Dec 062018

Organization: Palladium International
Country: India
Closing date: 18 Dec 2018

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 orien tation, veteran or marital status.

We are searching for an experienced programme leader to join our proposal for an upcoming project delivering technical assistance and capacity building to support India in bringing transformation change in the way urbanisation is delivered. By developing interventions in transportation, urban services, and urban planning and the built environment the programme will will change cities’ and states’ approach to urbanisation and act as exemplars for others.

To do this, the programme will:
* Support the Government of India to overcome barriers to investment by supporting the development of high-value (min £100m) urban interventions.
* Upskill urban stakeholders so they are better able to deliver urban interventions to international standards and promote quality
* infrastructure interventions, inclusivity, sustainability and widely-shared prosperity
* Improve collaboration between urban actors; disseminate lessons from both domestic and international experience in inclusive and sustainable urbanisation

The team leader will be responsible for
* Leading on the design and delivery of programme strategy and implementation
* Serving as the key champion of the programme in India, and creating synergies with private, public and multinational bodies
* Leading and motivating a diverse team of experts to deliver on goals
* Lead on stakeholder management, and create strong and lasting relationships with the client

The ideal candidate will have
* Exceptional leadership skills and experience; particularly leading programmes focused on cities, infrastructure, sustainable development and urbanisation
* Experience providing technical assistance and capacity building programming to public sector beneficiaries
* Strong experience and knowledge with the private sector, specifically, leveraging private sector investment towards infrastructure and other public private partnerships

How to apply:

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