USAID Climate Ready Call for Short Term Consultants

Call for Expression of Interest – Short Term Consultants

Seeking National and International Consultants

USAID Climate Ready is a new five-year Pacific-wide regional project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by AECOM, a U.S.-based institutional contractor with worldwide experience implementing environment programs. Climate Ready will work in 12 Pacific Island Nations: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

USAID’s Climate Ready Project is seeking short term technical consultants to support work associated with the project, either with individual countries or on a regional basis. Such work will vary in duration and scope but will be based on the needs identified in each of the target countries. Consultants with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Policy and Strategy Development (job code 820):
  • Accessing Climate Change Finance (job code 821):
  • Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions (job code 822):
  • Capacity Development/Training (job code 823):
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (job code 824):
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (job code 825):
  • Research and Documentation (job code 826):
  • Knowledge Management and Communications (job code 827):
  • Project Management (job code 828):

International/national specialists must have prior experience in one or more of the following:  

  • Developing, reviewing and/or evaluating project/program proposals.

  • Developing, reviewing and/or evaluating policy, regulations and/or legal frameworks.

  • Financial and economic analysis on a project/program level, including risk analysis, particularly for the management of financial and operational risks.

  • Experience with fiduciary and procurement processes, particularly as they apply to national institutions.

  • Design and formulation of climate change adaptation (CCA) / disaster risk reduction (DRR) and environmental projects, which include contributing to the collection and analysis of relevant country data and information; support the identification of the relevant stakeholders that will be involved and beneficiaries who will be targeted; support the development of the project design with regard to establishment of expected project outcome.

  • Management of project implementation including oversight of environmental and social safeguards and policies, including gender policies.

  • Design and implementation of results management frameworks for the monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs.

  • Professional experience in the financing, development, and implementation of public and/or private sector projects in developing countries.

  • Working knowledge of the project management cycle, including identification, implementation, and activity oversight.

  • Familiarity with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and other relevant processes.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in climate change, environment, agriculture, food security or related fields.

  • Recognized technical capacity and expertise of relevant professional experience in the Pacific Region.

  • Proven work experience especially associated with  Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund or Global Environment Facility funding.

  • Previous work experience in DRR, climate change, food security, agriculture, resource management, development, in particular in an international organization.

  • High level communication and facilitation skills.

  • Ability and self-initiative to carry out assigned tasks in a team under minimal supervision as well as an individual on a specific assignment.

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point and the Internet.

  • Professional knowledge of the English language and proficiency in preparing reports in English.

For further information and to apply, please visit and click on the relevant job code.

Applications are encouraged immediately and will close 26 August

Your application will need to include a signed CV and cover letter (in English) explaining how you will address the selection criteria, including a declaration that the information provided is true and correct

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