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  • Posted: Sep 29, 2022
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    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 ben...
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    Consultant - Development of a Framework for Affordable Vehicle Finance

    Objectives of the Assignment
    Global Objective

    • The overarching objective of this assignment is to unlock the economic potential of Ghana’s vehicle assembly to facilitate increased investments, creation of highly skilled jobs, component manufacturing and improved road safety.

     
    Specific Objective

    • The specific objective of this assignment is to develop a framework for affordable vehicle financing which will stimulate demand for locally assembled new cars, thereby spurring investments for the sustainable growth and development of Ghana’s automotive industry.


    Scope of Work

    • In view of the above, the Consultant/ Firm shall be required to undertake the following tasks:
    • Provide detailed information and lessons learnt from other economies (e.g., South Africa) in developing similar affordable vehicle finance programmes and the roadmap to achieving single-digit interest rate.
    • Provide detailed information and lessons learnt from other countries (e.g. India  Nigeria, South Africa) in developing women-targeted vehicle finance programmes for commercial and non-commercial use – including lower rate to interest-free loans.
    • Propose a framework for Vehicle Asset-Based Finance and a complementary but separate women-targeted framework.
    • Propose a scheme for affordable vehicle finance, initially for new cars and subsequently for used cars.
    • Propose a complementary but separate scheme for women-targeted affordable vehicle finance, for both commercial and non-commercial use, initially for new cars and subsequently for used carRequired Outputs


    The following outputs are expected to be delivered considering the scope of work above:

    • Establish a Working Group consisting of all relevant stakeholders – ensuring women-focused associations and consumers organizations are included.
    • Submit a proposal for the development of a framework for Vehicle Asset-Based Finance model and of a women-targeted framework.
    • Submit a proposal for the development of an Affordable Vehicle Finance Scheme and of a women-targeted Affordable Vehicle Finance Scheme.

     
    Location & Duration:

    • This assignment shall be for a duration of two (2) months.
    • The Firm/ Consultant, in the first part of the assignment, will engage extensively with the Technical Working Group formed by MoTI.
    • The Firm/ Consultant, shall with the assistance of MoTI & JET, undertake further analysis and broader stakeholder engagements, including but not limited to Financial Institutions (FIs), Regulatory Institutions (Monetary Policy Committee), MDAs, Associations and Consumers.
    • For the second part of this assignment, the Firm/ Consultant shall collaborate with the Technical Working Group to deliver a roadmap to GoG & JET on how to sustainably reduce interest rates to single digits.


    Consequently, the Expert will submit the following proposals:

    • Affordable vehicle finance scheme (plus a complementary but separate women-focused scheme for affordable vehicle finance), and
    • Vehicle asset-based finance framework (a complementary but separate women-targeted framework for vehicle asset-based finance).


     
    Reporting and Timeframe

    • The assignment is expected to commence on 01 November 2022 and end by 15 January 2023.
    • Activities to be undertaken by the Consultant/ Firm include engagement with relevant multi-sectoral stakeholders in Ghana, provision of initial findings and recommendations and delivery of final proposal to JET and MoTI (not exhaustive).
    • The Consultant/ Firm shall report to the JET – Auto Sector Lead and MoTI Chief Director, submitting weekly and monthly progress reports to same.
    • At the end of this assignment, the Consultant/ Firm shall submit the proposals to the JET – Auto Sector Lead, MoTI Chief Director and Hon.
    • Minister of Trade and Industry in both hard copies and electronic version readable by Microsoft Office application.
    • All relevant technical papers, reports and other documents shall be attached to the final proposals to be submitted to JET and MoTI.
    • The proposals shall be in English language only.
    • Additionally, the Consultant/ Firm shall submit a final report to the JET – Auto Sector Lead, MoTI Chief Director and Hon.
    • Minister of Trade and Industry no later than two (2) weeks from the date of completion of this assignment.
    • The final report shall include recommendations of achieving and sustaining affordable vehicle finance. Likewise, all relevant documents, technical papers and reports shall be attached to this final report.
    • The report shall be submitted in both hard copies and electronic format readable by Microsoft Office application.

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    Communication Strategist

    Objectives of the Assignment

    • Identify all potential hospitals, clinics, pharmacies etc using some form of criteria
    • find communication channels to reach as many of the potential clients as possible
    • provide comparable cost outlays for the use of the communication channels
    • provide pathways through which potential clients can be reached quickly.


