Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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
Short-term Technical Assistance (STTA), E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.
Palladium is currently seeking to expand its pool of STTA it uses in support of the technical sectors in USAID's Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Bureau (E3).
The E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project is a contract that has been recently extended for another two years after an initial five-year run, with current end date of September 30, 2020. The purpose of the contract is to support technical sectors in USAID's Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Bureau (E3) and provide a vehicle for rigorous evaluation and analytic services in order to support Mission accountability and the needs of Mission Technical Offices. The project plans and executes rigorous impact evaluations. In addition, evaluation design support including consultations, concept paper development and/or 'in country' scoping is carried out for other evaluations, some of which may be performance evaluations. The project also conducts project design activities that may include literature reviews, logistics pilots, needs assessments, uptake surveys, and other studies to support USAID project or program design efforts.
Palladium is looking for research specialists with expertise in the technical sectors in USAID's Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Bureau (E3) - such as in Economic Growth and Trade, Infrastructure and Engineering, Education, Environment and Global Climate Change, Water, and Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment - to work on evaluations and studies in close coordination with the Palladium home office team.
The STTA will contribute to high-quality, rigorous, and timely design and implementation activities to meet - and exceed - the standards of USAID and the Project partner organizations. They will work as part of the teams on assigned evaluations and other analytic activities under the Project.
Every activity under the Project that involves an evaluation or similar analytic effort usually comprises of a Principal Investigator/Team Leader (PI/TL) who plays a central, conceptual role in the design and execution of the activity. The team also includes a Technical Manager who helps identify PI/TL candidates and works closely with the PI/TL to ensure that implementation of the activity is consistent with design and quality standards.
Specific tasks may include: