Scott was the Chief of Party for the USAID Lowland Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Activity implemented by AECOM from December 2016 to October 2018. The Lowland WASH Activity is USAID's flagship WASH activity in the rural lowland areas of Ethiopia that delivers technical assistance, develops small-scale infrastructure, and builds the capacity of national and regional governments and stakeholders in the Somali, Afar and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) regions. The activity's priorities include (1) increasing access to improved drinking water supply sources on a sustainable basis, (2) increasing adoption of key hygiene behaviors and increased access to improved, sustainable sanitation, (3) improving efficiency and sustainability of food production from irrigated and rain-fed agricultural systems, and (4) improving water governance and data management.
Scott is a retired US Army Corps of Engineers colonel, with over 30 years of experience in capacity building, institutional strengthening, large-scale infrastructure programs, WASH, water security, emergency/disaster relief, adult training, environmental remediation, and natural resource programs. He has worked in the Middle East, North, East, and South Africa, Central Asia, and Europe with significant experience in conflict areas. He has been a chief of party for five USAID projects.
His academic background is in pulp and paper technology and science and business administration. He is currently working from Turkey but will be returning back to the Washington DC area in early 2019.