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Health Policy Plus (HP+) Country Director - Cambodia

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

The Country Director will lead a field program under the global USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project. Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track. HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

The Country Director provides senior level content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation and support for the development and execution of project/program specific strategies. S/he exercises judgement within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and works closely with the Country Activity Manager to manage workplan and budget.


  • Provides senior leadership, management oversight, and coordination to HP+ country programs.
  • Provides subject matter expertise/technical assistance to the program, technical staff and administrators as per global project and country program requirements.
  • Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
  • Uses various quantiative and qualitative techniques to perform contract or cooperative agreement tasks.
  • Leads and/or reviews and monitors programmatic functions, i.e. development of workplans and budgets.
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.
  • Provides functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets as needed.
  • Participates in and/or prepares necessary program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
  • Organizes and supports as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
  • Leads and assists in research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of contract/agreement activities and deliverables.
  • Provides guidance to lower level staff members.


Skills Required
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across partners, sectors and with home office;
  • Proficient in the use of desktop software, esp. Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial and evaluative skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects or programs.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.
  • Ability to anticipate, respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or respond idendepently to situations.
Minimum Education or Experience
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in public health program management, health governance, health economics, policy formulation, or other field related to international health programs are required.
  • Or an equivalent combination of applicable experience and education.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and appropriate country language required.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
  • Experience working with USAID and/or USAID partners is required.