Deputy Project Director, Health Systems for Tuberculosis, Washington, DC

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 August 2019

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. Seeking a Deputy Project/Technical Director for an upcoming global project focusing on health systems priorities that most directly support achievement of TB outcomes. The project focuses on two main objectives which form the basis for devising a coherent, overarching, interlocking solution for a country as it seeks to improve the organization and functioning of its TB-related health systems:
Objective 1: Increase the ability of health system actors to use health financing to drive effective achievement of improved TB outcomes.
Objective 2: Increase the effectiveness of TB governance in-country, including the provision of solutions for countries with decentralized governance, investment and allocation strategies that align with the local political landscape and meet the needs of modern TB service delivery, and improvements in the coherence and communication between different actors.
The Deputy Project/Technical Director will be responsible for overseeing technical areas of the project, supervising staff, and assisting the Project Director with interfacing with the donor, partners, and other stakeholders. S/he will work in collaboration with the Project Director in providing technical oversight of the program. S/he will ensure quality assurance for project activities and adhere to best practices on health systems strengthening. S/he also will ensure the adaptation and integration of emerging knowledge and innovative solutions within project activities. The Deputy Project/Technical Director will have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership for the design and implementation of TB-related health finance and governance interventions
  • Provide technical direction and oversight in the design, implementation, and monitoring of workplans and budgets.
  • Support technical strategies and activities at the global, regional, and country levels, including conceptualizing new activities related to emerging global trends and initiatives.
  • Supervise, either directly or indirectly, staff to carry out activities in the portfolio; in so doing, ensure activities are fully accomplished, meet expected technical quality standards, and are delivered on schedule and on budget.
  • Ensure adherence to USAID, project, corporate, and in-country policies and procedures governing all technical work.
  • Liaise with USAID management team on all issues pertaining to technical aspects of the project, including meetings, workplans, and technical updates, and respond to ad hoc technical requests from USAID and other entities.
  • Work with the Project Director to design and implement strategic approaches to expand project activities and innovative approaches to new countries and geographic regions.
  • Oversee and participate in the preparation of necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, peer-reviewed publications presenting innovation on TB health policy, financing and governance approaches, and white papers.
  • Guide and support training and capacity development efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.
  • May provide functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets.
  • Organize, as needed, project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Represent the project and organization, as needed, and participate in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
  • Contribute to AOR, partner, and other external communications and relationships.
  • Must hold a BS/BA in public health or closely related fields with 15 years of demonstrated relevant work experience; or a MS/MA with 12 years of demonstrated relevant work experience.
  • At least five years of experience while physically based in a country/region of implementation (e.g. Tanzania Deputy Chief of Party, based in Tanzania; Senior Technical Advisor for West Africa, based in Ghana) is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience operating with technical proficiency within the global HSS community on matters related to health financing and governance in LMIC countries.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one, and preferably both, of the following
  • areas: health financing and health governance.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in partnership with U.S. Government agencies, international donors, or other multilateral agencies.
  • Fluency in English oral and written communication is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally in one or more relevant foreign languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred, but not required.

About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: • International Development • Strategy Execution Consulting • Impact Investment • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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