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Ecosystem Services Analyst (Environmental Science, Entry Level)

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Winrock International - Arlington, VA

The Ecosystem Services Analyst (Analyst) contributes to the Ecosystem Services Unit's global work in the sphere of ecosystem evaluation, carbon accounting, climate change mitigation and adaptation, REDD+, watershed management and environmental services. The Analyst is an early career position that reports to a Program Officer and works with other staff in the Unit to implement and manage Ecosystem Services' project activities, carrying out and presenting scientific analyses, building capacity of local stakeholders and ensuring timely completion of tasks. This position is based in Arlington, Virginia and cannot be remote. 


The Analyst is primarily responsible for carrying out technical analysis, assisting in project management and supporting new business development. The Analyst position will require frequent domestic and international travel (estimated 10-25% of year) to project sites to lead consultations with clients and key stakeholders from government, civil society and private sector, to conduct field work and technical trainings, and to deliver presentations on scientific topics to technical and non-technical audiences. 

The position needs excellent writing and communication skills (for writing technical reports, communication materials and proposals), as well as experience in data management and analysis. The candidate must be skilled in Excel and/or other data management software, have experience conducting technical analyses evaluating ecosystem services (at least at a graduate level). This may include carbon accounting, hydrological modeling, or other analyses. The analyst should be able to translate complex scientific concepts to a broader audience. 

The selected candidate will become part of a close-knit interdisciplinary team of scientists and geospatial experts working in international development with a focus on climate change, land use, and hydrology. The work environment is collaborative and dynamic, providing growth opportunities in science, project management, and international development. Professional fluency in English is required and a high level of French fluency is desired. 

This position will accept applications until December 1, 2019.