Local recruitment: Capacity Development and Education Lead (Central Asia Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity)
Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Capacity Development and Education Lead on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity. This position will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The goal of the activity is to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins, shared by five Central Asian States – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The activity seeks to improve the capacity of small and regional river basin councils to identify and address water management issues; and support national governments to improve regional collaboration, effective joint water management practices, and legal/regulatory improvements.
Position: The Capacity Development and Education (CDE) Lead reports to the Chief of Party. He/she is responsible for Objective 1 to support development of human capital and strengthening of educational institutions that address integrated water resource management including water, energy and the agricultural nexus in the Central Asia region. The CDE Lead oversees strategies to develop capacity and education interventions and coordinates closely with the Water Policy and IWRM leads to integrate capacity development initiatives across all activities. The CDE Lead will be responsible for conducting educational and training needs assessments, developing and overseeing the Water-Education-Training (WET) Strategy and Action Plan, and leading the development of a regional Water-Environment Community of Practice.
*Advanced degree in Water Resources Management, Climate Change, or other relevant field;
*Minimum six (6) years’ experience in successful implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM), transboundary water cooperation, or water and environment programs;
*Minimum five (5) years’ experience in technical positions focused on capacity development initiatives;
*Experience working with Central Asian educational institutions;
*Demonstrated understanding of the water policy sector and transboundary water challenges in Central Asia; .
*Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain partnerships and strong working relationships with donors, host country government counterparts, academic institutions, and civil society;
*Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments;
*Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Russian are required.