Chemonics seeks multiple local vulnerability specialists to support the Sustainable Water for the Mara Basin (SWM) Activity under the USAID Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project. The local vulnerability specialists will work together with the climate vulnerability analyst and ATLAS’ climate change adaptation specialist to assist with participatory field-based research and data collection in the Mara basin (in both Tanzania and Kenya). The vulnerability specialists will also support local meeting arrangements with local partners, including convening and facilitating participatory workshops in the local language, providing translation and other assistance to bolster the participatory process, and providing feedback to the Victoria Basin Commission team. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Assist with participatory field-based research and data collection to support an assessment in the Mara basin of key economic systems’ vulnerability to climate change and weather variability
- Assist with participatory field-based research and data collection to support an assessment of the climate-related vulnerability and adaptive capacity of communities and sectors in areas of the Mara basin: the Nyangores catchment in Kenya and the Mara Wetlands in Tanzania
- Use networks and contacts to arrange meetings with local partners, including convening and facilitating participatory workshops in the local language
- Provide translation and ground support to the participatory process
- Provide feedback to the Victoria Basin Commission team.
- Conduct meetings and maintain open communication with Tanzanian and Kenyan government officials, counterparts, and other relevant stakeholders under the direction of the climate vulnerability analyst
- Undergraduate degree in a related field, such as environmental or climate science, required; advanced degree in a related field preferred
- Minimum of five years of professional experience with research and data collection for vulnerability assessments at localized scales
- Minimum of five years of professional experience conducting analyses of climate risks
- Experience supporting donor-funded projects in the Lake Victoria Basin preferred
- Knowledge of geographic information systems preferred
- Demonstrated abilities to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing and to work as part of a team
- Resourcefulness, flexibility, and creative problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Fluency in Swahili and proficiency English required; fluency in English preferred
Please send an email with your CV attached and “Vulnerability Specialist – ATLAS” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 27, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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