AECOM Chief of Party in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal - Bâgmatî, Kathmandu

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented, motivated and experienced Chief of Party for immediate employment in the Kathmandu, Nepal office.

The objective of this five-year DRM Project is to strengthen disaster risk management capacity and institutions in Nepal in a way that is inclusive, makes use of known best practices and technological interventions, and is adaptive to changing circumstances. The Project will consist of three key components: 1) Improving National Level Systems and Institutions; 2) Building Capacity at the Municipal Level and 3) Supporting National and Municipal level institutions to strengthen disaster response.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overseeing natural disaster and emergency response disaster management activities

  • Maintains strong communications with the project team, US Government staff, municipal level agencies and organizations, and other implementing partners

  • At the national level, the COP will help develop regulations that strengthen DRM institutions, including the NDMA, and demonstrate the benefits of a holistic, multi-hazard approach to disaster risk management policies and guidelines with the aim to better link central authorities and decisions to the communities that experience disasters

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, disaster management, natural resources, or relevant field of study

  • 10+ years of experience coordinating emergency response teams for a wide range of natural and non-natural disaster management activities to include 5 years of leadership experience managing multi-faceted teams of 10 or more, and overseeing budgets in excess of US$15M

  • Proven ability to leverage and manage partnership and cooperate with host country governments and international partners in implementing multi-intervention health information system projects

  • Thought leadership in the area of disaster management and policy development

  • Experience liaising with senior government officials

  • Strong written and oral English communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering, disaster management, natural resources, or relevant field of study

  • Fluent in Nepali

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 Finance and Accounting

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Nepal

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188613BR

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.