Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia in the United States is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party (COP) position on an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in Serbia. The goal of this project is to address the major obstacles facing Serbia’s food-processing industry by improving established market system models, replicating them into new value chains, and by developing and applying new models.
Tetra Tech anticipates using a market systems approach to improve private sector performance and competitiveness in key domestic and export sectors and promote greater integration with European and global markets, thus generating private sector employment in Serbia.
Position Description: Working under the overall direction of the Chief of Party (COP) and in coordination with project technical staff and external partners, the DCOP will ensure the timely and effective delivery of project activities and results. The DCOP will provide technical leadership for one or more project components, support the COP in project management and donor relations, and serve as the technical and program point of contact in the absence of the COP. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Belgrade, Serbia.
*Master’s degree or higher in agriculture, agribusiness, economics, business development, food processing, or another relevant field;
*Minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of economic development activities, especially business development, trade, and export promotion activities in the agriculture and food processing sectors, under a U.S. Government instrument, especially USAID;
*At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in project management for USAID or other donor-funded development projects;
*Experience working in Serbia or the Western Balkans region in support of the agriculture and food processing sectors;
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage in multi-stakeholder dialogue with a diverse range of stakeholders across government, academic, civil society, and local resource users; *Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments;
*Professional proficiency in Serbian and English is required;
*Prior experience living and working in Serbia and/or any other countries in the Western Balkans (preferred);
*Qualified applicants from Serbia highly encouraged to apply.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
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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 – 20,000 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 over 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.