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USAID, Environment and Natural Resource Management Specialist (MEL).

USAID, Environment and Natural Resource Management Specialist (MEL).

The Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS) project is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded institutional support contract for USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) to meet the pressing challenges caused by climate change. TOPS aims to help USAID meet the increasing complexities of global development by recruiting technical assistance providers to work in USAID’s offices; delivering the training needed to empower new staff and advance USAID’s objectives around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and facilitating more evidence-driven technical decisions.

Combating Corruption is essential to fulfilling USAID’s mission of strengthening democratic societies, and advancing a free, just, and peaceful, world. In support of USAID’s Anti-Corruption Task ForceEnCompass LLC seeks a mid-level Environment and Natural Resource Management Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (MEL). This specialist will provide policy and program direction on anti-corruption, the ENRM (environmental and natural resource management) sector, as also guidance on the nexus (including strategic corruption) as it relates to the ENRM, energy, and transnational organized criminal. The majority of the MEL Specialists’ time will be dedicated to supporting the agency’s climate, environment, energy or infrastructure efforts.

This full-time position will be embedded within USAID. Although the position can also be performed remotely, primary work hours are in Eastern Time zone (ET).**Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.**

Position Duties & Responsibilities

These are the essential functions:

  • Support for MEL efforts in relation to the Combating Transnational Corruption Grand Challenge. This builds coalitions, tools and approaches that will help reduce corruption across high risk supply chains (particularly in natural resource sectors), as well illicit finance and the trading of commodities. Anticipated support includes, but is not limited too:
    • Developing monitoring and evaluation measures for the Grand Challenge. Supporting Grand Challenge learning by conducting background analysis, reviewing whitepapers, and organizing events.
  • Supporting key analytic and intra- and cross-agency engagements to advance key corruption issues, such as:
    • To develop a process (or options) for information sharing about corruption related to climate and environment, energy, or/and infrastructure to safeguard foreign assistance and support disruption attempts informed by legal and ethical, do no harm, and practical considerations
    • Identifying interconnections between corruption (especially transnational and strategic) and climate, environment energy and/or infrastructure
  • Working closely with Transnational Organized Crime Lead, to better define the role of development in addressing organised crime (including environmental, conservation, and criminal) and the linkages that lead to corruption. This includes informing relevant policy processes and interagency coordination.
  • Supporting the development and/or implementation of program and policy guidance to integrate anti-corruption in the climate, environment and energy sectors.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Requirements for Positions


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Highly preferred degree in international development and supply chains, natural resource management or governance.

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting complex portfolios of learning and evaluation activities to improve development outcomes.
  • Expertise in the management of natural resources and the environment
  • Strong background in applied research, with a particular strength in qualitative methods
  • Experience in the development of policy and/or programmatic guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to foster and sustain strong relationships with collaborators and external partners
  • Strong preference for monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Strong familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and CLA practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • High emotional intelligence, the ability and ability to thrive in collaboration environments, and the ability manage work independently.
  • Highly preferred technical expertise in the nexus and anti-corruption, including strategic corruption, and transnational organized crimes related to ENRM and the energy sectors.

How to apply

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EnCompass LLC, a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer, is proud to be a part of the EnCompass LLC family. We support and celebrate a diverse workforce and organizational culture. We pledge to provide a safe environment for all employees, free from harassment and discrimination, and where everyone is treated with dignity. We explicitly prohibit discrimination and harassment in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, training, promotion, disciplinary actions, terminations and compensation. EnCompass will not tolerate any retaliation for individuals who report harassment or discrimination. 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 to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (90).

These statements are intended to provide an overview of the nature and work load of individuals assigned to this role. These statements do not include all of the duties, responsibilities, or skills required by personnel classified as such.

The incumbent must be able work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and requests while also being able to seek out supervisory assistance when necessary.

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