Associate, Project Operations - Washington, DC
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

We are looking for an eager, entry-level professional ready to dive into the challenge of managing donor-funded international development projects. If you love the idea of doing meaningful work that achieves positive impact around the globe, and have the drive to get things done, this could be the right role for you!

As an operations associate, you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the project lifecycle. From start-up to closeout, you will become an expert in budgeting, subcontractor and consultant relationship management, human resources support, and ensuring compliance with both internal and client rules and regulations. Mastering these elements does involve administrative work as you learn to connect the impact of each daily task to the broader goals of our projects - so expect to help with travel reservations, expense reports, drafting subcontracts, liaising with vendors, and reviewing complex invoices.


We're looking for applicants skilled at customer service, writing, communications, and building positive working relationships, who see this as a great opportunity to launch their international development career. Successful operations team members are passionate about finding creative solutions and using critical thinking to solve project implementation challenges.

Our team supports a variety of projects in health, economic growth, governance, and data analytics in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and the selected candidate could be assigned to any program in our portfolio. And we're always excited to see candidates with French or Spanish language skills, though no set amount of experience or education is required. If you're interested, we look forward to reviewing your application.


Interested applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Minimum education and experience required
  • A relevant Bachelor's degree;
  • Relevant work experience in lieu of degree may be accepted.

Junior Level
US, United States
Closing date:
30 April 2019