AECOM Chief of Party in Abidjan,

Business Line Government

Position Title Chief of Party

Côte d'Ivoire - Agnéby


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID-funded water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activity in Cote d’Ivoire and Benin. The purpose of this activity will be to strengthen the ability of municipal governments and urban water and sanitation service providers to expand, improve, and sustain equitable water and sanitation services through enhanced financial viability, operational reliability and transparency.

Role and Responsibilities:

The COP will lead all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program. The COP will also serve as the principal link between USAID, AECOM, the governments of Cote D’Ivoire and Benin, and other partners. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. This is anticipated to be a full-time position, based in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide the overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful project implementation;

  • Work closely with technical and administrative staff to ensure the integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with donors and local counterparts;

  • Meet contractual obligations, produce deliverables and targets, and achieve project results as specified by USAID;

  • Provide quality control technical guidance to the team and activity partners;

  • Communicate and work with key stakeholders at regional, national and municipal levels;

  • Serve as the main point of contact to AECOM home office and USAID.

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters degree or higher in field related to water engineering, urban sanitation, organizational development, utility management, or other relevant field;

  • At least ten years of experience implementing development projects;

  • Deep understanding of, and experience working in, the urban WASH sector, particularly focused on activities related to policy, governance, institutional capacity building and utility strengthening in West Africa; experience working in Cote d’Ivoire and/or Benin preferred;

  • A demonstrated track record of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing USAID and/or other donor-funded projects with similar complexity;

  • Demonstrated experience working with municipal governments as well as development agencies and organizations, high-level government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries;

  • Professional Fluency in English and French required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing and/or implementing service agreements and PPP's strongly 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.

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Job Category International Development

Country Côte d'Ivoire

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 177130BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.