Palladium Group Business Development Service Provider - Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Group Business Development Service Provider - Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Company Overview:

  • 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 orientation, veteran or marital status.

    Project Overview and Role:

  • Catalyze is a $250 million 4 to 8-year program, designed to catalyze $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors (such as education) and higher risk countries (especially low-income and post-conflict countries) around the globe, complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing.

  • Catalyze will provide services to many missions and bureaus that “buy in” to tap the CATALYZE investment and pay-for-results project management expertise. Our aim is for investors to explore and find commercially viable opportunities and approaches to creating jobs, developing sustainable social services, tightening and rationalizing supply chains, and advancing inclusive growth.

  • Catalyze Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) will drive private enterprise expansion to catalyze Ethiopia’s future economic growth and prosperity.

  • MS4G intends to foster enterprise-driven growth, especially among private enterprises that have high growth potential and the capacity to catalyze job creation throughout market systems.

  • MS4G will address systemic challenges, including building business development services capacity, creating a more conducive business environment, building the financial sector infrastructure and capability within private finance providers, and expanding the digital economy.

  • MS4G will catalyze private sector growth by improving access to finance and facilitating transactions through targeted interventions across market systems (demand, supply, and enabling environment).

  • Expanded access to finance will also drive change across the market system by increasing business revenue and necessitating job creation. The program has an estimated life of project funding of $55 million and is anticipated to operate for four years.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The BDSP Advisor will
    report to the CATALYZE: MS4G Investment Director.

  • S/he will work to expand Ethiopian enterprises, as measured by sales and revenue, and utilize experience to address business environment challenges that effect women and men differently and require gender-sensitive project design. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance to business development service (BDS) providers, banks, and other organizations working with SMEs

  • Identify and cultivate effective BDS provides positioned to support target sectors

  • Develop and implement effective approaches to BDS staff training and capacity building

  • Assist BDS providers with the development of policies to support emerging enterprises

  • Promote the integration of SMEs into value chains and facilitate connections with downstream and/or international buyers

  • Identify and upskill local business advisory service providers as needed to enable them to provide support to enterprises to enhance access to finance to facilitate trade

  • Oversee the provision of business advisory services to enterprises in the target value chains to ensure quality

  • Develop sub-contractor and consultant scopes of work relating to the provision of business advisory services

  • Manage sub-contractors and consultants through the completion of milestones and other deliverables as set out in contracts and other agreements, which includes assuring contractually compliant delivery of agreed inputs and achievement of agreed outputs and outcomes.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to discern how business environment challenges effect women and men differently and require gender-sensitive project design

  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of the business support landscape and the ability to advise businesses on the range of options available

  • Previous experience working as a Business Advisor in a management consulting firm preferred

  • Preferred master’s degree in finance, business, economics, or related field

  • Certificate in Professional Business and Enterprise Coaching Services

  • Preferred minimum of 8 years’ experience in SME growth support

  • Demonstrated success in SME support in Ethiopia

  • Proven ability to work effectively with SMEs

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Fluency in English required

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Business Development Service Provider - Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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