Call for CVs: Papua New Guinea Biodiversity

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Apply by 31 May 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 3 May 2018

Job Description

DAI is seeking expertise for an anticipated five-year, $10-24M USAID Biodiversity Program in Papua New Guinea, which will support conservation and natural resource management activities in priority ecosystems. This would be a full-time position, based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for the full project term.

DAI is recruiting specialists in the following technical areas to serve in long-term roles on the project:

  • Conservation Education / Behavior Change Communications
  • Terrestrial Conservation
  • Marine Conservation
  • Natural Resource Law & Policy
  • Customary Land Tenure & Local Governance
  • Sustainable Livelihoods & Rural Value Chain Development
  • Protected Area Management & Enforcement
  • Conservation Finance
  • Low Emissions Land Use Planning
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender and Social Inclusion
  • Project Finance and Accounting


  • Degree in a relevant field, such as ecology, biology, conservation, planning, natural resource governance, law or relevant environmental sciences;
  • Experience working on or with USAID or other donor-funded environmental programs;
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with different partners, collaborators, and clients to ensure coordinated implementation of project activities and represent DAI;
  • Experience with site-level conservation initiatives and utilizing community-based approaches to solve complex development problems.
  • Experience with USAID programs and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations desired.
  • Previous experience working in Papua New Guinea, Oceania, or in in related biodiversity issues in South Asia preferred;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

To Apply:

Interested qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and CV to the following address, with the specific technical area they’re applying for in the subject line: Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates. The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2018.

About the Organization

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

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