Palladium Group Director Of Finance & Operations USAID/ Private Sector Opportunities Jobs in Kenya

Palladium Group Director Of Finance & Operations USAID/ Private Sector Opportunities Jobs in Kenya


Company Profile

  • 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.

  • Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.

  • Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

  • Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children.

  • We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or marital status.

    Project Overview & Position

  • The DFO/Grants Manager is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through USAID/Kenya & East Africa to promote Private Sector Opportunities to a Fully Private Care and Treatment.

  • USAID/Kenya & East Africa’s Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) Office has realized the need to expand their approach to private sector engagement, and the paradigm of their relationships to be more transformational and private sector led.

  • In line with USAID’s new Private Sector Policy, USAID/KEA’s office has prioritized the following areas to engage the private sector to reshape the healthcare supply in Kenya using market-based approaches that will increase access and contribute to a sustainable health system:

  • Expand and strengthen supply chain partnerships;

  • Increase the availability of small-scale private sector health providers; 3.) Increase access to financing for private health sector firms; and

  • Harness ICT/digital health private sector opportunities to scale up health delivery.

  • The DFO/Grants Manager will oversee financial operations and tasks, including management of grants and sub-grants, in addition to accounting, procurement, etc.

  • According to USAID and USG procedures, rules, and regulations, and will supervise the accounting team to coordinate reporting activities.

  • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provides overall management of administrative operations, including logistics, procurement, budgeting, finances, human resources, information technology, property,
    and security.

  • Oversees sound and effective systems for project administration and operations, including grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance.

  • Support COP to maintain effective working relationships with donors and key government officials related to finance and operations.

  • Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes.

  • Coordinate budgeting processes for program activities and conduct continual analysis and planning of operating, staff, and external project expenditures.

  • Manage the procurement process, including negotiating competitive prices and documenting decision-making processes in accordance with USAID and Palladium’s regulations.

  • Monitor salaries and benefits to ensure they are in line with agreed budget plans and competitive compensation structure benchmarking studies.

  • Ensure contractual obligations are sound and appropriate for project.

  • Supervises financial operations and monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.

  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.

  • Coordinates and manages the mobilization of short-term and long-term technical assistance and administrative staff.

  • Develops internal control measures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting at the headquarters and field levels.

  • Conducts internal and coordinates external financial audits.


  • Candidate Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business management or a related field is required.

  • Extensive senior-level experience managing finance, administration, grants management, and operations activities for complex and large-scale donor funded programs, particularly with subcontractors.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in the management of programs of the same complexity and size.

  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations, and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrated experience with supervision and oversight of subgrants and subcontracts


  • Demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and coordination of a team of senior finance, HR, and operations professionals


  • Excellent knowledge of local labor laws and policy interpretation


  • Advanced skills in budgeting and financial reporting with USAID programs and projects
    Knowledge of basic accounting software packages, advanced proficiency in Word and Excel

  • Superior attention to detail: organizational skills, planning skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Director Of Finance & Operations USAID/ Private Sector Opportunities Jobs in Kenya




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