Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 75 projects in 35 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.
Latin America Technical Advisor, Latin America and Washington, DC
We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Technical Advisor for the current USAID-funded African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Program. ARCC is a global initiative that enables USAID to invest more effectively and consistently in adaptation programming and activities that support economic growth, democratic governance, health, human rights and education. The Technical Advisor will oversee and provide technical guidance on the ongoing development and implementation of ARCC’s Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Framework.
- Manage and oversee vulnerability assessment teams in the design, research and implementation of field activities, and report on results.
- Lead and assist in the design of qualitative and quantitative survey instruments, as needed.
- Contribute to the design, development and field testing of options analysis tools and methods.
- Assist with the design and development of plans for field-based vulnerability assessments, including scopes of work, work plans and timelines.
- Develop and mobilize teams of technical experts and short-term technical assistance to conduct national, regional and/or sector-based vulnerability assessments.
- Lead and/or participate in field teams to conduct scoping missions and vulnerability assessments at different scales, (national, regional, community) and on various sectors, e.g., agriculture value chains, water, forestry, health, gender, migration, and/or democracy and governance, as identified by USAID.
- Manage and ensure timely delivery of research outputs, (e.g., crop models, crop suitability maps, value chain analyses, etc.).
- Oversee, review and provide contributions to project deliverables, including policy briefs, fact sheets, summary reports and vulnerability assessment reports.
- Ph.D. in climate science, agriculture or a related field preferred. M.S. with additional years of field experience accepted
- 5+ years of field work experience related to the management of vulnerability assessments
- 5+ years of experience working on interdisciplinary teams
- Demonstrated research skills conducting formal surveys and PRAs, and performing analysis
- Technical competence in climate change, vulnerability/risk assessment, agricultural/food security, livelihoods, gender, pastoralism, NRM, fisheries, coastal development, or related sectors
- Demonstrated experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Demonstrated experience in collaborating across sectors and working on multidisciplinary teams
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish required.
Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55C6E361D43515B7E59192F7756176D0C627A4B. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.