The Environment and Climate Change Specialist provides expert advice and services to support the USAID Economic Growth (EG) Office in planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring the Mission’s environment and climate change portfolio. S/he has project development, management, and monitoring responsibilities as a Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representative (C/AOR) and/or Alternate COR. The incumbent designs and manages GCC, natural resources, and livelihood activities related to environmental conservation that are supportive of the Mission’s development objectives in the area of pro-poor, equitable economic growth, sustainable natural resource management, and low emissions. This involves oversight of implementing agencies including the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) line ministries and technical agencies, contractor or grantee; coordination with other development partners, and the private sector institutions involved with global climate change and environmental conservation. S/he also works closely with other members and team leaders of the Mission’s EG Office as well as USAID/Washington and USAID Asia Regional Mission offices. The Environment and Climate Change Specialist develops and maintains professional contacts with representatives in both the public and private sectors, including Government of Bangladesh (GoB) officials, trade and business leaders, consultants, NGOs, and donor agencies in Bangladesh.
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