Research Natural Resources Management Specialist
This position is an opportunity for an experienced professional seeking an opportunity to expand her/his technical implementation and research experience. This position will be based in either Washington, DC or the Research Triangle Park, NC (RTI headquarters) and will be expected to travelinternationally up to 30% of the time. The Research Natural Resources Management Specialist will support project and proposal work, ensuring efficient management and quality of work products while working collaboratively with other Energy, Environment and Performance Improvement (EEPI) operational staff. Candidate will perform technical assistance and conduct research in technical areas described below.
- Support programmatic strategies and activities within the biodiversity and natural resources management technical area, with significant emphasis on countering wildlife trafficking (CWT), including contributing to the development of technical approaches and tools.
- Will perform the Project Manager role as defined within IDG’s established project management structures, providing project management support to moderately complex to complex climate, natural resources, and water projects.
- Perform technical program support and technical assistance, including facilitating work planning, to project and program portfolio in given technical area of expertise. This may include field-based short-term technical assistance.
- Contribute to the development of technical proposals, concept notes, and expressions of interest.
- Contribute to other business development activities which will include capture, partner identification and development, Salesforce updates, leading and/or writing proposals and other related tasks.
- Collaborate with key sector partners, donors, consultants, host country counterparts and stakeholders.
- Collaborate with colleagues across RTI on technical, administrative, and strategic planning initiatives.
- Develop project abstracts, briefs, impact summaries and success stories.
- Contribute to technical developments in CNRW technical areas.
- Contribute to the development of published technical articles, papers, reports in technical area.
- Contribute to presentations, seminars and workshops on international economic development topics
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife, forestry, environmental management, international relations or related field with 12years of relevant work experience; or Master’s Degree in wildlife, forestry, environmental management, international relations or related field with 9 years of related work experience.
- Experience working in one or more key technical areas in the countering wildlife trafficking, biodiversity and natural resources protection and management sector.
- Experience in technical work planning, program support and management.
- Experience in managing USAID, DFID or other donor-funded projects.
- Experience supporting the development of technical proposals and reports.
- Experienced in research areas and methodologies and technologies in technical area.
- Field experience working in developing countries.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to travelinternationally for extended periods as needed.
- Culturally sensitive and respectful.
- Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic preferred.