Chief of Party, USAID/Moldova, Safeguarding Moldova's Digital Transformation - Palladium

Chief of Party, USAID/Moldova, Safeguarding Moldova's Digital Transformation - Palladium

Chief of Party, USAID/Moldova, Safeguarding Moldova's Digital Transformation

About Palladium:

Palladium 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 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.  

This Proposal Opportunity:

Palladium is looking for Chief of Party candidates for the anticipated Safeguarding Moldova’s Digital Transformation project funded by USAID. The goal of Safeguarding Moldova's Digital Transformation is to support the safeguarding of Moldova's digital ecosystem to strengthen the protection of human rights, particularly of vulnerable groups and to enhance the involvement of civil society in decision-making processes at all levels, working with civil society and academia to build on existing and new multi-stakeholder partnerships with the government, private sector to develop legal expertise, draft EU-harmonized legislation and policies, build advocacy capacity, conduct independent oversight, and strengthen knowledge and skills, tackling some of the most pressing human rights issues in the digital age.

The Chief of Party will be ultimately responsible for the efficient and effective oversight of all elements of the Safeguarding Moldova's Digital Transformation. Their primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the desired results. This individual must identify issues and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments. This individual must act as the key liaison with USAID and all other counterparts, implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, an ability to cope with multiple interests and challenges, experience in developing countries, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in the face of urgent deadlines. 
The Chief of Party will be based in Moldova.

*This is an anticipated project, and all positions are contingent upon award from USAID. *  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing overall strategic, technical, programmatic, financial, and management guidance and support for large-scale project activities.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in all aspects of digital transformation in the project.
  • Ensure that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and USAID reporting requirements are followed.

Key Competencies Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field of study, e.g. in international development, governance, digital transformation, human rights, data privacy and protection or a related field of study.
  • At least 10 years of proven leadership in the administration of similar sized international donor- supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract.
  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Fluency in Romanian with excellent written and oral communications skills.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. 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 and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.  

Should you require any adjustments or accommodation to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at and we will be in touch to discuss. 

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.

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