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Short-term Logistical Consultant

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

Health Policy Plus ? Total Market Approach (TMA) Political Economy Analysis

Organization Overview
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. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.
Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and new-born health at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.

Assignment Overview
Through this activity, the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project will generate data around market dynamics necessary for a successful TMA process by conducting a political economy analysis (PEA) supported by robust quantitative analysis of the Family Planning (FP) market potential. HP+ will develop a FP TMA projection tool and apply it to the country context based on inputs from data from the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey as well as in-country stakeholders. This will be complemented by information gleaned through a series of key informant interviews conducted in-country. The findings will be used by governments, donors, key FP stakeholders, and commercial sector players to support future growth in the respective market segments.



Purpose of Role
Supporting Palladium?s HP+ TMA PEA activity with networking and organizing a two-week in-country project mission in Nepal.
Prior to the mission the Consultant will support the mapping and identification of key stakeholders and partner organizations relevant to TMA related to FP. In addition, the Consultant will assist with the logistics leading up to and during the fact-finding mission to Kathmandu by Palladium?s Washington Team (dates of the trip are TBD). Duties would include contacting, securing meetings with key informants, developing a detailed trip agenda, and serving as a Nepali/English translator as needed.
The consultant will be expected to document his/her project-related activities and provide weekly debriefs with the Palladium Washington HP+ team leading up to the in-country visit.

Duration: Up to a maximum of 10 days LOE


Minimum education and experience required
  • Bachelor?s degree (BS/BA) in relevant field (healthcare, administration, communications, sciences, management) with experience in the administration of projects, finance, and operations, preferably in the health sector.
  • Experience and proven track record in project management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledgeable in Nepal?s government, health systems and active NGOs.
  • Fluency in written/spoken Nepali and English.
  • Effective and influential communicator.
The deadline to submit is Friday, November 24th, 2017.