Partnership Engagement Lead, Green Recovery Investment Platform

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact is recruiting for a Partnership Engagement (PE) Lead for the potential Green Recovery Investment Platform (GRIP) opportunity funded by USAID. GRIP will be USAID’s signature tool to leverage an investment of at least $250 million to attract $3.5 billion in private sector financing of climate-friendly investments and to mobilize funding that is needed to reach national and global resilience and adaptation goals. This management and technical assistance (TA) platform is designed to mobilize resources, facilitate partnerships, improve enabling policies and finance ecosystems, and enhance learning and capacity to address climate change through green investments.

The PE Lead will build and maintain networks with various project partners including financial sector actors, service providers, private sector firms, and intermediaries at the global and local levels to address key project objectives. Partnership development will focus on increasing the pipeline of bankable projects through project preparation activities, risk mitigation, and/or blended finance models as well as focus on building a supportive ecosystem for mobilizing inclusive climate finance and making economies more climate resilient. The PE Lead will coordinate closely with the Chief of Party and the Deputy Chief of Party across all project initiatives and activities. The position is contingent on award and USAID approval.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain networks of partners to support assessments, structure funds, and provide transaction advisory services.
  • Building partnerships and alliances with private sector parties that are interested in adopting responsible investment practices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant private sector partners to increase green financing opportunities.
  • Participate in and convene forums that connect investors and companies with innovative portfolios of green and inclusive projects
  • Liaise with Inclusivity Manager to ensure partnerships include often excluded stakeholders and new and underutilized partners.
  • Serve as a member of the Core Management Team and ensure regular communication with other sector and regional leads.
  • Supervise technical staff in implementation of project activities
  • Contribute to the preparation and submittal of annual work plans and periodic progress reports and assist with monitoring relevant program indicators and evaluating program results

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree in economics, finance, or another field related to private sector engagement
  • At least 10 years’ experience and established networks with local, regional, and international
    private sector actors
  • Expertise in environmental and social standards and advising private sector actors in applying these standards
  • Understanding of sustainable financial instruments and ability to identify and propose strategies on risk management and mitigation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a variety of sectors including renewable energy, agriculture, natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, and/or public health.

  • Experience working with USG funding

  • Proficiency in French and/or Spanish, a plus.

How to apply