Senior Environmental and Climate Advisor

Camris International

Crystal City, VA, United States 🇺🇸


CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:


Senior Environmental and Climate Advisor

United States Agency for International Development                                                                                                                             

Global Health/Office of Policy, Programs and Planning (GH/P3)

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled


The Senior Environmental and Climate Advisor (Senior Advisor) for the Bureau for Global Health (GH) will play a key role in advancing USAID’s technical and programmatic priorities by contributing to the design, implementation and monitoring of GH’s legal and regulatory responsibilities for environmental compliance and climate risk management (CRM). The position works under the guidance of the GH Bureau Environmental Officer (BEO) and will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders from GH and other bureaus, USAID field missions and implementing partners to plan and implement effective program management.

The Senior Advisor position is located in the GH Office of Policy, Programs, and Planning (P3). P3 provides leadership, advice, and support to GH on strategic planning, budgeting and resource allocation; financial and program management and procurement planning. The office ensures the efficacy of GH programs and the achievement of GH objectives through coordination of the Bureau’s performance monitoring and program evaluation activities, donor coordination activities, and GH Environmental and Climate Risk Management.



The Senior Advisor serves as technical and programmatic support to the GH BEO, who is the Bureau’s senior Environmental Officer and Climate Integration Lead. The GH BEO is responsible for overseeing and monitoring 22 CFR 216 compliance across all Bureau-managed A&A mechanisms; concurs on or approves 22 CFR 216 documents; ensures all staff in his/her bureau is aware of and trained in 22 CFR 216 procedures and standards; and performs the other specific functions described in 22 CFR 216 (ADS 204.3.6). 22 CFR 216 documents include: IEEs, CE justifications, Environmental Assessments, PERSUAPs, EMMPs and other related environmental compliance documentation.


Additionally, the Sr. Advisor supports the GH BEO in the BEO’s role as GH Climate Integration Lead (CIL). This includes technical and programmatic support for establishing the Bureau’s climate risk management framework, reviewing required climate assessments of GH program activity designs (PADs) and mechanisms, ensuring that mechanisms appropriately address climate risks in their design, reporting of results, and developing of mitigations when applicable. The Sr. Advisor is also responsible for developing GH-specific training and support material for GH technical offices. The Senior Advisor will support the GH BEO in both the environmental management and climate programs. It is anticipated that the majority of the level of effort will be in GH climate risk management, although there is need for support in the review of Reg. 216 documents and assistance to GH Offices in preparing documents. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Reviews climate risk screenings and assessments conducted by GH technical offices and responds to requests for assistance with the preparation of CRM documents.
  • Works with the GH BEO and other technical office advisors to identify and address impediments to GH’s successful achievement of its environmental and climate change responsibilities.
  • Reviews Reg. 216 document submissions by GH technical offices for accuracy and consistency with USAID and GH guidance, and responds to requests for assistance with document preparation.
  • Provides specialized expertise and analysis support to individual offices.
  • Maintains regular communication with the field to communicate key information and ensure timely support, and coordinate appropriate consultations.
  • Works as part of a team to contribute to USAID/GH’s efforts to monitor and evaluate climate resiliency and adaptation efforts.
  • Provides technical inputs and quality control of climate change-related training and outreach. Provides technical climate change or environmental management training to GH technical offices.
  • Provides technical support related to climate change, including project and activity design and implementation.
  • Works with other bureaus and offices to cooperate, coordinate, leverage funds and find innovative approaches given the crosscutting nature of climate change and environmental management.


  • Master’s degree in environmental management, natural resources management or related discipline; with demonstrated training in climate change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience addressing environmental management and climate change in international health projects is preferred.
  • Minimum seven years’ experience preparing or reviewing environmental impact assessments, preferably in an international context.
  • At least five years’ experience working on climate change projects, including developing evidence-based climate risk analyses and programming recommendations. Should be able to discuss scientific aspects of systems (physiological, ecological, social, etc) interactions and exposure pathways resulting in health impacts of climate change.
  • Knowledge and experience working on climate resiliency and adaptation issues and familiarity with WHO guidance on climate change and health. Knowledge of Executive Order 13677 requirements is helpful.
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID or USG project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation best practices is desirable.
  • Experience working in international or low-resource settings.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Experience collaborating and coordinating with colleagues across bureaus, departments, or organizations. Experience or familiarity working with international organizations is preferred.
  • Ability to conduct literature review on specific topic in climate change and health.
  • Demonstrated project management, technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving orientation working on complex projects in a fast-paced, highly sensitive environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Drive platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Google Docs).
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills to prepare and present analyses, provide guidance, solicit information, defend proposals and negotiate agreements (Candidate will be asked to provide recent representative examples of written materials).
  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Facilities Access clearance.

CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at

CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.