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Practice Area Leader, National Security and Mission Support

International Development
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  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in an international, security, or management related area required.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive management work experience supporting donor-funded programming including volatile, conflict-affected, and/or fragile contexts required.
  • Experience supervising multiple staff required.
  • Experience working with national security-related organizations, such as the DoD and associated military commands and offices, DoS, USAID essential, and with other clients including multi-laterals, other USG agencies highly desired.
  • Experience understanding financial metrics and projecting/meeting financial goals is highly desirable.
  • Experience providing support to the design and implementation of cutting-edge approaches in primary subject matter to include some of Countering Malign Influence, citizen security, data analytics, and context monitoring is preferred.
  • Experience in the military as a soldier or civilian is highly desirable.
  • Experience working on staff augmentation contracts is essential.
  • Experience supporting or leading technical writing for project bids within key NSMS technical areas such as M&E in a national security context, conflict-affected information management.
  • Experience leading donor funded projects.
  • Understanding of and experience with national security issues and USG structure and programming to deal with them is essential.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment of technical staff, project management and business development teams.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and result-oriented skills.
  • Strong writing and speaking communication ability in English required. Second language proficiency preferred.


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.


Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant, and equitable approach to employment compensation. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $180,000 to $195,000 USD.


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.


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