Senior Technical Advisor, Resilience – Palladium International – Nairobi

Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

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 foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of resilience for the anticipated USAID “Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)” activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR’s interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 3 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving all the cross-cutting Component 3 goals including improved ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner than reduces vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.

Duration: 4-5 years

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to improve regional resilience, including crop and livestock storage systems, drought resistant cropping and livestock systems, and use of weather response and adapting technologies.
As this component is cross-cutting, ensure resilience efforts are closely linked and integrated across all other components.
Liaise with regional private and public stakeholders to ensure cohesive approach and implementation of resilience activities. These activities include trade enhancing systems such as efficient storage, transportation, and flows of crops and livestock across borders during emergencies.
Build capacity of regional institutions, private sector associations, regulatory officials, and cross border coordination bodies to prepare for and respond to key constraints during shocks.
Strengthen existing informal and/or formal regional level safety net programs.
Other duties as assigned.

Advanced degree in agriculture, animal husbandry, environmental science, economics, international development or other closely related field.

At least 5 years of relevant or associated experience in resilience-related areas of food security, trade policy, disaster risk management and mitigation, or climate-smart agriculture.

Prior experience working directly with agricultural/pastoral communities to improve their ability to adapt to shocks required.

Fluency in English and a local East African language required.
Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.
Previous experience working on donor-funded international development projects a plus.


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