Climate Risk Management Expert

AECOM

Arlington, VA, United States 🇺🇸

Requisition/Vacancy No. 138358BR

Position Title Climate Risk Management Expert

Job Category International Development

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA – Virginia

City Arlington

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 www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Government

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

Long term opportunities

USAID – Climate Risk Management Project

Five year duration starting October 2016

AECOM has for more than 60 years been working with clients in the public and private sectors to help improve lives and contribute toward sustainable economic growth in developing countries. AECOM is among the world’s largest International Development service providers making a difference in more than 150 countries.

We are currently preparing to bid for the upcoming, five-year, Washington DC-based USAID Climate Risk Management Project, which will support integration of climate change in Agency programming, learning, policy dialogues and operations. This includes both climate change mitigation and adaptation across all the sectors in which USAID works including, food security, health, water, economic growth, democracy and governance, disaster risk reduction, infrastructure, humanitarian assistance etc. Principal tasks include: (1) Support for Climate Risk Management for Missions and Bureaus; (2) Support for Internal Communications, Capacity Building & Fact Sheets; and, (3) Support for Learning and Thought Leadership for Climate Integration.

We are seeking candidates for the following positions to be part of our team:

Program Manager:

The Program Manager is responsible for project mobilization, quality control and problem resolution in accordance with the contract and will be the primary person of contact with USAID. You will have significant experience in successfully implementing large-scale development projects in climate change mitigation or adaptation, as well as high-level skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting.

Climate Risk Advisor:

The Climate Risk Advisor will provide overall coordination and technical support on climate risk assessment and will have proven experience in climate risk or vulnerability assessment or climate change adaptation in a developing country context. In particular, you will ensure the successful approach and deliverables across all the Delivery Orders providing analytical support on implementation of Executive Order 13677.

Capacity Building and Communications Advisor:

The Capacity Building and Communications Advisor will provide overall coordination and technical support on training, capacity building, and communications. Proven professional communications skills required producing knowledge management and communication products for print and online. You will ensure the successful approach and deliverables across all the Delivery Orders to build USAID capacity for climate risk management and climate change integration.

Minimum Requirements

Program Manager must have the following minimum set of qualifications:

  • At least 15 years of professional experience related to the successful implementation of large and complex development projects in climate change mitigation or adaptation;

  • Proven leadership in the management of large international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting;

  • A master’s or higher degree in a relevant field of study, such as environmental management, natural resources management; economics, public policy; natural, earth, or physical sciences; engineering; business administration; governance; disaster management; or other related field;

  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and managing multi-disciplinary teams;

  • Excellent inter-personal and communications skills;

Climate Risk Advisor must have the following minimum set of qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in climate risk or vulnerability assessment or climate change adaptation in a developing country context;

  • At least a master’s degree or a higher degree in a relevant field of study, such as environmental management, agriculture, fishery, spatial planning, economics, public policy; natural, earth, or physical sciences; engineering; business administration; governance; climate change, climate change adaptation or other related field;

  • Demonstrated understanding of climate vulnerability and risk assessment in a developing country context;

  • Excellent inter-personal and communications skills;

Capacity Building and Communications Advisor must have the following minimum set of qualifications:

  • Ten years professional communications technical skills required producing knowledge management and communication products for print and online, including professional writing, editing, production, and management for print, and professional writing, editing, production, and management experience for online media including Web, Web 2.0 and social media technologies, such as wikis and blogs.

  • Experience with adult education theory and practice, including relevant media and technology applications, is highly desired.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and work experience in technical, scientific, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of climate change policy, especially as it relates to climate change and development.

  • Advanced degree in communications or knowledge management, or other relevant field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working successfully in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary team environment with high level interpersonal and communication skills.

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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