U.S. nationals: Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity: Natural Resources Advisor (Senior Climate Change Advisor) FSL-01, Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Overview

***This position is with USAID. Please apply directly to USAID***

 

Interested employees should submit a detailed resume/CV, a cover letter,

and security clearance level, if any, to Kate Tisdell (

(mailto:ktisdell@usaid.gov)). Please use the position title and grade level (Natural Resources
Advisor -Senior Climate Change Advisor, FSL-01, AFR/SD/EGEA) in the subject line. Application
submissions are requested by July 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

 

Position Title: Natural Resources Advisor (Senior Climate Change Advisor), Backstop 40, FSL-01
Position Location: Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $142,701 - $170,800
Opening Date: July 17, 2020
Closing Date: July 29, 2020

Bureau Description: The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington Operating Unit charged
with managing USAID economic development programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable
Development (SD) has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD’s
technical responsibilities span across all areas of economic development – economic growth,
agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance,
education, and health. This position is located in the Economic Growth, Environment, and Agriculture
(EGEA) Division.

Responsibilities

Description of Position: The Climate Change Advisor will serve as a senior regional technical expert
and resource person on climate-related issues, particularly those pertaining to land and water
management, energy and energy efficiency, policy and institutional reform, behavior change, private
sector engagement and market strengthening, and climate risk management. The Senior Climate
Change Advisor will provide AFR/SD/EGEA with the following essential support: 1) track and analyze
developments and innovations on climate-related issues in Africa; 2) mentor and provide technical
leadership to AFR/SD/EGEA programming staff focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation; 3)
provide technical support to missions for program development, implementation of new mechanisms,
monitoring, and evaluation; 4) develop cutting edge research concepts that support USAID’s efforts to
address/mitigate climate change in sub-Saharan Africa and incorporate research findings into policies,
programs, and strategies; 5) serve as a senior technical liaison with other USG agencies, donor
organizations, and non-governmental organizations to ensure coordination; 6) prepare Agency
leadership for participation in inter and intra-agency policy and strategic discussions, including the
preparation of reports and briefing materials; 7) develop analysis and funding recommendations for
field-based programming; 8) serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative, Agreement Officer’s
Representative, or activity manager as required; and 9) contribute to other AFR priorities and
objectives as assigned. The Senior Climate Change Advisor will perform the full range of project design
and management functions including concept development, participation in evaluation committees,
development of procurement-related documentation for awards, and monitoring activity performance.

Qualifications

Qualifications: FSL-01: The incumbent must have one year of specialized experience at a level of
difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the FSL-02 level in the Federal service. One year of
experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
Application Instructions: Interested employees should submit a detailed resume/CV, a cover letter,

and security clearance level, if any, to Kate Tisdell (

(mailto:ktisdell@usaid.gov)). Please use the position title and grade level (Natural Resources
Advisor -Senior Climate Change Advisor, FSL-01, AFR/SD/EGEA) in the subject line. Application
submissions are requested by July 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

 

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to:
-- Karen O’Donnell, AFR/SD, (202) 712-0104,
(mailto:kodonnell@usaid.gov)