Deputy Chief of Party - El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador
Apply by 23 April 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 April 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

The El Salvador Competitive is a five-year USAID-funded project that will strengthen the capacities of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to increase the country’s competitiveness in key economic sectors, expanding domestic and export market competition. The mission aims to benefit 10,000 MSMEs, underscoring its focus to marginalized groups leading and owning MSMEs. El Salvador Competitive will foster job creation and economic growth by encouraging partnership with private sector, national and subnational governments, universities, civil society organizations, and technical/vocational institutes.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will work with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage the anticipated program’s implementation and oversee its performance, management and operations. The DCOP will assist in completing high quality and timely submissions for: work plans, financial reports, performance reports, etc. The DCOP is expected to assist the Chief of Party in interacting with a range of stakeholders representing the private sector, national and subnational governments, international donors and other U.S. Government agencies. DCOP will supervise and coach long- and short-term consultants to advance their work.

Primary Responsibilities
* Provides managerial leadership and overall strategic direction for technical areas of the project
* Facilitate the achievement of program objectives and targets with management and technical support, ensuring an integrated technical and operational approach among components and partners
* Directly supervises and coordinates the work of the technical team and ensures appropriate collaboration across all teams.
* Identify obstacles and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments
* Ensure compliance with USAID regulations
* Ensure daily operations of overall program implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to get the necessary approvals.
* Demonstrates diplomacy and leadership to foster an atmosphere of teamwork, productivity, creativity, fairness, equity, and innovation, and support for diversity.
* Work closely with the Chief of Party to manage the day-to-day operations of activities.
* Builds partnerships with key stakeholders.
* Communicate clearly and courteously to foster positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, and field sites.
* Other duties as needed to respond to the direction of the COP and the needs of the USAID client

Requirements:
* Master’s degree required from an accredited university in business administration, marketing, finance, international trade or economics, or related area
* No less than 10 years of relevant experience in international business, especially in a developing country environment.
* Prior experience working in private business and economic development projects high desirable, with at least 5 of those years working in a supervisory position.
* Demonstrated experience in working with senior government officials, local authorities, and private sector executives to support a program’s objectives.
* Ability to analyze country competitiveness including areas of export promotion and investment mobilization, including both private investment and public investment in infrastructure and other areas related to competitiveness.
* Previous experience implementing international cooperation activities.
* Prior experience with competitiveness assessments, monitoring and evaluation of donor funded projects
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Professional proficient and fluent in written and spoken English (FSI level 4-4) required.
* Experience in addressing gender gaps in economic growth projects preferred.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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