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 Technical Director for the USAID/MOMENTUM 2A opportunity, a potential upcoming global project focusing on providing targeted TA to USAID missions, partner countries, and local organizations to improve MNCH and FP/RH outcomes, as well as to contribute to global technical leadership and policy dialogue for achievement of MNCH/FP/RH goals. The Technical Director is expected to have the depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, supervisory and program management experience, and interpersonal skills to allow her/him to serve as a thought leader and provide technical leadership and oversight for this complex global project. The position is full-time and based in Washington, DC, with at least 30% international travel required. The Technical Director will report to Project Director. This position is contingent upon award and funding.
o Provide leadership for MNCH/FP/RH technical activities, including conceptualizing new activities related to emerging global trends and initiatives related to MNCH/FP/RH.
o Provide technical direction for MNCH/FP/RH for the design, implementation, and monitoring of workplans and budgets under the project.
o Together with the Project Director, serve as a senior manager to ensure smooth functioning of the project
o Provide strategic direction to ensure MNCH/FP/RH integration across project activities - quality improvement, health systems strengthening, HIV, TB, Malaria, etc. and other health domains where appropriate.
o Supervise either directly or indirectly MNCH/FP/RH staff to carry out activities in the portfolio; in so doing, ensure activities are fully accomplished, meet expected technical quality standards, and are delivered on schedule.
o Ensure adherence to USAID, project, and corporate policies and procedures governing all technical work.
o Contribute to the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan.
o Liaise with USAID management team on all issues pertaining to MNCH/FP/RH portfolio, including meetings, workplans, technical updates, and respond to ad hoc technical requests from USAID and other donors and agencies.
- A Master's Degree or higher in public health or international development, or a related advanced degree; clinical background preferred.
- At least 12 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex public health projects in/for developing countries, of which at least 8 years have been spent managing and delivering technical assistance.
- Extensive experience with MNCH/FP/RH programs and knowledge of global policy commitments to MNCH/FP/RH.
- Experience implementing a diverse set of programs that address gender and poverty-equity dimensions of MNCH/FP/RH, as well as experience with program implementation in one or more of the following areas, MNCH, FP/RH, adolescent health, and nutrition.
- Experience engaging in global fora on MNCH/FP/RH issues.
- Demonstrated ability to work with ministries of health and other government agencies.
- Strong managerial and organizational skills.
- At least 5 years of experience living or working in a developing country.
- Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
- Fluency/proficiency in a second language relevant to a developing country context desirable.
- Must be able to travel internationally (economy class).