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Natural Resource Management Specialist

American Embassy
Location: Kinshasa-Gombe
Last Date: March 16, 2011
Email: (Reference:




Ave. Lukusa, No. 498, Kinshasa-Gombe

Phone 081-8806193; e-mail:


Those who have previously applied for position no. 10-60 need not re-apply as your application will be considered.


The Natural Resource Management Specialist (NRM Specialist) will provide support to the Mission Environmental Officer (MEO) to help mainstream environmental awareness in decision making.  The NRM Specialist will be responsible for monitoring, tracking, and ensuring compliance with USAID environmental policies and procedures and those of the DRC to ensure that unintended environmental consequences are avoided and positive social and environmental outcomes are enhanced.  With this monitoring of activities, the NRM Specialist will take the lead in overseeing the completion of 22 CFR 216 (USAID Environmental Procedures) document preparations.  NRM Specialist duties in support of the MEO constitute 60% of the position with the other 40% of duties involving analyses and implementation of the bilateral NRM component of the USAID DRC Economic Growth Portfolio.


Education: A minimum of Masterís of Sciences in a field directly related to natural resource management is required.

Experience:  Five years experience working in natural resource management or in a related environmental field to include managerial experience is required.  Specific work experience working on climate change and clean energy programming is required.  Experience working with agriculture and ecosystems protection is also required.

Language Proficiency:  Level IV (Fluent) English and French is required.  Fluency in one or more official Congolese language is also required.

Knowledge:  Should be knowledgeable about USAID bilateral projects in the DRC as well as regional CARPE programs.  Thoroughly knowledgeable about DRC and USAID environmental regulations/policies as well as having knowledge of the DRC agricultural, clean energy, and forestry sector.

Skills and AbilitiesHigh level problem solving skills to decide how to make bilateral USAID and CARPE programs/activities environmentally sustainable.  Must be innovative and strategic thinker to plan ahead for both annual project cycles as well as more long term planning for environmental policy and strategy.  Excellent communication skills to persuasively deal with all levels of USAID/Kinshasa hierarchy, CARPE, as well as external partners and DRC government officials.  Must be able to give training workshops to partners in a dynamic and informative manner.

Closing Date:  March 16, 2011. 



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