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Work type: Contract
Location: Malawi
Categories: Economic Growth

  • Tetra Tech is seeking a Team Leader for a £13m FCDO-funded, 5-year, £13m Malawi Trade and Investment Programme - Value Chains component
  • 5 years
  • Lilongwe, Malawi

The Programme

The FCDO-funded Malawi Trade and Investment Programme - Value Chains component will focus on the expansion of existing commercial/off-taker models in high value export sectors - e.g. spices, berries, macadamia nuts, avocados and vanilla - essentially bringing high potential industries to scale.

This is a 5-year, £13m contract expected to run from April 2021 to March 2026. The VC component is one of the three components in the 5-year, £95m MTIP programme, which aims to break Malawi’s cycle of low growth.

Tech Tetra International Development Europe has a very strong track record in this type of work, a well-established office and a legal entity through delivery of the DFID Malawi VAWG programme.  

The Position

  • Overall oversight of and responsibility for the successful delivery of the MTIP-VC programme.
  • Strategic planning and technical leadership, e.g. developing and updating work plans, setting ambitious yet achievable targets for the programme, ensuring quality and on-time delivery throughout the programme duration, regularly monitoring progress, continuous learning and adaptation as the programme develops.
  • Lead on stakeholder engagement on the ground, including key players in the private sector and the Government of Malawi, as well as FCDO Malawi, AgDevCo and TMEA.
  • Lead and manage an ambitious project team consisting of experienced local and international full-time employees, and also short-term technical advisers.
  • Engage effectively with the consortium partners and provide regular progress updates to all parties involved.
  • Work effectively with Tetra Tech International Development Europe’s PMU based in London, UK.

The Person


  • Effective leader and manager, both of projects and people.
  • Track record of managing large-scale, multi-million donor-funded private sector development programmes, ideally for FCDO/DFID, with demonstrated results and impact.
  • Significant experience and strong technical understanding of private sector development, high-value agricultural value chains, investment, trade and exports, as well as local policy and regulatory environments.
  • Regional experience in Southern Africa.
  • Experience in working with and identifying large-scale agricultural players for partnership opportunities/off-taker models.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative approach to market systems development.
  • Ability to manage a wide range of private and public stakeholder, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Clear communication and presentation skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • An advanced university degree (or equivalent) in the fields of International Development, Economics, Management, or others as relevant


  • Experience working in Malawi


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Applications close: 30 November 2020 (23:59 UK time).

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Tetra Tech International Development Europe has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors around the world, including the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and the European Union (EU). Our people are focused on improving lives by working side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth, and good governance.

Tetra Tech International Development Europe is part of Tetra Tech, a global family of experts providing international development services in over 13 key practice areas in over 100 countries around the world. Tetra Tech serves the major aid markets in the UK and Europe, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and multilateral development banks.

Tetra Tech International Development Europe 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 of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.















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