CNFA is an enterprise development organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, expand exports and develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.
CNFA implements the five year $15 Million Agro-Inputs Project (AIP) in Bangladesh. The goal of AIP is to increase smallholder production and productivity in order to reduce poverty and improve food security in Bangladesh’s southern delta. Over the next five years, CNFA will deliver training, improved inputs, and related services across 20 southern districts, to a network of 3,000 agro input retailers, serving over 1 million smallholders, impacting more than 5 million individuals, and generating more than $100 million in sales.
Agro-Inputs Project invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:
Working under direct supervision of the COP/Agro Input Quality Control & Standards Specialist, the Environmental Specialist is responsible for environmental compliance of all program activities.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties of the Environmental Specialist are to:
- Assist in the development of a Pesticide Evaluation Review and Safe Use Action Plan (PERSUAP).
- Develop the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) in accordance with USAID and CNFA guidelines.
- Lead the monitoring and evaluation team in assessing the environmental impact of project activities.
- Provide quarterly updates to Chief of Party on the environmental implications of project activities.
- In conjunction with the Chief of Party, design project activities that mitigate the negative effects of climate change.
- Ensure project’s activities are in compliance with USAID and CNFA’s environmental regulations.
- Master’s degree in relevant field is required.
- Minimum of 3 years working on donor funded projects.
- Demonstrated ability advising on the environmental implications of development activities.
- Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proven knowledge of USAID regulations regarding environmental monitoring and mitigation.
- Strong communication skills.
- Fluency in English is required.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs with a photograph and a cover letter explaining the desire and qualifications to work for the aforesaid position to Chief of Party, USAID, Agro- Input Project, on or before 25 November 2012. Position applied for should be clearly marked on the top of the email.
Applications are preferred via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only short-listed candidates will be called for interviews.