Multiple Technical Specialists, USAID Amazon Knowledge Learning Activity, South America

Latin America and Caribbean
Apply by 29 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 30 May 2018

Job Description

Multiple Technical Specialists, USAID Amazon Knowledge Learning Activity, South America

Tetra Tech International Development (https://careers.tetratechintdev.com) is looking for multiple technical candidates for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Amazon Knowledge Learning Platform Activity. The purpose of this biodiversity conservation initiative 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.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates from Latin America and Caribbean countries will be considered**

Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist: to generate, capture and communicate knowledge and promote learning to further the project’s conservation and greenhouse emission reduction goals.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience working with institutions, nationally and sub-nationally, to generate, document and communicate knowledge (evidence-based monitoring information, best practices, innovative models and lessons-learned).
  • Experience developing information and knowledge management tools in one or more technical disciplines such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental governance, sustainable livelihoods development and/or biodiversity conservation, preferred.
  • Experience working in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
  • Fluent oral and written Spanish and English skills required, Brazilian Portuguese preferred.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: to provide technical and managerial oversight, and capacity building of counterparts, in the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of biodiversity and mitigation of Greenhouse gas emissions from land clearing. Include monitoring, with GIS technical support, of deforestation rates, land use changes and various ecosystem threats.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience working in conservation and/or climate change monitoring and evaluation projects in the tropics.
  • Experience with the Open Standards for Conservation a plus.
  • Experience with deforestation monitoring and geospatial information systems (GIS) a plus.
  • Experience working in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
  • Fluent oral and written Spanish and English skills required.

Trainers, Learning Facilitators & Capacity Building Specialists: to provide technical and managerial oversight to the Amazon KLP’s various NRM- and conservation-related training and capacity building activities.

  • Masters or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in training facilitation and capacity building related to NRM and conservation, preferably in the Amazon region.
  • Experience working in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
  • Fluent oral and written Spanish and English skills required.

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

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years of NRM experience working in biodiversity conservation including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas and biological corridors.
  • Experience working in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
  • Fluent oral and written Spanish and English skills required.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply online at: http://bit.ly/2IW45oi

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

About the Organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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