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Climate Services Data and Analytics Advisor for Climate Adaptation Support Activity (US-based, Remote)

The USAID-funded Climate Adaptation Support Activity project, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Climate Services Data and Analytics Advisor position. The USAID Climate Adaptation Support Activity is a five-year project based in Washington DC. The purpose of the activity is to support impactful adaptation across USAID by providing strategic support to USAID Missions and USAID/Washington Operating Units.

 

The Climate Services Data and Analytics Advisor will provide cross-cutting technical support for monitoring, development, and management of climate services data and analytics across project tasks and activities. This is a five-year fixed-term appointment with benefits. The Climate Services Data and Analytics Advisor is part of the Technical Advisory Group and reports to the Chief of Party.  This position may be based in Washington, D.C., or Burlington, VT, with the possibility of a remote work option.

 

Responsibilities:  

* Works with CASA project stakeholders to ensure project and technical data is accessible to stakeholders as needed.

* Provides on-demand climate data analytics, visualization, and results synthesis to support discrete CASA activities and project needs.

* Leads the analysis, translation, and presentation of complex climate information from multiple streams for non-technical audiences.

* Contributes to reporting and activity deliverables and manages discrete tasks and activities where needed.

* Contributes to the Activity’s Learning, Innovation, and Research Agenda by extracting learning and capturing research

* Coordinates and oversees STTA for discrete technical activities relating to analytics, data visualization, trend analysis, etc.

* Coordinates across staff and activity partners to plan and complete technical tasks, providing highly technical input and analytical support in climate sciences and information.

* Designs and delivers training and tools for the adoption of analytical methods in climate science.

 

Qualifications:  

* Master’s degree and 10 years of experience or bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience with a focus on computer science, data science, or statistics, including data analysis and visualization tools, interface design, and presentation of complex data to target audiences.

* At least 5 years of experience in climate change adaptation, climate services, data analytics, or other relevant technical experience. Experience with mapping, geographic information systems, and visual data presentation is highly desired.

* Demonstrated ability to design and implement sophisticated climate diagnostics and scenario analysis, and climate risk analysis to inform decision support, early warning, risk assessments.

* Knowledge of relational databases and other data sources.

* Professional proficiency in English is required.

* Proficiency in Spanish, French, or other languages preferred.

* Ability to travel internationally.

*U.S. work authorization required.

*CA ARDc