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Job Ref:  140458BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  El Salvador
City:  San Salvador
30/09/2016 11:48

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 NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM's Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM's Government business line and is comprised of three divisions - International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary
Overview: AECOM is searching for a Chief of party for an upcoming USAID-funded El Salvador Local Governance Activity. The activity will work to increase trust in governance by supporting increased decentralization and strengthening the ability of municipalities to plan, pay for, and deliver effective, responsive services in a participatory and accountable manner. The activity will provide targeted, customized, sustainable, and mutually-reinforcing technical assistance to counterparts and partners at the national and municipal levels to support increased decentralization and improve local governance throughout El Salvador.

Expected focus areas include: responsive service delivery, technical assistance to build municipal capacity, legislative and policy reform to support accountability, financial management and revenue generation, civil society advocacy and citizen participation, climate resilience, and citizen security.

Minimum Requirements
  • Masters Degree in social sciences, economics, international development, urban planning, or a related field;
  • Minimum 12 years of international development work experience with progressive management experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the Latin American region preferably Central America working in comparable programs, preferably in service delivery systems by local governments and democratic local governance;
  • A demonstrated track record of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing complex donor-funded projects with multiple activities;
  • Proven experience in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized donor-supported programs, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership;
  • Proven experience managing and working closely with senior leadership and representatives from host country government institutions, the private sector, NGOs, local governments, and other donors programs to implement program objectives;
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience designing and overseeing a grants program

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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