Hi Michael, You have an excellent blog, and what sounds like a really cool job! How did you end up in your field and what sort of advice could you offer to someone interested in your line of work? Thank you!
I’ve been meaning to add a background blurb to my FAQs page. I suppose I should do that soon… Basically, I worked for a newspaper in Providence Rhode Island and wanted to be a Pulitzer Prize winning environmental journalist. This was back in the early 2000s. Then, with the rise of the internet, newspapers collapsed and I didn’t see a future in enviro-journalism. So, I went back to school and got two masters degrees, one in environmental law, the other in urban planning. Both focused on aspects of climate adaptation. I consulted governments during school to pay the bills, wrote and published in climate change journals, and positioned myself basically for the (rather humblamazing) job I have now. A bit more background here, and my Reader Mail tag covers this a little if you’re into digging around.
Thanks a lot for your nice note!
I work for a government contractor. We service USAID, mostly in the environment, energy, and agriculture sectors. Work is international, and you have to have donor experience. Most positions are senior, but some are mid to junior. Good salaries, good people.
Let me know if you apply so I can put in the good word!
Home office positions:
2014-6416 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, EEM
2014-5995 COMMUNICATIONS AND ONLINE EVENTS SPECIALIST
2014-6170 INFORMATION UNIT MANAGER (GIS RELATED)
2015-6112 ASSOCIATE, COMMUNICATIONS
2014-6114 PRACTICE AREA TEAM LEADER - AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE AND FOOD SECURITY
2013-5400 SENIOR ASSOCIATE - AGRICULTURE VALUE CHAINS, ENR
2013-4481 SENIOR MANAGER, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
2013-5268 MANAGER, CLEAN ENERGY EXPERT
2013-3972 ENERGY CONSULTANT
Project based openings:
2014-5838 COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/WRITER, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION, LEARNING AND OUTREACH PROJECT (ECO)
2013-5647 ELECTRICAL LINEMAN TRAINING SPECIALIST PAKISTAN PDP PK-Islamabad
2013-5643 ENGINEERING DEPUTY TEAM LEAD PAKISTAN PDP PK-Islamabad
2013-5621 SENIOR ADVISOR, TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING PK-Islamabad
2013-5261 WATER SERVICES & TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE TEAM LEADER JO-Amman
Positions for proposals (looking for candidates to bid):
2014-5840 CHIEF OF PARTY, TIMOR LESTE
2014-5983 PAKISTAN AGRICULTURE SENIOR TECHNICAL EXPERT
2014-5837 MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, Rwanda
2013-5417 EVALUATION TEAM LEADER - PPL/LER KG-Bishkek
2013-5033 JORDAN TOURISM - CHIEF OF PARTY (COP) JO-*City Not Listed
2013-4597 CHIEF OF PARTY/DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY SOUTH SUDAN AGRICULTURE PROJECT SD-Juba
2013-4601 EAST AFRICA AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL EXPERTS SD-Juba
2013-4609 ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ADVISOR US-IA-Undisclosed
2013-3962 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER US-DC-Washington
2013-3964 GRANTS/AGREEMENT SUPERVISOR US-DC-Washington
2013-3965 DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE/CIVIL MILITARY AFFAIRS EXPERTS