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Senior Consultant, Climate and Environment

Population Reference Bureau Inc
Washington, Ohio, US
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Job Description
PRB is a mission-driven organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a large portfolio of international programs and regional presence in East and West Africa. PRB researchers, data analysts, policy advisors, and communications experts help policymakers and advocates understand and leverage data and research from the population, health, and environment fields. Visit PRB's website to learn more about us and our work.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an integrated team of technical experts across the environment, health, and population sectors working in diverse geographies to design people-centered solutions that build resilience, protect biodiversity, and address barriers to inclusive growth and development. Our approach is focused on locally-led, evidence-based multisectoral solutions to cross-border development challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities

Technical delivery and thought leadership
  • Designing and delivering technical contributions on climate change, environment, and biodiversity programs, working in collaboration with experts from these and other sectors.
  • Contribute to external thought leadership on key climate and environment issues, including engaging global and regional institutions and multilateral decisionmaking bodies and funds such as the UNFCCC, the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund, IUCN, REDD+, as well as regional and country government and civil society stakeholders.
  • Contribute innovative ideas that support actors across multiple sectors (health, education, economic development, finance, and others) to integrate climate action and equity across all development programs.
  • Contribute innovative ideas that help key climate actors and decisionmakers integrate health solutions, especially investments in reproductive health, in climate adaption and resilience programs.

Growth and strategy
  • Support growing PRB's business in the climate change and environmental sectors, including building PRB's internal capacities and networks in key spaces around topics such as climate-induced migration, gender and climate, and other related topics.
  • Identify emerging trends and spaces where PRB can provide value and build a strong partner network to pursue new opportunities as they arise

  • A minimum of 10 years' work experience in any combination of climate policy and finance, climate adaptation and resilience, biodiversity conservation, deforestation, land use planning, energy, or other related sectors
  • An advanced university degree in climate- or environmental management-related sectors.
  • Extensive experience in low- and middle-income countries managing programs, research, and/or policy assistance to governments and other partner institutions.
  • Experience in francophone West and Central Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of the Congo and/or the Sahel preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership in one or more priority areas:
  • Design and or delivery of programs centered on strengthening climate adaptation and resilience for local communities
  • Identifying and assessing climate risks facing key sectors (e.g. transportation, urban development, job markets, etc.) and developing integrated programming solutions to build resilience or adapt to unavoidable impacts.
  • Designing and implementing projects on climate and environmental governance to create sustainable economic development and growth
  • Developing climate finance models and instruments to support risk management, mitigation, poverty reduction, economic development, and growth
  • Demonstrated international thought leadership.
  • Strong initiative and proactive responsiveness to address problems and generate and implement solutions.
  • Outstanding English oral and written communication skills are essential. French language strongly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and high comfort level writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to difference audiences.
  • Flexibility to travel and to work overseas; experience living or working in developing countries preferred. Position can be based in one of PRB's offices Washington, D.C., Nairobi, Senegal, or remotely within the U.S.


Interested and qualified consultants should submit the following information by 5:00 PM EST on December 9, 2022:
  • Cover letter;
  • Current CV;
  • Sample of original, sole-authorship writing (published or unpublished) in English demonstrating knowledge of the subject matter of this consultancy; 2-3 pages max preferred
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