Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Socio-Economic Development Consultancies

The USAID Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity (BMEL) seeks Bangladeshi consultant experts with the following required qualifications for short-term assignments in July-September 2019:

1. One (1) Senior Natural Resources Management (NRM) Governance Specialist: (50 working days, July-Sept 2019)

  • Post-graduate degree in NRM, environmental science or a related field
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in policy development and reforms associated with NRM (e.g., land tenure, wetland leasing, and community revenue sharing) and agriculture
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in environmental governance, particularly community-based management (CBM)
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience of conservation and development projects, including institutional and policy approaches and financial approaches such as government-community co-management and revenue sharing, endowment funds, fee for environmental services, and private sector partnerships
  • Experience working with national and local governments
  • Experience with assessments or program evaluations
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English

2. One (1) Socio-Economic Development Expert: (50 working days, July-Sept 2019)

  • Post-graduate degree in anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics or a relevant field
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in community and livelihoods development associated with Natural Resources Management (NRM), particularly market-driven livelihood approaches, with agriculture/fisheries and non-agricultural livelihood activities
  • Proven experience in analysis and research in the field of community development and socio-economic study, specifically in NRM
  • Strong knowledge of Bangladeshi institutions working specifically in the NRM sector, including grassroots organizations, donor agencies and relevant Ministry partners
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English

If interested, please send by 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 16, 2019, to [1] a cover letter, [2] CV, and [3] contact details for three references. The cover letter must outline how your qualifications match the requirements. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

About the Organization

ME&A, Inc. is managing the USAID BMEL Activity. ME&A is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, including consultant experts. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information about ME&A, see