Team Leader - Public Sector Reform, Myanmar

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 March 2020
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Job Description

Team Leader - Public Sector Reform, Myanmar

Company Overview:

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.


Project Overview and Role:

Palladium is seeking a team leader for an upcoming DFID funded programme in Myanmar. This programme will seek to provide technical assistance, capacity building and systems strengthening in the areas of public financial management, fiscal decentralisation and extractives governance reform to selected national and subnational agencies within the Government of Myanmar, relevant parliamentary committees, research bodies and civil society.

As Team Leader, you will serve as the central point of leadership for the programme. Based in-country on a full-time basis, you will be responsible for representing the programme with a range of partners in Myanmar, government stakeholders and external organisations and individuals, including regularly reporting to DFID, and maintaining strong working relationships with other DFID programmes.

Responsibilities will include:

Relationship Management

  • Developing strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points in the Myanmar Government, DFID and other donor programmes, and leading on reporting to them, through both formal and informal channels.
  • Managing relationships with the host country government, counterpart agencies, project partners and stakeholders and business partners.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the leadership of other development programmes, in particular DFID’s and exploit complementarities and synergies between them where possible.
  • Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff.

Strategy and Operational Planning

  • Lead in the preparation of work plans and budgets; staffing plans; performance improvement plans and other plans as required.

Project Management

  • Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, Outputs and deliverables.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans to ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets Client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant.
  • Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date project logs and registers; work to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication management



Required Qualifications:

  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master’s degree; lack of academic background can be compensated by experience
  • Strong experience in programme leadership for large and complex governance reform programmes , preferably DFID funded.
  • Extensive experience in supporting public sector reform in the areas of public finance, decentralization OR extractives governance, preferably in Myanmar.
  • Experience working with key government departments and institutions involved in the areas of public finance, decentralization OR extractives governance, preferably in Myanmar.
  • Strong expertise in building and managing programmatic relationships with high level stakeholders from government, civil society and donors.
  • Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff and adapting programmes to changing political and economic changes.

Myanmar nationals are strongly encouraged to apply



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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