Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI), in support of the
U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs, is recruiting a Program Specialist to lead and manage international natural resource and disaster management projects in Ukraine and nearby countries in the Russia, Europe and Eurasia Region.
The U.S. Forest Service works domestically and internationally to improve people’s lives. The Agency enhances economic opportunities and strengthens civil society, with a focus on local and community-level organizations, by promoting sustainable natural resource management, disaster management, and biodiversity conservation globally. By linking the skills of U.S. Forest Service field-based staff with partners overseas, the agency can address the world’s most critical forestry issues and concerns and improve capacities to respond to major disasters. The U.S. Forest Service regularly engages the agency's wide range of expertise in over 90 countries for programs on sustainable forest management, climate change, combating illegal logging, fire management, improved systems for responding to disasters, watersheds and protected areas, and other topics. For more information on the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/international-programs.
International Programs is committed to the Forest Service’s core values and reaffirms its anti-harassment policy to ensure a work environment in which all people are treated with dignity, fairness, and respect; and prohibits behavior which discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. International Programs will hold any employee, contractor, partner, business associate, or program participant who engages in discriminatory behavior accountable. Furthermore, International Programs is dedicated to acknowledging, addressing and eradicating systemic racism and implicit bias at all levels of our internal and external decision-making and will pursue anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, and inclusive practices in all facets and representation of our work in the United States and globally.
We value diversity and recognize its role in enriching our work and fostering innovation. The U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs aims to create and promote a welcoming, inclusive, anti-racist and anti-discriminatory community created by the contributions of all employees. The office continues to review and reflect on progress towards becoming a more equitable organization by conducting formal and informal organizational assessments with the purpose of maintaining a fair and equitable workplace for staff, visitors, partners, and stakeholders.
METI and the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office value open communication, collaboration, and staff participation. Both organizations are also committed to professional development of staff and encourage on the job training and professional development opportunities for employees that want to build their proficiencies in work related skills.
The Program Specialist will manage U.S. Forest Service programs in Ukraine and neighboring countries in the Russia, Europe, and Eurasia Region, including natural resource and disaster management projects, working with host country partners and other U.S. Government agencies to develop programs, establish and maintain partnerships, and oversee activity implementation. The Program Specialist will recruit U.S. Forest Service subject matter experts to facilitate technical exchange and will oversee logistical, financial, human resources, programmatic, partnership dynamic, and other relevant aspects of all programs in the Ukraine portfolio and other relevant programs. The position may involve up to 30% domestic and international travel.
Duties may include the following:
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