Private Sector Engagement Lead, USAID Kosovo Adapt Activity

  • Global Communities
  • Prishtinë
  • 11/01/2023
Punë Ekonomi dhe Biznes


Location: Pristina, Kosovo 

Reports to: Chief of Party  

Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of mid-late 2023 

Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.   

Global Communities seeks a Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Lead for the anticipated USAID Kosovo Adapt Activity. This five-year $13M program will increase public and private sector awareness and demand for climate smart initiatives and improve Kosovo’s capacity to adapt and implement policies that support climate change mitigation and adaptation, resulting in more resilient environment and economic sustainability for Kosovo citizens.     

The PSE Lead oversees the business and private sector components of the project. S/he will work closely with the project leadership team, PSE staff, and local partners to design and implement private sector engagement strategies that are responsive to the USAID climate-smart initiatives. S/he is expected to bring on board the private sector and link them to climate change operational areas.  S/he will also take on additional coordination roles.   


The PSE Lead will be responsible for the leadership, oversight and management of all efforts related to private sector engagement to ensure partnerships between Global Communities, the private sector, the government of Kosovo, and other potential stakeholders are created and sustained.

  • Identify, cultivate, and steward relationships with stakeholders including SMEs, chambers of commerce, trade associations and other business support entities.  
  • Develop means for more effective dialogue among the private sector, the government, and citizens to create and improve approaches to adapt to climate change 
  • Increase and enrich awareness of climate change impacts among Kosovo institutions, the private sector, and citizens. 
  • Develop and coordinate climate smart initiatives and technologies with support of the private sector and through public private partnerships  
  • Support the piloting of climate smart projects introduced by the private sector  
  • Collaborate with the Government of Kosovo and the private sector to develop incentives that adapt to and address the effects of climate change
  • Ensure interventions reflect high technical quality and international best practices 
  • Buildr sustainability into all program activities 
  • Ensure strong collaboration with other donor activities and other implementing partners 
  • Develop and review  project work plans and reports 
  • Ensure the program adaptively responds to changes in the operating environment to meet the desired objectives 
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning; project communications; and project reporting 
  • Represent Global Communities and overall program interests as necessary and appropriate. 
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns. 
  • Other duties, as assigned 


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a related discipline (international development/affairs, economics or related field) with a minimum of 6-8 years of experience in private sector engagement and partnership building or, 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to international development/affairs, economics, or similar field with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in private sector engagement. 
  • Experience engaging the private sector in Kosovo and/or internationally. 
  • Experience in partnership building with demonstrated impact  
  • Experience working with businesses, chambers of commerce, unions, and sector associations in Kosovo 
  • Strong leadership and communication skills 
  • Entrepreneurial  
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe 
  • Kosovar citizenship or residency with work authorization 
  • Experience working in the private sector or a demonstrated understanding of private sector engagement principles and ability to develop a vision for both private and public sector alignment/convergence for increased development outcomes for youth 
  • Excellent skills in stakeholder mapping, outreach, engagement, and partnership development in support of program activities 
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships 
  • Experience managing staff to ensure timely, accurate and impactful reporting and communications 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Albanian, Serbian, or other local language desired.  

Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society.  We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.