Practice area(s): Environment
Location(s): Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Contract Employee
Hire Type(s): In-Country Applicant, International
Experience: 1-5 Years
Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for various potential Senior Environment & Natural Resources Technical Specialist positions on an upcoming USAID-funded program in Colombia, titled Destination Nature Activity. The 5-year USAID-funded nature tourism initiative titled Destination Nature Activity (DNA) seeks to build sustainable business models for Colombia’s nature tourism sector that support community development, conserve the country’s rich biodiversity, and reduce drivers of land use change.
These potential full-time positions will likely be based in Colombia for the full life of project (anticipated five years). For all positions, working knowledge of English, experience working in and managing multi-disciplinary teams, enthusiasm for frequent travel to field sites, knowledge of MS Office applications, and commitment to gender equity and social inclusion are required. Candidates with primary qualifications and experience in more than one of the below areas should indicate their interest in multiple positions in their cover letter. Colombian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.
Institutional Capacity Building Specialist: The successful candidate will have a minimum of five-years proven experience developing relationships with government agencies to strengthen government capacities to plan, manage, and monitor natural resources. S/he also provides guidance on strategies to address conflicts associated with sustainable tourism development and to work with nature tourism and conservation stakeholders to reduce and eliminate bottlenecks resulting from institutional limitations and weak inter-institutional coordination. At the national level, s/he participates in stakeholder fora and contributes to relevant policy processes. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, Master’s a plus.
Sustainable Tourism Specialist: The successful candidate will have a minimum of five-years proven experience engaging with private sector partners and other stakeholders to support the development of sustainable business models for nature-based tourism in Colombia. S/he will provide technical and managerial oversight to all project activities focused on strengthening sustainable nature tourism supply chains, and will coordinate regularly with other technical specialists. Experience promoting sustainable tourism standards, and working in Colombia’s PDET regions areas is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, Master’s a plus.
Biodiversity and Environmental Impact Specialist: The successful candidate will have a minimum of five-years proven experience in monitoring and conservation of biodiversity and ecological processes in Colombia, with experience in the PDET regions preferred. Experience evaluating the impact of tourism development and developing carrying capacity studies is an asset. S/he will provide technical and managerial oversight to project activities related to biodiversity monitoring and conservation, and tourism coordination and advocacy arrangements. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (biology, ecology, forestry, wildlife conservation, etc.) is required, Master’s a plus.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist: The successful candidate will possess a minimum of five years of MEL work experience, preferably with a USAID-funded organization. Familiarity with performance monitoring systems is essential. Experience with databases, GIS and GPS applications is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject is required, Master’s a plus. Familiarity with land and natural resource issues, and with USAID MEL policies and reporting is a distinct advantage.
Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist: The successful candidate will have a minimum of five-years proven experience developing relationships with vulnerable populations in Colombia, including Afro-Colombians, indigenous peoples, youth, women, and potentially Venezuelan migrants related to natural resource management, land and/or livelihoods issues. Demonstrated ability to address gender and social inclusion in outreach efforts required. A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences is required, Master’s a plus.
Nature Tourism Marketing and Communications Specialist: The successful candidate will have a minimum of five-years work experience in development and implementation of communication and marketing strategies to increase national and international travel demand for sustainable nature tourism destinations. Demonstrable experience working with local communications groups, Community-Based Organizations and Local Businesses, regional and national governments using of regular and alternative marketing channels, including social media and social media influencers. Familiarity with use of print, radio and live presentation techniques is required. Familiarity with land and natural resources issues, and with USAID “branding” policies is an advantage. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject is required; Master’s a plus.
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 your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and any additional requested documentation, if noted above, as part of your application. 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.
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