Technical Coordinator – Latin America And The Caribbean Regional Disaster Assistance Program (RDAP)

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Tetra Tech International Development Services (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Technical Coordinator position on an anticipated USAID-funded Regional Disaster Assistance Program (RDAP) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). RDAP’s primary objective is to build disaster management and risk reduction capacity to improve the ability of host nations and regional entities to effectively respond to disasters, reducing the human consequences of disasters and the need for U.S. government assistance. In LAC, USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) office provides support to risk management programs through its regional office in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Responsibilities:

The Technical Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight, administration, coordination, and supervision of a team of technical specialists who provide support as needed across the LAC region. The Technical Coordinator will work with project leadership to coordinate technical assistance needs, provide daily oversight of technical specialists; to monitor the creation and implementation of annual work plans, prioritize and ensure appropriate utilization of staff time and resources, and engage with stakeholders or project components in thematic areas as needed.

Qualifications:

* Advanced degree in related field and at least four (4) years relevant work experience in developing countries, preferably LAC, to include experience in positions of responsibility in international development/humanitarian assistance programs, experience in Disaster Risk Management, and experience in disaster preparedness, training, mitigation, and response.

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* Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least seven (7) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably LAC, to include experience in positions of responsibility in international development/humanitarian assistance programs, experience in Disaster Risk Management, and experience in disaster preparedness, training, mitigation, and response.

* Knowledge of the disaster structures of the region, key players, and relationships amongst these agencies

* Minimum two (2) years of implementing capacity building initiatives and assessment, including previous experience providing training and technical assistance related to emergency management, disaster response, disaster preparedness, or disaster risk reduction.

* Basic understanding in key technical thematic areas, including Emergency Management Systems, Urban Search and Rescue; Integrated Fire Management; DRR, Food Security and Nutrition.

* Minimum three (3) years of mid-level management responsibilities, including program strategic planning, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation in developing countries as well as direct staff management, preferably managing a team of individuals working in different locations.

* Professional fluency in Spanish and English required, full fluency in Spanish and English 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

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/TCRDAP

Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and if noted above, any additional requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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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 – 21,000 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 450 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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