Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis: Deputy Team Lead - Mozambique

Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 1 August 2018

Job Description

Deputy Team Lead - Mozambique 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Location: Sub-Saharan Africa Location: Mozambique Job Code: 3838 Description

Deputy Team Leader for Mozambique FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mozambique is conducting an analysis of the country’s tropical forests and biodiversity to inform USAID/Mozambique’s development of its next country development strategy (the current strategy can be found here). USAID’s approach to development requires that the Agency examine cross-sectoral linkages in support of tropical forest and biodiversity conservation and concurrently mitigates any potential harm. Biodiversity conservation is a critical approach for achieving sustainable development and should be considered in Mission strategic approaches to improve development outcomes in all sectors. The analysis therefore is an opportunity for the Mission to better understand the strategic linkages between the conservation of a country’s biodiversity and development, so that it can structure a sound results framework to support future programming. Notably, the analysis provides the opportunity to integrate biodiversity conservation into priority development sectors identified in the CDCS. For more information about the analysis, consult the USAID Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide.

DAI is seeking a senior level Conservation Social Scientist to serve as Deputy Team Leader to support the development of a USAID tropical forest and biodiversity analysis for Mozambique. This assignment will be for an estimated 50 - 75 working days during the period of August 15, 2018 - March 1, 2019.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Expertise in Mozambique’s environmental policies, and institutional and legal frameworks.
  • Preference for specialty in forestry and environmental governance.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in Mozambique’s forest, biodiversity, conservation areas.
  • Proven track record engaging with Mozambique’s government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international donors, and private sector.
  • Excellent analytical skills, particularly concerning forest management, conservation and environmental governance.
  • Experience using geographical perspectives, spatial data analysis and map-based communication to inform development programming.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their CV/resume for consideration. Only qualified and short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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