Call for Experts for the Amman Urban Resilience Activity | Amman, Jordan | 2024

Chemonics seeks experts for the upcoming Amman Urban Resilience Activity. Chemonics is seeking applications for a contemplated USAID/Jordan activity focused on improving local governance and the enabling environment for urban climate resilience and decarbonization in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), focusing on interventions with high adaptation benefits. The potential activity may improve data-driven policymaking, planning, and budgeting and may include interventions focusing on disaster risk reduction resulting from floods and extreme heat events, investment and access to climate funds, enhanced participation of local communities and the private sector, and targeted urban resilience infrastructure work.

Responsibilities include:

Candidates should be fluent in English and have a minimum of 10 years of experience. We are currently accepting CVs/resumes for technical experts and specialists with experience in the one or more of the following areas

Qualifications:

  • Municipal services management: human resources, planning, and procurement
  • Organizational change management
  • Municipal finance
  • Water resource management and sanitation
  • Urban planning
  • Urban mobility and transportation
  • Solid waste management
  • Municipal recycling
  • Energy efficiency and auditing
  • Climate finance
  • Disaster risk reduction and climate resilience
  • Communications and knowledge management
  • Data analytics, monitoring, evaluation
  • Private sector engagement

Other Qualifications:

  • Degree in engineering, waste management, recycling, water and natural resource management, public policy, public administration, economics, communications, business or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in relevant disciplines listed, with experience in Jordan or Middle East preferred.
  • Strong understanding of municipal planning, climate resilience and decarbonization
  • Supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to form strong working relationships, mentor, and motivate staff.
  • Experience working with vulnerable urban populations preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Fluency in English, orally and in writing.
  • Experience with USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred.

Application instructions:

Please complete and submit the following form with your CV and cover letter attached by April 25. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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