Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Tue Nov 28 2023 Job Description:
Human-ecological Uncertainty, Resilience, and Development Lab (HURDL) is seeking a project manager for a task order under the Climate Adaptation Support Activity (CASA - Tetratech as prime contractor). HURDL will prepare updates to 39 Climate Risk Profiles for the US Agency for International Development (USAID). For examples of these profiles, please see Climate Change Country Profiles. Such country profiles inform USAID staff and partners about country-specific vulnerabilities as they design projects and programs, raise awareness among the donor community for future financing efforts, and serve general education purposes for various constituency groups and the global community.
The project manager will coordinate faculty experts and student workers, oversee student progress on content development, provide initial reviews of content, and ensure that workflows produce the profiles on a timeline provided by USAID and Tetratech. The students will conduct desk research and draft of the profiles (both written content and any required maps). The faculty experts will provide technical guidance to the student teams and review draft content.
This is a full-time position, intended to run until September 30th, 2024. Extension or renewal is contingent on future funding and is not guaranteed.
A graduate or professional degree in a relevant field (these can include disciplinary or interdisciplinary degrees, as well as degrees such as an MPA or MBA)
Demonstrated ability to work in a team, with experience managing or leading teams in collaborative project work
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Exceptional time management skills
Attention to detail and copy editing/proofreading skills
Coursework and demonstrable interest in and experience with climate change impacts, and climate policy and adaptation and associated climate-related interventions
Experience searching across multiple data sets, collating, and synthesizing information
Technical writing skills or willingness to improve technical writing for policy audiences
An understanding of institutional relationships in the international development arena (e.g., ministerial, donor-country government, civil-society-country government)
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