Mid-level Climate Change Specialist, USAID (TOPS)

EnCompass LLC

About the organization

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business 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.


In support of TOPS, EnCompass is seeking a Mid-Level Climate Change Specialist to help provide policy and program guidance on the climate sector. The Climate Specialist will support USAID’s Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategy (CCS) Branch, which supports the development and implementation of the Agency’s new climate strategy and implementing guidance, as well as the integration of climate considerations into other Agency policies, strategies, and guidance to further net-zero, climate-resilient, and equitable development.

This full-time role will be fully embedded within USAID. The position can be remote within the US, though primary work hours will need to align to Eastern Time zone (ET). Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience. Or Master’s degree and 2-3 years of experience. Preferred areas of study include international development, public policy, climate adaptation or mitigation, economics, environment, energy, or a related field.

Experience and Skills

Experience with relevant topics such as mainstreaming climate change into development programs, climate adaptation, climate change mitigation, equity, finance (especially mobilizing and improving access to finance)

Experience with policy review and quantitative/qualitative analyses and policy position development

Experience with creation and delivery of briefings, presentations, and similar communications products

Exposure to and/or implementation of international development programs, ideally USAID programs and experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the online application.

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