Chief of Party
Tetra Tech
Islamabad, PK-PK, Pakistan
6d ago

Responsibilities :

  • Serves as the overall project manager and primary project representative to USAID / Pakistan.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of overall project strategy and project activities in accordance with the project objectives, and in consultation with public and private sector partners.
  • Leads a multi-disciplinary team of international and Pakistani technical, policy and financing experts to achieve defined project results and produce deliverables on schedule.
  • Builds and manages successful partnerships with Pakistani government officials, civil society organizations, and other donor organizations supporting energy sector reform.
  • Provides technical guidance and recommendations on areas such as power sector reform, policy, regulation, generation, transmission and distribution system performance improvements and private sector investment.
  • Oversees and provides quality control in the preparation of the project’s weekly, quarterly, and annual progress reports, work-plans and other contractual deliverables.
  • Acts as a liaison to the home office for day-to-day problem-solving and collaborate closely with home office staff on procurements, recruitment, contracts, finance, and operations related issues.
  • Manages the overall project budget including forecast expenditure reports to both USAID and the home office in Arlington, Virginia and periodically update the project budget to mitigate cost overruns.
  • Performs other related duties as needed.
  • Essential KSA's Required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.) :

  • Advanced degree in engineering, business, finance, economics, law, energy policy, or other field directly related to energy sector reform.
  • 20 years of progressive experience managing complex energy sector related projects funded by international donors and demonstrated strategic thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Proven track record successfully implementing measures to attract private sector investment to emerging market countries, such as developing energy sector policies and regulations and competitive bidding frameworks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of power sector policy and regulatory issues as well as the technicalities of the transmission and distribution sector.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with either electricity sector privatizations, or programs aimed at large-scale deployment of renewable energy.
  • Familiarity with the current status and key energy sector reform issues of the Pakistani energy sector, especially those concerned with private investment, clean energy, governance, and performances of the GOP-owned energy entities and enterprises.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with senior level government officials and other essential power sector stakeholders.
  • Ability to build consensus and lead various energy sector stakeholders and / or project team members towards a common goal.
  • Supervisory experience in the international development industry, specifically with long-term field staff and short-term U.
  • S., third country, and local experts

  • Fluency in English is required with excellent oral and written presentation skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Valued but not required KSA’s :

  • Prior experience working on or leading USAID energy sector reforms projects
  • Fluency in Urdu
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