Tetra Tech Seeks Program Coordinator

Posted on March 24, 2023
Tetra Tech Seeks Program Coordinator
Position Title:

MSI Engagement Research and Program Coordinator for BIFAD Support Contract (Remote US-based)

Position Summary
The MSI Coordinator will conduct initial information gathering and provide information to BIFAD and USAID in order to refine the objectives, membership balance plan, and timeline for the MSI Subcommittee. This consultancy is estimated at 2-5 days level of effort (LOE) per month April-October 2023 (not to exceed 30 days in total).

- Organize/conduct background research and support key informant interviews to present information to BIFAD and USAID related to areas of opportunity and challenges to be considered by the Subcommittee.

- Support the Senior Counselor and BIFAD Executive Director in drafting the Subcommittee terms of reference (TOR), outlining background, objectives, membership balance plans, and a general timeline for the Subcommittee.

- Build and maintain, through stakeholder consultation, a list of potential Subcommittee members, considering the membership balance plan and in support of BIFAD’s aim for a representative Subcommittee with diverse views and organizational representation.

- Schedule meetings and interviews, maintain calendar invitations, record and share notes and recordings, and organize files related to the Subcommittee’s work.

- Support the Senior Counselor and Program Associate in planning, hosting, and following up on public meetings or other engagements related to the Subcommittee’s launch.

- Support activities to explore new partnerships with MSIs and to diversify BIFAD’s communications and outreach to traditionally underrepresented stakeholders.


Required Qualifications

- Recently completed bachelor’s degree or in-progress or recently completed Master’s degree in agriculture, economic development, business management, international development, or related field.

- Students currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a program, studying agriculture, economic development, business management, or related field, or who have graduated in the last 12 months at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI), strongly preferred.

- At least one year of work experience desired, including some work, volunteerism or service-learning experience in a developing country or experience working with traditionally underserved or underrepresented groups or communities in the United States on issues related to food security, economic growth, or closely related fields.

- Understanding of MSI institutions strongly preferred.

- Demonstrated engagement in organizations committed to underrepresented students or young professionals in agriculture, sciences, or other fields (e.g., MANRRS or student government at an MSI) preferred.

- Demonstrated understanding of, academic excellence in, and desire to pursue a career in agriculture, economics, project management, or international relations strongly preferred.

- Knowledge of international donor development projects, especially USAID-funded projects, highly desired.

- Experience in MS Office Suite required, with understanding of SharePoint desirable.

- Ability to work in the US without employer sponsorship.


- Cover Letter

- CV in reverse chronological format

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