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Program Director Health Policy Plus

at Palladium Group
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Healthcare
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address 3rd Floor, Morning Side Office Park, Ngong Rd


Program Director Health Policy Plus, Kenya

Location Country Kenya
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.

Experience Requirements

12+ years of experience in technical assistance at the national level on UHC, health financing, governance, health policy, using data for decision making, capacity development of public sector, sustainability, planning, and/or leadership. Strong preference for experience with health finance.
Experience establishing and strengthening productive and collaborative relationships with government counterparts, local organizations, the private sector, and other donor organizations.
Experience developing and applying systems management and monitoring tools and conducting assessments and analyses.
Experience implementing programs and providing technical assistance at the national and county levels in Kenya or other countries in east Africa.
Proven experience conducting training events, workshops, and building the capacity of counterparts to strengthen financing, planning, and/or governance at the national and subnational levels.
Experience working on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements;
Proven experience providing mentorship and leadership to teams.
Demonstrated experience in disseminating work through conference presentations, publications, and journal articles.

Job Responsibilities

Leads and oversees the HP+ Kenya program working closely with the DC-based management team to ensure project compliance with client requirements, donor rules and regulations, and Palladium policies and systems;
Serves as Palladium’s representative for the project in-country, providing both technical leadership and management strategy for project implementation, ensuring activities are performed to a high professional standard, and all technical objectives are met;
As the primary liaison to the client, builds productive working relationships through open communication with all project stakeholders including the client, field team, home office team, government counterparts, grantees, subcontractors, and other client implementing partners;
Confers with USAID management on strategic issues to maximize impact and scale, minimize costs, and ensures both efficiency and sustainability in achieving project requirements;

Education Requirements

Master's degree or higher in economics, public health, public policy, health systems, business administration, social sciences, or similar degree program is preferred but not required.


Ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a variety of organizations/institutions.
Successful track record in delivery of complex programs.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.