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Technical Specialists: Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity.

South America
Apr 07, 2017

Updated 9/12/2017

 

Tetra Tech is seeking qualified senior technical specialist candidates to participate in an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled the Amazon Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Extractive and Infrastructure Activity. The purpose of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority infrastructure sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining) in the Amazon Basin region, and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs. 

 

The following senior technical specialist positions are currently being recruited with a strong preference for Peruvian, Colombian or other South American/Amazon region nationals:


Infrastructure (hydropower and roads) Specialist: to provide technical expertise and managerial oversight to the project’s activities related to understanding, measuring, monitoring, mitigating and/or evaluating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), economic, and social impacts from hydropower and road development in the Amazon basin. Relevant prior experience should include: negotiating voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; developing and monitoring best practices; environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; and corporate social responsibility, impact investing and other forms of private sector collaboration, partnership and investment;

 

*7+ years of relevant experience working with hydropower and/or road development, preferably in an Amazon or other tropical setting, including NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic  impacts, including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets.

*Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

*Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.


Extractives and Hydrocarbons (mining, oil and gas) Specialist: to provide technical expertise and managerial oversight to the project’s activities related to understanding, measuring, monitoring, mitigating and/or evaluating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), economic, and social impacts from extractive industries (mining, oil and gas exploration and development) in the Amazon basin. Relevant prior experience should include: negotiating voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; developing and monitoring best practices; environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; and corporate social responsibility, impact investing and other forms of private sector collaboration, partnership and investment;

*7+ years of relevant experience working with extractive industries, preferably in an Amazon or other tropical setting, including NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic impacts, including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets.

*Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

*Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.


Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Specialist: to provide technical expertise and managerial oversight to EIA processes (including prior informed consent) for infrastructure (hydropower, roads, mining and oil/gas) development in the Amazon region.

*7+ years of relevant EIA experience, preferably in an Amazon or other tropical setting, including measuring, monitoring and evaluating environmental impacts; designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating environmental management plans and related mitigation measures; designing, implementing and monitoring of offsets; and EIA-related training facilitation and capacity building.

*Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

*Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.


Knowledge Management Specialist: to generate, capture and communicate knowledge and promote learning to further the project’s biodiversity conservation goals.

*7+ years of relevant knowledge management experience working with institutions, regionally, nationally and sub-nationally, to generate, document and communicate knowledge (evidence-based monitoring information, best practices, innovative models and lessons-learned).

*Experience developing information and knowledge management tools in one or more technical disciplines such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental governance, sustainable livelihoods development and/or biodiversity conservation, preferred.

*Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

*Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable

 

Communications Specialist: to lead project efforts to successfully communicate project messaging, results, and impacts to broad audiences; and oversee the development and use of project communications tools, products and deliverables for both marketing, and social and behavior change communications (SBCC) purposes.

*7+ years of relevant communications experience working with donor-funded environment projects, preferably in an Amazon or tropical context, to design, generate, and utilize multimedia communications tools, products and campaigns for wide and diverse audiences.

*Experience with SBCC required.

*Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

*Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: to provide technical and managerial oversight, and capacity building of counterparts, in the monitoring and evaluation of environmental, social and economic impacts, and related mitigation measures, from infrastructure development in the Amazon region.  

*7+ experience working in NRM, conservation and/or climate change monitoring and evaluation in the tropics.

*Strong capacity building skills.

*Experience with the monitoring and evaluation of environmental impact assessments a plus

*Experience with geospatial information systems (GIS) a plus

*Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

*Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.

 

Related to the Amazon BMP opportunity, Tetra Tech may also be interested in additional technical specialists (with appropriate experience and relevant degree) for short- and long-term technical assistance opportunities, including:

*Environmental Economist;

*Cost-Benefit Analysis Specialist;

*Indigenous Specialist;

*Gender Specialist;

*Social Scientist;

*Natural Resources Management (NRM) Specialist; and/or

*Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation Specialist




To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter *Pease remember to indicate which of the positions you would like to be considered for in your application cover letter*

* CV in reverse chronological format

* Reference List

 

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.