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