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Everyone at TIFO has a fierce belief in a simple purpose: that all people have the right to live and work in a healthy environment. Our work is guided by our values: scientific integrity, knowledge sharing, and environmental justice. We envision a world where all people have the knowledge and skills to protect future generations and maintain livelihoods.


TIFO is a small 501(c)3 nonprofit with an impressive resume of projects around the world. As our impact grows, we are thrilled to grow our team. Our current projects are located in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, and on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. Jobs with TIFO require a unique skill set and offers the opportunity to work on rewarding projects around the world.

Current Openings

Environmental Health Scientist Project Manager

Moscow, Idaho USA

TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO) is seeking a passionate and motivated Environmental Health Scientist/Project Manager to join our team and support project coordination and management, scientific research, and partner/stakeholder collaboration. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in environmental assessment, project management, data analysis, and interdisciplinary collaborations. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to apply technical skills to critical environmental health challenges around the world, while collaborating with other nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations, researchers, and community leaders in meaningful ways. This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant, positive impact and grow both professionally and personally.

Primary position duties will include:

  • Environmental sampling for contaminants, with a focus on determining public health risks associated with chemical exposures

  • Managing and analyzing data to assess contaminant concentrations in air, water, and soil, and other media

  • Interpreting data to determine priority risks to human health and/or to understand the links between environmental exposures and disease emergence

  • Reporting results via reports, meetings, presentations, etc. to stakeholders and partners

  • Engaging in rigorous applied scientific research to inform project needs and interventions

  • Mentoring student/young professional researchers, interns, and volunteers

  • Providing regular updates to TIFO staff, board of directors, and project partners

Secondary duties:

We understand that candidates may not have expertise across all of these areas; we strongly encourage candidates to apply who have expertise in several areas and who will take initiative to build capabilities in others.

  • Completing administrative duties related to project management, including budget tracking, expense reporting, coordinating collaborative meetings, etc.

  • Assist TIFO leadership with donor engagement and outreach activities

  • Present at scientific conferences, fundraising events, and other events as needed

  • Presenting oral and/or written reports for co-workers, inter-agency colleagues, policymakers, donors, and the community at large

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a 4-year degree required, graduate degree preferred; preference will be given to degree(s) in environmental science or environmental health, but degrees in public health, geology, hydrology, environmental engineering, etc. paired with significant experience in environmental health/science also accepted

  • Minimum of 3-years work experience in environmental fields (environmental consulting, research, or related nonprofit/NGO technical experience) 

  • Scientific/technical publications demonstrating analytical skills

  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings preferred; experience working internationally preferred but not required

  • Project management experience preferred; experience training and supervising others strongly preferred

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Passion for working on complex and challenging projects, often in low-resource settings, and commitment to working across disciplines and cultures to creatively solve pressing environmental health crises

  • Ability to work across cultures and diverse teams of peoples, demonstrating ability to adapt, be flexible, and show compassion 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and goals simultaneously

  • Strong analytical skills preferred, including management, analysis, and interpretation of environmental data and relevance to human health 

  • Statistical analysis experience with R or similar programming strongly preferred; experience with MS Excel and MS Word required

  • Experience with MS office suite and Google Workspace strongly preferred

  • Experience in GIS (ESRI or Q-GIS) a bonus

  • Fluency in English required

  • Ability to travel for extended periods (2-6 weeks, depending on project needs) is required.

The ideal candidate will be based at our headquarters in Moscow, Idaho in order to engage with our Moscow-based board members, staff, volunteers, and student interns. Office space in downtown Moscow is provided and employees are encouraged to work on-site. However, working with partners overseas often requires virtual meetings outside of normal business hours, so remote work and schedule adjusting are both expected to occur. We are flexible and understanding of circumstances that require remote work and non-standard work hours on occasion.

Salary Information:

Starting Salary: $40,000-$50,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience.


Work Environment and Culture

TIFO has a strong commitment to supporting employee professional development through engagement in scientific conferences and financial support of training relevant to employee duties. We know that employees play a leading role in enhancing our organization’s reputation and impact and thus prioritize fostering an environment where employees can grow and pursue projects that inspire and have meaningful and lasting change.


TIFO is based in Moscow, Idaho. Moscow offers a thriving community with two public universities within a 10-mile radius. It is home to award-winning restaurants, breweries/wineries, and musical and cultural events. The area is famous for local and regional outdoor activities. Local trails provide access to exceptional hiking, biking, running, and skiing. Regional boating, backpacking, fishing, camping, hunting, swimming, and other forms of outdoor recreation are within a 1–3 hour drive.


TIFO is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for our employees, volunteers, partners, and the communities we serve. We provide a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual and is free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, religion or religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

What we bring:

TIFO is a passionate group of staff, board members, volunteers, and students known globally for our work in some of the most severely impacted mining communities. Our partnership with Doctors Without Borders in several locations enables us to maximize our impact in marginalized and vulnerable communities otherwise difficult to access. We are small but mighty. We cultivate and rely on an outstanding group of volunteers, students, and staff to make these projects possible and are thrilled to welcome a new member to our team. 


TIFO offers employee development support and training (conference attendance, on-the-job training, and professional development). We also offer 401k with employer match, accrued paid time off, personal leave, and a flexible schedule. We prioritize a work environment that supports the well-being of our staff.


Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing:

  1. 1-2 page cover letter, highlighting experience relevant to the position description

  2. CV or resume

  3. Three references with contact information


Send your PDF to with "EH Scientist Position" in the subject line. All inquiries will receive a response confirming receipt. All applicants will be evaluated, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How to apply

Volunteer with TIFO

Our volunteer opportunities range from environmental science to engineering and fundraising to grant writing. We are open to a wide range of educational pursuits and interests. You will make new friends and learn new skills while helping improve environmental health.

In-person and virtual skills-based opportunities available.

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