Climate Change Analyst

Washington, D. C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 25 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 28 July 2018

Job Description

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:

Title: Climate Change Analyst

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/ Economic Growth, Environment, Agriculture (EGEA)

With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

Background
USAID’s Bureau for Africa requires a qualified and experienced Climate Change Analyst to support assistance programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Employment is contingent upon being able to obtain a security clearance.

The climate change analyst will work closely with the Senior Climate Change Advisor and serve as a member of the Environment Team of the Economic Growth, Environment, and Agriculture (EGEA) Division within the Bureau of Africa’s Office of Sustainable Development. Among its technical implementation responsibilities, AFR/SD is tasked with providing technical support to USAID/Africa missions and USAID/Washington on natural resource management issues, including global climate change, and ensuring that the Africa Bureau complies with the Agency’s environmental regulations. EGEA works to achieve these objectives in collaboration with a wide range of partners across Washington and in the field, in other USAID bureaus, and in other U.S. Government agencies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The climate change analyst will provide research and analysis as well as technical, program planning, and design support to AFR/SD/EGEA on climate change.

Specific duties include:
* Conduct research and provide analysis on specific climate change issues as they relate to Africa on topics such as carbon sequestration in forests, mangroves, and other African landscapes; sustainable charcoal value chains and other sustainable forest products; and uptake of climate-smart agriculture techniques;
* Provide technical support and advice to USAID field missions in sub-Saharan Africa and to USAID/Washington on the strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of natural resource management activities, particularly those that contribute to the sustainable landscapes earmark;
* Help missions transition to support new Administration priorities in their environment programming, related to security and governance issues, increased partnerships – including opportunities for U.S. businesses, and helping countries transition to greater self-reliance;
* Identify, promote, and conduct training programs to increase technical competence of host country and USAID staff concerning climate change issues and associated natural resource management activities;
* Forge strong, institutional linkages between AFR and other relevant USAID Bureaus, U.S. Government institutions, and development partners;
* Serve as backstop to the Senior Climate Change Advisor and other members of the AFR/SD/EGEA team, helping to support all of the Africa Bureau’s environment, economic growth, and agriculture activities and responsibilities as necessary; and
* Contribute to a virtual team of Regional and Mission Climate Integration Leads (CILs) and other USAID staff across sub-Saharan Africa who implement the climate risk management requirements of USAID’s ADS.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
* Advanced degree (MS required; PhD or equivalent preferred) in agricultural/environmental science or related field.
* Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills suitable to a position which will require extensive interaction with a wide variety of collaborators.
* Knowledge and work experience in technical, scientific, and policy issues related to environmental issues of interest to USAID activities in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly climate change but also land and water resource management, food security, water supply and sanitation, biodiversity conservation, deforestation, and environmental impact assessment.
* Effective writing and organizational skills to prepare guidance for specialists and non-specialists and to complete program status reports, analyses and presentations. Ability to write succinctly and to produce documents quickly.
* Demonstrable familiarity with sub Saharan African countries, particularly in the area of environmental issues.
* Able/willing to travel to sub-Saharan destinations.
* US Citizen with the ability to obtain a secret clearance.

About the Organization

CAMRIS is known throughout the U.S. for its leading edge services to support our national programs and particularly for serving our Veterans. CAMRIS is also known worldwide for excellence serving client programs to improve economic, social, political, and health conditions of people in all parts of the world. For 45 years, since our first contact with USAID in 1963 and with work in every year since, our most important partner in the international sphere has been the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”). In fact, CAMRIS has worked with USAID in each year since its founding. Before USAID we assisted its predecessor organizations dating back to the Kennedy Administration in 1961, to address humanitarian needs and to counter instability posed by underdevelopment. To date CAMRIS has carried out assignments for USAID in 50 countries in all regions and in many technical areas. Today CAMRIS continues this proud tradition as it works on significant USAID assignments in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our current work includes technical assistance to support major USAID-funded initiatives in the areas of Global Health, Democracy and Governance, Development, and Monitoring and Evaluation, and active assignments including several global initiatives and our present work in 24 countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe). ABOUT CAMRIS INTERNATIONAL CAMRIS is an International Development Consulting Firm working within the public and private sectors to advance the human and institutional capacities of organizations and communities worldwide. WHAT WE DO We apply a combination of proven interdisciplinary, scientific and management approaches to identify, develop and implement the most effective solutions in support of our clients' program goals. We do this most often in the areas of international development and global health, and selectively in additional areas where our cross-cutting capabilities are well suited to meet the needs of our clients. We operate in all regions of the world, often in very challenging or austere conditions. At all times our focus is on evidence-based effectiveness, quality, reliability, and sustainability. We successfully completed initiatives in nearly 80 countries to date. KEY CAPABILITIES * Short-Term and Long-Term Technical Assistance * Program Management Services * Institutional Support * Research and Analytic Support CORE PRACTICE AREAS * Monitoring and Evaluation * Capacity Building * Project Design * Knowledge Management * Adaptive Technologies * eLearning * Democracy and Governance * Infectious Diseases STAFF CAMRIS has grown rapidly over the last 5 years to a peak of 200 staff, complemented by highly experienced consultants and collaborating partners and universities. CAMRIS is headquartered in Bethesda, MD in the Washington DC metropolitan area, with remote offices, operations and worksites in various locations in the U.S. and overseas.

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