Palladium Component 1 Lead: Ag Productivity, USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity Jobs

Palladium Component 1 Lead: Ag Productivity, USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity Jobs

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  • About Palladium - 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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

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    Project Overview and Role:

  • The United States Agency for International Development/Rwanda (USAID/Rwanda) intends to award an acquisition activity through a competitive process, subject to availability of funding. The Modernizing Agriculture (ModAg) Activity aims to support increased agriculture productivity and income, access to finance and markets, and access and consumption of nutritious food products in Rwanda, while increasing the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. ModAg will use a facilitative approach to support market actors from the public and private sector to develop Rwanda’s agricultural sector.

  • Palladium seeks a Component 1 Lead to spearhead the activities under Intermediate Result 1 Sustainably increase agricultural productivity. They will lead ModAg activities focused on improving practices
    and technologies that will sustainably increase agricultural productivity and increase producer resilience to shocks.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In line with overall project strategies and approaches, manage the development, planning, and implementation of activities to increase farmer productivity and resilience to production shocks. Activities include, but are not limited to: Improving land management practices; Improving access to and use of quality inputs and technologies, and high-quality extension services and production information

  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team of the Project and support the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party in oversight of project staff and activities

  • Co-lead and oversee programmatic functions, i.e., development of work plans, budgets, quarterly/annual reports, and effective implementation of program strategy

  • Support effective and open communication with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID, Project Director, other Component Leads, project operations teams, and other relevant stakeholders  

  • Represent the project at meetings and events with GOR officials, agricultural community, NGOs, non-profits, and other public and private stakeholders 

  • Work with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and other project staff to integrate lessons learned, performance monitoring, and other inputs to continuously refine activities, management practices, and implementation

  • As a senior leader and technical advisor, support project leadership, operations, and management resources to ensure activities are implemented in accordance with Palladium policies and USAID regulations and procedures

  • In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure relevant staff use, maintain, and regularly upload data to support monitoring and evaluation of activities and results

    Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in senior management positions for USAID programs of similar or greater scope and complexity 

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: agronomy; climate-smart agriculture; nutrition and food systems

  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving, including demonstrated ability to effectively communicate strategies or plans to stakeholders and co-workers

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision and foster collaboration across an interdisciplinary team

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders

  • Experience in monitoring and documenting project activities and outcomes

  • Excellent communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong supervision skills managing teams.

  • Experience working for large donor organizations such as USAID preferred.

  • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and Kinyarwanda.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Component 1 Lead: Ag Productivity, USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activity Jobs

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