Employment in Kenya

 Palladium International Career Opportunities Apply Today!

 Palladium International Career Opportunities Apply Today!

 Palladium International Career Opportunities Apply Today!

 Palladium International Career Opportunities Apply Today!

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

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

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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

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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

Procurement

  • 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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