Country Lead

Palladium International, Peru

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th January, 2020

Job Description

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.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, 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 and Role

The Combating Illicit Economies Programme in Latin America is a proposed five-year programme funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO)-Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (CSSF). It will be a regional initiative across Peru, Colombia and Panama and expected to collaborate with to other HMG initiatives within the British Embassy, as well as the broader regional CSSF programming. If approved, it is anticipated that the programme will mobilise between March and April of 2020 and operate for a minimum of 5 years.

The programme aims to support and ensure each respective Government has focused on facilitating a holistic approach to tackling illicit economies and the corruption that feeds them.

The Country Lead - Peru is responsible for leading and managing the programme delivery in Peru. The role will involve providing strategic programme guidance and representing the programme at meetings with representatives of partner country government agencies, national and international civil society, community groups and private sector partners in tackling illicit economies.


The role ensures that project objectives, outcomes and deliverables are met and that financial, operational and reporting requirements of the client are adhered to. The role works closely with and manages the project team of technical and administrative professionals and other support staff in-country.

Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with partner country government agencies, civil society groups and private sector firms in order to collaboratively design and navigate the programme within a changing political environment;
  • Represent the programme in external meetings with government, civil society and private sector stakeholders related to the illicit economies sector in Peru.
  • Program Implementation and Management:
  • Lead the in-country programme implementation and strategic direction, ensuring that work stream activities are implemented to a high quality within expected timeframes and expected results are achieved, and that elements of Value for Money, Gender and Social Inclusion are mainstreamed in all programme activities;
  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective and professional management of the project team;
  • Involve in strategic meetings of the Senior Management Team;
  • Oversee and responsible for HR management including but not limited to recruitment and contracting, performance management, disciplinary and grievance proceedings, and learning and development;
  • Accountable for the forecasting and reporting of the use of reimbursable financial project resources at the county level, excluding lines associated with Palladium expenditure;
  • Responsible to oversee and manage all programme risks in-country and escalate appropriately;
  • Responsible in the progress report development to donor both quarterly and annually.


  • Academic qualifications in relevant field e.g. economics, law, development studies, criminology, international relations and security, finance and other related fields;
  • Experience managing medium to large scale global donor-funded illicit economies, illicit financial flows, organised crime or anti-corruption programmes in Latin America and successfully delivering planning and budgeting responsibilities;
  • High level analytical, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to lead the production of high-level reports (including for donor and Government audiences). Familiarity with donor reporting requirements would be an additional asset;
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to build effective teams and lead collaboration, especially in a cross-cultural context; and
  • Preferably, an established network within the anti-corruption and illicit economies sector, namely: relevant government ministries, civil society organisations, private sector stakeholders and donors
  • Full professional fluency in English and Spanish is required


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