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Community Engagement Team Lead


Cairo, Egypt

Job Summary

Position Description
AECOM is searching for a Community Engagement Team Lead for an upcoming multi-year USAID/Egypt-funded program focused on meeting the basic needs of Egyptian citizen through more effective public sector planning, government service delivery and administrative structures. The program seeks to deliver the following results:
Strengthened enabling environment and national-level administrative capacity for local governments to effectively and transparently manage resources (Component One)
Increased local administration effectiveness, as defined by improved competency, capacity and solutions to perform devolved functions and services with a community’s resource constraints (Component Two)
Increased local administration legitimacy, as defined by improved community engagement, responsiveness and accountability in the implementation of devolved functions and services (Component Three)
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Chief of Party and Deputy COP, the Team Leader will lead and manage a team of experts and practitioners who will design and implement activities to achieve Component Three results. This will include activities such as: introduce or strengthen public participation and local government accountability mechanisms; engage communities in local government strategic planning; raise citizens’ awareness promote engagement in government and civic activities; develop and support for community development pilot/demonstration projects; strengthen community leadership including women and youth; establish dialogue between community groups and community-government dialogue. The Team Leader will consult and collaborate with other team leaders and staff, and USAID and Government of Egypt (GOE) counterparts to design and implement work plan that translates innovations and best practices into results-oriented tasks. Specific responsibilities include:
Collaborate with GOE counterparts and team members in the conceptual and practical design of activities to translate the approved USAID Results Framework into work plans, budgets and performance metrics
Lead and supervise to staff and subcontracted policy advisors and practitioners assigned to implement Sub-purpose C activities in the approved Work Plan
Prepare and Scopes of Work for short term experts and RFPs for subcontractors to obtain technical assistance to implement Sub-purpose B in the approved Work Plan
As directed by the COP/DCOP, serve as a liaison to GOE partner institutions (ministries, parliament, regional and local government units)
Work with the other team members to prepare technical and management reports and project deliverables (monthly, quarterly, annual, periodic status reports, success stories and others)

Minimum Requirements

10 years of work experience related to community development, public participation and local government accountability, leadership development, and community advocacy in Egypt
Advanced degree in field(s) relevant to community development
Experience with and a good understanding of community development and public participation mechanisms and local and international best practices
A minimum of five years of experience managing other consultants, advisors or researchers
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with senior GOE leaders and officials (at all levels) to design and implement technical, management and institutional reforms
Excellent written and communication skills and interpersonal skills
Computer literacy in standard office applications
Fluent in spoken and written English and Arabic
Well organized, strong analytical skills, creative thinker, innovative and demonstrated personal initiative

Preferred Qualifications

Prior USAID or other international donor experience preferred

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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