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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
> at:
> >>
> >>  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.
> Department
> >of 
> >>Agriculture (FAS/ICD/DRD/NRE), but will be located in and work directly
> with 
> >>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
> programs
> >and those of the multilateral development banks (MDB) including the World
> Bank 
> >>and the African, Asian, Inter-American and European Development Banks.
> In 
> >>this role the incumbent leads USAID's implementation of legislative 
> >>requirements to monitor MDB environmental policies and programs, work
> with 
> >>MDBs and other interested governmental and private organizations to
> improve 
> >>MDB environmental impact assessment compliance, prepare an annual report
> to 
> >>Congress and ensure full coordination complementarily between US
> bilateral 
> >>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
> well
> 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
> comply 
> >>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 
> >>environment.
> >>
> >>     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
> nations; 
> >>and/or
> >>
> >>c. Developing-nation positions and actions with regard to environmental 
> >>policy issues.
> >>
> >>     Extensive knowledge of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and
> >ability 
> >>to apply it to development projects; and ability to analyze
> environmental 
> >>impacts of policies and projects, and to effectively and sensitively
> raise 
> >>issues in high profile projects. 
> >>
> >>     Knowledge of the environmental policies and procedures of
> Multilateral 
> >>Development Banks (MDBs) and USAID.
> >>
> >>     Knowledge of results based planning and reporting and ability to
> >analyze 
> >>environmental programs, policies, strategies  and budgets based on
> results.
> >>
> >>     Ability to creatively analyze and describe complicated
> environmental 
> >>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
> World 
> >>Bank and other MDBs, foreign governments, and private sector
> corporations. 
> >>
> >>     Ability to lead teams (that include customers, partners and 
> >>stakeholders) under short deadlines and strike a well justified  balance
> in 
> >>weighing many competing factors and points of view. 
> >>
> >>     Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and
> in 
> >>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
> the 
> >>Program Officer listed below by October 1, 1999.
> >>
> >>Hiring Arrangements: USDA employees may be able to be detailed from
> their 
> >>home USDA agency (which would be reimbursed for personnel costs plus 
> >>administrative costs), retain their career status, and return to their
> home 
> >>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: raver@fas.usda.gov 
> >>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.
> 20250-1094
> >>
> >>*NOTE* You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position, and you
> must 
> >>pass a security clearance.
> >>
> >>This notice expires close of business October 1, 1999. 
> 
> 
> ============================
> Bindiya Patel
> Bank Information Center
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> Washington, DC 20005 USA
> tel: +202 624 0626; fax: +202 737 1155
> bpatel@igc.org