Deputy Chief of Party
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 develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.


Purpose of Position

The Deputy Chief of Party is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Kabul, Afghanistan funded by USAID/Afghanistan for the National Health Technical Assistance program. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversees all the programmatic and technical aspects of the project and is responsible for coordinating technical teams by providing strategic guidance, technical oversight, backstopping, and quality assurance;
  • Together, with the Chief of Party, manages the day-to-day project activities to guarantee effective implementation and timely completion of all project objectives; and fulfills COP's duties in his/her absence;
  • Supports the COP to manage relationships with USAID, other donor and implementing partners, and government and other local counterparts to streamline project efforts for a coordinated and integrated approach to achieve project results;
  • Establishes technical frameworks and helps shape approaches across the project to ensure quality and successful delivery of project results;
  • Works in tandem with the technical team leads ensure a tight technically integrated approach across the project;
  • Contributes to strategic planning on alignment and harmonization of resources;
  • Conducts active networking and engagement among various sectors to sustain program success, including private sector;
  • Establishes quality control standards in-line with the country and USAID standards.


Candidate Requirements
  • Master's degree or higher in public health, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working in international health, public health, or health policy.
  • Experience working for large donor funded development programs; knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
  • At least five years' experience working on donor-funded projects in management level positions, preferably on multi-year health-related projects.
  • Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in English.

Kabul, Afghanistan
Closing date:
22 November 2019