Call for CVs - Amazon Knowledge and Learning Platform

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 10 July 2018
  • Lima, Peru
  • Closing on 15 August 2018

Job Description

AECOM is recruiting for a new project in South America entitled: Knowledge and Learning Platform. The purpose of the project is to support the adaptive management of USAID programs under the Amazon Vision; and improve knowledge and evidence for the conservation of Amazon biodiversity and climate change mitigation services. Countries of performance may include: Peru, Colombia and Brazil. All the below positions are technical with a strong preference for Peruvian nationals. Fluency in Spanish is a requirement.

Training and Capacity Building Advisor

  • Advanced degree in community development, capacity building or related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in training facilitation and capacity building related to natural resources management (NRM) and conservation, preferably in the Amazon region
  • Previous experience designing and implementing in person and online capacity building activities for donor funded projects, preferably USAID
  • Familiarity with HICD, OCD, and other USAID capacity building methodologies
  • Fluency in Spanish and English. Portuguese is a plus.

Knowledge Management & Learning Advisor to gather, generate and disseminate knowledge and promote learning to further the project’s environmental management goals. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant knowledge management experience working with institutions, regionally, nationally and sub-nationally, to generate, document and disseminate knowledge.
  • Degree in Information Management, Information Architecture Design, Technical Communications, International Development or related discipline.
  • Practical experience developing and/or maintaining web-based platforms to support technical communities of practice.
  • Practical experience developing information and knowledge management tools in one or more technical disciplines such as climate change adaptation, environmental management, sustainable livelihoods development and/or biodiversity conservation.
  • Related experience gathering and disseminating evidence-based monitoring information, best practices, innovative models and lessons-learned.
  • Experience designing web-based platforms to support technical communities of practice a plus.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Biodiversity Advisor

  • Master’s degree in biology, biodiversity, environmental governance, NRM or related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in biodiversity conservation, environmental governance or policy, or NRM
  • Proven experience working on donor-funded projects in the Amazon
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, Portuguese is a plus.
  • Knowledge of political, social, cultural, environmental and development context of the Amazon region

Communications Advisor to manage and provide technical direction to effectively articulate project goals, results, and impacts to broad audiences; and oversee the development and use of project communications tools, products and deliverables for social marketing, and behavior change communications initiatives.


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant communications experience working with donor-funded environment projects, preferably in Peru, Colombia and Brazil.
  • Degree in Communications, Social Marketing, Behavior Change Communications, or related discipline.
  • Practical experience designing and implementing multimedia communications tools, products and campaigns for wide and diverse audiences; and social and behavior change communications initiatives.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist to manage the monitoring, evaluation and learning of environmental, social and economic impacts and mitigation for infrastructure development in the Amazon region and facilitate related stakeholder training. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in NRM, conservation and/or climate change monitoring and evaluation in Peru, Colombia or Brazil.
  • Degree in Environmental Management, Information Management or related discipline.
  • Practical experience with the monitoring and evaluation of environmental impact assessments desired.
  • Demonstrated experience applying the principles of collaboration, learning and adaptation. Experience building capacity of stakeholders in MEL practices.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s updated ADS 201 a plus.
  • Knowledge of adaptive management approaches a plus.
  • Experience with geospatial information systems (GIS) a plus.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Natural Resources Management (NRM) Specialist/Social Scientist to provide technical support and oversight to the project activities related to NRM in the Amazon, including but not limited to: community-based biodiversity conservation, NRM, natural forest management, sustainable livelihoods, land-use planning, and/or environmental governance.

  • Minimum of 5 years of NRM experience working in biodiversity conservation including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas and biological corridors.
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.

Operations Manager

  • Advanced degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field
  • At least five (5) years of experience serving in a similar role for a donor-funded program, preferably USAID
  • Proven experience with QuickBooks and Excel
  • Familiarity with FAR and USAID AIDAR
  • Fluency in Spanish. Proficiency in English. Portuguese is a plus.

Finance Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience serving in a similar role for an international and/or multilateral donor-funded program, preferably USAID.

Additional technical specialists (with appropriate experience and relevant degree) for short- and long-term technical assistance opportunities in the following disciplines:

  • Learning and Capacity Building Advisor
  • Project Assistant
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Gender Equity
  • Social Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Economics.

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