Project Director – USAID Managing Market Access and Innovative Financing Activity

  • Contract
  • Ukraine
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Palladium Group

Position description

Palladium is seeking a Project Director for an anticipated USAID funded opportunity with the preliminary title of “Local Market Access and Innovative Finance Activity”. This is a follow-on to the current Market Access and Innovative Financing for Global Health Activity. The purpose of this activity is to provide support services and technical assistance on a range of market access and innovative financing expertise to improve global health outcomes, including support to USAID’s vision for maximizing opportunities for U.S. small businesses, new or underutilized partners and local actors for market access and innovative financing activities.

The Project Director will provide overall leadership and management of the project including meeting the project’s technical objectives, managing financial resources, program staff, partnering agreements, maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing client reporting, and ensuring high-quality service delivery. The Project Director will represent Palladium and the project to USAID and all other stakeholders including donors, government officials, community and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing overall strategic, technical, programmatic, financial, and management guidance and support for large-scale project activities;
  • Primary point of contact for the COR, providing frequent project updates and formal reports, working closely with the client to create and realize the project’s vision and objective;
  • Oversee technical elements of the partner facilitation approach, from partner identification to determine the fit of the partner’s capability to requirements of active engagements;
  • Ensuring that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and USAID reporting requirements are followed.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in in a relevant field such as business, public health, or other related field with at least 10 years’ experience on donor-funded projects;
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial country context experience in low and middle-income countries, in at least one or more of the following technical areas: design and implementation of innovative financing mechanisms, including blended financing; strategy and/or management consulting; pharmaceutical and/or medical technology; market access bottleneck analyses; and, implementing appropriate strategies;
  • Held previous positions with significant management responsibility in an international setting;
  • Demonstrated experience managing awards of similar magnitude and complexity;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government and civil society counterparts and donor and UN partners;
  • USAID project experience and understanding of USAID’s development priorities preferred;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills;
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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