Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. For the past 50 years, we have worked with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities, and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental, and financial benefits. Today, Palladium has more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries alongside a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts committed to improving economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives. In Malawi, with approximately 70 staff, Palladium manages five projects addressing health, agriculture, governance, and data systems and analytics; funded by USAID, FCDO and a private foundation.
We are seeking a Deputy Project Director for an upcoming USAID health project.
Position: Deputy Project Director
Reporting to the Project Director the Deputy Project Director will assist in providing strategic, technical leadership, and oversight to the program.
- Provides direct supervision to one of the technical component areas.
- When required, serve as the interface between the project and USG stakeholders and Palladium senior management.
- Assists the Project Director manager project partners ensuring that partners are fully engaged and participating in the project.
- If requested to do so by the Project Director, assumes responsibility for overseeing project budget and finances including financial performance reporting, budget projections and project spending.
- Represents the project at relevant professional meetings, working groups and seminars.
- Prepare analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, white papers, and assessments for internal and client use.
- Master’s degree in nursing, public health, public administration, healthcare administration, or a related field.
- At least 8 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility work project management with at least 3 years’ in a senior leadership position on a project that is implemented on similar scale and context similar to Malawi.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication abilities are essential.
- Demonstrated organizational, analytical skills, management and supervisory experience of a relevant scope and scale.
- Experience working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements.
- Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including central and local government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations is essential.
- Prior experience developing strategic plans, workplans, and/or activity plans for large service delivery programs.
- Experience with maternal, neonatal, child health and family planning projects is strongly preferred.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
How to apply
Interested candidates submit a cover letter indicating the position of interest, and CV to