Integra is an innovative international development firm established in 2010 to bring creative solutions to 21st century challenges. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we use academically grounded analytical tools and private sector partnerships to address key development challenges in the areas of economic growth, agriculture and food security, gender and women’s empowerment, climate and environment, and information and communication technology. Our work has resulted in effective project implementation and policy reforms in over 30 countries and has leveraged over one billion dollars in public and private sector funding.
The USAID/Asia Technical Service (TS) office has requested assistance in presenting the findings of the Contributions of High Asia Run-off from Ice and Snow (CHARIS) project, run by the University of Colorado at Boulder, to a wider audience. The expert will design capacity building and training materials for wider dissemination of CHARIS’ findings, working with the AEO technical team, stakeholders in Central Asia and USAID, to determine the best methodologies for disseminating the information. The goal of the activity is to explore water use in areas such as hydroelectric power, irrigation, human and animal consumption, presenting the information to governments and regional institutions in a variety of formats, including virtual trainings, webinars, and knowledge sharing materials. The research will focus initially on Tajikistan with the option to expand to other Central Asian countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and potentially Kazakhstan.
This will be approached through a two-step process. The AEO team will work with counterparts in Central Asia to first produce a desk review of CHARIS’ findings and other available data. The next step will be the design and presentation of virtual trainings and capacity building activities and materials based on the findings of the desk review. The deliverables may include webinars, videos, or virtual presentations; the AEO team will collaborate closely with USAID to design the materials.
Specific Consultant Roles
Integra seeks experts in Communications/Media and Training/Workshop Development to assist in interpreting the findings of the technical team, and to lead design and implementation of capacity building workshops and other types of capacity building and knowledge sharing deliverables. The experts will have experience with a broad range of stakeholders and experience adapting materials and training to a variety of contexts. Regional experience is preferred.
We expect this to be a part time contract, over the span of six (6) months, with the understanding that the period of performance may change due to extenuating circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic.