Local recruitment: Humanitarian Climate Risk and Vulnerability Specialist for Climate Adaptation Support Activity

Tetra Tech

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The USAID-funded Climate Adaptation Support Activity (CASA), implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Humanitarian Climate Risk and Vulnerability Specialist to support 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.

CASA is seeking a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Specialist to provide technical 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. Specifically, the Specialist will be responsible for the following areas of support:

·       Lead technical support to integrate review climate risk management and climate adaptation into USAID/BHA programming, in accordance with USAID’s climate risk management (CRM) policies and guidelines and the USAID Climate Strategy.

·       Guide BHA’s support to integration of climate risk and adaptation considerations into multi-stakeholder partnership initiatives such as the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) and efforts to improve sustainability of humanitarian supply chains.

·       Serve as a subject matter expert on climate risk and vulnerability assessment approaches and adaptation planning 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 part of the core team supporting BHA with the above tasks, the Specialist 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 expert guidance on development of climate risk management plans and integration of climate adaptation considerations into USAID/BHA programming processes and documentation.

* Develop and implement training focused on climate risk management and adaptation action with USAID staff and implementing partners.

* Lead research, development, and technical review of climate risk profiles.

* Advise team on best practice in applications of climate risk and vulnerability information, including key indicators, projections, scenarios, and considerations in the context of humanitarian action.

* Manage CASA’s support to BHA’s work to map humanitarian supply chains and identify key climate risks and vulnerabilities as well as adaptation solutions.

* Support Climate Resilient Humanitarian Action Advisor with day-to-day management of CASA’s support to BHA.

* Respond to other tasks as required.


* Master’s degree in international development, climate change policy, climate science, environmental studies, or similar field.

* At least 7 years’ experience developing climate risk and vulnerability assessments, ideally in the context of international development programming or policy.

* 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 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 international development context.

* 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 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. 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 $90,000 to $130,000 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 #18800000959





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