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Expressions of Interest - Team Leader - Suva or Canberra (TBC)

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Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Expressions of interest for a Team Leader position on our planned proposal for the upcoming Pacific Women Lead Enabling Services opportunity
  • Contract duration of four years and five months
  • Based in Suva, Fiji or Canberra, Australia (TBC) with regional travel where required and possible

Note: We are open to considering co-Team Leader arrangements. If you would like to job share this opportunity, you may submit a shared cover letter with another person. Full CVs and responses to the selection criteria are needed for both candidates sharing a cover letter. If you are generally interested in undertaking this role in co-lead arrangement, you can indicate this in your cover letter, and we can explore this with you directly.

The Tender Opportunity

Tetra Tech International Development is currently developing a proposal for the upcoming Pacific Women Lead Enabling Services (PWLES) opportunity and are seeking a Team Leader to join our submission.

The Pacific Women Lead program is Australia’s regional investment to advance gender equality in the Pacific over the next five years. The program will support Australia and the Pacific to work in partnership to strengthen regional gender equality efforts, building on a long history of engagement on gender equality.

Pacific Women Lead will support Pacific-led approaches and prioritise Pacific voices and ownership, through the program’s Governance Board and strategic partnerships with Pacific organisations, including the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Women’s funds and an Enabling Contractor.

Under PWLES, the Enabling Contractor will establish and manage a Quality and Technical Assurance Group, deliver whole of program MEL, provide general management, technical and strategic support to DFAT, provide partnership support, and manage some elements of ongoing programming.

The Position

The Team Leader will be a key strategic and technical point-of-contact for DFAT and SPC. They are responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders across Pacific Women Lead, demonstrating strong technical leadership, and ensuring overall delivery of the enabling services for Pacific Women Lead. The Team Leader will navigate a complex operational environment to identify and manage key risks associated with PWLES.

The Team Leader will oversee the provision of program management and technical advice, monitoring, evaluation and learning functions, and support services to SPC and Australian posts in Pacific island countries. They will be key to establishing and delivering an approach which is aligned with the principles of Pacific Women Lead and committed to amplifying Pacific women’s leadership, knowledge and expertise, within a delivery model which drives continual learning and knowledge sharing, and best practice approaches to locally led development and equitable partnership.

The Person

The ideal individual for this position will possess a relevant tertiary qualification and experience operating in the development context in the Pacific region, with a particular focus on gender and social inclusion. You will have strong political economy skills and be able to navigate complex political and cultural landscapes, including informal and civil society contexts, whilst also demonstrating ability to build, maintain and strengthen high-level stakeholder relationships. The ideal individual will have experience delivering excellent results in complex multisector and multi-country programs within developing contexts, providing strategic direction for diverse international and national teams.

We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals who have a demonstrated understanding of gender equality and social inclusion in diverse communities, and of Women’s movements in the Pacific. The ideal individual will have a strong commitment to driving local ownership and professional development, a passion for creating transformational change in collaboration and partnership with a variety of organisations and actors, and be an excellent communicator, written and oral. Experience working with DFAT and/or SPC is desirable.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

How to apply

To view the proposed position description and to register your interest, please visit and search for job number 499263. Please note that expressions of interest will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at and quote the job reference number 499263.

Submissions close: Monday the 25th of October (5:00pm local Suva time)