Service Delivery Technical Lead

Guatemala, Guatemala
Apply by 14 July 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 15 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 qualified candidate for Service Delivery Technical Lead for a USAID-funded five-year health project in Guatemala. The candidate should have experience in designing and implementing interventions in the areas of maternal, new-born, and child health (MNCH); family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); and nutrition that align with international best practices and contribute to the provision of sustainable, high-quality health services. The ideal candidate will have experience working with international donor-funded projects and be able to show demonstrable improvements in health outcomes as a result of the projects that he or she has overseen.

* Oversee the design and implementation of project activities ensuring that the technical approach is consistent with accepted theory and best practices.
* Represent project at national, regional, and global technical forums as required.
* Adapt and apply tools, national standards and guidelines and best practices to improve service delivery.
* Provide technical oversight and strengthen level of technical capacity within the organization to deliver integrated health services, including the capacity to replicate, sustain and bring to scale successful activities.
* Support the development and implementation of annual project work plans and budgets with the project leadership team.
* Monitor and report on project implementation, including a regular review of project activities against workplans, including drafting reports and follow-up correspondence
* Stay abreast of key initiatives and developments within project health areas such as MNCH, FP/RH, and nutrition.
* Manage a team of subject-matter experts in the areas of MNCH, FP/RH, and nutrition.
* Provide hands-on support to project partners and clearly articulating program purpose, strategy and anticipated outcomes.
* Coordinate and/or lead technical trainings for staff, grantees, and partners to build skills and attain higher levels of competency and understanding of current trends and best practices.
* Master’s degree in social science, Public Health, Medical Degree or other appropriate related field
* Fluency in Spanish; professional proficiency in English is preferred
* At least 8 years of work experience with an international organization, US Government contracts preferred, managing large-scale, donor-funded health programs;
* Technical expertise in one or more health area relevant to the project
* Demonstrated experience mentoring and managing technical experts to high level performance towards meeting deliverables, and ability to adapt to changing needs
* Demonstrated superior management and supervisory skills in implementing social programs
* Demonstrated skills in effectively engaging and advising key stakeholders; including senior level staff in government agencies and civil society organizations, private sector, universities, media, and international donor agencies
* Strategic thinker and strong leadership capabilities including organizational and problem-solving skills
* Prior work in Guatemala is highly desirable

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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