AECOM Chief of Party in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144299BR

Position Title Chief of Party

Job Category International Development

Business Line Government

Country Ethiopia

State/Province/Region ET - Addis Ababa

City Addis Ababa

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM seeks a Chief of Party to manage all aspects of the USAID-Lowland Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (L-WASH) in Ethiopia. L-WASH aims to accelerate the expansion of improved sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation access and improve hygiene behaviors while also expanding sustainable agricultural use of water in Somali, Afar and SNNPR (lowland areas) regions of Ethiopia with populations vulnerable to drought and climate change.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management of the activity with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract agreement.

  • Responsible for developing a strong, coherent vision and initiating innovative strategies across the various components.

  • Act as the key liaison between USAID and other projects financed by USAID for complementarity.

  • Liaise with other counterparts and GOE officials.

  • Ensure implementation is aligned to both USAID’s and the GOE’s relevant policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate with local subcontractors, CARE and IRC.

  • Lead and/or participate in strategic and high level policy forums and meetings with various actors and advocate for broader water dev

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in integrated water resources management, public health, environmental sanitation, international natural resources development, or related field of study.

  • At least ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible international work experience managing water development projects/programs including, WASH, productive water use, multiple use water service, data base management, etc.

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff; and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in the Horn of Africa

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.