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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Arlington, VA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


This job is cross-promoted from our Tetra Tech International Development Careers Site. Please formally apply for this position through the International Development Careers Site here:  https://bit.ly/EnvironmentalRiskSpecialist  Applications will only be considered if they are submitted there. Thank you.



The USAID-funded Clean Cities Blue Ocean project in the USA, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest for an Environmental Risk Specialist. This position will be based either in Arlington, VA, or will be fully remote (US-based).



The CCBO activity is a five-year initiative of USAID which will serve as USAID's flagship program to target ocean plastics directly at their source in cities and towns. The project works to prevent ocean plastic pollution by building capacity and commitment for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling (3Rs) and solid waste management (SWM) in urban and peri-urban settings, particularly in riverine and coastal areas. CCBO works with multiple USAID missions on country-specific implementation of national and local activities, and with USAID/Washington on global-level activities.


The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, Section 117 requires that the impact of USAID's activities on the environment be considered and that USAID include environmental risk mitigation and sustainability as central considerations in designing and carrying out its development programs. This mandate is codified in Federal Regulations (22 CFR 216) and in USAID's Automated Directive Systems (ADS) Parts 201.5.10g and 204. The CCBO activity puts this mandate into practice through environmental risk mitigation across all country and central activities, including those conducted by our multiple grantees.


The role of the Environmental Risk Mitigation Specialist as a full-time member of the CCBO team is to support the operationalization of environmental mandates so that CCBO staff and grantees are prepared to manage environmental compliance for initiatives and projects of the CCBO Activity. The Specialist works in close collaboration with the Grants Manager, the MEL Manager, and with each of the thematic advisors and the technical team of the Project. The Environmental Risk Mitigation Specialist reports to the Grants Manager.



* Advising and supporting decision-making across the CCBO team in relation to environmental risk issues,

Preparing environmental mitigation documents for USAID review,

* Supporting knowledge management and capacity building among those with direct responsibilities for supervising and planning environmental activities within the CCBO Activity,

* Advising the MEL Manager and technical advisors on environmental issues and associated monitoring requirements of the CCBO activity,

* Participating in relevant meetings with USAID and CCBO staff,

* Supporting responses to USAID's requests concerning environmental risks and other related issues,

* Providing specific guidance to grantees on the rationale and processes for environmental mitigation and monitoring within USAID,

* Reviewing Sustainability Plans submitted by prospective grantees for inclusion of aspects of financial, institutional, environmental, technological, and social sustainability,

* Preparing and submitting any changes or eventual additions to previously approved environmental mitigation documents,

* Collaborating with the MEL Manager on issues related to indicators, monitoring and evaluation, and the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MEL Plan).

* Reviewing and commenting on Operations Manuals prepared in response to environmental reviews,

* Ensuring timely delivery of products and input assigned by the Grants Manager, MEL Manager, Country Director and/or the Chief of Party, and

* Providing written input to regular reporting by the activity including, but not limited to, the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Report (EMMR).





* Degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, ecology, environmental law, or related careers preferably with postgraduate studies in environmental or related topics.

* Minimum two years of relevant work experience

* Strong writing skills

* Ability to travel within to CCBO's countries as needed (COVID restrictions permitting)

* Familiarization with principles and challenges of solid waste management in urban and peri-urban contexts in USAID-supported countries.

* Field experience supporting international development programs.

* Prior work experience within CCBO's target geographies.

* Knowledge of USAID's environmental regulatory framework.

* Experience preparing written analyses and reviews for USAID and/or its implementing partners

* Proven capacity building, training, and multi-cultural communication skills.

* Knowledge in formulation, implementation, and monitoring of projects.

* Ability to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech's IDS ad posted.


Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/EnvironmentalRiskSpecialist


Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success.  Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.  Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.


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