Short-Term Consultant – Environmental Specialist

May 8, 2024

The World Bank · Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brasil

Application Closing Date:17/05/2024

To Submit Your Application:

Interested candidates should send their CV and one-page motivation letter Hae and Federico

The subject line of the email should be “Short-Term Consultant – Environmental Specialist”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview


General Objective

Strengthen and consolidate ORA’s Knowledge Management processes related to data collection, analysis and generation of information related to environment and natural resources management (especially biodiversity, forests and CITES species).

Specific Objectives

  • Strengthen data, analytics, and knowledge base associated with environment and natural resources management in the Amazon basin. Analyze and review current data, reports and modules in this regard and suggest improvements. Also identify critical information gaps and potential information sources to address these gaps.
  • Improve the ability of ORA to generate reports with insights of the effects of annual climatic events (temperature, humidity, droughts, fire events, etc.) on forests and biodiversity in the Amazon, with an added emphasis on the drought in 2023.


  • An advanced graduate degree (at least Master’s) in forestry, NRM, environmental sciences, or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on NRM issues, including at a large area level, especially related to forests and biodiversity. Knowledge of the Amazon regional context desirable.
  • Experience working in regional/transboundary/basin scale natural resources management and/or environmental organizations is desired, preferably with familiarity with the Latin America regional context.
  • Expertise in GIS and remote sensing, particularly in the collection, processing, and visualization of forest and biodiversity data.
  • Experience in the development of technological tools to support natural resources management (e.g., DSS, web/GIS based dashboards/tools).
  • Experience working in both developing and developed countries.
  • Experience working with natural resources related institutions in complex governance settings is desired.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Portuguese will be an advantage.
  • Experience working in diverse, multi-sectoral teams.