Expressions of Interest: PNG Health Team Leader / Chief of Party, PNG
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 expressions of interest (EOI) from candidates interested in joining our leadership team to help Papua New Guinea (PNG) transform how it delivers and manages health services, with a focus on decentralised provincial primary health care and strengthened health planning and management. This initiative will focus on making gains towards PNG's National Health Plan aiming to strengthen primary health care for all and improve access to services for the rural majority and urban disadvantaged.
We are looking to build a leadership team with a balance of expertise and experience in Health Systems Strengthening, Adaptive Management and Programming, Governance, Capacity Building, Leadership and Facilitation.


  • Experience working with government health systems at national and provincial levels to improve health outcomes in low resource settings - preferably in the Asia-Pacific;
  • Strategic leadership and people management skills allied with an ability to oversee implementation in practice;
  • An ability to broker productive partnerships and coalitions amongst diverse actors from public, private and third sectors;
  • Proven track record in deploying coalition building principles in helping solve complex institutional and systems problems
  • Demonstrable practical experience of adaptive management in health programming and implementation;
  • A demonstrated ability to think and work politically;
  • Experience supporting central and provincial departments to operationalise decentralised systems.
  • Excellent writing, speaking and oral communication skills in English; and
  • Qualifications in relevant focus areas.


  • Experience managing or providing senior-level advice;
  • Experience on DFAT, Australian government contracts or other international donor programs;
  • Strong understanding of integrating Gender and Social Inclusion into programs of institutional reform;
  • Experience working in low-resource contexts.
  • Knowledge and experience in either the public or private sector in PNG would be desirable but not essential

PNG, Papua New Guinea
Closing date:
05 December 2019