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US-AID Job Announcement
> >>Please share the following job announcement with everyone who may be
> >>interested. This is the position on the staff here at USAID that was
> >>formerly occupied by Victor Bullen, who has recently taken a position as
> >>USAID's regional environmental advisor for South America. This job
> >>announcement is also available on the Department of Agriculture website
> >> http://www.fas.usda.gov/admin/jobs/icd.html
> >>Job Title: Environmental Policy Analyst
> >>Grade: GS-343-14
> >>Area of Consideration: All Sources
> >>This position is administratively assigned to the Natural Resources and
> >>Environment Branch of the Development Resources Division, International
> >>Cooperation and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S.
> >>Agriculture (FAS/ICD/DRD/NRE), but will be located in and work directly
> >>the U.S. Agency for International Development's Agency
> >>Environmental Coordinator in USAID's Bureau for Policy and Program
> >>Coordination (PPC).
> >>The incumbent has two responsibilities in supporting USAID: The primary
> >>responsibility is to lead coordination between USAID development
> >and those of the multilateral development banks (MDB) including the World
> >>and the African, Asian, Inter-American and European Development Banks.
> >>this role the incumbent leads USAID's implementation of legislative
> >>requirements to monitor MDB environmental policies and programs, work
> >>MDBs and other interested governmental and private organizations to
> >>MDB environmental impact assessment compliance, prepare an annual report
> >>Congress and ensure full coordination complementarily between US
> >>programs and those of the MDBs. The second responsibility is to develop
> essential environmental policy analyses and strategic recommendations to
> assist USAID in meeting the
> >>requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) as
> >>for general policy, strategic and budgetary planning. In this role the
> >>incumbent leads and participates in teams in analyzing USAID results and
> >>performance in environmental programs and drafts required reports to
> >>with GPRA, and leads and participates in teams to develop general
> >>environmental policy, strategy and budgetary recommendations.
> >>Some foreign travel is required to perform environmental reviews, assist
> >>USAID missions and represent USAID at meetings.
> >>Required Skills:
> >> Possession of an advanced degree or equivalent experience in such
> >fields as public policy, science, international affairs, energy,
> agriculture, or
> >> Extensive knowledge or experience in the following areas:
> >>a. Global environmental issues and how they apply to international
> >>development programs,
> >>b. The energy, forestry and/or agricultural sector in developing
> >>c. Developing-nation positions and actions with regard to environmental
> >>policy issues.
> >> Extensive knowledge of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and
> >>to apply it to development projects; and ability to analyze
> >>impacts of policies and projects, and to effectively and sensitively
> >>issues in high profile projects.
> >> Knowledge of the environmental policies and procedures of
> >>Development Banks (MDBs) and USAID.
> >> Knowledge of results based planning and reporting and ability to
> >>environmental programs, policies, strategies and budgets based on
> >> Ability to creatively analyze and describe complicated
> >>issues, both in writing and orally, to specialists and non-specialists.
> >> Ability to work productively on difficult issues with high level
> >>officers of USAID, USG agencies, private environmental groups, the
> >>Bank and other MDBs, foreign governments, and private sector
> >> Ability to lead teams (that include customers, partners and
> >>stakeholders) under short deadlines and strike a well justified balance
> >>weighing many competing factors and points of view.
> >> Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and
> >>writing concerning environmental issues, strategies and policies.
> >>To apply, please send the following: a) a cover letter that directly and
> >>separately addresses each of the Required Skills listed above; and b) a
> >>current resume of experience and qualification. Both should be sent to
> >>Program Officer listed below by October 1, 1999.
> >>Hiring Arrangements: USDA employees may be able to be detailed from
> >>home USDA agency (which would be reimbursed for personnel costs plus
> >>administrative costs), retain their career status, and return to their
> >>agency at the conclusion of the assignment.
> >>Program Officer: Linda D. Raver
> >>Division: USDA/FAS/ICD/DRD/NRE
> >>cc:Mail Address: RAVER
> >>E-Mail Address: email@example.com
> >>Telephone: (202) 690-1908
> >>FAX: (202) 690-0847
> >>Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture, FAS/ICD/DRD/NRE, 1400
> >>Independence Avenue, SW, Room 3213-S, STOP 1094, Washington, D.C.
> >>*NOTE* You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position, and you
> >>pass a security clearance.
> >>This notice expires close of business October 1, 1999.
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