Position title: Program Manager
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Start Date: ASAP
AECOM seeks a seasoned Program Manager to serve as a central member of the home office project management unit for the USAID Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM) project. SWIM provides 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 helps farm communities manage water and on-farm resources.
The PM will manage client contracts, support project field operations, and coordinate home office project management. The PM will support overall operational, contractual and financial management of the project and coordination of field office operational staff. The PM will be responsible for supervising one or more Associate Program Managers and/or Program Coordinators, providing guidance, training, and mentorship as part of the PMU or the broader team. S/he will serve as AECOM’s operational representative and the primary point of contact for contract deliverables and approval requests to USAID. The PM will also regularly contribute to business development efforts and participate in divisional and corporate initiatives. The PM will report to either the Water Services Director or designee.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as International Relations, Political Science, Government, Economics, Business, or International Development ((required); Advanced degree in relevant field is preferred;
- 4-7 year of progressive experience managing and/or supporting USAID programs;
- Knowledge of USAID regulations and policies (including AIDAR and FAR), especially as they relate to contracting and procurement;
- Proven experience managing program/project budgets, including budget tracking and forecasting;
- Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and in a team;
- Proven ability to take the initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges;
- Detail-oriented with good organization and prioritization skills;
- Willingness to travel and work overseas up to 25%, sometimes on short notice and to remote and insecure places;
- Willingness in managing and mentoring junior level staff;
- Fluency in English;
- US citizenship or authorization to work in the US.
- Previous experience managing and/or mentoring junior staff:
- Previous experience with business development;
- Fluency in a second language
Deadline for Application is January 15, 2019