SOLICITATION NO.: 72049224R10023
ISSUANCE DATE: June 05, 2024
CLOSING DATE/TIME: June 24, 2024 11:59 PM Philippine Standard Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN PSC)
POSITION: USAID Development Assistance Specialist (Climate Integration), FSN-10

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services described on the USAID website: https://www.usaid.gov/philippines/careers
The complete vacancy announcement is also available on the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines website:
https://ph.usembassy.gov/usaid-development-assistance-specialist-climate-integration-solicitation-no-72049224r10023/

The USAID Development Assistance Specialist (Climate Integration) serves as a technical resource in strategic planning, program and activity design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the entire Mission portfolio for environmental compliance. The Specialist is officially designated as the Deputy to the Mission Environmental Officer (MEO). In this role, the Specialist ensures, or assists higher graded specialists in ensuring, all Mission programs/projects/activities are in compliance with Title 22 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulation (22 CFR 216 or “Reg. 216”).

The Specialist supports the Mission designated Climate Integration Lead (CIL) to ensure all Mission programs/projects/activities meet ADS 201mal and USAID Climate Risk Management guidelines. The Specialist serves as environmental climate advisor to Mission management and to Technical Offices and Implementing Partners (IPs) on Climate Risk Management, and in identifying and analyzing climate vulnerabilities and developing mitigation measures. The Mission may designate the Specialist to serve as the CIL, if determined to be appropriate.

The Specialist contacts and collaborates at various technical levels, with counterparts and staff in the host government, with the private sector, with other donor and international organizations, and with other USG entities under the direction and guidance of the MEO, other designated supervisor, or more senior specialists.

The Specialist exercises judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines. In addition, it is anticipated that the Specialist will be in a travel status to remote areas of the host country and/or the Region at least 25% of the Job Holder’s time.

Major duties and responsibilities include: Deputy to the Mission Environmental Officer (20%), Climate Integration Advisor (CIA) (40%), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) (10%), Representation, Coordination, and Capacity Building (10%) and Program Development and Management Activities (20%).

To be considered for this position candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

1. EDUCATION (PASS/FAIL) – Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Integrated Sustainable Development, Natural Resources Management, or a closely related field. Note: Additional education may NOT be substituted for experience.

2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE (PASS/FAIL) – A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in an area involving application of environmental impact assessment, natural resource assessment, environmental engineering or in a closely related area involving regulations, standards, policies, and best practices in a developing-country setting is required. Experience involving the analysis and interpretation of data and the presentation of data in written and oral form is required. This experience must demonstrate the ability to prepare and/or review environmental scoping statements, environmental impact assessments, and implementing environmental management plans as part of a team. In addition, work experience demonstrating an understanding of climate risk management is required. Note: Additional experience may NOT be substituted for education.

3. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY/COMMUNICATION SKILLS (30 points) – Level IV (advance professional proficiency) language proficiency in English and in Tagalog (local language) in speaking, reading, and writing is required to be able to communicate effectively with USAID/U.S. Embassy staff and external contacts at various levels.

4. JOB KNOWLEDGE (40 points) – The Specialist must have professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, as they relate to environmental impact assessment, environmental policies, and environmental best practices and international standards in the context of international development. Professional level knowledge of the host country and region from the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives in a broad context and how it relates to natural environmental issues and policies. Knowledge of U.S. government legislation relating to development assistance and to Reg. 216; and USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation is.

5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES (30 points) – The Specialist must have a good knowledge of, and demonstrated experience in, the role of Environmental and Environmental Integration activities within the broad context of international development programming. The Specialist should possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, and proven ability to work independently, with minimal supervision or guidance; and, proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing, including in the preparation of substantive environmental reports. The Specialist must be able to obtain, evaluate, and interpret factual data, to prepare precise, accurate, and complete reports using computer software applications, and to develop and present briefings; and, apply this knowledge to complex problems in the host country and the region.

Further details on the statement of duties, evaluation, and selection factors and how to apply can be found on the USAID website:
https://www.usaid.gov/philippines/careers
The complete vacancy announcement is also available on the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines website:
https://ph.usembassy.gov/usaid-development-assistance-specialist-climate-integration-solicitation-no-72049224r10023/

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