Palladium Program Support Intern, Catalyze MS4G Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium Program Support Intern, Catalyze MS4G Jobs in Ethiopia

Company Overview:

  • 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.

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

  • Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at and we will be in touch to discuss.

  • Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

    Project Overview and Role:

  • USAID CATALYZE Ethiopia: MS4G is designed to benefit the Ethiopian people, build community resilience, and strengthen rural-urban linkages, in the areas of food security and WASH. MS4G invests in developing strong relationships with private sector players, co-investing in inclusive business models, advisory services, digital solutions, and market-based initiatives that increase the resilience and sustainability of Ethiopian enterprises and employment for women and youth.

  • CATALYZE MS4G uses a market systems approach to address key food security and WASH sub-system areas and the impact of economic shocks, including COVID-19 and political instability by stimulating adoption, adaptation, broad expansion, and responsive institutionalization and scaling of approaches and business models to
    transform the lives of Ethiopians.

  • MS4G is seeking a well-organized and self-motivated individual for the position of Program Support Intern. Ideal candidates will have exceptional writing, formatting, and administrative skills.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The internship position is responsible to support the overall program areas within various units at MS4G. It requires learning and understanding tasks within each area including all components of Workforce Development, Enterprise Development, WASH, Digital Economy, Business Enabling Environment, Investment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Finance, Trade and to interact with other parts of the business.

  • In addition, the intern is expected to contribute to other projects. Some projects will be one-time activities. Other projects will be ongoing with varying degrees of frequency. Frequent professional communication and interaction with internal and external customers to complete jobs is required.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Problem definition, research, data collection, analysis to determine best processes and methods for problem-solving.

  • Leadership/ ownership of assigned project(s).

  • Create, input, format and update a variety of projects and reports.

  • Regular and clear communication with manager and internal and external team members on status of assigned project(s).

  • Distribute timely and accurate work.

  • Maintain files and generate status information.

  • Show professionalism in all skills.

  • Identify areas for improvement within current department processes.

  • Administrative tasks, other projects as assigned.

  • Occasional cross-departmental training and project work with other interns.

  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines on multiple tasks, projects and priorities.

  • Professional and positive attitude.

    Person specification

  • BA or MA in Law, Finance, Sociology, Social Work, economics, agriculture, or related fields of social sciences.

    Desired technical skills

  • Proficient English both written and verbal.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, especially oral communication.

  • Dynamic and energetic.

  • Good understanding of gender mainstreaming, child safeguarding and GBV concepts.

  • Demonstrated experience in computer skills including use and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Program Support Intern, Catalyze MS4G Jobs in Ethiopia

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