    Scope of Work

    • identify potential clients (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, maternity Homes, health Centres, CHIPS Compounds etc
    • identify the channels for reaching out to all the clients and costs for doing so
    • identify all possible means to reach the possible clients


    Risks and Mitigation Plans
    Deliverables

    • Provide a list of possible clients (hospitals, clinics, pharmacies etc in 3 tiers of importance with justifications)
    • Provide a list of communication channels and their costs outlays and the preferred channels
    • Provide a path deployment of the communication tools
    • Provide a communication strategy document for PHV
    • Risks and mitigation plans
    • Time Frame/Deadline for Deliverables
    • The duration of the assignment shall be 30 days


    Required Qualifications:

    • An advance qualifications communications, Journalism, Advertising, and IT with two years practice will be preferred. A first-degree holder in these areas with 10 years practice can also apply.

     

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    Technical Lead, Ghana Private Sector Engagement (Health Services)

    Description

    • Palladium is seeking a Private Sector Engagement Expert for a potential upcoming USAID Resilience in Northern Ghana (RING) II project.
    • Under this work, the activity will identify and strengthen non-governmental, civil society, and private sector entities to expand their offerings and complement government efforts to strengthen nutrition and resilience.
    • In alignment and partnership with target districts, local partners will implement interventions that encourage individuals and households to practice health, nutrition, WASH, and care practices, with a particular focus on young children and women of reproductive age.
    • Interventions will promote improved and diverse livelihoods, food security, and the use of social safety nets to enable sustained household resilience of an estimated 85,000 people in the 17 target districts.
    • This activity will contribute to USAID’s intermediate result “3.1.3: Private sector invests in low-cost quality services.” 
    • The Ghana Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Technical Lead will lead the PSE work of the anticipated RING II activity, and provide overall leadership, management, and technical expertise to contribute to the achievement of activity indicators.  


     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Exact responsibilities will vary depending on the content of the RING II proposal, however some illustrative responsibilities are outlined below: 
    • Engages with private sector health actors to understand challenges faced in investing in providing low-cost quality services. 
    • Designs models for increased service delivery, including using public-private partnerships and examining financing opportunities. 
    • Leads planning, development, and implementation of private sector health activities, including management of staff, budget, reporting requirements, and products. 
    • Prepares presentations, manuscripts, reports, and briefs for internal and/or client use. 
    • Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing within the team on private sector engagement and investments in health. 
    • Represents the project/program in specific technical meetings and fora, including coordination meetings with partners, clients, and other stakeholders. 
    • Any other tasks as deemed necessary by the Chief of Party.

     
     Required Qualifications:

    • Extensive progressive experience in roles related to private sector health, public-private partnerships, and private investments in health in Ghana. 
    • A demonstrated understanding of the commercial sector in the Ghanaian context, including private hospital and clinic networks, healthcare manufacturers, and health insurance, among others. 
    • Experience working with/ for commercial companies and/ or investors highly desirable. 
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences 
    • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is not required but will be an added advantage

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    Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead

    Project Overview and Role:

    • Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead for a potential upcoming Health Systems Strengthening project in Ghana.
    • The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead must have in depth technical expertise, experience, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a thought leader in their field.
    • This is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana.


     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Oversee project knowledge management, including development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research.
    • Lead the development and monitoring of MEL and work plans.
    • Work closely with the heads of projects to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements.
    • Responsible for providing technical assistance and coordinating with various government and development partners to improve and utilize existing systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements.
    • Contribute to project deliverables, including annual workplans, and quarterly and annual reporting.
    • Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems.
    • Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation.
    • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
    • Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Ghanaian counterparts and other key stakeholders.
    • Reviews the project implementation activities to assess results and the impact.
    • Gathers and evaluates information and ensures that these findings are accurately presented in all USAID reporting and tracking tools.
    • Responsible for developing and designing project systems to track program progress against indicators; collecting and verifying information and maintaining performance monitoring plans, reports, work plans and monthly reports.
    • Ensures project scope and activities are compliant with USAID policies.


     Required Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience of working on monitoring and evaluation in public health. Experience with Ghanaian public health systems is preferred.
    • Experience with health program monitoring including indicators and measures used in QI, Accommodation, and capacity building.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills in management systems, strategic planning and policy development in a complex program environment with multiple implementing organizations.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (oral and written) including the ability to communicate and translate complex technical and policy data and issues clearly and effectively to different stakeholders in order to build consensus.
    •  Demonstrated experience in successfully moving analysis, evaluation, and research findings to program actions.
    • Demonstrated expertise in designing rigorous quantitative and qualitative data collection systems and knowledge of methods for data analysis.
    • Experience with a USG-funded project as well a health-related projects is preferred.
    • Solid understanding of USAID regulations and M&E reporting requirements.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
    • Extensive experience in CLA, knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.
    • Excellent report writing, analytical, and oral presentation skills.
    • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research)
    • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines.
    • Fluency in English required
    • Must be willing to live and travel within Ghana.

