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Chief of Party Pakistan USAID Climate Smart Energy Activity

Job title: Chief of Party Pakistan USAID Climate Smart Energy Activity

Company: Mott MacDonald

Job description: Candidate Specification

A minimum of 5 years of senior-level experience in the design, implementation, and management of USAID projects, preferably on global or regional programs

  • Ability to scope and plan interventions in response to changing contexts and conditions, in close coordination with USAID
  • Advanced degree in areas related to energy, climate change, management, sustainable development, environmental science, engineering, or combined work and education experience in a related field
  • Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration with diverse stakeholders to achieve project goals, meet project milestones, and produce quality project results
  • Ability to engage and build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a manner respectful of local culture and customs
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience in Pakistan is preferred
  • Fluency in English required, Urdu language skills preferred.

Job Description

Mott McDonald seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded USAID Climate Smart Energy Activity (USAID-CSEA) in Pakistan. This activity will support the Government of Pakistan (GOP) in the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The anticipated activity objectives are as follows:
Objective 1: Investment Mobilized: This objective will focus on working with the public and private sector partners to mobilize resources to deal to reduce GHG emissions by implementing clean energy generation, waste-toenergy/biogas projects, reduction in methane emissions, etc.
Objective 2: Regulatory Structure Developed and Institutional Capacity Increased: The work under this objective will primarily focus on enhancing the GOP’s capacity to understand the climate change issues in depth and conduct research and develop response, strategies, policies, regulations. Such issues include but are not limited to the assessment of methane emissions and identification of potential activities to reduce methane emissions, energy efficiency standards for appliances and green buildings, distributed generation regulations etc.
Objective 3: Support the Private Sector for Net-Zero: USID will partner with businesses to review their needs, priorities, and main obstacles to achieving net zero. Through a process of co-creation, USAID will identify ways to work with them in reaching common goals.
At Mott MacDonald, we are driven by our purpose to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our client’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities. Mott MacDonald has a permanent and registered entity in Pakistan developing a large portfolio of clean energy and infrastructure projects.
The Chief of Party (COP) Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the Program, in coordination with USAID Pakistan
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters, including responsibility for making key decisions and solving programmatic challenges in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with all USAID rules and regulations, contract requirements, and Mott McDonald policies and systems
  • Apply expert understanding of climate change adaptation, resilience and disaster risk management to strengthening Pakistan capacity to address climate change challenges
  • Liaise with and maintain effective working relations with senior Government officials of partner countries, stakeholders, international organizations, private sector partners, NGOs, civil society, U.S. Government agencies, and USAID Missions
  • Communicate clear expectations to project staff and partners and establish an operating environment that encourages integrity, honesty, open communications, and commitment to compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations, and Mott McDonald’ policies and procedures
  • Provide general oversight of the project, including overall responsibility for the project’s operations, strategic vision, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with partners.

Contract Type



International Development

Job Profile

Team Leader to provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the Program, in coordination with USAID Pakistan

Recruiter Contact

Adam Leach

Website Region

Asia Subcontinent

Website Sector

International development


International development

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Work pattern

Full time

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

Expected salary:

Location: Islamabad

Job date: Thu, 21 Dec 2023 04:04:06 GMT

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