Deputy Chief of Party - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Apply by 7 July 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 8 June 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.

Palladium is seeking a qualitied candidate for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a five-year USAID-funded health project in Guatemala. The candidate should have experience developing and managing projects for international donors, specifically USAID or other United States Government (USG) funders. He/she should also have demonstrated technical expertise in: maternal, new-born, and child health (MNCH); family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); nutrition; and/or health systems strengthening (HSS).
* Oversees all the programmatic and technical aspects of the project and is responsible for coordinating technical teams by providing strategic guidance, technical oversight, backstopping, and quality assurance
* Together with the COP, manages the day-to-day project activities to guarantee effective implementation and timely completion of all project objectives; and fulfills COP’s duties in his/her absence
* Supports the COP to manage relationships USAID, other donor and implementing partners, and government and other local counterparts to streamline project efforts for a coordinated and integrated approach to achieve project results
* Establishes technical frameworks and helps shape approaches across the project to ensure quality and successful delivery of project results
* Works in tandem with the technical team leads ensure a tight technically integrated approach across the project
* Contributes to strategic planning on alignment and harmonization of resources
* Conducts active networking and engagement among various sectors to sustain program success, including private sector
* Provides technical direction, guidance, and input on MNCH and FP/RH service delivery and best practices and HSS activities in coordination with technical area leads
* Establishes quality control standards in-line with the country and USAID standards
* Reports directly to COP
* A Master’s Degree or higher in public health, public policy, economics, a closely related field is required.
* Fluency in Spanish is required; professional proficiency in English is preferred.
* A minimum of 10 years of experience working in international health, public health, or health policy.
* Experience working for large donor funded development programs; knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
* At least five years’ experience working on donor-funded projects in management level positions, preferably on multi-year health-related projects.
* Demonstrated expertise in one more of the following areas: HSS; nutrition, maternal health; newborn health; child health; family planning/reproductive health.
* Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
* Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills.
* Prior work in Guatemala is highly desirable. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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