Local recruitment: Senior Technical Associate, Natural Resource Management


USA 🇺🇸


Burlington, VT; Washington, DC; or Remote within U.S. /Government Services – Natural Resource Management /Headquarters

Who We Are

Resonance is a global consulting firm that delivers market-based solutions to address the world’s toughest challenges. We work with changemakers in the private sector and the international development community to solve wicked problems and promote market opportunity. We specialize in development of partnerships, innovation, sustainable business models, and impact finance that drive impactful results. Across our work, we integrate diverse voices and perspectives. We promote collaboration across sectors and up and down the chain—from the field to the boardroom. Throughout, we translate client ambition into action and impact on the ground.

Position Mandate

The Senior Technical Associate on the Natural Resource Management Sector Team will provide critical technical expertise throughout project life cycles and play a vital role in our business development efforts across the firm’s natural resource management portfolio. The Senior Technical Associate will support thought leadership, business development, and technical implementation of projects related to private sector engagement and market-based approaches related to natural resources management. The Senior Technical Associate will support Resonance’s technical implementation of multiple complex US- and field-based USG-funded natural resource management contracts, as well as related corporate sustainability projects. They will also lead capture and proposal development for USG, other donor, and corporate contracts. This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT; or Washington, DC; or Remote within the U.S. reporting to the Director, Natural Resource Management. Ability to travel 20% internationally on short notice required.


  • Serve as a technical expert for Resonance’s natural resource management engagements with donor, industry, non-profit, foundation, and other clients across Resonance’s Project/Client Delivery Units, preferably with some experience in the fields of renewable energy and/or water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
  • Act as technical resource for clients, partners, delivery teams, and field staff by providing technical direction, leading sectoral innovation, designing and testing new models and approaches, and generating compelling reports and presentations on private-sector engagement and market-based approaches for natural resource management issues
  • Share lessons learned across projects and activities to strengthen field work, scale-up successes, and test concepts in new locations and contexts
  • Provide technical management and oversight of Resonance technical tasks and workstreams (e.g. research, private sector landscape analyses, trainings, etc.), as well as consultants and field teams to ensure high quality outcomes
  • Mentor and occasionally oversee US- and field-based staff in technical implementation and use of Resonance’s approaches and tools.
  • Design and facilitate workshops, co-creation sessions, partnership development, etc.
  • Lead and contribute to efforts that explore and develop opportunities with donor, commercial, impact investment, non-profit, and philanthropic clients, particularly USAID headquarters and field prime bids
  • Draft and prepare proposals, pitch decks, and other business development resources
  • Maintain, expand, and enhance Resonance’s business and partner network, including commercial, foundation, and NGO partners
  • Serve as a member of proposal development teams, including as lead technical writer and/or proposal chief
  • Draft blog posts and articles that demonstrate and advance Resonance’s leadership at the intersection of natural resource management and private sector engagement, partnerships, investment, enterprise development, innovation, etc.  
  • Raise Resonance’s profile through select speaking engagements at industry and sector events


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, or other relevant field
  • 8+ years of professional experience in a global development, preferably with field implementation experience
  • 5+ years experience in natural resource management, preferably with some experience or knowledge in the renewable energy and/or WASH sectors
  • Proven capability in private sector engagement, partnership development, or market-systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead business development efforts; experience with USAID proposals and policies required
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and ability to build strong collaborative relationships with a diverse range of colleagues, partners, and stakeholders
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including task and time management 


  • Some experience in renewable energy and/or WASH 
  • Global development field implementation experience
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, or Arabic


  • Client focus
  • Problem solving orientation
  • Ability to foster open communication and actively listen
  • Financial acumen
  • Relationship building and interpersonal skills 
  • Adaptability & flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Drive and commitment
  • Accountability 
  • Emotional Intelligence

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDSThis job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. 
TRAVEL EXPECTATIONSAbility to travel up to 20% internationally on short notice.
SALARY RANGE$107,000-$135,000 USD depending on education and experience.
AAP/EEO STATEMENTThe Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of Resonance is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Resonance hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.
Resonance believes that employees should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.