Senior Climate and Health Advisor

Posting Number: #027-23

Position Title: Senior Climate and Health Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Summary Statement:

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development services from junior, mid-level, senior and expert advisory, and administrative professionals.

Climate change is impacting international development across all sectors, including global health.  Addressing climate change, including by integrating climate considerations across our technical programming, is a priority for USAID.  In support of the Bureau for Global Health’s efforts on this front, GHTASC is recruiting a Senior Climate and Health Advisor.


B. Position Summary:

GHTASC is seeking a Senior-level Climate and Health Advisor to provide technical assistance, capacity building and strategic advice to the Bureau for Global Health for the integration of climate change considerations into USAID’s health programming. The Senior Climate and Health Advisor will be based in the GH Front Office working with the GH DAA and AA. The advisor will work across the Bureau for Global Health Offices and teams and will help to ensure that USAID’s health programming not only reflect USAID’s priorities related to health, but also help to advance the Agency’s new climate strategy goals and the Bureau’s climate and health action plan.

In addition, the Senior Advisor will provide essential leadership for the Climate and Health Technical Working Group, guiding and supporting their work. The Advisor will be the principal technical advisor for climate and health for the Bureau and will lead regular liaising with colleagues across the Agency advancing climate objectives.  The ideal candidate will bring solid experience in integrating climate change considerations into health development programming, experience with capacity strengthening efforts, and demonstrated collaborative leadership skills to build strategic alignment and partnership across the Bureau’s technical offices.

Full salary range for this position is $129,740 to $195,000 per year, with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.

Employment Type: Full Time


C. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Global Health Bureau’s lead technical advisor for climate and health, coordinating the Agency’s climate and health working group.
  • Provide senior level technical expertise and guidance on the intersection of global health and climate change for the Agency’s global health sector and programming.
  • Develop and implement strategies to implement climate change considerations into global health programs and policies.
  • Stay up to date on the current research and scientific evidence regarding climate change impacts on global health and prevention and mitigation interventions.
  • Advise on the development of policies and guidelines that promote climate-resilient health systems and sustainable global health programming approaches.
  • Collaborate with Agency Climate Change Council and other stakeholders to influence policy decisions at the global, regional, and partner country level.
  • Provide technical assistance to mission health programs to advance global health and agency climate change goals and programming impact.
  • Foster partnerships with relevant USG entities and global organizations active in climate change and health. Collaborate with these entities to exchange best practices and leverage resources and capacities to address climate change and health.
  • Perform travel for up to 20% of the time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


D. Qualification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience, bachelor’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 14 years of relevant experience, or High School graduate and 16 years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • Preferred areas of study or work include international development, public health, global health, climate adaptation or mitigation, environment, economics, planning, sociology, or a related field.
  • Experience with relevant topics such as mainstreaming climate change into health and development programs, climate adaptation, climate change mitigation, equity, climate finance and/or health programming.
  • Experience working at the intersection of climate and international development.
  • Experience analyzing and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data, including programmatic results gleaned from monitoring and evaluation efforts.
  • Experience with programming, approaches, monitoring and evaluation, and policy, relating to climate change and/or global health.
  • Experience working in developing settings is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical subject matter into actionable products for different audiences and users, both technical and non-technical.
  • Experience developing guidance materials, presentations, and other training resources.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and Google Apps.
  • Ability to work independently as needed, while also having excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and engage effectively in a team environment, including with teams that span organizational divisions or with people who have different communication or work styles.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities while maintaining a positive disposition in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel for up to 20% of the time.
  • US citizen or US permanent resident with the ability to obtain and maintain facility clearance.


E. Competencies:

  • Innovation: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and other outside contacts.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.



Prior to submitting your application your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position. Please ensure that all relevant experience and education is documented on your resume. There is no limitation to resume length; updates to resumes will not be accepted during the interview and selection process.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.


New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.


This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with the Federal Government, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions.  Specifically, employees placed in agency positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any personnel other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government



The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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