Who are you, and what is your role at Tetra Tech International Development?
Hi, I am Rebecca Pryor. I am based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. My role is the Deputy Team Leader/Operations Manager on Vanuatu Education Support Program.
Tell us about your career to date.
I have had a varied career, I commenced as an analyst in finance, market research, and knowledge management before finally reaching international development. Since then, I have completed post-graduate studies in project management, and I am currently halfway through a Master’s of International Development. My career began as an International Business graduate, with International Management, Economics, and Spanish majors.
Why do you choose to work with Tetra Tech?
I have worked with Tetra Tech for over ten years. I like how Tetra Tech strives to make the greatest impact by providing the highest quality contributions we can. To enable this, Tetra Tech provides responsibility and support.
The work here is so varied, with the opportunity to be involved in many different activities. I enjoy the opportunity to work abroad for significant time periods. I enjoy learning about different cultures, languages, and new ways of working. I really value working with other people who also want the best for the communities we are working with.
What do you love about working with Tetra Tech?
I see my role as having significant responsibility to ensure the whole team feels valued no matter what each individual role is, we all contribute to this great team. I like to demonstrate that by working together, we can solve big problems. It’s important to me to demonstrate to the team you can be kind, and still be a strong, effective manager.
I like to empower staff so that they can improve their own personal careers, through professional development and experience. Through our work, we aim to make a sustainable difference in the education sector and we do this by building systems and processes to smooth the way for efficient operations and building strong relationships with Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Training staff (and other stakeholders).
What makes Tetra Tech’s culture unique?
Our culture is unique because we truly do everything we can to build the team. We encourage strong communication and collaboration. We celebrate our wins, and we analyse shortfalls together, to come back better. Finally, the health and safety of the team are paramount, this is important in a country that is extremely vulnerable to tropical cyclones and earthquakes.