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AECOM Chief of Party in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan - Kabul, Kabul

Job Summary

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:

  1. Increase the sustainable and productive use of water in agriculture by rehabilitating irrigation canals and upper watersheds; (Component 1)

  2. 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

  3. 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Afghanistan

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category International Development

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country Afghanistan

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.


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