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Climate Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Specialist, USAID (TOPS)

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Last update: Jun 29, 2022 Last update: Jun 29, 2022

Details

Deadline: Jul 31, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Organization: EnCompass LLC
Sectors: Environment & NRM, Training Environment & NRM, Training
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 3 years
Date posted: Jun 28, 2022

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Description

Position Description 

Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS) institutional support contract, EnCompass is proud to recruit and hire Specialists to help USAID address climate, environment, energy and infrastructure challenges around the world.  

In support of USAID’s Energy, Environment and Infrastructure (EEI) center, EnCompass LLC is seeking a Climate Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Specialist to help USAID staff build the knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement USAID’s climate change strategy. The majority of the Specialist’s time will be spent on supporting training development and delivery of climate related capacity strengthening efforts. In addition, the specialist will support the capture, curation, and dissemination of research and program learning by maintaining Climatelinks.org, USAID’s climate knowledge portal, and through other knowledge management efforts.  

The role requires someone who is creative, collaborative and committed to helping individuals and teams get smarter about climate change and its role in development programming. 

This full-time role will be fully embedded with USAID in the Washington, D.C. area. Staff on this project will be working both from home and from the USAID offices until the client designates otherwise. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.  

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

Essential functions include: 

  • Work with EEI and other stakeholders to identify the skills and knowledge needed to help USAID achieve the targets set forth in the Climate Strategy 2022-2030 
  • Serve as a staff-level EEI focal point, supporting knowledge management and capacity strengthening efforts related to climate within USAID 
  • Serve as Activity Manager for training and knowledge management contractor 
  1. Under the supervisor’s direction, work collaboratively with the knowledge management contractor to develop a workplan for capacity building and knowledge management activities 
  2. Work collaboratively with the contractor to develop and deliver capacity building and knowledge management products 
  • Coordinate with units across the Agency to identify and curate climate- related content to share via Climatelinks.org and coordinate with other knowledge management platforms so that practitioners in diverse sectors can share and access climate-related materials 
  • Liaise with regional bureaus and other offices within USAID to advocate for the inclusion of climate in regional and technical meetings and training/learning events 
  • Support planning and facilitation of face-to-face workshops, virtual instructor training (vILT), interactive webinars and other learning sessions   
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop, update and implement capacity building plans and training materials 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with subject matter experts who are contributing content to training designs and training deliveries, helping to address challenges and promote effective collaboration 
  • Support learning needs assessments and training evaluations through data collection, analysis and reporting 
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with all project stakeholders 
  • Other tasks as assigned 

Position Requirements 

Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience; Master's degree and 3 years of relevant experience. Degrees should be in international development, training, instructional design, organizational development, environment, climate change or related field. 

Experience and Skills 

  • A commitment to advancing EEI’s mission and the USAID climate change strategy goals 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Experience in adult learning, capacity building and behavior change 
  • Experience in facilitating group processes, including meetings, focus groups, learning activities, and/or events both online and in-person 
  • Technical expertise in climate change and/or international development 
  • Flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change  
  • Able to manage competing priorities and complete tasks independently 
  • Innovative and creative problem solver who is comfortable sharing ideas  
  • Ability to build positive, professional relationships and confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations, collaborate on projects, and communicate results  
  • Advanced skills in MS Word suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google applications or similar to produce professional presentations and training materials 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain USG facilities security clearance 
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation of training and capacity building programs is a plus 
  • Experience using online meeting software such as BlueJeans and/or Google Meeting is a plus 
  • USAID experience is a plus 
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English a plus  
  • Ability to travel internationally, if needed. Likely no more than once a quarter 

How to Apply 

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the online application.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work. 

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate. 

 If you require accommodations in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act to complete your application, please call 301-287-8700, provide your contact information and a description of your accessibility issue. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case-basis, and we will call you back within approximately 3 business days. 

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