Local recruitment: Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Advisor for Climate Adaptation Support Activity

Tetra Tech

USA 🇺🇸


The USAID-funded Climate Adaptation Support Activity (CASA), implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Advisor to lead CASA activities with the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). The position can be fully remote from a US-based location or hybrid/remote within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA.

Position Description: CASA is seeking a Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Advisor to serve as both a team leader and a technical contributor to CASA’s support to the above tasks with USAID/BHA. In this capacity, the Advisor will lead the following bodies of work:

1.       Serve as lead CASA focal point for the BHA BEO and CIL. This will include leading and participating in regular strategic planning meetings with USAID/BHA and defining and managing quarterly work plans in coordination with CASA leadership.

2.       Manage CASA’s BHA support team. This will include serving as supervisor for the broader BHA support team (anticipated to be 3-4 people), providing oversight of their deliverables, and managing their workload when needed.

3.       Contribute to technical deliverable development and finalization for tasks above. This can include deliverables related to climate risk management, climate adaptation mainstreaming, and climate equity and justice in the humanitarian context.

The above tasks will be conducted in close coordination with USAID Missions, Washington, and partners and in line with relevant USAID policies and frameworks.

As leader of the core team supporting BHA with the above tasks, the Advisor will be expected to work closely with other team members and provide support as needed to ongoing tasks related to climate risk management, integration of climate equity and justice, and other areas as needed.

This position is a one-year (12 month), full-time assignment.


* Lead implementation of CASA’s support to BHA including acting as technical lead of the activity and spearheading strategic planning and work plan development in coordination with BHA’s BEO and CIL.

* Provide strategic advice to USAID/BHA on climate risk management and climate adaptation in the context of the USAID Climate Strategy and humanitarian response.

* Manage CASA’s BHA support team, providing daily oversight of other team members and communicating with CASA leadership as needed.

* Identify and define tasks and deliverables to achieve activity goals and manage timeline of deliverables and ensure requisite support to deliver on time, complete, products to USAID.

* Serve as lead CASA focal point for BHA’s BEO and CIL.

* Draft, develop, and/or edit technical deliverables as part of the CASA team supporting BHA – including, for example, briefing notes, blog posts, policy documents, research products, climate risk management document reviews, etc.

* Review technical deliverables for completeness and technical rigor.

* Act as a thought leader and participate in strategic planning meetings and working groups related to climate change policy and programming within BHA as needed.

* Represent CASA’s BHA support at external meetings, conferences, and convenings.


* Master’s degree in international development, human rights or humanitarian studies, climate change, environmental studies, sociology, or similar field.

* At least 7 years’ experience working on international development programming or policy, including experience in topics related to humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, environmental management.

* At least 3 years’ experience providing technical support to complex USAID-funded programs and familiarity with USAID policies.

* Experience leading remote teams and working in a client-facing context.

* Experience managing others.

* Experience working in cross-cultural and highly collaborative team environments.

* Professional proficiency in English is required. 

* Ability to travel internationally. 

* Current US work authorization is required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience developing climate adaptation policy and programming in the context of international development.

* A history of collaboration and fostering inclusive, equitable, locally led climate change adaptation activities.

* Experience with international humanitarian and/or disaster management donors and agencies.

* Understanding of the intersection of climate adaptation, humanitarian action, and disaster risk management.

* Proficiency in Spanish or French.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant and equitable approach to employment compensation and rate setting. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys.  The anticipated pay range for this position is $110,000 – $160,000 annually.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

 Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

Keywords: Project Opportunities, U.S. Teams and Clients, ARD 188, Environment

Additional Information

  • Organization: 188 ARD
  • Requisition #18800000961





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