Deputy Director, Technical

Palladium International, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st May, 2019

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 Deputy Director, Technical will contribute to the HP+ project by supporting the HP+ Kenya Project Director to ensure technical excellence and collaboration across all HP+ Kenya activities. S/he will work closely with the technical and operations teams to ensure effective use of resources and timely deliverables. She will also serve as Acting HP+ Kenya Project Director should the HP+ Kenya Project Director be unavailable and have supervisory responsibilities of the on-site technical staff. The Deputy Director will provide thought leadership and will lead and attend high-profile events on UHC and health financing.

The Deputy Director, Technical will report to the HP+ Kenya Project Director, and will work closely with government counterparts, the HP+ Kenya team, and HP+ headquarters-based staff.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support HP+ Kenya's work in UHC, health financing, health policy and governance, in liaison with the HP+ Kenya Project Director and other HP+ technical advisors.
  • Provide health policy, financing, and governance expertise/technical assistance to the program, particularly with a focus on UHC.
  • Promote the use of evidence and data for internal HP+ activity design, and externally for policy and programmatic decision making.
  • Develop, review and/or finalize necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, briefs and posters.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with partners and stakeholders and represent HP+ in national and county-level meetings with partners and stakeholders, including national technical working group meetings as required.
  • Ensure timely delivery of high quality products, support the project team in planning and budgeting workplan implementation.
  • Support Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) efforts of the project.
  • Work with the HP+ team to draft quarterly, semiannual, and annual activity reports and document success stories to showcase HP+ Kenya work.
  • Supervise and mentor the in-house technical team, ensuring their continued professional and effective performance.
  • Follow Palladium and HP+ project guidelines when exercising expenditure approval authority.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Master's degree or higher in economics, public health, public policy, health systems, business administration, social sciences, or similar degree program.
  • 10+ years of experience providing technical assistance at the national level on UHC, health financing, governance, health policy, using data for decisionmaking, capacity development of public sector, sustainability, planning, and leadership.
  • Experience working with public sector, private commercial sector, and NGOs in the health sector.
  • Experience developing and applying systems management and monitoring tools and conducting assessments and analyses.
  • Experience implementing programs and providing technical assistance at the national and county levels in Kenya as well as in other countries in east Africa.
  • Proven experience conducting training events, workshops, and building the capacity of counterparts to strengthen financing, planning, and governance at the national and subnational levels.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects is desirable.
  • Proven experience providing mentorship and leadership to teams.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills and charismatic orator.
  • Demonstrated experience in disseminating work through conference presentations, publications, and journal articles.


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