodiversity Conservation Activity program in Bangladesh.

Position Description:

The anticipated 5-year USAID-funded initiative titled Multispecies Biodiversity Conservation Activity (MBCA) seeks to improve the protection of key wildlife species and their habitats in Bangladesh. Targeted species may include but are not limited to Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, pangolins, turtles, tortoises, sharks, and rays.

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial, and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the Activity’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech, and other partners, and will provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting to USAID. This would be a full-time position and be based in Bangladesh for the full life of project (anticipated five years).


* Provide leadership and technical expertise for the Activity, and supervise project staff / local teams;

* Develop strategic objectives and confirm project compliance with USAID regulations;

* Manage the Activity’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management;

* Oversee technical activities of the Activity and ensure that impact is achieving the results defined in the contract;

* Evaluate and document Activity progress and lessons learned;

* Assume responsibility for overall USAID contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables.


* Minimum of a master’s degree in a related field, e.g., biodiversity conservation, biology, forestry, natural resource management, international development, or some other relevant discipline.

* Minimum 10 years’ experience, preferably in Bangladesh, managing complex biodiversity conservation or sustainable natural resource-related development projects.

* Minimum of 5 years in director-level role leading and managing complex development/donor-funded programs and multi-disciplinary teams in the Asia Region, preferably as a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project or equivalent.

* Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders, fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and promoting gender equity and social inclusion.

* Fluency in written and spoken English required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, and cultural context in Bangladesh.

* Proficiency in Bengali.

* Bangladeshi nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Type: Consultancy
Location: Bangladesh
Organization: Tetra Tech
Deadline: February 20, 2024
External website link: https://reliefweb.int/job/4031547/chief-party-bangladesh-multispecies-biodiversity-conservation-activity