Palladium Chief Of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Chief Of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

Company Overview:

  • About Palladium - 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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

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  • Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

    Project Overview and Role:

  • Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Ethiopia. The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership and management of the project, including meeting the project’s technical objectives; managing financial resources, program staff, and partnering agreements; maintaining good working relationships with Government of Ethiopia (GoE) officials and local partners; managing client reporting; and ensuring high-quality service delivery. 

  • The COP will represent Palladium and the project to USAID and all other stakeholders including donors, the GoE, community and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. This position will be based in Addis Ababa and is contingent upon award and USAID approval.


  • Direct the project’s strategic vision, design, and implementation to meet the project results, objectives, and guiding principles.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain strategic partnerships with USAID, other U.S. government agencies and projects, host-country governments and counterparts, international donors, multilateral organizations, and civil society and private sector partners in developing countries.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for the client/donor and ensure communications flow smoothly.

  • Manage and mentor a team of senior technical and program management staff and facilitate strong communication and coordination with and between all team members.

  • Lead development of annual workplans for timely submission to and approval by the client
    and ensure that agreed activities and targets are fully accomplished, meet expected technical and management quality standards, and ensure expected results are delivered on schedule and on budget.

  • Facilitate proactive technical and programmatic monitoring, evaluation, learning, and adaptation across all levels of the project to mitigate risks to the program and refine program focus to apply lessons learned, respond to emerging needs, and take advantage of new opportunities.

  • Develop and oversee a system for the identification and dissemination of good practices and lessons learned from project implementation.

  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables.

  • Ensure effective contract implementation in strict compliance with contract clauses, adherence to Palladium and USAID’s and guidelines and procedures.

  • Provide oversight of project subcontractors, ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables, and facilitate regular communication among implementing partners to encourage maximum participation in the project.

  • Identify opportunities and negotiate partnership programs to leverage synergistic donor, governmental, and organizational resources.

  • Ensure effective internal systems for program delivery; results tracking and reporting; staff recruitment, mobilization, and retention; and contracting and financial management to respond to dynamic program needs rapidly and efficiently.


  • Substantial experience working on USAID health management projects and a proven track record of working effectively with government counterparts at various levels of the education system.

  • Demonstrated experience in East Africa managing progressively complex health programs, with demonstrated skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Ethiopia experience preferred.

  • Substantial experience with USAID as a Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director, Team Leader, etc., on project(s) of similar scope, scale, and complexity preferred.

  • Demonstrated international credibility as a leader in public health management, health systems, and primary care.

  • Demonstrated experience in building partnerships to achieve mutual goals and objectives, including with U.S. government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, international donors, multilateral organizations, and civil society and private sector partners in developing countries.

  • Experience with USAID preferred. Experience with other donors and multilateral organizations highly desirable (e.g., GPE, DFID, etc.).

  • Strong management skills to guide all project human, technical, and financial resources.

  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research)

  • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines.

  • Fluency in English required

  • Must be willing to live and travel within Ethiopia.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Chief Of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

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