AECOM Contracts, Grants & Compliance Director in Kabul, Afghanistan

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149279BR

Position Title Contracts, Grants & Compliance Director

Job Category International Development

Business Line Government

Country Afghanistan

State/Province/Region AFG - Kabul

City Kabul

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 has a current opening for an Contracts, Grants & Compliance Director for the new SWIM program. The purpose of the Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM) activity is to support sustainable; agriculture led economic growth by increasing the productive use of water and strengthening water resources management. Specifically, SWIM’s objectives are to: Increase the sustainable and productive use of water in agriculture in targeted areas, through rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure, and restoration of degraded watersheds; and, Strengthen the water regulatory framework by supporting the collaboration between the governing bodies for irrigation and water management and, Strengthen capacity of local entities to manage water resources by improving the technical and administrative capacity of local entities to sustainably manage water resources and resolve conflicts.

  • Control and oversight of the grant application, approval, implementation, and close-out processes;

  • Control and oversight of the contract development, approval, implementation, and close-out processes;

  • Compliance with USAID regulations and policies;

  • Ensuring inclusion and mentoring of relevant GIRoA partners in all processes related to sub grants and sub contracts.

  • Organization and tracking of all grant and contract documents;

  • Support and mentoring of provincial staff

  • Monitor individual grant/contract budgets, and overall grant/contract expenditures by province as well as regions.

  • Ensure due diligence that reimbursement requests are valid and allowable; and

  • Provide consistent and accurate data on grant/contract activities for Afghan Info database entry.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of a master’s degree or higher that includes the use of quantitative research methods.

  • At least ten years of supervisory and management experience, including finance, budget management, or grants/subcontracts management on USG projects;

  • At least five, preferably ten, years of relevant grants/contracts Management experience, including strategic planning, program operations, and systems management;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance requirements related to international assistance programs;

  • Knowledge of construction contracting;

  • Experience contracting with non-US firms;

  • Language and cultural skills are a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Dari or Pashto speaker.

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.