3 May 2016

Palladium Group Job Vacancy : Deputy Director

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The West Africa Senior Technical Advisor/Deputy Director is a full-time position, based in Accra, Ghana, to support the Health Policy Plus (HP+) West Africa Program Director, who is also the Palladium Regional Representative (RR), and his 4-5 person staff to oversee and implement two multi-country projects, HP+ and AFP, through a regional office based in Accra, Ghana. The regional office covers 10 countries in Francophone West Africa with a focus on the following five countries: Mauritania, Cote d?Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo and provides finance and operations support to the Ghana program.

The successful candidate would provide content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation and support for the development and execution of project/program specific strategies, including West Africa field support and/or core HP+ activities undertaken in Africa, and other agreements such as Advance Family Planning (AFP) and Packard Foundation.

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Coordination and Management

  • Contributes to HP+ management and strategic direction for West Africa, including coordination of partner, and other external communications, donor reports and work plan and budget development; coordination for Palladium Health Area programs in francophone West Africa.
  • Contributes to the management of operations working with Palladium and HP+ headquarters and international contracts, human resources, and compliance staff.
  • Participates in and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations; semi-annual reports; quarterly reports; and other required program reporting for all projects under the Regional Office.
  • Organizes as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.

Technical Assistance

  • Contributes, under the leadership of the Regional Representative, to identification, orientation, coaching and supervision of West Africa-based consultants; assures timely, high quality work that meets established guidelines and corporate quality standards; monitors implementation through bi-weekly meetings.
  • Provides subject matter expertise/technical assistance to the program, technical staff and administrators as per project/program requirements.
  • Works with project staff and country counterparts on HIV, population, reproductive health and family planning issues, including conducting policy analysis, development and monitoring, and research studies, among other project activities.
  • Orients work to strengthen capacity of country counterparts and project staff.
  • Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
  • Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform contract tasks.
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.
  • Guides and supports research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of contract/agreement activities and deliverables.
  • Contribute to new business development efforts, as required and appropriate.


  • Master’s degree or higher preferred in public health, policy formulation, demography, health economics, or related field or equivalent
  • At least ten years professional experience in public health project planning and management
  • Expertise in sexual and reproductive health, family planning and HIV&AIDS
  • Understanding of policy analysis, research, development and monitoring
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
  • Suitable computer skills with spread sheet and word processing and other software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 35% of the time in countries in the region as required to support technical activities
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects is an advantage. Also experience working in francophone West Africa with other regional partners including WAHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, Global Fund, and foundations is an advantage.
  • Oral and written fluency in French required and in English highly desired.


Experience: Senior Level

Sector: Location: Accra, Ghana

Closing date: 13 May 2016

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