Palladium Kenya PSDI Director, Financial Institutions Jobs

Palladium Kenya PSDI Director, Financial Institutions Jobs

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:

  • Palladium is seeking a Director, Financial Institutions (FIs) for the anticipated USAID-funded program, which is anticipated to begin in 2023. The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) will be a 5-year program focused on accelerating agriculture-led growth in Kenya through partnerships with large agricultural sector firms (such as processors and off-takers) and expansion of smallholder farmer out-grower schemes.

  • The anticipated activity will focus on creating jobs and generating large scale increases in sales/exports in the agriculture sector cost-effectively and, ideally, through a sustainable and locally-led vehicle. The activity would combine tools used
    in USAID’s traditional private sector development activities with tools used to mobilize finance and investment into one mechanism – supporting a range of agricultural firms to expand investments and operations via a blended finance approach.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define Kenya’s PSDI strategy to deliver innovative, alternative financial products/ services, and expand growth of financial institutions related to Kenya’s agricultural sector.

  • Provide technical leadership to increase access to tailored financial products and stimulate the local market for private equity and 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, and private equity funds to help them mobilize capital from local and international financial institutions and investors

  • Represent PSDI’s FI activities in meetings with public and private sector actors including GoK, non-governmental organizations, business associations, among others

  • Supervise implementing partners, sub-contractors, and grantees as they undertake tasks relating to expanding and supporting FIs

  • Travel to various regions of Kenya as needed

  • Any and all other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party and Palladium HQ

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of the financial sector and financial institution interventions in Kenya, including key stakeholders and existing products and services

  • Robust networks within the Kenyan financial sector.

  • Proven track record working with financial institutions and private equity funds to enhance their products and services, and to increase enterprises’ private equity funds’ access to capital from local and international institutions and investors.

  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Kenya PSDI Director, Financial Institutions Jobs

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