Climate Change and Water Adaptation Specialist

Greater Mekong Subregion
Posted 12 mins ago

Level of Effort: 6 months (over 36 months)


Alinea is a global international development consultancy. We provide technical and management expertise that helps people improve their lives. We work with governments, investors, companies and communities to deliver lasting change. Over the past 34 years, we have managed more than 515 projects in 88 countries.

Alinea is currently recruiting an international Climate Change and Water Adaptation Specialist for the ADB-funded Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP).

The Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP) will support implementation of the Strategy for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-Based Value Chains in the GMS and Siem Reap Action Plan. The Program is expected to help create enabling conditions and strengthen capacities in three priority areas: (i) climate-smart, inclusive and gender-responsive agri-food value chains; (ii) food safety and quality systems; and (iii) climate-adaptive agriculture in the context of water-food-energy security nexus.

We anticipate that the position will be done remotely until mid-to-late 2021, depending on Covid-19 restrictions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct sub-regional water assessments to identify priorities to produce more food per drop of water and ‘no-regrets’ strategies to make GMS agricultural systems resilient to impacts of climate change.
  • Identify soil management strategies to promote carbon sequestration and retention of water and nutrients in a changing climate as well as provide technical support for mainstreaming water and soil management related adaptation measures into development plans and sector policies.
  • Ensure that the programmatic experience from the ground informs and is well-integrated into GMS national strategies and development plans.
  • Train government staff on water accounting in various climate change scenarios to prioritize climate-adaptive water management options in agriculture.
  • Conduct workshops on water and soil data collection systems, and community- based early warning systems to cope with floods and droughts in agriculture.
  • Conduct studies on climate-smart soil, water management practices and identify opportunities for scaling them up in selected river basins, while providing technical inputs and feedback to assessments, methodologies and knowledge-products, as well as evaluate, document and disseminate good practices from demonstrations at farm, system and strategic levels.


  • A master’s degree in agronomy, water resources or related fields;
  • Recent experience working for ADB;
  • At least 8 years of experience in adaptation to climate change in the water sector and soil management in the Asia-Pacific region.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and CV (6 page max) to Please include the position title in your subject line, and state your approximate salary expectations as a monthly rate, USD, inclusive of benefits.

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