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Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech (USA) dedicated to international development, is recruiting for a Pakistan-based professional for the position below to support a multi-year (2017-2021) USAID-funded sustainable energy project in Pakistan. Position based in Islamabad, with travel to project sites as required.


The Research Specialist will be a resource for the entire project team and will conduct research on multiple topics related to the project, specifically related to the energy sector to inform project activity development and implementation.


  • Research, collect, review and analyze information and reports from government agencies, donor organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector, media and other relevant sources
  • Conduct research and gather data on a variety of technical topics, include renewable energy, energy regulations and policy, renewable energy finance, utility industry trends, grid integration
  • Provide summaries of findings from literature reviews as an input to analytical studies and assessments
  • Analyze quantitative data to identify relevant trends and patterns develop tables and graphs for reports
  • Support the drafting of a variety of written outputs, including background and working papers, technical reports and studies, briefings and presentations by either writing drafts, compiling inputs and/or reviewing drafts of others based on their relevance and quality


Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field, environment or engineering, or related.


  • 1 to 3 years of professional experience conducting research and drafting reports required
  • Knowledge of the energy or environment sector required
  • Previous experience working in international development for USAID, other donor or a university preferred


  • Strong inter-personal skills; asks questions to clarify tasks and keeps all informed of progress
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Experience with internet based research including using Boolean Search
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Native or bilingual proficiency (written and spoken) in both English and Urdu.