Short Term Technical Experts in Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Services, Loss and Damage, and Climate Risk Management
Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to join our roster of experts for short term consulting assignments supporting the development of food security and climate change projects for clients.
Position Description/Summary: Climate risks disproportionately affect the most vulnerable and food insecure people, for whom even a small weather event can quickly escalate into a food and nutrition crisis. The poorest people are more exposed than the average population to climate-related shocks such as floods, droughts, and heat waves, and they lose much more of their wealth when they are hit (World Bank, 2015). More than 80 percent of the world’s 795 million hungry people (SOFI, 2015) live in countries prone to natural hazards with high levels of environmental degradation (EM-DAT, 2014). Climate change could increase the risk of hunger and malnutrition by up to 20 percent by 2050 (IPCC, 2014).
To help our clients address this significant challenge, Tetra Tech is expanding our roster of mid-career and senior short term technical experts to meet a growing demand for specialized technical assistance in food security and climate change. We are seeking expertise in the following areas:
*Climate risk and food security analysis;
*Developing climate change scenarios and impacts on food security and livelihoods;
*Identifying adaptation options to support food security and nutrition;
*Designing climate services for food security intervention;
*Capacity Strengthening for co-production of climate services for food security;
*Developing communication strategies to reach the last mile of climate services;
*ICT solutions for climate services;
*Establishing weather station infrastructure;
*Documenting and communicating innovations in food security and climate change adaptation programming;
*Value for money
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.