Palladium Group Investment Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Group Investment Specialist 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 5 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 Ethiopia: 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 five years.

  • While focus sectors will be finalized in collaboration with USAID during the inception phase, it is anticipated that they could include agribusiness, light manufacturing, and telecommunications & ICT (including fintech).

  • Across all initiatives, there will be a cross-cutting focus on women and youth, as well as a focus on ensuring that disparate ethnic groups and
    regions equitably benefit from the interventions.

  • The Finance Officer will support Finance Manager by ensures that all financial records of all the projects costs are in accordance with Palladium financial policies and procedures and donor (USAID) rules and regulations.

  • He/she must demonstrate the ability to use sound business judgement in assuring that all records to the financial system are accurate and necessary for the operations of the MS4G projects.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Investment Specialist will report to the Catalyze: MS4G Investment Manager and S/he will work closely with the technical team to expand Ethiopian enterprises, as measured by sales and revenue.

    Key responsibilities include:

  • Support in the implementation of a cost-effective, results-based approach to mobilize private capital for Ethiopian businesses

  • Support in the implementation of a cost-effective, results-based approach to enhance the ability of Ethiopian Business Advisory Services Providers (BASP) to improve access to and quality of services to catalyze business growth

  • Support in the design and implementation of a cost-effective, results-based approach to enhance the ability of the Ethiopian business community to access high-quality business advisory services and private capital in support of growth, as measured by sales and revenue

  • Design and implement interventions that improve the risk-return profiles of SMEs to enhance their ability to access investment

  • Develop and execute a pipeline of investor-grade deals in target sectors

  • Support in the design and implementation of a $15 million MS4G Facility to leverage concessional grant and subcontract funding to drive the growth of a robust business advisory service provider ecosystem, unlock financing for underserved market and segments, and connect business with qualified job seekers.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in investment facilitation in Ethiopia

  • Significant relevant professional experience in financing of private sector projects, including hands-on experience in debt and/or equity transactions, managing due diligence, financial modeling, negotiating term sheets and finance documentation and related project/corporate finance activities

  • Deep knowledge of finance, private enterprise, investment, trade, and digital economy in Ethiopia;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and local language(s);

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in finance, business, economics, or related field

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in investment facilitation / capital mobilization

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Investment Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia



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