Deputy Chief of Party


AECOM International Development seeks Deputy Chief of Party candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Irrigation and Watershed Management Program (IWMP) in Afghanistan. The goal of IWMP is to expand and strengthen Afghan government and community-level capacity to better manage water resources to improve agricultural production and productivity. IWMP will pursue this goal through four components: governance and capacity building, water supply management, water demand management and MAIL implementation of on-budget irrigation and watershed management activities.


The Deputy Chief of Party candidate shall meet the following minimum qualifications:


Masters degree or higher in hydrology, water resources management, or related field;


Work Experience:

1. At least 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in managing and implementing large donor-funded agriculture and/or water management programs, particularly in transitional, conflict or post-conflict countries.

2. Experience with dry land water management and quality control systems and design.

3. Demonstrated experience with host-government and private sector partners in planning and evaluating agriculture and water resources management programs.

4. Demonstrated expertise in agricultural production, dry land and/or irrigated agriculture, water resources management in agriculture, or agronomy.

5. Prior experience as a Team Leader for projects with similar complexity in Afghanistan or other transitional, conflict or post-conflict countries.

6. Experience working with a range of stakeholders, from high-level government officials to small farmers.

7. Experience designing and managing quality assurance and quality control activities.


Supervisory Experience:

1. At least 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including:

2. Direct supervision of a diverse team of professional and support staff.

3. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to motivate staff to be accountable for program outcomes.


Other Qualifications:

1. Professional Fluency in English in speaking, reading, and writing required. Dari or Pashto proficiency desirable.

2. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

3. Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues.

4. Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines.

5. Demonstrated ethical management approach.

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