Deputy Team Lead, MOBILIST
London United Kingdom
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Associate

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 Opportunity:

 The MOBILIST Product Platform (MPP) programme is a UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) initiative. The programme seeks to partner with UK and overseas-based financial institutions to develop listed products that can absorb large flows of institutional capital into developing countries. We are looking to hire a Deputy Team Lead for Mobilist.

At the heart of the MPP is the Source-Select-Support (S3) process. Through the S3, the MPP works with stock exchanges, both in the UK and in emerging markets, and their registered intermediaries to help source potential products for investment by FCDO. The programme will support the UK FCDO’s policy agenda of mobilising private finance and transforming the role that institutional capital plays in bridging the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) financing gap. The Product Platform will address one of the most compelling issues preventing capital formation in public markets for SDG financing – the dearth of suitable listed products to channel institutional capital to the developing world.

MOBILIST has three ways to support the listing process of any potential investment. In the first instance, the programme can invest in a product at its IPO. Beyond investment capital, the MPP can also provide Technical Assistance (TA) to support the listing. This support can be for direct listing costs, such as supporting the writing of the listing prospectus or relevant legal costs. The TA can also support the development of a strong impact assessment framework (MEL), which can help potential investees state their impact goals and show a credible way of monitoring their results.


The position is based in Palladium’s London office.

You and Your Career:

 If you are able to take the initiative and work with a low level of supervision, and you have expertise in working on complex projects with multiple stakeholders, 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 Lines:

The Deputy Team Lead will report to the Team Lead. The Deputy Team Lead will work with key team members across all MOBILIST activities.

 Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

 The key objectives of the Product Platform are to:

  • Explore financial markets to find investment products/platforms that can best respond to market need for new product listings that would support SDG financing at scale
  • Identify at least 5 priority products that MOBILIST can support through the design, launch, invest and IPO stages to listing in the UK or on a local exchange
  • Deploy TA to support the development and production of a further 3-4 potential products
  • Lead product contributions towards the MOBILIST ‘Learning Hub’ and collaborate with the MOBILIST Policy Platform to identify and overcome policy issues that hinder programme objectives

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • S3 Support – Design and delivery of MOBILIST activities in line with the MOBILIST Strategy and Workplans around the S3 process
  • MEL Support – Contribution to the updating and monitoring of the MOBILIST Theory of Change and Results Measurement System, including the Value for Money Framework
    Milestone Coordination and Delivery – Support on the timely delivery of MOBILIST quarterly milestones. Contribution to reporting and communications, including production of inter alia, quarterly progress reports, annual reports, briefing papers and relevant project deliverables
  • Operations Support – Contribution to operations and financial management tasks, including recruitment, contracting and management of consultants and sub-contractors, development and management of project’s forecasts and invoices, risks management and compliance
    Relationship Management – Support and manage relationships with FCDO to ensure agreement of the Programme’s strategy, plans and resource requirements, budget, and any amendments required to the head contract, and work with the team to address client’s requests
  • Advocacy – Support the wider MOBILIST governance arrangements and support in promoting the MPP as well as coordinating with external stakeholders including other FCDO programmes, donor and government agencies, investment organisations, etc
  • Ad Hoc Support – Respond to requests for information or action on specific issues by the Team Lead, Programme Director and/or Project Manager

The Deputy Team Lead will also assist Palladium’s capital advisory work on an ongoing basis.

Key Competencies Required:

  • Previous experience with managing projects or activities, using customer service skills, and/or completing tasks where high quality organizational, financial, or managerial skills was needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports
  • Ability to learn and apply complex program procedures with exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to work with a low level of supervision
  • Strong editing skills and demonstrated competence using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

Shares our values and passions:

  • Views impact investing as a means to shift the paradigm and transform the world of finance to work better for the world
  • Always looks for root causes of problems and is able to see them in their broader context
  • Can come up with creative solutions to complex issues and see them through their implementation
  • Is willing to learn and is someone who we can learn from

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 accommodations 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.