Company Profile:

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

Proposal Summary:

Through a 4-year program, the USAID/Guinea ROLAJ Activity intends to provide technical services that will foster more efficient, effective, and competent justice sector institutions and services that are fair, transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of all the Guineans, especially in at-risk areas. The project will engage with justice sector institutions and actors and civil society organizations to enhance the justice sector in key areas including case management, access to justice for vulnerable populations, prison administration, judicial training and ethics, public legal education, developing legal aid services, alternative dispute resolution, and other related areas. The program will be based in Conakry with activities in various regions across Guinea.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking an Operations Director to manage operations for the project and will work in close collaboration with human resources, operations, finance, logistics, security, and procurement staff ensuring these functions are fully aligned with programmatic priorities and objectives. The ideal candidate will support the COP, DCOP and technical leadership to ensure that project activities are responsive to the Guinean context and to USAID objectives for the project. This will be a full-time position based in Guinea. This position is contingent upon award.

**Please note: Only Guinean citizens are eligible for this position**


  • Provide oversight in the areas of operations, administration, human resources, logistics, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting, IT, and translation.
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Supervise the daily financial operations of the contract, timesheet recording, reporting to the client on the financial aspects of the project, and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.
  • Establish business conduct standards and procedures in compliance with MSI-Tetra Tech and USAID standards, and ensures staff are regularly trained in this area, including the establishment and use of systems and internal controls to reduce risk and exposure to vulnerabilities.
  • Support safety and security of project staff and property.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) to Seven (7) years of professional management experience in USAID-funded project administration and backstopping, including human resources, finance, compliance, and grants administration.
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate effectively and develop relationships with communities and government officials.
  • Expertise in USAID rules and regulations (ADS, FAR) and USAID procurement regulations (22 CFR 228) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external stakeholders including subcontractors, vendors, and grantees.
  • Prior experience in Guinea required.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Working proficiency in English and French is required.

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 visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. 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.

How to apply

To apply: Please visit our website, Operations Director, USAID/Guinea Rule of Law and Access to Justice (ROLAJ) Activity, Guinea – Tetra Tech Careers (