Background: The DAI Sustainable Business Group (SBG) helps unlock the commercial potential in growth markets by advising companies on how to optimize their local supply base and labor force, comply with local content requirements, demonstrate their long-term commitment to the country’s development, and become a trusted partner for government. SBG works across industries including oil and gas, metals and mining, capital projects and infrastructure, renewable energy, retail, food and beverage, financial services, telecommunications, and more.
This position would be funded by a current project that provides ongoing corporate social investment advisory support to a U.S. based energy company. The Specialist will work together with the company’s Social Performance team and DAI staff to design a program that will have sustainable impact for local communities/ecosystems in the Gulf Coast while simultaneously achieving the company’s strategic goals in the region.
Function of the Position:
The Senior Environmental Specialist will support the scoping and design of an innovative corporate social investment program focused on environmental conservation and youth empowerment in the Gulf Coast. S/he will have deep experience in the Gulf Coast region (specifically the coastal areas of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama) and a strong network of contacts among local actors in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. S/he will have experience designing and managing projects focused on coastal conservation, climate change adaptation/mitigation, youth empowerment, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. At the close of this scoping assignment, there is a potential opportunity for the Specialist to continue on with DAI to lead implementation of the program, should the parties mutually agree it’s a good fit.
Master’s degree preferred, ideally in coastal conservation, environmental management, climate change adaptation/mitigation, youth empowerment, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. Bachelor’s Degree required.
Significant professional work experience, including project design and management experience
Ability to work independently and be proactive while maintaining a strong working relationship with home office staff. Excellent team working and collaboration abilities
Strong communication and client management abilities
Ability to work in a fast paced, multicultural, high volume, multi-stakeholder environment
Experience in the US Gulf Coast region and familiarity with local stakeholders
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