AECOM Chief of Party in Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan - Kabul, Kabul
The Strengthening Irrigation and Watershed Management (SWIM) Activity aims to provide technical services and capacity building to support the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA), strengthen its water resource management systems, increase agricultural water productivity, and support farm communities to manage water and on-farm resources. Implemented through three integrated components, SWIM’s specific objectives are to:
Increase the sustainable and productive use of water in agriculture by rehabilitating irrigation canals and upper watersheds; (Component 1)
Strengthen the water regulatory framework by increasing collaboration and cooperation between provincial and national governing bodies for irrigation and water management, while initiating training programs and increasing public outreach and impact; (Component 2) and
Strengthen capacity of local entities to manage water resources by developing their administrative bodies and technical capacity to sustainably manage water resources and improve natural resource management. (Component 3)
The COP is responsible for ensuring the activity is meeting its objectives, maintaining adequate communications with USAID, and identifying and mitigating program risks. The COP serves as primary point of contact for the Contractor to the USAID Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer Representative (COR). He/she will be the principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships, speaking on behalf of the contracting company. He/she plays a lead role in the activity, interacting with senior government counterparts, donors, and other key agriculture and natural resources management stakeholders.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, natural resource management or social science or 15 years of relevant working experience in the specific area of professional expertise, as described in the SOW.
At least ten years of international development experience as Project Director, COP, DCOP, or comparable other management roles of large, complex donor funded technical assistance projects in transitional or post-conflict countries.
Ability to effectively negotiate and collaborate with host government officials, other USAID activities, local organizations and partners.
Ability to manage large and complex contracts, manage internal controls, effectively monitor project progress and the achievement of results , meet all contract deadlines, and successfully meet reporting requirements.
Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
- Experience in Afghanistan
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Job Category International Development
Business Line Management Services
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 209530BR
Clearance Required No
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.