Call for CVs (Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices Project - Amazon Region) via Devex

AECOM

Peru 🇵🇪

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.

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.

Job Descriptions

AECOM is recruiting for a new project in South America entitled: Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices. The purpose of this activity is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the four priority sectors (hydro-power, roads, oil and gas, and mining), and then support the promotion, implementation, and monitoring/enforcement of these BMPs in the Amazon region. Countries of performance may include: Peru, Colombia and Brazil. All the below positions are technical with a strong preference for South American nationals from these three countries. Fluency in Spanish is a requirement for opportunities in Colombia and Peru. Brazilian Portuguese is a requirement for opportunities in Brazil.

Chief of Party to be principally in charge of overall project management, technical oversight and ensuring synergies across project components and geographies. The COP must possess the intellectual, communications, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to develop, articulate and implement a strategic vision for the program:

  • A master’s degree in relevant discipline is required (natural resources management, forestry, conservation, environmental policy, economics, or other related fields).
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience and expertise to successfully achieve meaningful and sustainable results working in one or more of the following technical disciplines: infrastructure planning and development, .environmental land-use planning; natural resources management; environmental, economic and social impact assessment; and/or other relevant technical areas.
  • Strong familiarity with the environmental, policy, social, economic, and cultural context in the Amazon region, and specifically with issues related to the multi-sectoral impacts of infrastructure development in the region.
  • Technically conversant in environmental and indigenous rights issues concerning hydropower development, road infrastructure, and mining, oil and gas extractive industries.
  • Extensive experience managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary teams in the Latin America Region, preferably as Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project.
  • Experience managing international development assistance projects.
  • Strong technical expertise, superb management skills, and exceptional writing and communications skills in English and Spanish are essential for this position. Proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese is a plus.
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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Specialist to manage and provide technical direction to EIA processes for the development of hydropower facilities, roads, and extractive industries such as mining, oil, and gas in the Amazon region. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant EIA experience, preferably in Peru, Colombia, Brazil.
  • Advanced degree in Environmental Management, Natural Resources Management, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Practical experience measuring, monitoring and evaluating environmental impacts; designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating environmental management plans and related mitigation measures; designing, implementing and monitoring of offsets; and training and capacity building in environmental impact assessment.
  • In-depth experience in environmental analysis of hydropower, road infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas extraction.
  • Technically conversant in environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; managing and monitoring protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets; .and corporate social responsibility.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Institutional or Regulatory Environmental Specialist to provide technical direction in regulatory reform of laws and regulations to enforce the implementation of best practices in environmental management of hydropower, road, mining, oil and gas development in the Amazon region. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant legal, regulatory experience, preferably in Peru, Colombia, Brazil.
  • Advanced degree in Environmental Policy, Environmental Law, Environmental Management or related discipline.
  • Practical experience in environmental policy reform, environmental permitting and regulation; developing and implementing offsets; and institutional capacity building in environmental policy and regulatory reform.
  • Related experience in environmental permitting and regulation of hydropower, road infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas extraction industries.
  • Technically conversant in environmental, social and economic impact assessment; cost/benefit analysis; and environmental offsets.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Hydropower Development Manager to manage and provide technical direction in measuring, monitoring, and/or mitigating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), economic, and social impacts from hydropower and in the Amazon basin. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with hydropower development, preferably in Peru, Colombia, Brazil.
  • Advanced degree in engineering, hydrology, or related discipline.
  • Practical experience on teams planning and designing hydropower development projects, negotiating voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; identification and analysis of environmental and social impacts; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; and developing and monitoring best practices.
  • Related experience in NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic impacts, working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets.
  • Technically conversant in environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; and corporate social responsibility, private sector impact investing; private sector partnership and investment.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Transportation Engineer/Project Manager to manage and provide technical direction in measuring, monitoring, mitigating and/or evaluating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), landscape, economic, and social impacts from road development in the Amazon basin. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with road development projects, preferably in Peru, Colombia, Brazil.
  • Advanced degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Practical experience on teams planning, designing, and/or managing road development projects; developing voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; identification and analysis of environmental and social impacts; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; and developing and monitoring best practices.
  • Related experience in NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic impacts, working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets.
  • Technically conversant in both primary and secondary road development; environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; and corporate social responsibility, private sector impact investing; private sector partnership and investment.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Extractives and Hydrocarbons (mining, oil and gas) Specialist to manage and provide technical direction in measuring, monitoring, mitigating and/or evaluating the environmental (ecological, hydrological, biodiversity), economic, and social impacts from extractive industries (mining, oil and gas exploration and development) in the Amazon basin. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working with extractive industries, preferably in Peru, Colombia, Brazil.
  • Advanced degree in Mines & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Practical experience on teams planning, designing, and/or managing mining, oil and gas extraction projects; developing voluntary standards; managing prior and informed consent processes; identification and analysis of environmental, social and economic impacts; working with indigenous and other vulnerable groups; developing and monitoring best practices.
  • Related experience in NRM and mitigation of environmental, social and economic impacts, including working with stakeholders to establish, manage and monitor protected areas, biological corridors and/or biodiversity offsets is desirable.
  • Technically conversant in environmental, social and economic cost/benefit analysis; corporate social responsibility, private sector impact investing; private sector partnership and investment.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Knowledge Management Specialist to gather, generate and disseminate knowledge and promote learning to further the project’s environmental management goals. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant knowledge management experience working with institutions, regionally, nationally and sub-nationally, to generate, document and disseminate knowledge.
  • Degree in Information Management, Information Architecture Design, Technical Communications or related discipline.
  • Practical experience developing and/or maintaining web-based platforms to support technical communities of practice.
  • Practical experience developing information and knowledge management tools in one or more technical disciplines such as climate change adaptation, environmental management, sustainable livelihoods development and/or biodiversity conservation.
  • Related experience gathering and disseminating evidence-based monitoring information, best practices, innovative models and lessons-learned.
  • Experience designing web-based platforms to support technical communities of practice a plus.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Communications Specialist to manage and provide technical direction to effectively articulate project goals, results, and impacts to broad audiences; and oversee the development and use of project communications tools, products and deliverables for social marketing, and behavior change communications (BCC) initiatives. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant communications experience working with donor-funded environment projects, preferably in Peru, Colombia and Brazil.
  • Degree in Communications, Social Marketing, Behavior Change Communications, or related discipline.
  • Practical experience designing and implementing multimedia communications tools, products and campaigns for wide and diverse audiences; and social and behavior change communications (SBCC) initiatives.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: to manage the monitoring and evaluation of environmental, social and economic impacts and mitigation for infrastructure development in the Amazon region and facilitate related stakeholder training. Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in NRM, conservation and/or climate change monitoring and evaluation in Peru, Colombia or Brazil.
  • Degree in Environmental Management, Information Management or related discipline.
  • Practical experience with the monitoring and evaluation of environmental impact assessments desired.
  • Experience with geospatial information systems (GIS) a plus.
  • Multi-lateral donor experience a plus.
  • Witten and spoken fluency in Spanish and English proficiency desirable.

Additional technical specialists (with appropriate experience and relevant degree) for short- and long-term technical assistance opportunities in the following disciplines:

  • Indigenous Rights
  • Gender Equity
  • Social Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Land tenure
  • Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation
  • Water Resources Management
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Natural Resources Management (NRM)
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis.

About the Organization

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.

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.

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 to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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