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Tetra Tech
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19 November, 2022
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Technical Advisor of Risk Finance and Insurance

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Technical Advisor of Risk Finance and Insurance for the Caribbean Resilient Economies and Sectors, Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) countries
Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified senior-level candidates for a Technical Advisor - Risk Finance and Insurance position on an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Resilient Economies and Sectors Activity in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. The purpose of this Activity is to: Reduce systemic constraints to climate and disaster finance and increase investments in resilience across priority sectors such as agriculture. This position is anticipated to be based in Bridgetown, Barbados, with possibility of remote work arrangement.
The Technical Advisor will provide leadership and technical expertise on Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance programming as part of a technical assistance team. This position will be responsible for leading the design and application of disaster risk finance (DRF) activities, strategies, and cross-cutting support to address systemic constraints to climate and disaster finance.
Target countries include Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.
*Provides strategic and forward-looking technical assistance to design disaster risk finance and financial risk management approaches.
*Works with stakeholders to co-develop comprehensive disaster risk financing and risk transfer strategies, including the public and the private sector.
*Strengthens the capacity of public and private sector actors to develop, update and implement financial instruments for climate and disaster-related financial risk management.
*Provides technical guidance and support to explore emerging areas of disaster risk management, resilience, climate finance, and private sector investment.
*Contributes to deliverables and reports, and independently manages assigned tasks and activities.
*Participates in work plan development, strategic planning, and adaptation framework development.
*Coordinates with other Technical Advisors for task design and implementation.
*Coordinates across project staff and consortium partners for planning and completion of tasks.
*Master's degree in disaster risk management, economics, finance, public policy/administration, or other related discipline.
*A minimum of 10 years of working experience in sovereign disaster risk finance, catastrophe risk insurance, contingent financing, parametric insurance, or related areas required.
*Familiarity with innovative insurance and financing mechanisms to support resilience, such as insurance-linked loans, resilience bonds, etc.
*Demonstrated knowledge of the context of the ESC region required.
*Demonstrated experience building local institutional or private sector capacity in financial risk management strategies.
* Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
* Strong familiarity with the policy, social, economic, environmental, disaster, and cultural context in the ESC region.
* ESC nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech's IDS ad posted.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.
At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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