The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mozambique is conducting an analysis of the country’s tropical forests and biodiversity to inform USAID/Mozambique’s development of its next country development strategy (the current strategy can be found here). USAID’s approach to development requires that the Agency examine cross-sectoral linkages in support of tropical forest and biodiversity conservation and concurrently mitigates any potential harm. Biodiversity conservation is a critical approach for achieving sustainable development and should be considered in Mission strategic approaches to improve development outcomes in all sectors. The analysis therefore is an opportunity for the Mission to better understand the strategic linkages between the conservation of a country’s biodiversity and development, so that it can structure a sound results framework to support future programming. Notably, the analysis provides the opportunity to integrate biodiversity conservation into priority development sectors identified in the CDCS. For more information about the analysis, consult the USAID Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide.
DAI is seeking a senior level Biodiversity/Natural Resource Management Specialist to serve as Team Leader to lead a team of specialists to undertake a USAID tropical forest and biodiversity analysis for Mozambique. This assignment will be for an estimated 50 – 75 working days during the period of August 15, 2018 – March 1, 2019.
Qualified and interested candidates should submit their CV/resume for consideration. Only qualified and short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.