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Chief of Party – Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM), Africa

Chief of Party – Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM), Africa
Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for artisanal and small scale mining programs in Francophone Africa.


Tetra Tech works to formalize and strengthen the artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) sector. Our technical approach is multi-faceted, including: clarifying and securing property and resource rights to ensure more minerals enter formal chains of custody; enhancing the livelihoods and security of artisanal mining communities; strengthening the capacity of artisanal and small scale miners to operate safely and within national and international frameworks; addressing gender and youth in the ASM sector as well as implementing on site due diligence and traceability systems to  establish conflict-free mineral supply chains.



* Provide leadership, supervision, and direction to the project team, subcontractors and short-term technical consultants;

* Act as primary liaison to donors, oversee all engagement with local counterpart institutions, local subcontractors and/or grantees.

* Assume overall responsibility for the establishment and efficient operation of administrative, personnel, financial, and management systems;

* Coordinate the preparation of project work plans with stakeholders, as appropriate;

* Ensure that contractual obligations are met and that work plans are being successfully implemented;

* Lead recruiting and hiring of local personnel in accordance with project and donor guidelines and policies;

* Prepare or approve all scopes of work and timetables for the design and implementation of program activities;

* Monitor, evaluate, and report on project performance and progress;

* Control and authorize all in-country expenditures with the Tetra Tech Project Manager and Controller;

* Oversee all administrative requirements and development of training plans, and collaborate with Tetra Tech’s project manager in planning and executing all trainings;

* Prepare periodic reports, and the final report for submission, in collaboration with project team and stakeholders; and

* Oversee project closeout activities and ensure that equipment, local personnel, and project files are appropriately reconciled with client and Tetra Tech.



* Minimum of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, international development, public policy or natural resource management;

* At least ten years’ experience and/or technical knowledge in designing, managing and evaluating development projects and activities, preferably in artisanal mining, natural resources management and/or property rights;

* Experience managing complex projects, including initiating and managing consultation processes involving multiple stakeholders;

* Demonstrated ability to work comfortably with many types of people including donors, officials from various levels of governments, local civil society representatives, private sector entities, miners;

* Demonstrated experience managing local sub-contractors and partners;

* Demonstrated history of providing deliverables on time and within budget;

* Experience with USAID and/or European donor funding contracts;

* Experience in post conflict environments, preferably in Francophone Africa;

* Professional background or experience working in artisanal and small-scale mining preferred;

* Candidate must have excellent English and French writing and speaking ability.


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To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Please visit for more instructions:


* Submit Cover Letter

* Submit CV in reverse chronological format

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


Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

Last updated by Norma Garza Mar 13, 2017.


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