Team Leader – Sustainable Energy & Economic Development Programme

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 11 April 2019

Job Description

  • Coffey is recruiting a Team Leader for a new DFID-funded economic growth programme in Pakistan
  • 7 years
  • Peshawar, Pakistan

The Programme

The DFID-funded SEED (Sustainable Energy & Economic Development) programme is a £37.5 million programme over seven years in KP. It includes four components:

  • Component 1: Technical Assistance for Economic and Urban Development in KP. It will support KP’s provincial level planning framework to harness these economic development opportunities.
  • Component 2: Technical Assistance and Financial Assistance for Industrial adoption of Renewable energy/energy efficiency. This component will provide technical assistance and finance to promote the uptake of more clean energy and energy efficient energy solutions.
  • Component 3: Flexible technical assistance for economic and urban development by UK institutions
  • Component 4: Monitoring and Evaluation

The Position

The Team leader will be responsible for providing overall programme leadership for the delivery of Component 1, strategic vision, driving delivery, and offering guidance on the design and implementation of programme activities.

S/he will lead a team of international and local experts skilled in urban economic development, investment facilitation, institutional capacity building and access to finance, among others. S/he will demonstrate how to effectively bring together a diverse and multi-sectoral team to deliver planning and investment to create urban jobs and incomes, affordable housing, and access to clean power for businesses, SME’s and households.

The Team Leader will engage regularly and facilitate partnerships with key stakeholders in KP, including government institutions, non-state actors and private sector organisations, to drive delivery and influence investment decision making. He/she will be responsible for securing wide buy-in from these individuals and partners for programme interventions. The Team Leader will also be responsible for coordinating with other donors and programmes in Pakistan to encourage collaboration and maximise the impact of our work.

The Person


  • An advanced university degree (or equivalent) in the fields of urban, spatial, infrastructure planning, economics, public policy, sustainable energy, or other relevant degree.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in managing programmes in the field of urban, infrastructure, energy, climate change and/or private sector development.
  • Experience in implementing large (£20 million+) donor programmes, with demonstrated ability to drive the design and implementation of multi-component work streams in complex environments
  • Strong networks and relationships to individuals from the Government of Pakistan and government bodies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and demonstrated experience in being able to influence decision makers.
  • Track record of facilitating relationships and partnerships between public and private sector actors, ideally with an investment component.
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Substantial managerial experience leading a team of local and international experts.


  • Track record of facilitating investments.
  • Institutional capacity building experience in Pakistan (or in the region).
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience of key issues related to urban economic planning.
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering DFID programmes, including ensuring value for money throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of management of programmes with large number of subcontractors.

Applications close: 15 May 2019

About the Organization

Coffey has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.

Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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