Adaptation Officer for USAID Climate Adaptation Support Activity

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Tetra Tech

Adaptation Officer for USAID Climate Adaptation Support Activity 2

Position description

The USAID-funded Climate Adaptation Support Activity project, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech), is currently accepting expressions of interest for an Adaptation Officer.

Position Description/Summary: The Adaptation Officer will provide technical support to CASA including managing individual workstreams with USAID Missions, Washington, and partners to support adaptation mainstreaming, programming, and scaling to effect change at a meaningful level. The Adaptation Officer will input into and manage technical activities under the program, including helping set priorities for CASA and proactively working to identify the strategic and forward-looking adaptation and resilience programming needs of USAID in coordination with the Adaptation Lead. This is a long-term position through September 2027. This position can be fully remote from a continental US-based location or hybrid within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA. 


* Provides technical support to individual workstreams initiated by USAID including ensuring the timely delivery of relevant, high-quality, and impactful services.

* Manages relationships with USAID counterparts including facilitating meetings, documenting feedback, and ensuring that products meet quality and technical expectations.

* Supports the development of workstream work plans and implementation plans and facilitates related training, deliverables, and communications products to integration adaptation approaches.

* Helps ensure CASA thought leadership and advancement of deliverables related to the exploration of emerging areas of climate adaptation, climate risk management, and climate resilience.

* Participates in whole-of-project planning including work plan development, strategic planning, and adaptation framework development.

* Identifies, defines, and implements other technical tasks for CASA including contributing to deliverables and managing discrete tasks and activities as needed.

* Coordinates and manages consultants and subcontractors for discrete technical activities.

* Represents CASA at workshops, conferences, and other events.


* Undergraduate degree in climate science, environmental studies, natural resources management, international development, or a relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.

* At least five years of experience in climate change adaptation and resilience. This could include experience in climate adaptation policy and planning, climate risk and vulnerability assessments, adaptation program and project design and implementation, advancing transformative and inclusive adaptation, ore relevant technical experience.

* Experience supporting adaptation programming for international organizations and/or donors or other federal/domestic entities.

* Experience assessing adaptation capacities and implementing local capacity development initiatives.

* Familiarity with climate risk and vulnerability assessment techniques and data sets and global climate change scenarios and models preferred.

* Experience providing technical support to complex programs preferred.

* Experience with USAID and USAID-funded programs preferred.

* Three to five years of experience providing technical support to complex, USAID-funded programs preferred.

* Ability to travel internationally.

* Professional proficiency in English is required, proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.

* Current U.S. work authorization is required at the time of application.

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