AECOM Program Manager in Erbil, Iraq
Requisition/Vacancy No. 147245BR
Position Title Program Manager
Job Category International Development
Business Line Government
State/Province/Region IQ - Arbil
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 www.aecom.com.
About the Business Line
AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.
AECOM has been a trusted USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) partner, supporting the office in achieving US foreign policy objectives for nearly 15 years. AECOM is seeking experts in the following technical capacities to support a possible Iraq OTI program:
Project management, including evaluation and analysis of program management systems and processes
USG procurement and OTI small-grants making with demonstrated experience in creative solutions to complex procurements
USAID program operations and implementation
Remote management best practices, techniques and tools
Countering violent extremism
Media production and monitoring
Peace and reconciliation
AECOM is particularly interested in individuals who have 2+ years implementing OTI programming in the field, or have implemented similar small-grants programming in complex and challenging field operational contexts. Interested applicants should have a demonstrated track record of being capable of the following:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment and meet deadlines despite competing priorities.
Support project leadership to ensure that practices and procedures are in place for program innovation and successful implementation. These may include, but are not limited to, grant solicitation and selection procedures, ensuring complex procurement processes are in line with program objectives and perceived as fair and transparent by beneficiaries, contractual design and execution, review of financial management systems to expedite timely disbursements for grants and contracts.
Ensure that program implementation is in accordance with all applicable USG and project policies. Fluency in FAR and ADS 303 regulations pertaining to grants and procurement is particularly desirable.
At least 4 years of relevant experience in one or more of the above technical areas
Previous OTI management, programming and/or operations experience
Willingness to travel on short notice and in often potentially high-conflict environments
Demonstrated management and coordinating skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of Arabic preferred
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.