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Cadmus Entry-Level International Development Safeguards Professional in Waltham, Massachusetts


What You’ll Be Doing

You will be joining our Environment, Climate and Resilience (ECR) line of business, which provides a variety of environmental and social support to international development organizations. The largest part of our work is supporting robust, efficient implementation of donor environmental and social safeguards requirements. This includes undertaking environmental and social impact assessments for projects at all scales, technical and administrative support to donor safeguards processes, undertaking field environmental and social monitoring, and related guidance development and training delivery. USAID is our largest client.

Who We Are

At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Cadmus team, you’ll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.

Cadmus’ mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity, fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and society, and maintaining an accessible and inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Join Cadmus. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.


The Entry-Level Professional in ECR will support the work of the team technically and administratively by:

  • Undertaking research, analysis, writing, copyedit, translation and/or document production to support the completion of technical products and deliverables in the areas of environment, health and safety compliance and management; environmental and social impact assessments; climate risk and vulnerability assessments; and/or related training workshops and materials development

  • Providing logistics, planning and delivery support to trainings, workshops, conferences, remote and in-field stakeholder consultations, and/or field survey

  • Supporting project and financial management controls and processes, including fulfillment of internal and client cost and activity tracking and reporting requirements, liaising with Cadmus Contracts and Accounting staff, and assisting project managers in managing administrative/financial engagement with subcontractors and independent consultants

  • As directed, supporting client and partner outreach and engagement in support of technical assignments and/or administrative actions

  • Supporting new business opportunity screening, capture and proposal development in the international development space

  • Within approximately the first year, undertaking travel to developing areas, including rural developing areas, in support of the above-referenced technical work of the team (not more than 3 weeks/year)


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Environmental, Earth, or Climate Sciences; Natural Resources Management; Environmental or Development economics; Public Health; Environmental Engineering; International Relations with significant quantitative coursework; Agriculture; or Social Sciences with a clear focus in international development; or a related discipline

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to quickly and accurately synthesize complex issues or scenarios

  • Field-based international development experience gained in an academic, professional, or volunteer capacity

  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite of programs, particularly Excel and Word

  • Experience in team-based approaches to delivery of complex work products and/or assignments

  • Desire to work in a collegial and collaborative, but fast-paced and dynamic, environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional facility in Arabic, Spanish, French, or Portuguese

  • Experience conducting Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and mapping

  • Demonstrated experience completing project management tasks

  • Successful completion of an internship in a business/management consulting, environmental management, or government services setting

  • Familiarity with Google suite of programs, particularly Docs, Sheets, Sites, and Calendar

  • Familiarity with the principles/processes of environmental and social impact assessment

Additional Information:

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen.

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

The minimum starting salary for this position is $52,000. The actual salary may be higher and will be determined by several factors, including relevant work experience, education, skills, and market competitiveness.

We value the critical role safety and health protocols contribute to everyone’s success at Cadmus, and work together to align and comply with all federal, state, and local safety and health mandates related to COVID to ensure a safe and valuable work environment.

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Learn more about Cadmus by visiting our website at:

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Waltham

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (2/8/2024 9:37 PM)

Job ID 2024-2665

# of Openings 1

Category Research Analyst