Senior Climate Adaptation & Environmental Specialist
Position: Senior Climate Adaptation and Environmental Specialist
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
4 or 5 days per week
ESSA is a unique employee-owned Canadian environmental consulting company founded in 1979 with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Ottawa, Ontario. Our corporate mission is to “bring together people, science and analytical tools to sustain healthy ecosystems and human communities”. The key to our success is a unique and rich combination of systems thinking, facilitation techniques that integrate a wide range of perspectives, and a scientific mindset focused on learning – cornerstones of Adaptive Management (AM), a rigorous framework and approach that we have applied in our work for more than 37 years. By adopting a mindset rooted in AM, ESSA delivers decision paths to its clients that are more robust and sustainable, with fewer regrets.
At ESSA, we are passionate about what we do and take great pride in attracting, developing and retaining people who are leaders in their field that share our values and mission. ESSA’s staff are problem solvers, big-picture thinkers, evidence driven, creative, and innovative, motivated by an aspiration to become trusted advisors to our clients and contribute to the global movement of doing development differently. Does this describe you? Learn more about us at http://www.essa.com.
ESSA is seeking an experienced, solutions-driven, team-oriented Senior Climate Adaptation and Environmental Specialist to support and grow our international practice. ESSA’s International Team works with international financial institutions, governments, non-governmental organizations and businesses to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and improve ecosystem and environmental management. We have active projects in Nicaragua and the Caribbean and have recently completed projects in El Salvador, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana.
The candidate will apply their skills and experience to define problems and find creative solutions to reduce hazards that can affect the overall health of the environment or human populations. The candidate will lead or support opportunity reconnaissance, proposal development and project delivery, including specialized research, assessment (e.g., climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessments), planning and / or monitoring and evaluation activities. As a member of the International Team, she/he will report to the International Team Director. The candidate will work closely with other ESSA staff to meet organizational goals, including working on North American projects, as time permits.
The specific tasks to be undertaken by the Senior Climate Adaptation & Environmental Specialist will include:
Skills and Attributes
The Senior Climate Adaptation & Environmental Specialist would bring the following set of skills to her / his position:
Education and Experience
We are only considering candidates with demonstrated experience in climate adaptation, international development and environmental management, preferably in a consulting environment. This normally means that candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of experience – including at least half in the private sector.
Required minimum education:
Compensation and benefits
We welcome candidates looking for an opportunity to work with a welcoming team of highly skilled professionals within a culture of support, innovation and appreciation. We provide a competitive salary, performance-based profit sharing, an excellent extended health benefit plan including Medical Service Plan coverage, three weeks’ vacation and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s. Support is provided for professional development and growth within your role.
Please email a cover letter and résumé to international essa.com* by August 20, 2017 with “Senior Climate Adaptation & Environmental Specialist” in the subject line. We will follow up with select applicants after August 20, with interviews scheduled early September. We will consider the successful candidate’s preference for a 4 or 5 day work week based on experience, mutual interests and fit. In accordance with Canadian law, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.
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GoodWork ID: 41448 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Aug 15 2017