Senior Manager, Economic Growth

Palladium International

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

We have an exciting position for a Senior Manager who will lead Palladium projects through providing business development leadership, technical project management inputs and technical expertise.

Technical input: – Lead short term inputs and consultancy assignments and provide technical input into the design, planning and delivery of longer-term projects; – Contribute to research, analysis and publication of technical studies, case studies, policy and programme approaches and results to demonstratethought leadership; – Identify, build and maintain relationships with consultants and partners who can provide technical expertise; – Develop and create solutions and materials that contribute to Palladiums thought leadership in the field

Business Development: – Be a lead contributor to the strategic approach to business development through coordination of research on issues, countries, clients, partners and competitors and market intelligence gathering; – Manage the development of new and maintenance of existing client relationships through interactions with clients at a technical level during the business development cycle; – Manage the identification, assessment and pursuit of new business opportunities, contributing to the analysis of our prospects for winning opportunities and growth of your portfolio; – Manage the planning of pursuits and bids, coaching and mentoring staff to contribute to their development and to bid success – Manage partner and team selection, ensuring the creation of strong a trusted relationships throughout pre-bid negotiations;

Project Management: – Act as Project Director on assigned projects, taking responsibility for delivering Positive Impact and meeting client expectations – For assigned portfolio projects, interface with clients and other project stakeholders to plan, implement, review and report on projects as needed and requested; – Provide support to project work planning, budgeting, progress and financial reporting; – Manage partner organisations on the contractually compliant delivery of agreed inputs and achievement of agreed outputs and outcomes; – Keep abreast of political, social, economic and security developments in project countries and regions;

Required Qualifications:

– Academic qualifications in a in a relevant field are valued, but these can be compensated by extensive relevant experience. – Significant donor project management and business development experience, which includes management of one or more complex large-scale projects including experience in start-up and closeout. – Some experience of working in a developing country or in a project based environment. – Experience contributing to or managing successful major bids and strategic orientation towards potential markets for growth within the impact and development space – Proven and tested technical excellence in your field of expertise – An understanding of, and strategic orientation towards, potential markets within the impact and development space – Strong technical writing skills, and the ability to write quality inputs for consultancy projects and business development. – Sound client management skills, with a track record or building and maintaining a strong image and reputations with key clients. – Exceptional people management skills, and the ability to foster professional relationships and support staff development in a leadership role. – Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports.

What we offer: – A competitive salary plus bonus – Flexible working – An opportunity to work on ambitious projects and unlock opportunities for economic development – And to influence clients’ strategy, policy, and shape the direction of the sector

If you are passionate about international development, why not apply to explore what we can do for you and your career.

How to apply

Please submit your CV at:

Noting that Closing date is 31-Jul-22