Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity – Environment Officer (Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer)

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Foreign Service Limited Position Opportunity – Environment Officer (Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer) – FL-0028-01

Agency:  U.S. Agency for International Development
Organization:  Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Development, Office of Land and Urban (E3/LU)
Location of Position:  Washington, DC
Open Period:  May 15, 2020-June 26, 2020
Appointment Type:  This is an excepted service, time-limited appointment that is not-to-exceed five years
Salary:  $142,701 – $170,800 (annually)
Number of Vacancies:  1

Description of Organization:  USAID’s Land Team within the Office of Land and Urban (E3/LU) works to clarify and strengthen the land tenure and property rights of all members of society, especially women.  E3/LU collaborates with global partners to ensure that land and resource governance systems are effective, accessible, and responsive.

E3/LU’s Land Team provides analytical, technical, and project support to USAID Missions around the globe to secure land tenure and property rights, strengthen resource governance, and improve artisanal mining and other extractive industries.  E3/LU has expertise in the aforementioned technical areas and in women’s land rights, geospatial information system applications, economics, rigorous impact evaluations, and legal and regulatory reforms to secure property rights and maximize resource productivity.

Description of Position:  The Senior Land and Resource Governance Specialist in E3/LU will provide senior-level technical leadership to the Agency on land and resource rights, including communicating the importance of the sector to USAID leadership and key stakeholders and representing USAID at relevant meeting, events, and policy fora.  The position will play a leadership role in identifying and advancing best practices and integrating effective land governance and land use solutions into U.S. Government development strategies and programs and into E3/LU’s strategic planning and technical direction.  The position will have a wide-ranging role as a senior advisor on land and resource governance to USAID staff, broader USG interests, as well as developing country partner institutions, and the international land sector.  The position will work closely with other USAID Operating Units, but is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative in executing duties and responsibilities.

The position will advise USAID field offices and host country implementing partners, both remotely and via travel to developing countries that USAID serves.  The incumbent will provide guidance on appropriate land and resource governance methodologies, approaches and decision support tools for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development programs.  Technical assistance provided by the position to field offices may include guidance in the review and drafting of land and resource policy frameworks for integration into other USAID sectors and activities.

Specialized Experience Requirement:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (FS-02) of this position.  Examples of specialized experience include:  (a) Experience representing an organization in meetings, events, and policy fora related to land and resource governance, (b) experience working in positions requiring excellent oral, written and communication skills (c) experience serving as a technical advisor on relevant principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques used in complex land and resource governance programs, (d) experience designing, implementing, monitoring and learning from complex international development programs in the land sector, and (e) experience in serving in a leadership capacity and working across multiple development sectors.

Other Qualification Requirements:

●  Must be a U.S. citizen.
●  Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

Interested Candidates Should Submit:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest and clearly addressing the stated requirements for the position;
  2. Resume/CV; and
  3. Three references (please provide the contact information for three references including name, phone number and email address).

Please submit your application package to with the Announcement Number:  E3-32967A, E3/LU Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer in the subject line.  Application submissions are requested by 11:59 p.m. EST, June 26, 2020.  Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

Please note that applications received in response to the Job Opportunity issued via Agency Notice 0385 dated March 11, 2020 will still be considered for this FSL-01 (Senior Land and Resource Governance Officer) position. This notice may be used to fill additional vacancies, as the workforce needs of the Bureau may change.