Local recruitment: Adaptation Advisor for USAID Climate Adaptation Support Activity – US based remote

Tetra Tech

Burlington, VT, USA 🇺🇸


The USAID-funded Climate Adaptation Support Activity (CASA) project, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for an Adaptation Advisor. 

Position Description/Summary: The Adaptation Advisor will provide technical expertise to CASA including leading individual workstreams with USAID Missions, Washington, and partners to support adaptation mainstreaming, programming, and scaling to effect change at meaningful change. The Adaptation Advisor will contribute to and manage technical activities under the program, including setting priorities for CASA and proactively working to identify the strategic and forward-looking adaptation and resilience programming needs of USAID in coordination with the Adaptation Lead. This is a long-term position through September 2027. This position can be fully remote from a continental US-based location or hybrid within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA.


* Provides technical leadership to individual workstreams initiated by USAID including ensuring the timely delivery of relevant, high-quality, and impactful services.

* Develops workstream work plans and implementation plans and facilitates related training, deliverables, and communications products to integrate adaptation approaches.

* Provides technical guidance in exploring emerging areas of climate adaptation, climate risk management, and climate resilience.

* Contributes to thought leadership and learning for CASA and USAID.

* Participates in work plan development, strategic planning, and adaptation framework development.

* Identifies, defines, and implements other technical tasks for CASA including contributing to deliverables and managing discrete tasks and activities as needed.

* Coordinates and manages consultants and subcontractors for discrete technical activities.

* Represents CASA at workshops, conferences, and other events.


* Master’s degree in climate science, environmental studies, natural resources management, international development, or a relevant field.

* At least seven years of experience in climate change adaptation and resilience. This could include experience in climate adaptation policy and planning, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, adaptation program and project design and implementation, advancing transformative and inclusive adaptation, or relevant technical experience.

* Credible track record designing adaptation programming, including transformative and inclusive approaches and cross-sectoral strategies.

* Experience assessing adaptation capacities and implementing local capacity development initiatives.

* Experience working in cross-cultural and international contexts with a variety of different institutions and stakeholders.

* Familiarity with climate risk and vulnerability assessment techniques and data sets and global climate change scenarios and models would be an asset.

* A track record of success in supporting and mobilizing climate finance would be an asset.

* Three to five years of experience providing technical support to complex, USAID-funded programs preferred.

* A history of collaboration and foster inclusive, locally led climate change adaptation activities preferred.

* Ability to travel internationally.

* Professional proficiency in English is required, proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.

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

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.

Application deadline is Monday, March 18, 2024.

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 $100,000 to $140,000 annually.  Please view our benefits at Life at Tetra Tech – Tetra Tech.

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. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide helpful and 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.

ARD 188

Project opportunity

U.S. Teams and Clients

Environment and Natural Resources (International Development)

Additional Information

  • Organization: 188 ARD
  • Requisition #18800001067





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