Local recruitment: Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Officer (Junior) 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 Officer to support CASA activities with the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). The position can be fully remote from a continental 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: The Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Officer will provide technical and operational expertise as part of the core CASA team supporting the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)’s Bureau Environment Officer (BEO) and Climate Integration Lead (CIL) in the implementation of the tasks above. Under the guidance and supervision of the Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Advisor and in coordination with the other relevant CASA team member, the Officer will:  

  • Support BHA’s strategic engagement and partnerships related to climate resilient humanitarian action.  
  • Provide technical support to integrate climate risk management (CRM) and equitable and inclusive climate adaptation into BHA’s programming, particularly reviewing Resilience and Food Security Activity (RFSA) documentation and working with programming teams to strengthen CRM approach.   
  • Develop communications and training materials to advance knowledge and mainstreaming of climate risk management, climate adaptation, and climate resilient humanitarian action within BHA and with BHA’s implementing partners.
  • Provide strategic support to advance BHA’s support to mainstreaming climate equity and justice in humanitarian action. 

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 part of the core team supporting BHA with the above tasks, the Officer 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.


* Provide overall management support to the CASA team supporting BHA including helping to identify and define activities and client needs, leading the coordination conferences and events, and supporting day-to-day implementation under the leadership of the Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Advisor.

* 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.

* Lead client management, in coordination with the Climate Resilient Humanitarian Advisor, by designing meeting agendas, developing quarterly work plans, and distributing relevant notes and take-aways.

* Respond to USAID comments on technical deliverables and update as needed.  

* Attend and contribute to meetings with USAID and partners.   

* Respond to other tasks as needed. 


* Bachelor’s degree in international development, climate or environmental studies, communications, sociology, or relevant field.

* Minimum 4 years’ experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience, humanitarian action, climate justice, or relevant fields. 

* Experience with humanitarian organizations and familiarity with climate considerations in the context of humanitarian response.    

* Professional proficiency in English is required.   

* Ability to travel internationally.   

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

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience providing technical support to complex USAID-funded programs and familiarity with USAID policies preferred. 

* Experience developing climate adaptation policy and programming preferred.  

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

* Proficiency in Spanish or French. 

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

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 $60,000 to $100,000 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.

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

Additional Information

  • Organization: 188 ARD
  • Requisition #18800000956





You ad could be here!