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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Colombia
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.


Project Summary: 

The USAID/OTI Colombia Program seeks to address emerging factors of instability through support to the Government of Colombia (GOC) and communities for robust peace accord implementation, thus helping to demonstrate that an integrated, comprehensive approach to the conflict also provides solutions to some of the country's biggest problems to include rural insecurity and illicit economies. Implicit in this approach is support to the GOC in understanding the unique post- accord drivers of instability and support for piloting innovative solutions. The program will also focus on increasing the capacity and co-responsibility of both GOC and community actors for accord implementation.


**Please note: Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position.**


Position Summary:

The Field Officer, based in our regional office of Bajo Cauca is responsible for supporting strategic, technical and operational needs at the activity level implementation with local partners and municipalities among others, in coordination with the Program Development Officer (PDO); supervising and guiding program partners from the start to the conclusion of activities; and ensuring fulfilment of acquired commitments and timely and adequate activity execution. The Field Officer's work site will be able to travel to other municipalities when required by the program and authorized.



  • Develop concepts and discuss them with Senior Management Team (SMT) according with the Regional Programmatic approach.
  • Provide strategic, technical and operational support during the project's execution, evaluation, and systematization.
  • Support programmatic and technical aspects of the Colombia Transforma Program.
  • Monitor grants in progress, including but not limited to: Attending grant events, collecting information, and drafting impact and progress reports.
  • Attend grant and activity coordination meetings.
  • Support grantee adherence to the grant agreement, implementation plan, and execution timetable.
  • Assure that deliveries under activity have been coordinated with Field Logistics Officer (FLO) position and shared with the Local Partners.
  • During the activity implementation, closely follow up on the advances in coordination with the PDO.
  • Provide regular activity notes with information related with outcomes, outputs and impact of the activities, according to MEL plans.
  • Ensure that during the activity implementation, all the information needed for the activity close out are uploaded in real time.
  • Coordinate all tasks related with the activity budgets closely with Procurement and Grants Specialist.
  • Visit and report on project sites when authorized by the Supervisor.
  • Continuously contribute to the political analysis and security updates.
  • Support coordination of the project's events, conferences, and activities, including logistics and site selection.



  • High School Diploma required.
  • At minimum two years of experience supporting social impact projects al local level, in coordination with local or national government entities.
  • Knowledge of program planning and implementation.
  • Experience working independently, preferably in development of high-impact projects.
  • Understanding of complex socio-political environments, especially of post-conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated field experience in conflict-affected areas, and willingness to travel in high-risk areas is required.
  • Ability to work under difficult conditions while maintaining security awareness.
  • Experience working in such roles with USAID projects, specifically the Office of Transition Initiatives, is preferred.
  • Advance knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as proactive problem-solving abilities and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a stressful environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, events and projects.
  • Ability to report for an activity or project in progress.


At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI 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.


MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.


We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.


Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information
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