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  • Posted: May 30, 2024
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    Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.
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    Country Partnerships Manager – USAID Transforming Financial Markets for Agricultural SMEs in Africa

    Primary Role And Responsibilities

    • Develop a country-level partnership strategy to maximize both private capital mobilization and development impact and oversee implementation of it, making adaptation as needed
    • Oversee the administration, compliance, and implementation procedures of contracts and subawards, and ensure compliance with USAID contract and grant regulations including procurement regulations
    • Design and conduct contracts, subaward and consulting assignment solicitations and advertisements.
    • Facilitate and coordinate technical design of innovative grant, partnership and subcontracting approaches to meet the technical strategies of the program
    • Support designing and conducting grants solicitation and advertisements utilizing Palladium’s Pay for Results methodologies
    • Support the design, planning, outreach, implementation, and maintenance of partnerships for the program, including with internal and external partners
    • Manage grants commitments, taking into account probability-weighted pipelines and other tools to manage grant agreements against obligated amounts
    • Ensure design of grants and partnerships are aligned with the project’s technical strategy and results-based methodology and in compliance with USAID rules and regulations
    • Facilitate pre-award risk assessments and due diligence checks
    • Develop and execute all aspects of the GUC process, including development of the GUC manual utilizing Palladium’s approved GUC manual templates and guidelines
    • Support designing, preparing, and negotiating partner strategies with internal staff and potential partners
    • Assist in negotiating, in collaboration with Palladium HQ, grant terms and agreements, with potential grantees
    • Lead negotiations with contractors and applicants on awards, processes, and execution.
    • Facilitate and manage grants and subcontracts close out and final reporting
    • Other tasks as deemed necessary

    Key Competencies Required

    • Knowledge of USAID grants policies, procedures, and reporting requirements
    • Knowledge of USAID subcontracts regulations
    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or a related field in international business management, finance, accounting and/or auditing experience.
    • Experience in managing grants under contract for USAID-funded programs of a similar size
    • Experience in managing innovation grants, performance-based grants, or other mechanisms to algin performance incentives with an activity’s strategic objectives
    • Experience in managing partnerships, interacting with stakeholders, collaborating on meetings and workshops, and overseeing partnership activities
    • Experience in designing and managing subcontracts, preferably under USAID-funded programs
    • Prior experience in a management role on a USAID funded program highly desired experience managing staff
    • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with various stakeholders and grant awardees
    • Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel
    • Local candidates are preferred
    • Written and oral proficiency in English required

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    Agricultural Finance Director – USAID Transforming Financial Markets for Agricultural SMEs in Africa

    Primary Role And Responsibilities

    • Define the program’s strategy to deliver innovative and fit-for-purpose financial products/services, and expand growth of financial institutions related to East Africa’s agricultural sector
    • Design and operationalize blended finance mechanisms to mobilize private capital for agricultural SMEs in East Africa.
    • Provide technical leadership to increase access to tailored financial products and stimulate for blended finance instruments.
    • This may include overseeing the provision of technical assistance to financial services providers (banks and non-bank intermediaries) to enhance their products and services, structuring incentive schemes to enable financial institutions to expand into new sectors and value chains, among other activities.
    • Represent the program’s financial intermediary-related activities in meetings with public and private sector actors including country governments, non-governmental organizations, business associations, among others
    • Supervise implementing partners, sub-contractors, and grantees as they undertake tasks relating to expanding and supporting Fis and blended finance initiatives
    • Travel to various regions of East and Southern Africa as needed
    • Any and all other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party and Palladium HQ

    Key Competencies Required

    • Advanced knowledge of the blended finance, financial sector, and financial institution interventions in East Africa, including key stakeholders and existing products and services
    • Robust networks within the region’s financial sector
    • Proven track record working with financial intermediaries (including bank and non-bank financial institutions, funds, and technology-enabled firms) to enhance their products and services focusing on the agricultural sector,
    • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs of a similar size
    • Excellent communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements preferred
    • Experience working for large donor organizations such as USAID preferred
    • Written and oral proficiency in English required

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