Environmental Expert - Mexico Private Sector Engagement Landscape Assessment (PSLA)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 31 December 2020

Job Description

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm supporting some of the most complex development problems worldwide. Are you interested in being part of programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others? At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and advance critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.

Assignment Title: Environmental Expert - Mexico Private Sector Engagement Landscape Assessment (PSLA)

Department/Location: SEAD

Technical Point of Contact: Senior Level Expert

Type: Consultant

Classification: Consultancy


The purpose of this assessment is to build upon an initial landscape assessment that USAID/Mexico conducted to assess the private sector operating environment in Mexico. It will a) identify private sector engagement opportunities and gaps that advance development objectives, and b) explore key private sector engagement opportunities in a post COVID-19 and United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) environment.

The PSLA for USAID/Mexico will identify how USAID can engage and collaborate with the private sector in tackling mutual development challenges. The assessment will identify potential shared value priorities with the American and Mexican private sector. It will help the Mission understand interests and priorities of the private sector that relate to the development challenges USAID seeks to address, how USAID can leverage these interests to engage with specific actors, sectors/industries (and, to the extent feasible, individual companies), and what private sector should USAID target in order to address the development challenges above. It should outline potential collaboration models that may be useful in approaching the challenges outlined (building on those currently employed by the Mission or proposing new avenues); and how and in what circumstances USAID should engage additional interlocutors, such as GOM actors, in conjunction with private sector engagement.


Using your subject matter skills, provide substantive and strategic input to PSLA. Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

Scope of Work:

  • Design environmental methodological framework for landscape assessment;
  • Participate in review of the USAID/Mexico portfolio.
  • Conduct of site visits (when applicable and feasible);
  • Meet and interview USAID resource partners at appropriate levels;
  • Participate in discussions with USAID on how the results will be used;
  • Interview USAID staff and a representative number of experts;
  • Participate in review of relevant documentation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five years post-degree experience in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector and drivers of deforestation in Mexico
  • Five years post-degree experience in finance for environmental initiatives in Mexico
  • Five years post-degree experience in supply and value chains and sustainable markets in Mexico
  • English-language writing skills
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets
  • Experience writing concise, concrete and clear evaluation or assessment reports
  • Experience in facilitation and focus groups
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, both written and oral.

Education: Master’s degree in sustainability, or a related field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Five years of experience working with international donors
  • At least one year of experience working with USAID
  • Experience designing assessment methodologies, preferably in private sector engagement

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel within Mexico may be required.

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management and Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance.
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Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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