Land Tenure and Property Rights Staff Associate (Remote, US-Based)

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development ( is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Land Tenure and Property Rights Staff Associate. This position is preferably based in Burlington, Vermont or Arlington, VA with consideration of remote work from US-based locations.

Clear, secure, and enforceable LTPR systems are fundamental to a wide variety of development outcomes, including economic growth, peace and security, good governance, and sustainable natural resource management. Tetra Tech’s LTPR sector works with clients to help build and support legitimate, transparent, and negotiable tenure systems, increase responsible investments, strengthen productivity and political stability, and encourage better resource management.

The Staff Associate is expected to contribute to both project implementation and new business development, administratively and technically. The Staff Associate may travel approximately 35% of the year to take on international assignments that may involve several weeks away from home.


* Support all aspects of project management and contract compliance from start up to close out, including coordination with Home Office staff on logistics, procurement, budgets, and travel; project budget development and management; recruiting and onboarding technical consultants/personnel; collaborating with local staff to build capacity; monitoring work plan and deliverables to ensure contract compliance, and client communications;

*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: technical approach, staff identification, work plan, partner liaising, and budget development, among others;

*Conduct research assignments as directed by the Sector Director or his/her designate;

*Provide technical assistance either for short-term international assignments or in a home office advisory capacity; and

*Assist Sector Director in general market analysis for the sector, among other tasks, as directed.


* Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in a sector-relevant technical discipline such as agricultural economics, economics, geography, planning, anthropology, sociology, international relations, law, or another related field.

*Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a professional services firm or similar organization;

*Two years of relevant professional experience in a developing country is desired (service in a volunteer program is considered relevant)

*Prior experience with and knowledge of USAID and USG regulations, administration, management, reporting procedures, and systems preferred; and

*Prior experience conducting research and writing on land tenure topics.

*Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams – in the Home Office and the field – with strong written, oral, and presentation skills;

*High-level proficiency in MS Office applications; and

*Ability to conduct frequent short-term international fieldwork;

*Fluency in English and French;

*U.S. work authorization required.

How to apply

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Letter of application
* Current CV in reverse chronological format

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

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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.