Project Director

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The Project Director will provide overall strategic, technical leadership, and oversight to the program. The Project Director must have depth and breadth of technical expertise and management experience in designing and implementing comprehensive public health interventions, and related capacity strengthening. The Project Director must have expertise in one or more of four technical areas – improving health service access and quality, health systems strengthening, or community engagement and demand generation. She/he must have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills, and established professional relationships to successfully implement the project. Having the capacity to successfully interact  with host country agencies, including central and local government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations is essential.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Assumes overall responsibility for overall project management and implementation.
  • Provide overall leadership to the four project areas: clinical service delivery, service access, health systems performance, or community engagement and demand generation. Serves as the main interface between the project and USG stakeholders and Palladium HQ senior management.
  • Assume responsibility for partner management ensuring that partners are fully engaged and participate in the project.
  • Responsible for overseeing project budget and finances including financial performance reporting, budget projections and project spending.
  • Represent the project at relevant professional meetings, working groups and seminars.
  • Prepare analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, white papers, and assessments for internal and client use.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, healthcare administration, or a related field.
  • At least 12 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility work in public health with at least 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position on a project that is implemented on similar scale and context similar to Malawi.
  • Experience with maternal, neonatal, child health and family planning projects strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication abilities are essential as the Project Director will hold ultimate responsibility for the quality and timeliness of project reporting and communication efforts. Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience of a relevant scope and scale.
  • Oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements.
  • Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including national and district government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations is essential.
  • Knowledge of USG regulations.
  • Experience building a creative and talented team and leading toward a unified vision.
  • Prior experience developing strategic plans, workplans, and/or activity plans for large service delivery programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and high comfort level writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to different audiences.


Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

To apply for this job please visit palladium.csod.com .

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