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Team Leader for MCA Kenya Policy and Legal Framework for Land Use Planning

Tetra Tech

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Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Team Leader position on an anticipated MCC-funded program in Kenya.

Position Description: The overall Land Use Planning Project under the MCC Threshold Program aims to clarify land use and development control policy in a targeted area of Nairobi (a portion of Eastlands) in order to facilitate the construction of non-motorized transport infrastructure. This will be achieved through activities related to the policy and regulatory framework, target area land use planning, land use plan implementation support, and geographic information system platform development.

The Policy and Legal Framework activity will be among the first activities implemented, with its own team. The Team Leader for this activity, based out of Nairobi, Kenya, will oversee the implementation for this activity, which will include assessing the current development control framework for Nairobi City County (NCC) and drafting new or improved zoning and planning regulations, and related guidelines. The Team Leader will supervise Tetra Tech’s in-country team and serve as Tetra Tech’s legal representative in Kenya and primary point of contact for local stakeholders. This position is anticipated to be a one-year, full-time commitment.

Responsibilities:

* Serve as Tetra Tech’s in-country project lead and legal representative in Kenya;

* Act as primary point of contact for government officials, consortium partners, and other stakeholders;

* Supervise 2-3 in-country staff and oversee overall implementation of activities and financial, administrative, and operational functions of the Activity, including oversight of subcontractors;

* Provide technical oversight and participate in: assessing the current development control framework; drafting a new legal framework (or amendments to the current framework); preparing new zoning regulations and policy guidelines for integrated planning; and organizing appropriate stakeholder consultations;

* Ensure compliance with MCC and U.S. Government rules and regulations, Kenyan environmental laws, and Tetra Tech project management best practices and systems;

* Provide overall technical direction and oversight for the annual work planning process, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), and integration of gender and vulnerable populations across the project, in conjunction with local partners and other in-country staff;

* Liaise with MCC as needed; and

* Serve as primary point of contact for Tetra Tech Home Office Project Management Team and participate in regular check-in calls.

Qualifications:

* Minimum master’s degree in urban planning, law, environmental management, international development, or another related field;

* Minimum fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience in urban planning, land use planning, land law reform, or other relevant technical areas;

* At least five (5) years’ experience managing complex donor-funded development projects, preferably in Kenya or similar contexts;

* Strong technical expertise in land use planning methodologies, and/or legal/regulatory/policy reform;

* Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders;

* Fluency in English; knowledge of Swahili is a plus;

* Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

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

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

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.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit or contact our Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 28,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

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