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Team Leader / Food & Nutrition Security Policy Expert

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:


Palladium are welcoming applications for the role of Team Leader / Food
& Nutrition Security Policy Expert 
on a part-time basis for a new technical assistance project. The project aim is to contribute
to reducing malnutrition in Lao PDR with a focus on gender and disadvantaged
groups, with a link to the Public Financial Management Reform (PFM), public
administration reform and nutrition –education-agriculture nexus.


– To provide intermittent inputs (estimated seven missions, of a duration of at least 45 working days each). The responsibility will be to lead the activities for thorough analysis and needs assessment at all levels and for the design and progressive implementation of a comprehensive capacity building process.
– This Expert/Team Leader will play a significant role in advising and mentoring the Government in response to key issues of the NNS reform agenda, and will facilitate a smooth implementation of the project including the mobilisation of ad-hoc expertise for short term assignments where needed.
– The Expert/Team Leader will be responsible for reporting and liaison with development partners. He/she will also be responsible for the support staff and for the quality and timeliness of their deliverables.

Required Qualifications:

– Graduate university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent qualification) in domain related to food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, social sciences, development economics or equivalent relevant, directly related area; or
– Experience as Team Leader gained in at least 3 projects managed for public or private sector and/or donor funded projects; and
– Fluency in English (minimum level C2).
– Significant professional experience in policy analysis, planning, coordination, development, evaluation and system innovation.
– A proven track record in working within a ministry or any public entity as a public employee or external advisor in developing and reviewing national food and nutrition security and /or multi-sectoral nutrition strategies and related action plans;
– Proven experience in analysis, costing and budgeting of nutrition related policies and programmes, with a focus on Agriculture.

Desirable requirements
– Experience in minimum of three projects demonstrating knowledge in EU Budget Support and in compliance assessment with results framework (general and specific conditions);
– Familiarity with EU development cooperation projects and procedures;
– Experience working in South East Asian Countries.

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