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News Chief of Party, Water Information Technology, Amman, Jordan - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

ARD, Inc. Through innovation and leadership, ARD, Inc., helps people across the world create the essential conditions for successful economic development. Since it was founded in 1977, ARD has led more than 600 projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects have helped countries respond to a range of environmental, social, and institutional challenges. ARD has 43 field offices around the globe, in addition to its main office in Burlington, Vermont, and its branch offices in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, CA. 

Closing date: 31 Aug 2010
Location: Jordan - Amman

ARD, Inc., a Tetra Tech company, is currently accepting applications from potential Chief of Party candidates interested in building the capacity of a government IT unit and establishing water information systems in Jordan. Activity will be based in Amman, Jordan. 

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree or PhD or equivalent training/experience in information technology, computer 
    science or related field; 
  • Experience managing projects that are focused on information systems, especially those related to water information systems and/or water utilities and/or government decision support services;
  • Considerable experience managing IT project/program implementation;
  • Experience managing highly technical and culturally diverse teams;
  • Previous experience as USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party preferred;
  • Extensive geographic experience in the Middle East;
  • Excellent speaking, presentation, and writing skills; and
  • Proficiency in Arabic expected.

    Duties include:

  • Providing leadership, supervision and direction to the project’s field implementation team and additional short-term resources in: 
    A. capacity building of a government information and communications technology (ICT) unit, 
    B. establishment of water sector-wide web collaboration tools, and
    C. establishment of an executive information system for water sector planning and policy and decision making;
  • Formal and informal interaction with USAID and national Ministries and other government and non-government entities involved in the water sector in Jordan;
  • Preparing or approving scopes of work and timetables for carrying out project activities; 
  • Ensuring that contractual obligations are met and that work plans are being successfully implemented;
  • Day-to-day coordination, monitoring, and supervision of technical and general office staff, project funds, and evaluation teams; and
  • Due diligence and monitoring and reporting of project results, finances and M&E plans.

    How to apply

    Please e-mail a letter of application and a current resume in reverse chronological format to or fax to J. Doerr at +1-802-658-4247. Please refer to JORDAN ITMP in the subject line of your email. Candidates meeting position requirements will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    ARD, Inc., is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. ARD, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
    Reference Code: RW_86XRNW-79
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    Keyword(s) water information technology
    Geographical coverage Jordan,
    News date 31/08/2010
    Working language(s) ENGLISH