Project Consultant

Location: Lima
Practice Area: International Conservation
Employment Type: Contract
Start Date: 04/01/20

  • Location: Lima, Lima [Province]
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #22

Environmental Incentives’ mission is to enhance the natural systems that sustain resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches to conservation that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. We are environmental thought leaders pioneering a new wave of conservation, helping people get the most from their investments in the environment. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor on natural resource programs and policies across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating in four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries.

  • Western Office (headquarters) – South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Eastern Office – Washington, DC
  • Mountain Office – Denver, CO
  • Southern California Office – San Diego, CA

OPPORTUNITY

Environmental Incentives (EI) is seeking a highly productive person to fill the position of Project Consultant. This consultancy is based in Lima, Peru and will support EI’s work with USAID in Peru, the South America region and in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) more broadly. EI provides USAID with technical services in the areas of adaptive management, learning, monitoring, evaluation, communications and knowledge management, and organizational development.

Measuring Impact II (MI2) is a project under USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity that provides technical leadership and guidance to increase the effectiveness and impact of biodiversity conservation and integrated programs around the world. Under MI2, Environmental Incentives and its partners are supporting USAID thought leaders, mission staff, and Washington bureaus to apply evidence-based adaptive management across USAID’s $265 million annual biodiversity portfolio. MI2 offers assistance for best practices in adaptive management and the use and generation of evidence and learning to enhance biodiversity conservation. MI2 also helps to integrate conservation with other development sectors such as health, food security, democracy and governance, and global climate change.

The ideal candidate will adeptly take on a variety of tasks to support EI’s work with USAID Peru and South America Regional and support other client work in the LAC region. The responsibilities for this consultancy include:

Coordinate, Plan and Deliver Technical Assistance

  • Contribute to, and support the planning, delivery and follow up of technical assistance to missions, including design, co-creation, start-up and pause and reflect workshops, learning events, partner meetings, and other engagements
  • Develop and coordinate workshop materials, tools, and resources (in Spanish)
  • Support implementing partners in workshop follow-up activities
  • Assist in gathering and submitting monitoring and evaluation data from workshops
  • Assist with the development and rollout of project deliverables such as work plans, monthly meetings, yearly retreats, annual reports, synthesis of findings, etc.
  • Support external and internal meetings and conference calls, such as organizing meeting logistics, preparing meeting materials, preparing minutes and actions, and/or coordinating follow-up (in Spanish)

Support Knowledge Management and Communications

  • Support client work to develop and implement communications and knowledge management plans
  • Support internal project management and reporting 
  • Help to track project outputs and knowledge projects through their drafting, review, revision, and approval process; ensure project outputs are filed properly
  • Develop and update databases
  • Assist with research initiatives to fill priority information gaps

Support Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Support the development of data monitoring systems
  • Support gathering of data for annual performance reporting

Support development of a new Amazon learning program, including supporting facilitation of meetings/workshops with regional Missions, and implementing partners to develop, refine and implement the learning program

QUALIFICATIONS

Environmental Incentives seeks talented, creative and inspired professionals who can provide technical leadership in a growing practice while being flexible enough to fit into a strong culture.

Qualifications Desired

  • Language: Fluent Spanish and Proficient English is required. Proficient Portuguese is a plus.
  • Advanced Degree preferred, or Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years’ experience
  • Professional work experience in project management, operations, or communications. Experience in international development or US government services strongly preferred
  • Highly organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, biodiversity conservation programs in the Amazon and/or environment experience is a plus
  • Exceptional customer service skills, and a passion for helping people—an eagerness to assist others, and flexibility in taking on the work at hand
  • Strong copyediting and writing skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite (particularly MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Legally authorized to work in Peru with no restrictions

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AND BASE STATION

The position will be based in Lima, Peru. There may be opportunities for occasional travel in the region.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume on enviroincentives.com/about-us/careers no later than Tuesday, March 3, 2020.. Please include the cover-letter in the same PDF document as your resume, or else paste it into the web form as unformatted text. Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received and the position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is identified.

What happens next?

While resumes, cover letters and writing samples allow us to screen for certain characteristics, they don’t always let us know who you are and the qualities and skills you possess. Therefore, we will ask qualified candidates to complete a hiring exercise in order to better determine alignment with Environmental Incentives’ principles and position expectations. Candidates who perform well on the hiring exercise will be invited to interview with the Environmental Incentives team.

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