Regional Biodiversity & Climate Change Advisor

Accra, Ghana 🇬🇭

The U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Regional Biodiversity & Climate Change Advisor in the Regional Economic Growth Office of USAID/West Africa. USAID/West Africa has expanded its activities in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Regional Biodiversity and Climate Change Advisor will provide expert technical input and policy advice on a broad range of issues related to the USG’s global climate change (GCC) initiative, biodiversity, water-sanitation-hygiene (WASH), and natural resource management (NRM). He/she will coordinate with the technical programs of USAID/West Africa, USAID Missions in ‘presence’ and ‘non-presence’ countries, USAID/Washington, U.S. Embassies, more broadly with US Government (USG) agencies, ECOWAS and its member institutions, as well as other African institutions and conventions such as the Mano River Union and the Abidjan Convention

Education & Prior Work Experience: Completion of Post-graduate degree – MSc/MA – in an environmental, ecological, biological, climate or agricultural science, engineering or other relevant disciplines is required. At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in technical, scientific and policy issues in two or more of the following technical areas: i) climate change adaptation/mitigation; ii) integrated water resources management, including watershed management, impacts from dams, and environmental flows; iii) environmental impact assessment; iv) biodiversity conservation; v) sustainable natural resources use and conservation; vi) diversified livelihoods for natural resource-dependent communities; vii) public policy and financing, including carbon financing; viii) environmental regulations and enforcement; or ix) other technical areas related to assessing vulnerability to climate change and the design of adaptation and mitigation measures in response to projected impacts. Of total experience (professional and research) five (5) years of documented experience in some aspect of climate change. Of total experience (professional and research), five (5) years of experience must be in a developing country with experience in Africa. An S-4/R-4 level in English and an S-4/R-4 level in French are required. Language proficiency will be tested.

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NOTE: This position is being advertised at a full performance grade of FSN-11. A selected candidate may be hired at a development grade FSN-10 based on qualification and experience.

Salary Range: Development Grade FSN-10 = GH¢ 63,369.00 – GH¢ 95,060.00 and FSN–11= GHC77, 305.00 – 115, 970 p. a; (depending on qualification and experience).

Interested individuals should submit a signed cover letter, certificates and CV with references to:

Regional Executive Office

USAID/West Africa

P.O. Box 1630, Accra

Or by Email to: [email protected]

Note: Applicants must address each required qualification listed above with specific information supporting each item to be eligible for consideration. When submitting your application via email, start the subject line with the position title. Failure to state this and submit signed letter with required documents will result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. No relocation expenses are provided to the job location, Accra-Ghana. If transportation to Accra is required, it will be the employee’s responsibility.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

All US and non-Ghanaian citizens, who are not family members of USG employees officially assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority, must attach copies of the required work and residency permits to their applications to be eligible for consideration. No relocation expenses are provided to the job location, Accra-Ghana.  If transportation to Accra is required, it will be the employee’s responsibility.

USAID/WA anticipates awarding one Personal Services Contract (PSC) regarding this announcement.  Please note that this does not constitute any guarantee that a PSC will be awarded as result of this announcement.