Environmental Incentives' mission is to enhance the natural systems that sustain resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches to conservation that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. We are environmental thought leaders pioneering a new wave of conservation, helping people get the most from their investments in the environment. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor on natural resource programs and policies across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries.
Environmental Incentives (EI) is seeking mission-driven individuals with skills in international development program design, research, monitoring, evaluation, and organizational learning to join the USAID Program Cycle Mechanism team. PCM has multiple openings for positions based in Washington, DC or in a USAID Mission. These openings may include Fellowships (dedicated support to a single office for a term of one to two years) or Technical Assistance positions (supporting multiple offices on a medium- or long-term basis). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed in response to requests from USAID Washington and Mission offices.
This is an ongoing recruitment. We will review your application on a rolling basis.Position Description
PCM Specialists will be members of a network providing technical support and advisory services to USAID. They will work across design, strategy development, monitoring, evaluation, and the set of USAID organizational learning practices (collaborating, learning, and adapting or CLA) to ensure cohesive connection between the generation of evidence and applying that learning for strategy development and project and activity design. PCM Specialists bolster capacity in USAID Washington and Mission offices to plan for, undertake, and use high-quality program-cycle-related products and processes to achieve better development outcomes. It does this by providing technical expertise that strengthens the capacity of USAID staff in program-cycle related skills and provides the Agency with improved access and capabilities to apply state-of-the-art practices.
Strategic learning and collaboration are fundamental to an adaptive approach to development. By collaborating, learning, and adapting throughout the Program Cycle, USAID aims to strengthen programming and maximize development outcomes. A learning-focused and adaptive approach helps ensure that our programs are coordinated with others, grounded in evidence, and adjusted as necessary to remain relevant and effective throughout implementation.
PCM Specialists are recruited for their skills in design, research, monitoring, evaluation, and organizational learning functions and are matched to requests from specific USAID Missions and Washington offices scopes of work as part of the recruitment process.Responsibilities
PCM Specialists will serve in an advisory and capacity-building role for program-cycle-related functions (e.g., strategic planning, design, monitoring, evaluation, and CLA) within operating units. They are meant to supplement rather than substitute for existing Agency capacity. PCM Specialists will fill a critical gap by working collaboratively with USAID teams to develop high quality products and processes that will serve as solid examples, models and guidance for future staff, as well as build the capacity of the staff involved in the process so that they are prepared to take the lead.
The specific tasks will be determined by the needs of a specific office. In general, PCM Specialists will:
Each PCM Specialist may specialize in a functional area of the Program Cycle (e.g., Design Specialist, MEL specialist, M&E adviser, or CLA advisor), but will be expected to bridge work across these disciplines. Successful candidates will join a cohort of PCM Specialists and participate in an orientation to all the Program Cycle disciplines. For specific positions, responsibilities may be focused on:Strategy and Design Focused Work
The position will be based in Washington, DC or in a USAID Mission. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the position will begin remotely.Compensation
Environmental Incentives also offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous annual leave, holiday and sick time, retirement plan options, professional development opportunities and health coverage. Salaries depend on qualifications and location.
ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Director of Human Resources
Phone: (202) 525-2450