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:
The Project Director must have the leadership, depth, and breadth of technical expertise and experience, professional reputation, supervisory and program management experience, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a global thought leader in this field, as well as ensure that the diverse global project fulfills its goals and objectives. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. The Project Director will also provide guidance and support on technical activities undertaken by the program with direct supervision of all program implementation.
The Project Director will have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Direct the project’s strategic vision, design, and implementation with the aim of advancing the project purpose, objectives, and guiding principles.
  • Lead development of annual workplans for timely submission to and approval by the client and ensure that agreed activities and targets are fully accomplished, meet expected technical and management quality standards, and are delivered on schedule and on budget.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the client/donor and ensure communications flow smoothly.
  • Oversee a team of senior technical and program management staff and facilitate strong communication and coordination with and between all team members.
  • Provide oversight of project subcontractors/sub-awardees, ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables, and facilitate regular communication among implementing partners to encourage maximum participation in the project.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain strategic partnerships with USAID, other U.S. government agencies and projects, host-country governments and counterparts, international donors, multilateral organizations, and civil society and private sector partners in developing countries.
  • Identify opportunities and negotiate partnership programs to leverage synergistic donor, governmental, and organizational resources.
  • Ensure effective internal systems for program delivery; results tracking and reporting; staff recruitment, mobilization, and retention; and contracting and financial management to rapidly, efficiently respond to dynamic program needs.
  • Facilitate proactive technical and programmatic monitoring, evaluation, learning, and adaptation across all levels of the project to mitigate risks to the program and refine program focus to apply lessons learned, respond to emerging needs, and take advantage of new opportunities.
  • Develop and oversee a system for the identification and dissemination of good practices and lessons learned from project implementation.
  • 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.
  • Must have experience in management or implementation of development activities in/for low and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a clear indication of strengths and experience in project management and operations;
  • The qualified candidate must provide at least five years of demonstrated experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening activities globally.
  • Possess at least 3 years of combined experience physically based in LMIC countries.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience interacting with government or nongovernmental organizations including the private sector, in developing countries.
  • Must bring a minimum of 5 years of experience working in partnership with U.S. Government agencies, international donors, or other multilateral agencies.
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated senior level leadership (e.g., Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director) to programs of similar magnitude and complexity is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally in one or more relevant foreign languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred.

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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