Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.
Biodiversity and Natural Resource Team Lead, Madagascar Feed the Future
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Biodiversity and Natural Resource Team Lead for an upcoming Feed the Future activity in Madagascar funded by USAID. The anticipated program will improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations through sustainable, climate resilient agricultural and natural resource management practices in a to-be-determined region of Madagascar. These activities will work at the household, community, and institutional levels to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition and strengthen sustainable livelihoods and agriculture productivity.
The Biodiversity and Natural Resource Team Lead will lead the design and implementation of biodiversity and natural resources conservation program activities. He/she will ensure that program activities are in line with USAID’s Biodiversity Policy and ensure best practices are used. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in a to be determined region of Madagascar.
- Design and implement strategies and work plans to strengthen conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources
- Ensure that program activities and locations are chosen to have the most positive impact on the conservation of Madagascar’s biodiversity and natural resources
- Support the Chief of Party in attaining program goals and objectives by providing technical advice and direction.
- Ensure program activities are in line with USAID’s Biodiversity Policy and ensure best practices are used by the program.
- Develop and maintain strong partnerships with cooperatives, partners, and stakeholders
- Ensure integration and synergies across program components
- Contribute to training of farmers and
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 7 years coordinating and managing biodiversity development activities required.
- Knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in biodiversity and natural resource management and familiarity with USAID Biodiversity Policy strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders.
- Excellent written communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to write reports in a clear, concise manner.
- Experience working in Madagascar is required.
- Fluency in French and/or Malagasy is required; English preferred.
Malagasy nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.