In Country Project Manager at Tetra Tech International

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. One of the group of companies under Tetra Tech is delivering the DFID-funded United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) infrastructure improvement works. The programme’s duration is contracted for an initial 48 months with a possible 24-month extension.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: In Country Project Manager

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Organization: 174 PRT


  • PRO-telligent, a Tetra Tech Company, is seeking an experienced In-Country Project Manager that shall be responsible for management of all Project activities, efforts, logistics, services, personnel, property, and contractual matters under this Contract.
  • The In-Country Project Manager shall communicate regularly with the COR, TPU Advisor, INL Director in Abuja, and the INL Nigeria Program Officer, and coordinate efforts with the CO and/or COR, in order to make certain project efforts remain within policy objectives as determined by INL and the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.
  • Such efforts include training, mentoring, as well as the management of logistics, personnel, housing and living support, medical support, morale, welfare, and contingency plans for emergencies.


  • Oversee, monitor, and manage for the successful completion of the training and mentoring components of this Contract.
  • Oversee, monitor, and manage for the successful implementation of the logistics and logistical support for the efforts in this contract, including food, beverage, and laundry services, transport and storage of various materials, distribution of equipment, among other facets of the Contract.
  • Oversee, monitor, and evaluate for the successful management of personnel needed for the successful completion of the activities and efforts defined in the Contract.
  • The selected candidate shall be located in Abuja, although may need to be onsite during the 16-week training session.
  • The position may be required to undertake travel to deliver supplies to personnel serving in outlying deployments of contract personnel.
  •  It is strongly urged that the In-Country Project Manager consult with the INL Director and U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Officer (RSO) or their delegate for any travel in the country, particularly outside Abuja, and follow any travel recommendations the RSO or their delegate.
  • Promote coordination and facilitate communication between Contract staff, the TPU Advisor, the INL Director in Abuja, INL Nigeria Program Officer, other U.S.-led initiatives (including USAID and RSO’s office), the U.S. Embassy, and INL to help minimize confusion, duplication of effort, and generally work to enhance mission success, overall and in specific facets.
  • In coordination with the INL Nigeria Program Officer and the INL Director in Abuja, review, revise, and when necessary, implement contingency response plan for various situations and emergencies to ensure the safety of the Contract staff and the Manager.  The contingency response plan should be an updated version of the plan that the Contractor originally provided to the CO and COR.  (See Section 10.1, Transition).
  • Maintain items and equipment issued to Advisors, and repair or replace equipment as necessary, utilizing a local subcontractor when necessary.
  • Maintain the communications and internet access for Contract staff members.  Provide replacements when equipment needs repair or fails to work.  Make adjustments and offer recommendations on how to improve phone and internet service and reliability.
  • Maintain strict accountability of all supplies, inventory, and equipment in Nigeria.  All equipment shall be tracked and accounted for within the property management system (see Section 6.3.4) and in a quarterly report sent to the Contracting Officer, the COR, INL Director in Abuja, and INL Nigeria Program Officer.
  • Responsible for collecting and verifying time sheets / hours worked by Contract staff members.
  • Shall ensure that the vehicles are maintained properly and the facility conducting the maintenance maintains high quality and timely work.
  • Provide any support to Contract staff related to reporting of accidents and incidents, requests for personnel extensions or terminations, and provision of medical support to Contract staff, including planning for and facilitating emergency medical evaluations.
  • Assist the Contractor in procuring supplies, equipment, and support services to support the training of the TPU and Contract staff.  This includes procurement, storage, and distribution of INL procured equipment, as well as equipment and life support for Contract staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working overseas or in a remote or difficult environment.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in project management, which includes a large multi-million dollar project.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated supervisory capacity, with at least 3 years of a staff of eight or more personnel.
  • Minimum of one year experience in payroll, bookkeeping, or accounting.
  • Demonstrated procurement and logistics experience.
  • Experience working with communications technologies.
  • Experience in emergency procedures.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Possession of a current state driver’s license that is valid for the full period of prospective deployment required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: This position requires the ability to obtain & maintain a moderate risk public trust (mrpt) clearance.

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April 2024