Chief of Party Climate Change Adaptation and REDD+, Tetra Tech ARD


Tetra Tech ARD, a leading international development consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for a USAID-funded climate change adaptation and REDD+ project in India. The project will focus on sustainable landscapes, enhancing carbon sequestration, low carbon growth strategy, enhancing GHG mitigation programming and climatic resistance. The purpose of this multi-year project is to help improve the sustainability of forests in order to mitigate GHG emissions through carbon sequestration by forests, and to assist individuals and communities to adapt to climate change.  The COP position will be full time, based in Delhi, India and require frequent travel.


The Chief of Party’s role consists of a range of managerial and technical activities, including managing the deployment of short term technical experts. The Chief of Party position requires significant coordination with USAID and country counterparts, broad general and technical knowledge of climate change adaptation, experience in developing countries, and the skills to ensure coherence and consistency under tight deadlines, including quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.


*Advanced degree in forestry, climate change, natural resource management, or other related field;

*Minimum 10 years of experience working on forest conservation and sustainable management of forests, climate change adaptation, REDD+ methodologies, and/or clean energy projects; 

*Minimum 5 years of chief of party or team leader experience; 

*Demonstrated experience leading and monitoring teams of diverse professionals responding to complex assignments;

*Proven experience working effectively with multiple stakeholders including USAID, host government officials, multilateral and donor organizations, and local implementing partners.

*Preferred strong knowledge of USAID activities and guidelines; 

*Experience in South Asia required, experience in India advantageous;

*Fluency in English required.

To Apply:

Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to referring to CC Forests COP in the subject line or fax to S. Hendel at 1-802-658-4247. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.

Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas.  We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce.  We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.