AECOM Chief of Party in Suva, Fiji

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147563BR

Position Title Chief of Party

Job Category International Development

Business Line Government

Country Fiji

State/Province/Region FJ - Central

City Suva

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

The primary objective of Climate Ready is to help select Pacific Island countries (PICs) to achieve their climate change adaptation goals by assisting them to develop and implement climate action policies and plans in a manner that is country-driven, coordinated, inclusive and equitable. The ultimate outcome of Climate Ready will be tangible progress toward the implementation of an increased number of adaptation interventions that are aligned with PICs’ National Adaptation Plans so that these countries become more resilient.

The Chief-of-Party (COP) will be principally in charge of overall project management, technical oversight and ensuring synergies across READY components. The COP must possess the intellectual, communications, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to develop, articulate and implement a strategic vision for READY.

Minimum Requirements

  • A master’s degree in political economy, climate change policy and finance, natural resources management, environmental policy, public finance, public administration, or related fields;

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience and expertise to successfully achieve meaningful and sustainable results in climate change adaptation policy and finance;

  • Technical expertise in climate change adaptation finance and policy;

  • Extensive and substantive experience working with counterparts at various levels of government, as well as with non-government organizations (including private sector associations/organizations);

  • Experience managing international development assistance projects;

  • Strong technical expertise, superb management skills, and exceptional writing and communications skills in English are essential for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • USAID prefers an American Citizen for the COP position.

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.