Technical Specialists - Transnational Conservation Crimes (TCCs) in the Amazon

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 4 March 2020
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Closing on 1 August 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

Project Overview

DT Global is recruiting for an anticipated USAID funded project in South America entitled Regional Initiative for Transnational Conservation Crimes (TCCs) in the Amazon. The project will aim to help combat conservation crimes throughout the Amazon basin by addressing gaps in capacity, information sharing and cross-border collaboration to prosecute and prevent crimes. Focus areas will include illegal logging, wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, and illegal gold mining, as well as legal but unsustainable consumption of these resources. The project will target the following amazon biome countries: Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, and Suriname. This project will rely on a distinctly regional approach, complementing USAID bilateral programming on conservation crimes in the Amazon region.

Job Descriptions

All the below positions are technical with a strong preference for nationals in the South America Region. Fluency in Spanish is required with preference for fluency in English. Portuguese fluency is desirable.

Environmental Law Experts:

• Minimum of 12 years in international environmental law and policy issues, ideally targeting illegal wildlife trafficking, Illegal logging, illegal mining, among other illegal activities in the Amazon region.
• Practical experience working on environmental crime enforcement (investigation, prosecution and prevention) and liaising with key international and domestic stakeholder groups including government entities, judicial systems, international development and enforcement organizations, civil society groups, among others. Capacity building a plus.
• Demonstrated understanding of the drivers of transnational conservation crimes and the existing strengths and weaknesses of regional mechanisms for coordination and collaboration to combat these crimes.
• Demonstrated understanding of the gaps to effective environmental crime enforcement and sanctioning domestically and at a transnational/regional level.
• Recent experience working with stakeholders on environmental crime related projects in any of the following Amazon countries: Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Suriname, Guyana.
• Master’s degree or J.D., in law with a concentration in international environmental law or a related field. Other relevant fields in the areas of environmental management and/or policy, biological sciences, etc. will be considered and commensurate with experience.

Civil Society Engagement Experts:

• Minimum of 10 years of experience in building relationships with civil society, civil society organizations, including indigenous group organizations to build capacities for dialogue, advocacy, and participation in the promotion of sustainable economic activities in the Amazon region.
• Advanced degree in relevant area, or bachelor’s degree commensurate with experience.

Sustainable Supply Chain Experts:

• Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the area of sustainable supply chains in the Amazon region. Experience coordinating and forging partnerships with companies for legal and transparent value chain sourcing.
• Experience promoting policies to incentivize legality in sustainable value chains nationally and regionally.
• Demonstrated understanding of sustainable certification programs and other initiatives related to sustainable supply chains in the Amazon region.
• Advanced degree in relevant area, or bachelor’s degree commensurate with experience.

Additional Specialists (with appropriate experience and relevant degree) for other long-and short- term technical assistance opportunities in the following disciplines:

• Illegal mining, illegal logging, wildlife trafficking
• Capacity building in environmental crime enforcement
• Communications/ Awareness Raising/Consumer Behavior Change
• Knowledge Management
• Private Sector and Partnerships
• Indigenous Groups/Social Inclusion
• Contracts, procurement, finance, accounting, human resources: experience with USAID program management and operational aspects of project implementation such as contract and subcontract management, procurement, financial management, accounting, and human resources, and understanding and experience in local financial, administrative, and accounting procedures in compliance with labor laws in Peru.

Applications: Please apply through the DTG website and also send all resumes to

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Core Competencies:

Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.

Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.

Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.

Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.

Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

About the Organization

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world. For more information please see:

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