Palladium Resilience Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Palladium Resilience Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Activity Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Resilience Specialist to support Objective 3 of the Regional Agriculture and Market Systems (RAMS) activity, a 5-year, $23 million task order under USAID’s Regional Integration and Stronger Economics (RISE) IDIQ mechanism. RAMS is designed to promote increased agricultural production, trade, improved policies, finance and investment, and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can only be solved on a regional basis. RAMS will collaborate closely with USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s regional intergovernmental partners, including the East African Community (EAC), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. The Activity is organized under four objectives: 1) Strengthening cross-border agricultural market systems, 2) Accessing and scaling technologies, 3) Strengthening regional resilience, and 4) Strengthening the regional agriculture policy and regulatory environment. The RAMS geographic area of focus includes the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Zambia.

  • The Resilience Specialist will support the design and implementation of activities expected to build systems-level resiliency to drought; contribute to significant reduction in humanitarian needs; and build the capacity of governments and private sector in the region to prevent, respond to, and recover from shocks and stresses, both natural and man-made. S/he will support the Regional Resilience Lead to develop and implement regional resilience, adaptation, and risk-reduction strategies. S/he will report directly to the
    Regional Resilience Lead.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support implementation of risk-informed interventions to strengthen regional resilience and preparedness.

  • Participate in collaboration with bilateral projects, regional entities, and private sector partners to build regional resilience strategies and systems.

  • Assist development and maintenance of partnerships to improve adaptive capacities of vulnerable populations to shocks and stresses.

  • Support capacity building efforts of resilience management institutions at the regional and national levels to scale up successful approaches to multi-risk resilience.

  • Support the development of new or improvement of existing analytical and monitoring tools for improved decision-making.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, environmental science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience leading and implementing resiliency programs. East African work experience strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically about improving food security, resilience, and self-reliance regionally.

  • Prior USAID or donor experience preferred.

  • Strong preference for Kenyan and East African citizens.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Resilience Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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