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Business Associate (Fluent French Speaker Required) At Palladium International – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldArt / Crafts / Languages  , Project Management  , Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 
  • The Business Associate will be responsible for managing Restoration Champions (RCs) located in in the Kenya Rift Valley and in the Rusizi Basin for the Markets
  • Readiness Technical Assistance (MRTA) programme. As many of the RCs in the Ruzizi Basin speak French, a fluent French speaker is required. This will involve building a pipeline of RCs and identifying the Technical Assistance needs of each RC that will be part of MRTA. They will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of TA support that RCs will receive and monitor their progress against projected impact indicators. The Associate will work with the broader team in designing and implementing a strategy that will equip RCs reach their commercial scale up goals through the provision of TA and other financing needs.

Scope of Work
Pipeline Development

  • Conduct pipeline screening of potential partners /RCs that will enter the MRTA;
  • Conduct rapid assessment to determine level of market readiness for each RC;
  • Develop a market readiness pitch deck for each RC in the MRTA pipeline;
  • Support presentation of RCs to relevant approval committees towards entry into the MRTA

Portfolio Management

  • For selected RCs entering the MRTA pipeline, develop commercial scale-up plans outlining expected results and required inputs with the aim of facilitating access to market and successful offtake transactions
  • Organize and lead kick-off meetings, introducing RCs to programme polices and project management policies, procedures, and practices
  • Lead and actively participate in team problem solving sessions and provide insight and trends
  • Work alongside the commercial partnerships team to support facilitation of off taker contracts with RCs
  • Actively participate in relevant stakeholder meetings to build knowledge and engage with key stakeholders in the region
  • Manage the relationship with stakeholders in the project through regular check-ins and communications
  • Deliver and implement targeted technical assistance to RCs, in one or more of these business skills: business growth strategies, go-to-market strategies, business plan development, SME finance, SME accounting, sales and marketing, fundraising, etc.
  • Communicate with French speaking RCs in French. Where necessary, translate documents from English to French and vice versa to better communicate with French speaking RCs
  • Serving as intermediary for MRTA interventions with French speaking RCs.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure timely reporting and monitoring to achieve expected outcomes and impacts
  • Ensure RCs under implementation achieve MRTA milestone targets as planned
  • Share lessons and impact stories around projects under implementation
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to RCs for successful implementation of activities
  • Review technical reports and track milestones based on each RC’s contract

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience in one of the following agricultural supply chains, including commodities such as coffee, cocoa, nuts, avocadoes, bamboo etc
  • Fluency in speaking, writing and reading French and English
  • Understanding of finance/commercial sector with knowledge of designing financial models, business plans and investment pitch decks.
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced, results-driven business environment.
  • A strong understanding of, and passion for restoration and sustainable land use.
  • Experience working on complex programmes in developing countries with multiple stakeholders, components, and objectives.
  • Track record of being part of a team that delivers results and contributes to economic, social and environmental outcomes

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium International on palladium.csod.com to apply

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