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Deputy Chief of Party, Zambia

Company Overview

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 Chief of Party (DCOP) ?will play a lead role in engaging Government of Zambia. S/he will coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders including government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, and CDC. The DCOP will supervise the HMIS Advisor, KM/Communications Advisor, M&E Advisor and Outcomes Advisor



  • Provide analysis of the political situation related to technology projects, identifying aspects that may affect the development and management of the system.
  • Identify a champion (or multiple champions) within the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) including the Ministry of Health.
  • Establish policy advocacy strategies to strengthen relationships and collaboration between institutions.
  • Support GRZ to design and implement security protocols, policies and controls for the in particular, support the identified ministry champion(s) to facilitate conversations/workshops for policy development around data utilization and capacity building.
  • Support the design and development of standard operating procedures in ICT, project management and operations.
  • Identify and implement change management strategies to increase buy-in and adoption data utilization.
  • Facilitate functional requirements workshops with key Ministry stakeholders.


  • Master?s Degree or higher in Information Systems, Information Communication Technology, Health Management Systems,  International Development , or a closely related field preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience working in international development, at least three years of which have been spent in DCOP  level positions, or their equivalents preferred
  • At least three years of senior leadership experience on CDC programs preferred
  • Experience establishing and strengthening productive and collaborative relationships with government counterparts, local organizations, private sector, and other donor organizations
  • Experience working for large donor organizations such as Centers for Disease Control or USAID and knowledge of CDC contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements
  • Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
  • Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Prior work in Zambia and/or the wider region is highly desirable