Climate And Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, USAID (TOPS)

EnCompass LLC

About the organization

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 200 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security. Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year.


As part of our TOPS program, EnCompass LLC is seeking a Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist to support USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ), which leads efforts to ensure high-quality programmatic and technical leadership, oversight, and guidance. TPQ captures, applies, and strengthens capacity in technical best practices and contextually appropriate programmatic approaches focused on all dimensions of humanitarian response and transition, as well as analyses of risk and early warning. The Specialist will work to assist the bureau on implementation of the USAID’s climate strategy.

This full-time role will be fully embedded within USAID, however, the position can be remote within the states that EnCompass is registered in within the US. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Essential functions include:
Assisting BHA climate group on implementation of the Agency climate strategy including planning, programming, implementing interventions and tracking and reporting for various US Government initiatives
Helping to plan possible BHA/TPQ disaster risk reduction related interventions and programming in support of the USAID Climate Strategy
Helping to monitor the implementation of existing interventions
Helping to collate indicators and targets needed for reporting and other communication mechanisms


Position Requirements


Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of relevant experience. Or a Master's degree and 5 years of experience. Preferred areas of study include climate adaptation or mitigation, environment, natural resource management, international relations, or a related field.

Experience and Skills
Experience working on humanitarian assistance programming
Experience with integrating climate change considerations into disaster risk reduction programs
Expertise in natural hazards and hydrometeorological hazards (droughts, cyclones, floods, extreme temperatures, etc.)
Experience and/or familiarity with USAID humanitarian assistance programming preferred
Experience supporting international development programs is preferred
Ability to be flexible and shift back and forth between competing priorities
Experience with creation and delivery of reports, briefings, talking points and presentations
Proficiency in Google Workspace
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical subject matter to non-technical audiences
Ability to work independently as needed, while also having excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and engage effectively in a team environment, including with teams that span organizational divisions
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a facilities security clearance

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