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Job Announcement - Climate Integration Environment Officer

Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity


Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
Organization: DDI/EEI
Location of Position: Washington, DC
Open Period: 12/20/2021 - 01/24/2022
Appointment Type: This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed five (5) years
Salary: (USD) $94,632 - $138,970 (annually)
Number of Vacancies: 1

Description of Organization: Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: All DDI employees are expected to foster a climate of respect in interactions with others, value differing perspectives, and treat others in a fair, equitable, and culturally sensitive manner. All employees are expected to adhere to equal employment opportunity policies and value diversity and inclusion in performing everyday duties and responsibilities.

Description of Position: This position sits within the USAID Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) in the Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategies Branch (CCS).

DDI integrates technical expertise with values-driven, cross-cutting priorities and modern approaches to the way USAID performs its work. It provides client-centered technical services to USAID’s missions worldwide, supports programming to innovate, learn and address emerging issues, and provides technical leadership within the Agency and externally to enhance development impact.

Within DDI, the Center for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure (EEI) helps guide the Agency’s work on climate change and a variety of critical development issues across the natural and built environments. Within EEI, the Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategy (CCS) Branch advises Agency leadership and supports the Agency Climate Change Coordinator, supports the development and implementation of the Agency’s new climate strategy and implementing guidance, as well as the integration of climate considerations into other Agency policies, strategies, and guidance to further net-zero, climate-resilient, and equitable development. The CCS Branch co-leads the Agency’s Strategy design and implementation with the Center for Resilience within the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). CCS contributes and supports strategic budgeting, planning, and performance reviews related to climate adaptation, renewable energy and sustainable landscapes/natural climate solutions funding, and promotes coordination across these pillars and the Agency’s other climate strategy objectives. It supports communications, knowledge management, training, monitoring and evaluation to support climate action and strengthen the Agency’s response to climate change. The Branch promotes climate integration, the strategic incorporation of climate change considerations across USAID’s programming to achieve more sustainable and impactful climate adaptation, climate mitigation, and development objectives. In addition, the Branch supports risk management and leads collaborative approaches to the design and execution of key, climate and cross-cutting programmatic responses. Members provide technical support and field services, helping to integrate climate-informed approaches to cross-sectoral programs.

The incumbent serves as an Environment Officer in the Climate and Cross Sectoral Strategy Branch, contributing to and providing technical assistance on a variety of climate topics. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Provides technical support to USAID missions and partners related to climate integration, greenhouse gas mitigation, adaptation, climate finance, and/or climate equity.
  • Works with USAID operating units and field Missions, as well as senior managers and technical officers from a range of sectors, to develop climate-positive Agency programming by integrating climate change considerations, objectives, and metrics into their work.
  • Supports and potentially leads a key function of the Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategy branch, such as supporting the Agency’s climate-related budget planning, capacity-building, knowledge management, or procurement-related work.
  • Develops new climate initiatives and procedures to support the Agency’s climate strategy. Monitors and evaluates climate program quality and effectiveness, with the ability to design and implement program improvements.
  • Develops communications and knowledge management processes and products.
  • Provides input on Agency climate policies, strategies, and programmatic plans.
  • May liaise at a technical level with other USG agencies, as well as a variety of other entities including donor organizations, multilateral banks, universities, non-governmental organizations, and professional associations.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level FSL-04 of this position. Examples of specialized experience include integrating climate considerations across sectors, such as agriculture, health, and biodiversity, as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and climate adaptation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively and engage effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results and influence institutional decisions in complex organizations, with and without direct lines of authority.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and coordinate complex projects involving multi-year time-frames and multiple staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical subject matter to non-technical audiences.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Cover Letter expressing interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact information for three (3) References
  • Proof of US Citizenship
  • DD214 and other veteran status, if applicable.

Please submit your application package to [email protected]. Please use the subject line “FSL Application Package: Climate Integration Environment Officer - FL-0028-03/FSL - 03, DDI/EEI, Announcement Number: DDI_30/40986.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 pm (EST), January 24, 2022. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.

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Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to: Jan Louis Argilagos, DDI/EEI, (202) 712 - 1546, [email protected]

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration, Mitigation
Adaptation, Climate Change, Climate Change Integration, Climate Finance, Mitigation
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