Palladium Group GHRC- Project Director in New York, New York
Project Director – Global Health Risk Capacity (GHRC) Mechanism
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USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS within the Global Health bureau is creating a mechanism to support the transition of direct program implementation to local implementing partners. The program’s scope is to mitigate and treat risks associated with PEPFAR Local Partner Transition efforts and is also open to support localization efforts across USAID health programs (MNCH, Malaria, Family planning, TB, infectious disease, etc.). The primary objective of the mechanism is to provide partners and Missions support they need for working directly with local organizations across USAID/Global Health’s portfolio, building on the successes and lessons learned from PEPFAR’s local partner transition as well as other Localization efforts across the Agency. The mechanism will support identifying, treating and mitigating risks, provide effective and individualized capacity development support for programmatic and operational excellence, improve MEL and improve Missions’ ability to provide oversight and manage local partners.
Purpose of Position
The P r o j e c t D i r e c tor f or the USAID/Global Health Risk Capacity (GHRC) pro j e c t i s u l t i m at e l y re s p o n si b l e f or a l l as p e c ts of t h e a c t i v i t y . T h i s i n c l u d es b u t i s n o t l i m i t ed t o e n s uri n g that t h e pro j e c t m e e ts a l l o f i t s d e l i v era b l e s i n a t i m e l y m a n n e r , tak i n g t he l e a d i n c li e n t c o m m u n i c at i on a n d i nt e r a c t i on; t h i s i n cl u d es a l l U S G p a r t n e rs . The Project Director will also fa ci li t at e p a r tn e rs h i p m a n a g e m e n t s o that p a r tn e r c o ntr i b u t i o n s a r e m e et i ng t he n e e ds of t he pro j e c t i n a co o r d i n at e d a n d e f f i c i e nt m a n n er. The P r o j e c t D i r e c t or i s re s p o n si b l e for o v er s e e i ng g l o b al a nd pro j e c t c o ord i n a t ion, s o the p r o j e c t i s e f f e c t i v e l y c o o r d i n at i ng w i th o t h er relevant project a c t i v i t i es a n d o t h e r s take h o l d er s . The P r o j e c t D i r e c tor w i l l a l s o m a n a ge pro j e c t s ta f f by pr o v i d i n g d i r e c t s u p er v i s i on to pro j e c t t e c h n i c al d i r e c t or s . This position is contingent on funding.
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in Summer 2022)
Role and Responsibilities
Provide overall leadership to the six key project areas: partner risk & assessment, risk mitigation & capacity development, monitoring, evaluation, and data quality assurance, and staff support for managing local awards.
Provide technical vision and lead strategic development and support of programming in collaboration with USAID and key stakeholders;
Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives with USAID and team;
Serve as Palladium’s primary liaison with donor(s), and other partners including civil society, government, and other related programs and projects;
Develop and maintain effective partnerships with development partners such as government institutions, private sector, civil society, media, etc.;
Communicate and implement an integrated vision among different components and actors;
Enable identification, sharing, and application of international best practices and lessons learned;
Build local partners and local staff capacities;
Ensure quality control and overall responsiveness of buy-ins provided under GHRC;
Identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments;
Comply with USAID and Palladium reporting requirements;
Manage and mentor project staff;
Oversee financial and administrative management of the program in close coordination with home office;
Manage effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities;
Writing annual workplans and reports and presenting in front of an audience;
Other tasks as assigned.
Demonstrated relevant international development programming experience, with significant experience in senior program management and leading civil society or similar global donor programs in developing countries;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and experienced in managing and building teams;
Demonstrated experience building capacity in CSOs and similar organizations;
Prior experience with OHA/PEPFAR-funded program is highly desired;
Demonstrated capability to lead/supervise a diverse team with different development partners, donors, CSOs and host country government counterparts;
Strong technical expertise in capacity development and risk mitigation preferred;
Prior experience in a senior leadership role for a USAID funded program is a must;
Fluency in speaking and writing in English.
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