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    Finance and Administration Lead

    Project Overview and Role:

    • Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Finance and Administration Lead for a potential upcoming Health Systems Strengthening project in Ghana.
    • The Finance and Administration Lead must have in depth technical expertise, experience, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a thought leader in their field.
    • This is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana.


     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Manage all project finances to ensure effective use of resources to achieve project objectives in compliance with all donor requirements.
    • Ensure financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to Palladium staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments (i.e. cash advances), cash flow forecasts, obligations, awards and liquidations, to support efficient and accountable
    • implementation.
    • Design and implement systems and procedures in compliance with Palladium standards, including systems and procedures to mitigate risks.
    • Ensure that corrective action plans approved by Palladium in response to external or internal audits and other monitoring reviews are implemented as planned and scheduled.
    • Monitor annual budget and financial projections and develop realistic financial forecasts for proper project planning.
    • Oversee proper human resources management, from personnel recruitment, staff policy development, and care for general staff well-being
    • Supervise, mentor and train relevant staff ensuring team members have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity; conduct trainings for other personnel as needed to fully educate on efficient, effective financial and internal control systems, budget analysis, as well as policy and procedure awareness and compliance.
    • Ensure completeness of financial, procurement, and HR records retention and security.


     Required Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management, with additional preference towards expertise in post-qualification experience as an auditor with a recognized public or private firm, or as a finance manager with a reputable civil society organization or donor agency.
    • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and English oral and written communication skills; demonstrated supervisory skills; and the ability to work well on a team.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.
    • Experience managing highly adaptive programs.
    • Experience managing USAID contracts.
    • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines.
    • Fluency in English required
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
    • Must be willing to live and travel within Ghana.
       

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    Health Financing and Financial Management Technical Lead

    Project Overview and Role:

    • Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Health Financing and Financial Management Technical Lead for a potential upcoming Health Systems Strengthening project in Ghana.
    • The Health Financing and Financial Management Technical Lead must have in depth technical expertise, experience, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a thought leader in their field.
    • This is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana.


     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Build strong and effective working relationships with Government of Ghana and other development partners stakeholders working in health financing and financial management area.
    • Provide technical guidance to develop health financing and financial management objectives, and indicators for key national programs and priorities.
    • Provide technical leadership, facilitation, technical assistance, mentoring and coaching in the design and implementation of health financing activities, tailored to the specific needs and context in Ghana.
    • Provide ongoing mentoring and coaching to in-country teams and local partners as they implement health financing focused activities.
    • Lead design and implementation of workplan technical activities related to health financing and financial management.
    • Stay abreast of key developments in health finance, budget advocacy, community-based health insurance, and resource allocation innovations and interventions in Ghana to inform technical activities under the Ghana HIS activity.
    • This includes frequent interaction with the Government of Ghana stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies
    • Represent the project in the health financing related areas .
    • Prepares financial protection and domestic resource mobilization analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.
    • Supervise staff and short-term consultants assigned to health financing activities.
    • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    • Lead and manage staff professional development to build their capacity and strengthen competency and professional development.
    • Provide training where necessary in areas of health financing and financial management.
    • Conduct regular staff performance appraisals, monitoring progress and setting objectives: this is part of the organization's performance management system and performance appraisal system.


     Required Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated working experience in health finance and health economics in developing economies
    • Experience in public financial management, public-private partnerships, or private sector engagement is desirable.
    • Familiarity or experience with Ghanaian health system is a plus.
    • Appropriate computer skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct data analysis.
    • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is not required but will be an added advantage.
    • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research) – this includes data analytics.
    • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines.
    • Fluency in English required
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
    • Must be willing to live and travel within Ghana.

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    Health Management Systems Technical Lead

    Project Overview and Role:

    • Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Health Management Systems Technical Lead for a potential upcoming Health Systems Strengthening project in Ghana.
    • The Health Management Systems Technical Lead must have in depth technical expertise, experience, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a thought leader in their field.
    • This is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana.


     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Provide technical and strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight to support the digitization, integration, and scale up of priority health information systems of the health system.
    • Coordinate and liaise with stakeholders, including government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, and USAID and other donors to support strengthened and modernized health management systems. 
    • Provide technical and strategic leadership with the project team to support the Government of Ghana in the process of integrating priority digital health management systems.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience in working with health systems design, management, and governance in the health field for USG-funded projects or other donor funded programs.
    • Experienced at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods.
    • Demonstrated experience working in developing countries (preferably in Africa).
    • Thought leadership in the fields of health management systems and/or technology for global health preferred.
    • Proven ability to leverage and manage partnerships and cooperate with host country governments and international partners in implementing multi-intervention health information system projects preferred.
    • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically, ability to manage a multi-sectoral diverse staff, consultants and counterparts.
    • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research).
    • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines.
    • Fluency in English required.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences.
    • Must be willing to live and travel within Ghana.
       

