Associate, Project Delivery
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
The Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions Practice (DIAS) in Palladium is currently seeking an Associate, Project Delivery to support project coordination of the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award. Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of HIV epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.
The Associate, Project Delivery is based in Washington, DC and is responsible for supporting coordination of the project, which includes:
- Supports Project Director, Deputy Director and Technical Leads in a variety of communication, organizational and management tasks; including but not limited to administrative and logistical correspondence with external groups engaged with Data.FI and USAID;
- Provides administrative and organizational project support and logistics coordination to Project Director;
- Manages meeting information with key stakeholders, including USAID, and disseminates information to attendees;
- Contributes to the development of and supports internal systems for project coordination and management;
- Provides administrative, technical and logistical management support for project staff to carry out workshops, meetings and training sessions;
- Coordinates project activities with Data.FI partners and other organizations as appropriate;
- Schedules and organizes logistics for meetings and presentations of project activities;
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date electronic and paper filing systems;
- Assists with work plan development and provides support to other projects as needed;
- Provides other assistance to DIAS Practice as required.
- A Bachelor's degree in public health, public policy, political science, international development, communications or other relevant degree;
- Relevant work experience;
- Project management and/or administrative support experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID or other donor client(s);
Key competencies and professional expertise required
- Works with respect and dignity for all colleagues and contributes to a cooperative team working environment.
- Interest in gaining exposure to working for USG-funded projects in public health and international development.
- Internship, customer service, or prior experience in any business setting is helpful.
- Understanding of Project Management and experience using project coordination software such as Microsoft Teams.
- Good critical thinking, sound problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills.
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in team settings.
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
- Proficiency in international languages is desirable.