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Technical Director, Blended Finance

at The Palladium Group in Washington, D.C., USA

About the Job

Company Overview:

About Palladium - 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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Project Overview and Role:

Palladium is seeking a Technical Director, Blended Finance who will work to mobilize and deploy private capital to market-oriented health services providers and entrepreneurs. The position leads efforts to increase private health sector contributions to advancing voluntary family planning and other health outcomes, including maternal, newborn and child health, malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS.

The Technical Director, Blended Finance will work closely with the Project Director to provide technical leadership in the design and execution of the project’s strategy to improve access to capital for local micro, small, and medium-sized health enterprises, and health innovators. She/he will provide technical guidance to the development of innovative financing mechanisms and techniques to increase access to appropriate financial products for private sector actors in target health markets. In coordination with the Project Director, the Technical Director, Blended Finance will manage relationships with select partners involved in the design and deployment of financial solutions and a Blended Finance Facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and support to the design, testing, and deployment of appropriate financial products for local micro, small, and medium-sized health enterprises. Develop blended finance strategies and solutions to expand access to finance to market-oriented health actors.
  • Provide technical guidance to the design, structuring, due diligence, launch, and operations of a Blended Finance Facility. Manage the day-to-date operations of the Facility.
  • Manage contractual relationships with strategic technical partners to ensure that blended finance interventions are implemented as planned and executed on time and on budget.
  • In coordination with the Project Director, execute outreach campaigns and conduct “virtual” and in-person “roadshows” to raise the profile of the Blended Finance Facility, raise funds, negotiate term sheets with potential investors, conduct due diligence, and coordinate with the client to secure approval for any additional funding contributions in compliance with relevant policies and regulations.
  • In coordination with the Project Director, develop a strategy to source and build a pipeline of health ventures and health entrepreneurs and facilitate their access to incubation and acceleration services and funding. Manage the implementation of this initiative.
  • Oversee the deployment of grants and other forms of capital to SMEs operating in the health markets covered by the project.
  • In coordination with the Project Director and the Monitoring and Evaluation team, oversee the routine analysis of data provided by health SMEs, innovators and entrepreneurs supported by the project. Apply the findings to manage project implementation and risks, adapt financial products or develop new ones, and maintain engagements with potential investors and capital providers.
  • Manage technical staff across the globe to ensure responsive and efficient project operations.
  • Ensure that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are followed.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting or another related field.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Experience leading complex activities or engagements in financial advisory services, development finance, blended finance, access to finance, design, structuring, and due diligence of funding facilities (grants, debt, equity), management of funding facilities, public-private partnerships, or related technical areas.
  • Experience with USAID projects is a strong advantage, especially knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded international health projects.
  • Experience with other bilateral or multilateral donor-funded blended finance facilities, development funds, Challenge, or Innovation funds.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating, collaborating, and aligning various stakeholders including USAID, host country governments and counterparts, philanthropies, health industry players, and private investors/ financiers. Field-based experience in low-resource settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-cultural and geographically distributed teams.
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently often within a required timeframe.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and across time-zones. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. French or Spanish language skills – a strong advantage.

To apply

The Palladium Group

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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.