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Manager, Inclusive Business Models (IBM), Kenya Private Sector Activity

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support KPSA’s inclusive business model strategy to increase capacity of the private sector agricultural out-growth in country.
  • Provide technical assistance on strategy to develop models and strategies to support new and existing businesses, create sustainable long-term funding vehicles, and provide a range of tools to support agricultural firm expansion
  • Facilitate the presentation of the inclusive business model for KPSA in meetings with public and private sector actors including GoK, non-governmental organizations, business associations, and others
  • Supervise implementing partners, sub-contractors, and grantees as they undertake tasks relating to the inclusive business model development.
  • Manage work planning and monitor the budget tied to the inclusive business model component
  • Collaborate with blended finance, business advisory service providers and financial institutions to appropriately fund developed IBM strategies.
  • Travel to various regions of Kenya as needed
  • Any and all other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party, the Inclusive Business Models (IBM) Director, and Palladium HQ

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of inclusive business model practices, especially in relation to the Kenyan private sector, services providers, investors, and out-growers in the Kenyan agricultural development sector
  • Robust networks within the Kenyan financial and agricultural sectors.
  • Proven track record developing high impact business models and strategies
  • 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.

Office Manager, USAID Kenya Private Sector Activity

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Palladium is seeking an Office Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded economic growth program which is anticipated to begin in 2023. The Administration Officer will be responsible for administrative support for the project office. S/he will report directly to the Director of Finance and Administration.
  • The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Feed the Future (FtF) Private Sector Activity (PSA) 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Assist in planning and coordinating regional and international travel for the project staff and consultants
  • Arrange and participate in conferences, training sessions, and meetings
  • Manning of the telephone switchboard to provide and/or oversee telephone and fax communication for all staff
  • Coordinate office logistics and services, including working across Palladium Kenya projects to compete and maintain efficient blanket purchase agreements and service agreements that all projects can tap into.
  • Receive clients and visitors, assist and resolve problems and inquiries of visitors
  • Travel to project activities in accordance with the project needs
  • Assist in the organization and execution of training events and seminars to be implemented by the project
  • Support the accounting, M&E, and communications personnel in their day-to-day duties
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Director of Finance and Administration and COP 

Position Requirements:

  • Strong verbal communication skills in English
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
  • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
  • Kenyan nationals preferred

Education Requirements:

  • At least five years of experience working in administration or office management
  • Previous experience working for a USAID project preferred.

Accountant, USAID Kenya Private Sector Activity

Roles and Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the home office’s Accounting department, Project Specialist, and Case Leader, etc. to manage and troubleshoot project accounting issues as they may arise
  • Reconcile project accounting and provide back-up documentation of all financial transactions into monthly accounting package to home office
  • Establish and maintain electronic accounting tracking mechanisms, per Palladium and USAID accounting standards.
  • Conduct monthly audits of local expenditures as reported by the Field Office, including local bank reconciliation and US dollar expenses
  • Review all local expenses for billing purposes
  • Produce accurate and timely financial reports
  • Maintain all accounting records
  • Act as first point of contact with local bank
  • Monitor vendor invoices and disburse payments upon approval of the COP

Budget Management

  • Oversee finance and accounting procedures
  • Review monthly budget reports to ensure accuracy
  • Indicate project activity numbers for billings and expenses so that Project Specialist can input into budget tracking tool
  • Prepare monthly cash forecasts for COP’s review and approval
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  • Oversee the financial aspect of procurement of goods and services for the project, ensuring compliance with Palladium and USAID policies
  • Review invoices for local services for the project

Position Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience in finance and accounting, BA preferred.
  • Experience with USAID accounting/financial procedures preferred.
  • Microsoft office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level
  • Proactive problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to manage confidential information
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, service providers and clients
  • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct.


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