Regional Environmental Compliance Advisor (Consultant)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings
1
Category
Program Support
Type
Long Term Consultant (x ≥ 60 days)

Overview

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

 

Title:  Regional Environmental Compliance Advisor (Consultant)-GS12 Level

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD)Economic Growth, Environment, Agriculture (EGEA/Environmental Compliance Team)

 

With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

 

CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

 

Background

 

The Regional Environmental Compliance Advisor (Advisor) will support the Environmental Compliance Team within the Economic Growth, Environment, and Agriculture Division (EGEA) within the Bureau of Africa’s (AFR) Office of Sustainable Development (SD). Among its technical implementation responsibilities, AFR/SD is tasked with providing technical support to USAID/Africa Missions and USAID/Washington on natural resource management issues. AFR/SD also has the responsibility to ensure that environmental considerations are incorporated into results planning, implementation, and monitoring, in compliance with USAID’s environmental regulations and in the interest of more effective program implementation. EGEA works to achieve these objectives in collaboration with a wide range of partners across Washington and in the field, in other USAID bureaus, as well as in other U.S. Government agencies. The Short-Term Regional Environmental Compliance Advisor will serve as part of a three-person environmental compliance team and will report to the Bureau Environmental Officer. This is a non-supervisory position.

Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support USAID’s Africa Bureau’s Office of Sustainable Development, Division of Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture by:

  1. Providing technical support and advice to USAID field missions in sub-Saharan Africa and to USAID/Washington on the effective and efficient implementation of USAID’s Environmental Procedures;
  2. Conducting research, provide analysis, and develop targeted and timely recommendations on specific environmental compliance issues as they relate to Africa Bureau missions;
  3. Evaluating the effectiveness of environmental compliance operations across the region and promoting the gathering of lessons learned and the transfer of such lessons;
  4. Contributing to and facilitating Africa Bureau’s environmental oversight of multilateral development bank activities in sub-Saharan Africa, per Title XIII of the International Financial Institutions Act; and
  5. Conceptualizing and directing environmental review and policy analyses regarding costs, benefits, impact and trade-offs of alternative approaches, investments, and actions in the natural resource and environment areas.

 

DELIVERABLES AND ACTIVITIES

  1. Advance one or more ongoing policy initiatives, including but not limited to the following:
    Water Quality Assurance Plan Guidance: evaluation of effectiveness and compliance with this 2018 guidance to    USAID Africa Bureau missions. The results of the evaluation will be documented and used to update the guidance;
  2. Healthcare Waste Management: assist an ongoing evaluation of policy and practice in the Sub-Saharan Africa       region. The evaluation will be documented and used to inform discussions with Global Health and other affected   bureaus.
  3. Pest and Pesticide Management: assist an ongoing evaluation of policy and practice in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The evaluation will be documented and used to inform discussions with the Bureau for Food Security; the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance and other affected bureaus;
  4. Help investigate and seek stakeholder input into official Voting Position Recommendations for multilateral development bank activities under review per the Agency’s Title XIII responsibilities. Approximately 70 Voting Position Recommendation Memos are expected yearly;
  5. Document the Team’s Standard Operating Procedures for regional environmental compliance support and oversight;
  6. Consolidate and update guidance and resources such as a guide to standard language for the Africa Bureau’s environmental compliance documents;
  7. Other technical and administrative support as needed to help fulfill the Team’s and Office’s objectives;
  8. Represent Team positions and interests in deliberations across sectors and across organizational units.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  1. Master’s degree (in relevant fields such as environmental protection, natural resource management, or international development) or 4-5 years of relevant professional experience required.
  2. Experience working on environmental protection is preferred; Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred; Familiarity with the USAID program cycle and environmental compliance processes is preferred.
  3. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, Google Drive and e-mail applications required.
  4. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, as needed.
  5. US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance required.

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