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Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation & Adaptation Lead

Location: United States
Location: United States of America
Job Code: 5398



Position Title:

INRM – LTTA – Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation & Adaptation Lead

Contract Name:

Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM)

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Period of Performance:

Life of Project (Base Years)

Place of Performance:

Washington, DC


Project Description: The purpose of the Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Task Order (TO) is to serve as a cross-sectoral support mechanism under the Agency’s Environmental and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) Framework. This DC based project will support uptake of the ENRM Framework across the Agency by providing strategic support to USAID’s Missions, technical offices, and other Operating Units on integrated programming in the following thematic areas: (1) Supporting strategic planning based on timely analysis and best available evidence; (2) Supporting and facilitating Mission-led ENRM project and activity design and adaptive management; (3) Testing new approaches in integrated ENRM programming; (4) Supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning of multi-sectoral programs; and (5) Supporting communications and knowledge management. This TO will serve as a support mechanism that will promote integrated programming across environmen- and non-environment sectors (for example, food security and biodiversity, health and climate change, land use and environmental protection, etc.) and across the program cycle (assessment; strategy; activity design; piloting new approaches; adaptive management, and monitoring, evaluation and learning; and communications). Activities under this contract may be identified and funded by USAID Washington-based offices and/or by Missions. The TO will be jointly managed by the Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Office of Land and Urban, the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, and the Office of Global Climate Change (these offices are expected to transition to the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI) during the life of this TO).

Context of the Position and General Technical Requirements: The Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation & Adaptation Lead will lead INRM’s engagement with USAID on global climate change topics, develop and implement activity streams, and ensure ongoing coordination with the INRM team across all GCC-related activity streams and buy-ins. In addition, the Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation & Adaptation Lead will collaborate with USAID and the INRM Team to capture learning and identify new ideas and opportunities to test approaches in ways that allow for continuous learning and capacity building. 

The Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation & Adaptation Lead must have at least 15 years of experience working on global climate change and natural resources management and at least 5 years working with USAID environmental and natural resource management programming. In addition to technical experience, the GCC Lead should have excellent interpersonal, managerial, organizational, and oral and written communication skills, and proven leadership abilities within a multi-partner initiative. Other desirable skills include: 

  • Excellent management capabilities leading a diverse set of activities and tasks globally with a range of stakeholders and customers;  

  • Familiarity with the USAID program cycle and Mission business processes; 

  • Expertise with facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes; 

  • Training experience; 

  • Experience in designing and supporting integrated development programming; 

  • Advanced knowledge of a language other than English. 

Overview of Job Description: The Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation & Adaptation Lead will serve as the INRM point of contact for USAID on climate mitigation and adaptation. The Global Climate Change Liaison/Lead will work across all INRM tasks and cross-cutting areas to guide INRM actions on issues related to global climate change and natural resources management, particularly as they relate to the ENRM Framework. This will include assessing and expanding the evidence base to support linkages between ENRM and climate change programming; supporting and facilitating relevant programming at different stages of the program cycle; overseeing the identification and application of existing and new relevant tools and approaches; participating in integrated MEL; and supporting communications and knowledge management.



  • Work closely with the COP, the USAID Office of Global Climate Change, Missions and other operating units to identify and develop workstreams relevant to meeting project objectives and long-term cross-sectoral global climate change objectives.

  • Identify and oversee short- and long-term global climate change technical assistance.

  • Identify opportunities and entry points in ENRM programming to support and advance USAID cross-sector climate change priorities and advance the implementation of the ENRM Framework.

  • Collaborate with the evidence and research coordinator to identify and address gaps in the evidence base on cross-cutting climate change and ENRM.

  • Collaborate with the INRM Gender Equity and Social Inclusion specialist to ensure consistent consideration of gender issues related to ENRM and climate change. 

  • Develop training material to support cross-sectoral climate change programming.

  • Collaborate with the Communications and Knowledge Management lead to develop relevant communications and knowledge products.

  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, technical deliverables, and the development and updates to the INRM M&E Plan.

  • Other duties as assigned.

All tasks will be performed in accordance with established DAI policies and procedures, as well as USAID regulations.


Reporting: The Global Climate Change Liaison, Mitigation and Adaptation Lead will report to the Chief of Party. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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