EnCompass is excited to announce that USAID has selected our team to implement the Technical, Operational and Program Support for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure (TOPS) contract. Through this project, our team will recruit, hire, and support staff for the Center for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure (the Center), the Environmental and Social Risk Management Office (ESRM) and the Agency Environmental Coordinator (AED) located in the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (USAID/DDI).

Beeta Tahmassebi, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, whose team will lead this work says, “We look forward to helping USAID meet the challenges of the current climate crisis, while bringing to life the mandates in USAID’s Environmental and Natural Resource Management Framework (ENRM), and the Agency’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy.”

Over the next 5 years, EnCompass will work with our partner, Environmental Incentives, to help USAID’s EEI workforce embody and deliver on commitments to diverse, equitable, and inclusive programming that foster positive change in our built and natural environments. We will be delivering long-term and short-term technical assistance, training, professional development, and administrative, program, communications, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, and learning support through this contract, while also building internship and mentorship opportunities designed to build and support the next generation of EEI expert practitioners for the Agency.

TOPS is a task order under the OASIS SB Pool 1 mechanism, an important U.S. Government procurement mechanism through which USAID and other U.S. Government agencies can access best-in-class services from EnCompass and other organizations. For more information about our work under this mechanism, visit our work with us page.

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