Climate Change Specialist, Academic Institutions


The climate change specialist will serve on a three-person core baseline study team to conduct a thorough baseline study for the climate change integration component focused on academic institutions. The assignment will be approximately 32 days, beginning last week of January with home base preparation, then field visits during February, final week at home base preparing baseline study and recommendations.

USAID-funded Agriculture Education and Market Improvement Program (AEMIP) is a four-year program to strengthen AET within Guinea, focused primarily on human and institutional capacity development for strengthened AET of ISAVF, Guinea’s only agriculture university, with important linkages with the five certificate-level AET institutions across Guinea.

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


  • Over five years’ experience in integrating climate change adaptation into academic programs, preferably in West Africa universities
  • Academic degree (advanced degree preferred) within one of the following disciplines: agriculture, rural development, natural resources management, forestry, ecosystems management, biodiversity or similar
  • Experience developing and executing applied learning/service learning/practical learning projects in climate change adaptation for faculty and students within an academic institution
  • Ongoing participation in West Africa regional and international networks for climate change adaptation
  • Demonstrated command of West Africa regional and international norms and protocols for climate change adaptation
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and cooperating with national stakeholders in climate change and education (such as ministries of agriculture and forestry, environment, education, vocational training, etc.)
  • French language fluency

To apply: Applicants should submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Climate Change Specialist/Academic Institutions to Johnnie Frueauff, Program Associate, by December 6, 2013.

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