Team Leader, Nepal

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Team Leader

Nepal

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 organisations.

Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars

  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events

We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Background

The objectives of the DFID-funded programme is to improve the health of the people of Nepal, through increase in access to and quality of health services with particular focus on equity, protecting the poorest and the changing burden of disease.

Primary Responsibilities

The Team Leader has overall in-country programmatic, financial and management responsibility for the project

  • Leads the preparation of the annual strategic plans; technical and operational work plans and budgets; staffing plans; performance improvement plans and other plans as required;
  • Ensures appropriate consultation in the development of plans and budgets (including consultation with the Project Director, the client, national government agencies and other project stakeholders);
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans and ensures delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant;
  • Provides technical guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, outputs and deliverables;
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans and ensures delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant;
  • Monitors implementation progress and progress towards milestones; maintains up to date logs of issues and risks; works to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks; and escalates material issues and risks as appropriate;
  • Develops and implements plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication;
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the effective and professional management of the project team;
  • Leads, guides, mentors and manages the performance of technical and administrative direct reports and ensures appropriate leadership, guidance, mentorship and management of other staff;
  • Ensures consistent implementation of company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines, Security Protocols and, where applicable, recommend modifications;
  • Ensures the project provides and demonstrates good value for money;
  • Maintains excellent working relationship with the client and ensures agreement of the program's strategy, plans, resource requirements and any other contract amendments required;
  • Manages relationships with the government of host country, industry actors, business partners and Palladium's program implementing partners;
  • Maintains regular communication with the client and relevant stakeholders and ensure that activity reports and critical program issues are resolved in a timely manner;

Essential Education and Experience Required

  • A postgraduate qualification in public health or relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, with specific experience managing large DFID-funded programs
  • A minimum of 4 years of people management experience including setting clear performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation, mentoring and coaching
  • In country working experience in Nepal

Key Competencies Required

  • Successful track record in delivery of complex programs
  • Strong technical track record in reproductive health and health systems strengthening
  • Excellent leadership, representation and organizational skills
  • Strong management and people handling skills
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports
  • Ability to operate in complex situations
  • Ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a variety of organizations/institutions
  • Excellent English language communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and negotiate persuasively with high level decision makers
  • Results oriented
  • Local Nepal nationals will be highly preferred.

Details

Location: Nepal

Closing date: 15 May 2016

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