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Effective Local Services Team Lead

AECOM

Cairo, Egypt

Job Summary

Position Description
AECOM is searching for a Effective Local Services 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 (COP) 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 Two results. This will include activities such as: analyze governorate and district responsibilities for service provision; identify service gaps and opportunities to make services more accessible, effective and efficient; strengthen institutional structures, systems and human capacities; strengthen and expand Citizen Service Centers; introduce and adapt best practices; advocate for service reforms among stakeholder groups; and, report on the program’s plans, progress and results. 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
Serve as the primary point of liaison for field teams set up in the governorates
Lead and supervise staff and subcontracted policy advisors and practitioners assigned to implement Component Two 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 managing and strengthening government services in Egypt
Advanced degree in field(s) relevant to local administration, government, planning and budgeting, or specific public sector services (preferred)
Experience with and a good understanding of policies, responsibilities and institutional structures for service provision in Egypt, and local and international best practices
Knowledge of Citizen Service Centers practices and opportunities for improvement (preferred)
A minimum of five years of experience managing other consultants, advisors or researchers
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with senior GOE leaders and government 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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