ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Social Impacts Assessments (SIA) Expert (SME) in Des Moines, Iowa
To advance developing countries’ journey to self-reliance, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) safeguards people and resources by systematically addressing environmental risk. USAID developed the Environmental Compliance Support (ECOS) contract to provide USAID staff and implementing partners worldwide with technical, educational, and knowledge management assistance to facilitate compliance with 22 CFR 216, Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Sections 117/118/119, regulatory requirements, and executive order and policy objectives. A single, Agency-wide contract, ECOS offers a consistent, quality approach to environmental compliance; minimizes duplication of systems and effort; facilitates the sharing of lessons learned; reduces compliance risks; and reduces transaction costs of missions and operating units seeking access to environmental compliance and related services.
ICF is seeking an expert in Social Impact Assessments (SIA) to work under the USAID - ECOS project. The SIA expert will work on an environmental compliance project, joining strategic planning conversations, providing USAID with expert advice and high-level insight, and contribute to and/or review specific knowledge products tailored to USAID’s needs.
This is a work from home role with preference that the selected candidate reside in the Washington DC Metro area.
Past experience designing and leading SIAs for various clients, including, but not limited to multi-lateral organizations and donors working in international development.
Knowledge of best practices around grievance mechanisms, particularly among multi-lateral organizations and donors working in international development
Extensive work on SIAs or SIA-related projects in developing countries
Skilled as a high-level technical reviewer
Excellent writing skills, including in relation to strategic communication, training materials, and manuals as well as conceptualizing frameworks and vision and policy-oriented statements
A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in SIA and/or SIA-related, socioeconomic work such as research, evaluation, international development, or corporate social responsibility
Master’s (preferably PhD) in a relevant social science discipline such as anthropology, development studies, economics, geography, public health, public policy, sociology
Experience with blended assessment approaches, e.g., environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)
Knowledge of the history of the assessment context in the United States, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and current developments
Knowledge of USAID environmental compliance regulations as articulated in ADS204 and Reg216
Experience conducting USAID Initial Environmental Examinations (IIE)
Understanding of USAID’s interests to improve procedures and processes relating to the consideration and assessment of social impacts
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