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About Palladium: Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

Project Overview and Role : The USAID Enterprises, Employment, and Enabling Environments (E4) Activity aims to increase employment and jobs through increased private sector productivity and competitiveness. The theory of change is: “For the number of jobs to increase, businesses must grow; and for businesses to grow, constraints preventing growth must be removed.” Following this logic, Palladium will focus on removing obstacles to growth at the firm level and will work to develop skills identified by employers or develop entrepreneurial expertise. Additionally, Palladium will work to address legal and regulatory constraints if they are determined to be significant inhibitors of firm growth. These efforts will result in the creation of new firms, the growth of existing firms, and new job creation.

Work performed under the E4 IDIQ is divided into three components:

  • Component 1: Enterprises – Fostering Competitive Industries
  • Component 2: Employment – Developing a Capable Workforce and Entrepreneurship
  • Component 3: Enabling Environments – Creating Conditions for Jobs and Investment

This Opportunity:

The FGI Task Order will increase the competitiveness of high-growth industries to provide jobs and incomes for Central Asia’s growing workforce, propelling the region toward self-reliance. FGI will transform market systems in ways that help high-potential firms and sectors grow, foster market linkages to match demand for workforce skills with training offered to youth and women, link entrepreneurs to high-growth markets, and build more business- and worker-friendly policy environments and institutions to sustain private sector–driven growth.

In Component 1, in selected sectors, Palladium will facilitate partnerships with “anchor” firms in the selected sectors, i.e. firms with significant capacity to stimulate economic growth through developing large numbers and vertical chains of demand and supply sides of the market and enhance horizontal sector alliances of private sector firms including anchor firms, industry associations, and training and education providers. This will contribute to the realization of the identified market opportunities and help achieve scale in terms of new job creation and revenues.

Activities concerning partnership facilitation will include building a pipeline of prospective anchor firms, understanding their main constraints to growth, identifying opportunities on addressing their investment and advisory needs, building and maintaining strong anchor firms relations, drafting concept notes for program engagement, follow up and other activities as arise in the course of implementation of Component 2 activities. Activities in regard to facilitating collaborative alliances will complement anchor firm partnerships to tackle horizontal or cross-sectoral challenges that cannot feasibly be addressed by a single firm. Stakeholders in collaborative alliances may be formed and structured in different variations and sizes depending on the issue to be addressed. Palladium will include business development services (BDS) providers in the stakeholder alliances and encourage them to unlock their potential aimed at building demand for commercial high-quality value-added business development services to the private sector.

Activities in both directions as described above will help identify gaps in the supply and demand sides of financial products and enhance expansion of market linkages between various market players. Palladium will work directly with access to finance providers and include them into collaborative alliances to develop new and strengthen existing product offerings with a special attention given to social inclusion of women and youth into their pipelines.

Location: The position is based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

You and Your Career: Suppose you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in project assistance that cover all aspects of a project. In that case, it is dully attended to and completed at the right time, regardless of challenges encountered. In this case, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision: Private Partnership/Communication Specialist will report to Team Leader – Component 1&2 and coordinate her/his activities with a Country Manager. Private Sector Partnership/Communication Specialist will be responsible to building and maintaining successful anchor firm partnerships and collaborative alliances and support project’s communication strategy implementation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline and portfolio of anchor firm partnerships and collaborative alliances
  • Define investment and advisory needs of anchor firms and propose solutions to address them to Palladium
  • Develop and draft concept notes of Palladium engagement for work with partners and alliances
  • Seek approval of concept notes and ensure formal closing of the approved engagements
  • Manage partnership engagements and ensure their successful implementation aiming at contribution to achievement of goals and objectives of Component 1
  • Cooperate with teams of Component 2 in regard to workforce development and social inclusion activities and of Component 3 concerning identification and solutions of obstacles in BEE
  • Perform monitoring and evaluation activities of Component 1 related to anchor firm partnerships and collaborative alliances
  • Identify local business development services providers and build successful relationships with them; seek their active participation in selected sector development
  • Identify prospective start-ups and innovations and build and strengthen linkages among industry experts, buyers, and investors that can provide business plan
  • feedback and link them to markets and capital aimed at rewarding innovations that can be scaled up to improve sector competitiveness
  • Track, monitor, evaluate and report on results after each activity with anchor firms and alliances to Palladium
  • Assist Communications Director.
    • To oversee communications for project activities, disseminate communications tools to inform key audiences on project progress and successes
    • To manage internal communications and external media relations including communications firms and partner organizations
    • To support development of communication materials (video, visual images, social media messages, PPT presentations, press releases, success stories, impact statements, factsheets, flyers, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies Required:

  • Degree in relevant discipline (business, administration, finance, etc.)
  • At least 5 years of experience working in the field of ICT, tourism or textile.
  • Demonstrated skills and understanding of the private sector development, investment facilitation and access to finance.
  • Experience developing public private partnerships with large firms and business associations
  • Experience working with women and youth programs
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet hard deadlines
  • Experience managing several activities at a time
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams with a focus on social inclusion
  • Experience reporting to multiple lines
  • Creativity, agility and team spirit
  • Experience developing communication materials such as press releases, success stories, social media messages, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in verbal and written English and Tajik

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2022

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce. All job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

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Как подать заявку

Please apply though our internal webstie: https://palladium.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/14595?c=palladium