Latest Palladium Job Openings


Latest Palladium Job Openings

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Deputy Team Leader at Palladium

Job Description

Palladium is seeking a Deputy Team Leader to join FCDO’s flagship programme in Ghana, the Ghana Jobs for Economic Transformation in Ghana (JET) Programme. This is a five-year programme funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

The programme is an investment-led job creation programme that will help Ghana transition away from aid dependence in line with the Government of Ghana’s “Ghana beyond Aid” strategy. It seeks to leverage increased investment into the manufacturing and industrial sectors alongside a strong policy and incentive framework, and to introduce new technology and management capabilities, increasing the capabilities of the workforce and thus generating formal employment and economic diversification.

We are seeking a dynamic, strategic thinker to join our small, agile, and friendly team as the Deputy Team Leader (DTL).

The DTL will be responsible for five key focus areas, listed below with the percentage weightings expected for each:

  • Purpose: Strategic leadership and direction (25%)
  • People: Team leadership and ‘our people’ management (20%)
  • Processes: Programme delivery and implementation (30%)
  • Performance: Impact monitoring and reporting (20%)
  • Public Affairs: Ownership of stakeholder, investor, and client relationships (5%)

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about creating a long-lasting impact, specifically by connecting big-ticket anchor investors to the opportunities that will be created through a strong policy and incentive framework which our team are at the forefront of organising. We are seeking an individual who has comprehensive knowledge of market systems development, and is well-versed with the ODA landscape. You must have a strong understanding of the reporting requirements of delivering a large and complex UK Aid programme, as well as working with or within monitoring and evaluation systems.

The JET team are seeking an individuals who can act as a conduit between a strong investor/private sector-oriented team and our key client, FCDO, by providing the necessary ODA framework for the team to adhere to, keeping everyone on track with our systems and processes.

This role will suit someone with excellent relationship-building and networking skills, with several years’ experience working as a project manager/director or DTL on overseas programmes and/or having previously worked on FCDO development programmes.


The DTL will work closely with the Team Leader and Programme Manager to deliver to time and cost against forecasts and budgets.

This role is based in Accra, Ghana.

Purpose: Strategic Leadership and Direction

  • Designing and leading on key initiatives and interventions
  • Using market systems/ private sector development approaches to ensure impact-oriented, systemic activities
  • Ability to build and maintain detailed intervention guides
  • Assess the VFM (economy, efficiency, effectiveness and equity of all programme activities and interventions)
  • Use the Direction Alignment and Commitment (DAC) framework to ensure the ongoing relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability of the programm
  • Ability to engage with, critically test, and refine the programme and intervention theories of change (ToCs)
  • Focus on the direction of the programme vis-a-vis the business case and inception report, as well as ongoing UK, Ghanian and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) political economy

People: Team Leadership and ‘Our People’ Management

  • Day-to-day support, mentoring and supervision of the in-country team
  • Building the capacity of senior technical experts in how to translate ideas into interventions
  • Bringing international development expertise to coach and mentor a ‘non-traditional’ programme team with a heavy investment/ sector background

Processes: Programme Delivery and Implementation

  • Design, implement and manage the full award cycle for grants, including solicitation, review, execution, implementation management, monitoring, communication with grantees, and close-out
  • Ensure full compliance with Palladium and FCDO policies, best practices, and procedures relating to subcontracts and grant development, awards, implementation, and contract close-out
  • Maintain Grants Manual and relevant templates and tools for use in accordance with applicable regulatory and contract requirements, updating annually to reflect programme experience
  • Update project management tools, including intervention guides, funding trackers, grant trackers and dashboards
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure that award requirements and client regulations for grants and sub-contracts are met in the expenditure of funds, subcontracting, personnel, procurement, property management, travel and other areas
  • Ensure that proposals and Expressions of Interest are developed in a timely manner and with realistic deadlines, and that these are communicated and understood by stakeholders
  • Assist in performing partner/stakeholder due diligence and negotiation of Teaming Agreements during proposal preparation
  • Responsible for timely resolution of internal and external issues/problems related to grants and subcontracts administration
  • Prepare subcontractor/sub-recipient monitoring plans, conduct sub-award monitoring in collaboration with programme sector leads and document monitoring results, including performance, compliance with terms and conditions, and budget management
  • Working with key programme stakeholders to identify opportunities to provide Technical Assistance (TA)
  • Working with key programme stakeholders to develop Terms of Reference (TORs) for TA assignments
  • Recruiting suitable consultants from existing contacts and new recruits as needed
  • Working with the Team Leader and Programme Manager to deliver in terms of time, cost and quality
  • Working with the Team Leader and Programme Manager to deliver against forecasts and budgets
  • Capturing key feedback data to feed into the programme’s MREL systems
  • Lead on keeping team on track with the programme’s workplan, keeping the document ‘alive’ and updating on a regular basis
  • Designing accurate and timely management information, allowing prompt data-driven decisions and actions
  • Monitor business risks, including but not limited to tracking funding delays, execution of subcontracts, expired authorisations, delayed payments and advances to subcontractors and vendors
  • Working closely with the Palladium Finance team to report on forecasts and budgets

Performance: Impact Monitoring and Reporting

  • Developing and maintaining frameworks to track and report on programme performance
  • Work with the programme team to monitor and measure the impact of their activities, and report on these
  • Measure programme performance against the ToC and LF for accountability and learning purposes
  • Build a culture of MREL within the team
  • Developing frameworks and approaches to drive adaptive management and data for decision making (scale-up/ down/ pause/ “fail fast”)
  • Strengthen the comms and marketing of the programme by communicating successes to stakeholder audiences
  • Leading/ co-chairing quarterly strategic reviews, leading on Annual Review preparation, quarterly client reporting content

Public Affairs: Stakeholder, Investor and Client Relationship Ownership

  • Build strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points in the GoG, national agencies and FCDO and other relevant stakeholders
  • Engage with sector leads to develop communication channels across Ghana and promote participation in the programme’s activities and its objectives
  • Support sector leads to develop a communication strategy and create new opportunities for the programme to capitalise on and disseminating success stories among the investor community
  • Actively participate and lead on a number of meetings in partnership with the TL to assess compliance with terms and conditions of awards, and take leadership in seeing that deficiencies in compliance are corrected
  • Scaling up and embedding the use of an investor CRM and deal tracking tool
  • Supporting the TL on building proactive communications and PR on the programme, sharing programme successes with UK and Ghana audiences including investors, government departments, the donor community, and others
  • Lead on the quarterly running of the JET Steering Committee, co-ordinating the meeting and setting the agenda, and keeping members of the Committee up to date with developments

Mode Of Application

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Closing Date: 29th April 2022




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