USAID requiere Climate Change Adaptation Specialist

24 Jul 2014 11:21 - 24 Jul 2014 11:40 #8149 por recruiter
Basic Functions
The incumbent serves as a Project Management Specialist in the Climate Change Office
(CCO), which is the technical office responsible for implementing the mission’s
development objective related to climate change adaptation. The Specialist supports the
management and coordination of activities within the USAID Climate Change Adaptation
program; represents USAID in working-level meetings, and, at that level, speaks and/or
makes presentations on behalf of the Agency; advises superiors on the implications of
political, social, economic, and scientific developments on the climate change program;
establishes and maintains senior-level contacts on behalf of USAID with the Government of
the Dominican Republic (GoDR), the private sector, other donors, non-governmental
organizations, universities, and research institutions; assists Mission Management, the
Office, and visiting officials in public meetings, events, field trips, and discussions with
Dominican officials and Implementing Partners (IPs); drafts technical documentation and
analyses needed to develop strategy, obligate funds, award grants and contracts, and
other funding mechanisms; represents the Mission in discussions and negotiations with IPs
and other donors, the monitoring of ongoing programs, and preparing performance reports,
briefing papers, concept papers, and other periodic documentation for USAID/Washington
and other USG stakeholders; and, tracks overall Climate Change budget progress and
funding priorities.

Qualifications Required:
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Master’s Degree in Environmental Science/Studies, Urban Planning, Public
Policy, International Development or related subject, is required.
2. Prior work experience: A minimum Five years of progressively responsible,
professional-level experience in a climate change-related area demonstrating expertise
in climate change science, impacts, and adaptive solutions is required. Experience is
also required in one of the following fields: urban planning, municipal infrastructure
development, water resources/hydrology, disaster risk reduction, marine/coastal
resources management, finance/risk management (municipal, micro-finance, insurance,
etc.), community organizing, and/or information and communications technology applications.
Language: Candidate must be fluent in both written and oral English (Level IV) and
have a proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly and concisely, both orally and in
writing, including the preparation of technical reports. Fluency in written and spoken
Spanish (Level IV) is also required.

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