Palladium Group GHRC- Deputy Project Director in New York, New York
Deputy Project Director – Global Health Risk Capacity (GHRC) Mechanism
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Project Overview and Role:
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
Under the supervision of the Project Director (PD), the Deputy Project Director (DPD) leads technical aspects of the project in compliance with USAID and Palladium rules and regulations to achieve project objectives. S/he will also regularly engage with and maintain good relationships with relevant actors including CSOs, consortium partners and other governmental and non-government stakeholders. The DPD will provide support to the PD in liaising, programmatic, strategic development, and quality control duties. This position is contingent up award of funds.
Duration: 5 years
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the PD in overseeing all components of the program;
Provide 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;
Assist the PD in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions;
Provide technical leadership and management for program activities as needed;
Comply with USAID and Palladium reporting requirements;
Manage and mentor project staff;
Provide guidance and direction to technical staff;
Manage and mentor project staff;
Serve as the acting PD in the PD’s absence;
Support the financial and administrative management of the program in close coordination with home office;
Support effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities;
Support writing of annual workplans and reports and presenting in front of an audience.
Master’s degree in international affairs, public administration, policy, social sciences, law, development studies or related field;
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities managing sectors and/or subsectors of civil society;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and experienced in managing and building teams;
Demonstrated track record of working with USAID projects, preferably complex global mechanisms;
Prior experience in a senior management role on an OHA/PEPFAR-funded program highly desired;
Proven track record with establishing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders;
Demonstrated capability to lead/supervise a diverse team with different development partners, donors, CSOs and host country government counterparts;
Capacity to transfer/convey information and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials and donor community;
Written and spoken fluency in English
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