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Technical Specialists: Amazon Knowledge Learning Platform Activity

South America
Apr 07, 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 Knowledge Learning Platform (KLP) Activity. The purpose of the project is to support the adaptive management of USAID programs under the Amazon Vision; and improve knowledge and evidence for the conservation of Amazon biodiversity and climate change mitigation services.

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

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

·         7+ years of relevant experience working with institutions, 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.


Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: to provide technical and managerial oversight, and capacity building of counterparts, in the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of biodiversity and mitigation of Greenhouse gas emissions from land clearing.  Include monitoring, with GIS technical support, of deforestation rates, land use changes and various ecosystem threats.              

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

·         Strong capacity building skills.

·         Experience with the Open Standards for Conservation a plus.

·         Experience with deforestation monitoring and geospatial information systems (GIS) a plus

·         Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

·         Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.


Trainers, Learning Facilitators & Capacity Building Specialists: to provide technical and managerial oversight to the Amazon KLP’s various NRM- and conservation-related training and capacity building activities.

·         7+ experience in training facilitation and capacity building related to NRM and conservation, preferably in the Amazon region.

·         Strong capacity building skills

·         Masters or equivalent in a relevant discipline

·         Spanish and English proficiency required


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

Natural Resources Management (NRM) Specialist/Social Scientist: to provide technical and managerial oversight to the project activities related to NRM in the Amazon, including but not limited to: community-based conservation, NRM, natural forestry management, sustainable livelihoods, land-use planning, and/or environmental governance.

·         7+ years of NRM experience working in biodiversity conservation including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas and biological corridors.

·         Masters or equivalent in relevant discipline.

·         Spanish proficiency required and English proficiency desirable.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

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

* CV in reverse chronological format

* A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference


Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. 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. No phone calls will be accepted.

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.