Private Sector Engagement Director, USAID/Zambia Program for Advancing Supply Chain Outcomes (PASCO)

Full Time

About PalladiumPalladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.Palladium AmericasOur Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.This OpportunityThe Program for Advancing Supply Chain Outcomes (PASCO) will be focused on ensuring sustainable access to safe, effective, quality-assured, affordable lifesaving health commodities by strengthening the capacity for transportation and distribution systems, including involvement of locally owned Zambian logistics private companies. The Private Sector Engagement Director will be responsible for driving market development for private 3PLs in Zambia. The Zambian 3PL market continues to evolve but its participation in the public health system requires further coordination and support. Strong communications skills and, as needed, strategic interventions are required to support professionalization of a resilient medical commodity distribution system. This role requires a strong understanding of private sector engagement in health service delivery.The Program for Advancing Supply Chain Outcomes (PASCO) is an anticipated project, and the position is contingent upon award from USAID.You And Your CareerIf you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in private sector engagement in health service delivery and policy, we are interested in hearing from you. We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!Reporting And SupervisionThe Private Sector Engagement Director will report to the Chief of Party.Primary Duties And Responsibilities Develop and implement strategies to increase local private sector engagement in health service markets. Conduct situational analyses of opportunities to leverage private sector capabilities in supply chain management functions and operations, enhance supply chain integration, improve quality care and efficiencies, and cultivate and establish strategic partnerships. Develop recommendations and strategies toward establishing a private sector engagement plan to help achieve key activity goals, integrating with other engagement and capacity building strategies as needed. Lead ongoing implementation of private sector engagement initiatives including fostering partnerships with the private sector to share expertise and lessons learned across public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility investments. Provide active technical support and guidance to public and private sector entities in line with activity goals and objectives. Identify and support innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable country-led supply-chain interventions. Support the development of market incentives or market-shaping interventions to accelerate rapid deployment and sustainable uptake of priority global health products and interventions. Strengthen country capacity to identify and build critical relationships with companies, investment firms, foundations, and other stakeholders to advance sustainable supply-chain interventions. Cultivate, build, and maintain relationships with key global health supply chain actors to strengthen private sector engagement and guidance on opportunities. Prepare presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform private sector engagement strategy and policy recommendations, as well as increase the evidence base for high impact interventions. Key Competencies Required Master’s degree in business administration, public health, international development, or related relevant field 10+ years of demonstrated capacity and experience designing, implementing, and managing private sector engagement activities, including working with private healthcare providers, associations, and private entities At least five years of experience leading diverse technical teams in private sector engagement initiatives, both onsite and remotely Experience collaborating with host country institutions, private sector, other public sector organizations, and/or local partners Experience with the private health sector and with PSE development related to supply chain management functions and operations Demonstrated experience in the transport distribution sector Demonstrated experience developing and executing public-private engagements Strong communication, facilitation, and teamwork skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 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 – 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.

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