Agriculture and Economic Growth Disaster Risk Finance Associate (Remote, US-based)

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development is accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our Agriculture and Economic Growth (AEG) Sector as Disaster Risk Finance Associate. This position is preferably based in Arlington, VA or Burlington, VT areas with consideration of other remote US-based locations.

​ The Disaster Risk Finance Associate will provide technical support and leadership to disaster risk finance and climate resilience projects, leading and supporting new business development, providing internal and external technical leadership to improve Tetra Tech’s overall capacities in relevant areas, and managing relevant projects including technical, financial and administrative project management. The Associate is a member of the operations staff, working in a sector; in this capacity, the Associate will be assigned duties by the Sector Director, or designee, in the areas of project management, business development, and providing technical assistance. Associates are assigned to proposal and project teams in various roles such as Proposal Manager, Lead Technical Writer, Project Manager, and Deputy Project Manager, among others. Associates are expected to be highly motivated, demonstrate strong self-discipline, and work with minimal supervision. An Associate is expected to engage in and support the dynamics of Tetra Tech business through teamwork and demonstrate initiative and flexibility in their engagements. Therefore, they are expected to work closely and cooperatively with other personnel of the firm to achieve corporate goals.


* Support development and/or develop all aspects of proposals, conduct positioning and marketing, direct and lead client interaction, and maintain networks in the industry;

* Demonstrate thorough understanding and knowledge of proposal development process; contribute to proposal strategy, technical approach, and writing sections of proposals; support the development of proposal budgets;

* Play role as lead tracker, proposal champion, and strategist for key pre-RFP new business pursuits.

* Write position papers or marketing collateral material supporting sector capabilities;

* Oversee outside consultants used in proposal development process; identify, recruit, and negotiate with collaborating or subcontracting firms, in close conjunction with the Proposal Manager;

* Manage and oversee all aspects of a project, from start-up to close-out, either as Project Manager or Deputy Project Manager;

* Ensure contract compliance in accordance with client and Tetra Tech requirements; work with project team to create and manage project budget; build capacity of field office staff;

* Provide excellence and innovation in technical service areas, including mentoring less experienced staff;

* Know and apply fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization;

* Develop and deliver technical deliverables to client on time and with consistently high quality; and

* Lead and manage various teams and/or team members effectively, as directed.

* Master’s degree in climate, disaster management, or similar area;

* Minimum of 5 years of working experience in international development and climate risk management;

* Demonstrated knowledge of disaster risk finance, climate resilience, and related areas;

* At least three years of experience working at a professional services firm or equivalent organization focusing on project management and new business;

* Preference for overseas development experience or demonstrated understanding of contract management, technical disciplines, and client needs across home office and field project teams;

* Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural team situations with excellent written, oral, and presentation skills;

* Effectively demonstrated ability to work within a home office environment and with clients, with a record of positive collaboration;

* Proficient at being a team leader or team member;

* Ability to understand scope and schedule aspects of the consulting business, and demonstrated strengths in managing scope, schedule, and budget;

* Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and other Tetra Tech clients, and proficient at marketing professional services to a client and/or proposal writing;

* Proficiency in leading and/or writing proposals with a winning track record;

* Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction, through technical excellence and quality of work products;

* Speaking and reading proficiency in at least one foreign language is preferred;

* Availability for 20% international travel;

* U.S. work authorization required.

How 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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Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the 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.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background. If you need a reasonable accommodation with your application process, contact our Global Talent Operations team.

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.