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2017-11-212017-12-21

Technical Advisor - Economic Growth

Aecom
Arlington, VA
  • Job Code
    23339-1175474
Company AECOM

Job Title: Technical Advisor - Economic Growth

JobID: 23339-1175474

Location: Arlington, VA, 22204, USA

Description: **Business Line** Government

**Position Title** Technical Advisor - Economic Growth

United States of America - Virginia

Arlington

**Job Summary**

The position will provide strategic advice and thought leadership to current and future economic growth, programs managed by the Economic Growth, Governance, and Agriculture (EGGA) Practice. The position is also responsible for establishing best practices and standards for economic growth programming and implementation across EGGA’s economic growth portfolio and will support their continuous improvement. The position will focus primarily on business development initiatives involving programs focused on trade, investment, private sector development, entrepreneurship, and market development. The position will also provide oversight of project implementation for new projects.

+ Energetically pursue and champion new business development opportunities, promoting a mentality that new business is everyone’s business

+ Help identify a pipeline of new business opportunities to pursue; lead capture efforts to gather intel, develop a teaming strategy, recruit key personnel, and design the technical approach

+ Establish and regularly expand a roster of technical specialists and subject-matter experts in economic growth to support existing projects and business development

+ Enhance relations with key clients, particularly USAID, and elevate AECOM as a thought leader in economic growth programming, actively participating in and representing AECOM at conferences, forums, and public engagements

+ As new projects are won, serve as the Engagement Manager overseeing project start-up and implementation, traveling to the field as required from time to time to provide technical guidance and support

+ Serve as Chief of Party/Team Leader for extended periods with short notice as necessary

+ Work in partnership with EGGA, the business development unit, and the various practice areas to develop and manage robust mechanisms for effective project execution, evaluation and learning, and application of best practices

**Success Factors**

+ Creative approach to problem solving

+ Ability to prioritize and be persistent in follow-through

+ Willingness to be held accountable for one’s own work

+ Readiness to deploy to field sites with little to no advance notice

+ Ability to work collaboratively across various teams

+ Ability to remain calm and collected and to communicate effectively under duress

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, or relevant field

+ 10 years of related professional experience in economic growth, including trade, investment, private sector development, entrepreneurship, and market development

+ Five years of demonstrated experience writing successful technical proposals for USAID and other donors

+ Five years of experience in a senior role overseeing USAID projects in trade, investment, private sector development, entrepreneurship, and market development

+ Demonstrated Project Life Cycle Management experience, including project start-up, execution, trouble-shooting, and close-out

+ Extensive experience developing and adapting templates and manuals and training colleagues on their use

+ Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems individually and as part of a team, while respecting individual team members’ roles, strengths, and communication styles

+ Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and on a team

+ Written and oral fluency in English

+ Ability to travel internationally up to 25%

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master's Degree

+ Fluent in Arabic, Spanish, or French

**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.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:_

_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _International Development_

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _165191BR_



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