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USAID 2019/07 Ecosystems Management and Trade Specialist

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Organization : USAID
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 25 Jan 2019
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Deadline : 21 / February / 2019

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: https://th.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/jobs/usaid-job-vacancies/

 

POSITION:               Ecosystems Management and Trade Specialist

 

SALARY:                   FSN-11 ฿ 1,288,038 per annum (Starting salary)

 

APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is seeking an individual for the position of Ecosystems Management and Trade Specialist of the Regional Environment Office (REO) in the U.S. Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), located at Athenee Tower, Wireless Road, Bangkok.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Management Specialist (Ecosystems Management and Trade) position is situated in the REO and reports to the Ecosystems and Trade Team Lead. This position is critical to carrying out activities in the mission that support regional actions 1) to combat illicit trade of wildlife and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; 2) to promote legal and sustainable trade of natural resources; and 3) to promote best practices in biodiversity conservation and ecosystems management operations. The incumbent represents the RDMA on Ecosystems Management and Trade issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Project and Activity Management: (50%)

 Serve as Contracts Officer Representative (COR)/Agreement Officer Representative (AOR) and/or Alternate COR/AOR for activities in the Ecosystems Management and Trade portfolio. Provide administration and oversight for these agreements and contracts, including monitoring activities through site visits and the review of work plans and progress reports; tracking expenditures and financial accruals against obligations; preparing funding documents; and reporting program results. In particular, stay attuned to regionally managed projects with Activity Manager responsibilities. Prepare statements of work and support development of procurement documents, assist in procurement processes, including supporting Technical Evaluation Committees, and responding to Requests for Information for planned procurements. Prepare online requests for procurement actions. Monitor and evaluate performance of contractors, grantees, implementing partners, and other specialists. Provide technical guidance regarding program management and overall technical vision. Coordinate the management of electronic and paper file systems with administrative support staff.

2. Liaison/Networking/Partnership: (30%)

Serve as a focal point for Ecosystems Management and Trade issues during donor and/or development partner discussions and negotiations, covering a broad range of activities in Asia, and specifically in transboundary areas within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) sub-regions. Maintain knowledge of emerging trends and basis for redirecting projects due to innovations in the field. Strengthen coordination with regional organizations and their member states or countries, by leading working group meetings and engaging key counterparts on a variety of REO issues. Respond to inquiries and write informative reports. Serve as a highly aware point person who is able to maneuver throughout the range of ministries and government counterpart offices in order to ensure successful project approval and implementation. Brief Agency officials when coordinating with the regional partners, other US Government agencies, donors, non-government organizations, and interested stakeholders. Maintain effective communication to build strong external networks and partnerships.

3. Project/Activity Design and Planning: (10%)

Substantial reliance will be placed upon the employee’s professional acumen and judgment, and his/her advice will be sought on important and sensitive matters; in comprehensive program planning, s/he will participate actively in the planning process. Assist in the preparation of, and coordinate review of, program planning documents such as concept papers, project appraisal document (PAD), assistance checklists, and other needed planning documents for the Ecosystems Management and Trade Program. Coordinate review of these documents with other offices, including the Regional Legal Office and the Program Development Office. Track and monitor the review and preparation of documents for signature.

4. Public Relations and Outreach: (10%)

Respond to requests for information from a variety of internal and external audiences; prepare a variety of Ecosystems Management and Trade reports; prepare briefing documents; and assist the Development Outreach and Communications Officer respond to press inquiries, press releases and speeches. Performs other related duties beyond those mentioned as assigned or required to support Mission public relations objectives.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND SELECTION CRITERIA:

All applications must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in DS-174 block no. 19-22. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all pertinent information.

  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Social Development, Biodiversity Conservation, Marine Science, or comparable fields of study.

  • Experience (35 points): A minimum of 5 years of mid- to senior-level professional experience in Ecosystems Management and Trade and/or Natural Resources Management field, at least two years of which should have been working with or for a foreign government, international NGO, donor agency, regional institution, or international company. Previous experience must include having responsibility for exercising judgment and providing solid analysis leading to sound technical decision-making on development assistance projects.

  • Language: Level IV (fluent) English language and Thai proficiency is required. 

  • Knowledge (30 points): Strong knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of Ecosystems Management and Trade, including marine and/or terrestrial biodiversity conservation  and natural resources management specifically, and environmental programming broadly. General knowledge of the Asian environmental, economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics, development prospects, potential, priorities, and resources in the above sectors, as well as knowledge of Asia and ASEAN region’s environmental priorities, policies, and procedures. Familiarity with (or capacity to learn about) relevant U.S. Government legislation, programming policies, project design methodology, procedures, and documentation related to international environmental programs and activities. Knowledge of project design and management (including budgeting). 
     
                                                                   
  • Skills and Abilities (35 points):
  • Must be able to take technical information and present objective and user-friendly oral and written presentations that aim to inform decisions related to REO’s Ecosystems Management and Trade program activities.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to identify wide-ranging key program issues and establish and evaluate relevant data and to maintain contacts with high-level officials in the ASEAN region, private sector partners, and donors.

  • Must be able to develop additional contacts and maintain an extensive range of discussions with senior level business and government officials and with community leaders for the purpose of obtaining or verifying information which is not otherwise available.

  • Must be able to exercise his/her responsibilities and to plan and execute work assignments, which requires that the incumbent be a skilled communicator, be able to work under pressure, produce results quickly, and be able to predict issues of concern and recommend remedial measures.

  • Must have strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills and the ability to prepare and present factual and interpretative reports that address complex subject matter in appropriate written and oral formats.

  • Computer word processing (MS Word), presentation (MS PowerPoint) and spreadsheet (Excel) skills and internet skills are essential.

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

 Applications will be initially screened and scored for eligibility in accordance with the required qualifications and points mentioned above. To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications for this position.  Top-ranked candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be given a recruitment test. Applicants with passing marks from the recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score of 855 or above will be invited for an interview. The recruitment test and the interview will be structured around the selection criteria above and will be conducted in USAID/RDMA Bangkok, Thailand. Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. Reference checks will be conducted once the applicant pool is narrowed down to the top candidate(s). Internal candidates must have successfully completed a one year period of employment before being eligible to apply. USAID/RDMA will screen for nepotism/conflict of interest in determining successful candidacy.

 

TO APPLY:

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: https://th.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/jobs/usaid-job-vacancies/ carefully and submit complete application package thru RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov before the deadline.

Failure to follow the instructions will invalidate your application.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE POSITION: February 21, 2019

 

Contact : RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov

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