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    Governance Technical Lead USAID/Health Systems Strengthening Project

    This Opportunity:

    • Palladium International, LLC is seeking a Governance Technical Lead for a potential upcoming Health Systems Strengthening project in Ghana.
    • The Governance Technical Lead must have in depth technical expertise, experience, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships that demonstrate her or his ability to be a thought leader in their field.
    • This is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical leadership, facilitation, participatory analysis, capacity building, technical assistance, mentoring and/or coaching in the design and implementation of health governance activities, tailored to the specific needs and context in Ghana.
    • Provide ongoing mentoring and coaching to in-country teams and local partners as they implement health governance related approaches and/or their governance capacity improvement plans.
    • Promotes multi-sectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance at the state level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results in primary health care.
    • Works with key stakeholders to identify and select priority areas for RNMCH+N policy development; and develops plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives that are evidence-based and gender sensitive.
    • Provides technical leadership in reviewing and formulating state policy initiatives, including research and drafting policy documents, regulations, ordinances, decrees, guidelines, and circulars.
    • Assists stakeholders to prepare for and implement new health policies through capacity building and organizational development.
    • Provide thought leadership around strategies intended to strengthen governance of integrated health systems at the national, regional, and local levels.
    • Oversee the documentation of project results related to governance and disseminate results as appropriate at national, regional, and global levels.
    • Work closely with health ministries to build capacity to effectively plan, manage, and oversee priority systems such as procurement, budgeting, stakeholder, and project coordination, etc.
    • Manage partnerships and cooperate with host country governments and international partners in implementing multi-intervention health information system projects.
    • Ensure technical excellence of project interventions and lead the learning agenda related to policy and community-level governance.
    • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    Key Competencies Required: 

    • Demonstrated experience in leadership, governance, public administration, and management areas on projects of similar size and complexity.
    • Substantial experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex public health projects in/for developing countries, of which at least 5 years has been spent addressing governance in the health arena. Experience in Ghana is highly desirable.
    • Experience with USAID (highly desirable) and other multilateral organizations (e.g. CDC, WHO, World Bank, DFID, etc.).
    • Ability to multi-task and keep track of concurrent activities and deadlines and deliver results on time.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences.
    • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based research)
    • Fluency in English required
    • Must be willing to live and travel within Ghana.

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    Country Director, Ghana, In-Country Logistics, USAID Next Generation GHSC Suite of Programs

    Position Overview 

    • The Country Director of Ghana for the In-Country Logistics project will be responsible for the administration and management of the local team and will serve as USAID’s main point of contact in country.
    • The Country Director will support timely implementation across all activities by working with technical leads, operations staff, and the leadership team in HQ to maintain a general organizational order of all ongoing activities.
    • This role requires strong project management and organizational skills and an understanding of how to translate theories of change and project workplans into day-to-day activities to achieve desired outcomes to ensure project success.
    • The Country Director will also manage in-country project staff by providing direct supervision to senior project leadership. She/he will work closely with field office technical and administrative leaders and headquarters-based staff in the United States.


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Serve as key point of contact for day-to-day program management. Oversee and manage country team to ensure project implementation runs smoothly.
    • Lead the development and execution of high-quality country strategic plan relevant to the local context and reflecting the global priorities.
    • Oversee the recruitment, orientation, and performance of senior staff and development of middle management staff.
    • Collaborate with field office technical leaders to ensure all workplan activities are not only taking place as planned but are also of high quality.
    • Liaise between technical and ops teams to ensure activity plans are translated into contracts, consultancies, travel, etc., and support financial management by ensuring case forecasts and spending reports reflect planned/completed technical activities.
    • Oversee project workplanning, budgeting, and progress/financial reporting, in collaboration with country team, technical, and HQ staff.
    • Interface with clients and other project stakeholders, to plan, implement, review, and report on projects and deliverables or products as needed.
    • Ensure staff compliance with project guidelines and SOPs.
    • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
       

    Position Requirements

    • Extensive experience in international development working with donors (including USAID) is required.
    • Significant experience as a Chief of Party or in a senior leadership position of a project that is implemented at the country level that required the assembling, managing, and supervising complex teams. 5 years’ experience with global health (supply chain management, procurement, warehousing or logistics) programs strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain, 4PL, and 3PL logistics, including experience with LMIS, WMIS, TMIS, and control tower software.
    • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Experience in monitoring and documenting project activities and outcomes.
    • Ability to exercise leadership, build teams, maintain effective communication, motivate, and generate commitment within a team.
    • Knowledge of USG procurement regulations.
    • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.

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