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Senior Manager - Inclusive Growth Natural Capital

Company: Palladium
Location: New York
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Senior ManagerAbout Palladium:Palladium is a
global company working to design, develop, and deliver 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 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions,
races, languages, and gender identities.This Opportunity:
Palladium's Inclusive Growth and Natural Capital Practice (IGNC) is
seeking multiple outstanding professionals to join us as Senior Managers,
namely within the Inclusive Growth and Finance and Investment Portfolios. As a senior-level
professional in the Practice, the Senior Manager(s) will bring project
management experience and technical acumen to both project delivery and
business development. The Senior Manager(s) will play a key role in the technical
delivery, strategic oversight, and management of projects and, through business
development and contributions to thought leadership, contribute to Palladium
Americas' growth and impact around the world.The Senior Manager(s) will support project delivery, business
development, and other initiatives across the Practice. This may include
technical areas as diverse as finance and investment, financial and digital
inclusion, market systems, business enabling environments, agriculture, climate
change and green economy, enterprise development and entrepreneurship,
competitiveness, export and market development, e-commerce, and innovation.
Across activities, the Senior Manager(s) will lead advancement of IGNC approaches
in private sector engagement (PSE), localization, youth and gender inclusion,
and working with and through local business ecosystems to achieve scaled and
sustainable development outcomes.Palladium professionals at all levels work extensively and
collaboratively with others in the company (including in other
Practices/Portfolios and in other regions) to advance firm-level growth and
impact goals; build relationships and visibility; develop innovative approaches
and methodologies; and manage effective, dynamic teams.Experienced Senior
Managers will have opportunities to support other units within the firm in our
collaborative and agile environment, as well as to travel for project oversight
or business development pursuits. Typically, Senior Managers serve as thought
leaders, proposal champions, and Project Directors; they also may have
opportunities to fill short- and long-term assignments overseas.Location:
The position is based in Palladium's

Washington D.C. office.
You and Your Career:
If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have
expertise in economic growth, private sector engagement (PSE), inclusive
growth, sustainable market systems development, green economy, agriculture and
enterprise competitiveness 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:

  • This role will report to a Director, Inclusive Growth or Finance and Investment, depending on project assignment.
  • Sr. Managers typically supervise one or more Associates, Sr. Associates, or Managers.
  • The position is based in Palladium's Washington, D.C. office with an expectation to be physically present 3 days per week.
  • The position may entail overseas travel, at approximately 20% time and for periods averaging 2 weeks.
    Duties and Responsibilities: Project
    • Serves as Project Director on one or more Palladium home office project management unit(s)
    • Manages complex components of large projects, or series of smaller projects, with responsibility for work planning, budget management, project deliverables, client relations, and staff supervision
    • Manages project changes including project scope, schedule, and costs to keep the project plan accurate and updated
    • Oversees and ensures quality of the development of reports, budgets, workplans, proposals and other outputs for internal and external stakeholders, paying attention to the quality of results and project delivery and helping teams make adjustments as needed
    • Manages relationship with partner organizations on compliant delivery of inputs and the achievement of agreed upon outputs and outcomes
      • Identify new markets and sales opportunities, lead or contribute to sales and proposal efforts, and engage existing and potential partners to expand Palladium's technical expertise on existing lines of business
      • Provide a capture lead role and/or write technical proposals for USAID and other donor funded opportunities based on best practices applied to specific country/regional contexts
      • Take part in reconnaissance or positioning trips as part of priority new captures and bids to engage with potential partners, including private firms and sources of finance within a target sector or value chain.Technical
        & Thought Leadership
        • Leads technical work in topic area including: research, analysis, and publication of technical reports, case studies, policy and program approaches, and technical tools on related topics to expand existing lines of business
        • Maintains an industry presence as a thought leader by publishing regularly in peer reviewed journals and/or by presenting at annual conferences and meetings
        • Collaborates with peers to identify new research approaches and potential markets for those services
        • Identifies, builds, and maintains relationships with partners and consultants that provide technical expertise to both proposals and/or projects within their respective technical topic area(s)
          • Contributes to efforts at the portfolio to build team cohesiveness, lead, mentor, train, and motivate staff to ensure cooperation, project efficiency, and boost morale
          • Leads teams to implement new work including assignment and management of staff to new activities, initiatives, or projects
          • Acts as main point of contact for regular communication for all relevant technical subject matter stakeholders, both internal and external to Palladium
          • Performs other duties as assigned
            Competencies Required:
            • Substantial work experience in one or more of the following topic areas: economic growth, private sector engagement, agriculture/agribusiness and/or finance and investment
            • Substantial work experience managing multiple complex projects/assignments in a time-sensitive environment
            • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in English) as demonstrated by speaking engagements and/or written documents
            • Ability to meet multiple deadlines with exceptional attention to detail and to quality
            • Experience on developing country issues and/or in developing country contexts
            • Extensive experience implementing USAID and/or other donor funded projects
            • Demonstrated success with USAID-funded business development, as shown by experience writing, leading, and/or significantly contributing to winning proposal efforts
            • Leads problem solving initiatives and implements new ways of working and processes
            • Experience networking across the development community, including donors, implementing partners, and cooperating country organizations, private sector stakeholders, and governmental institutions
            • Excellent team management skills in a complex and fast-paced environment
            • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants
            • Extensive experience with conceptualizing and making presentations to small and large groups (over 30 individuals), both in-person and virtually
            • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
            • Demonstrated strong financial skills for generating, interpreting, and analyzing financial reports and forecasts
            • Proven experience identifying and applying complex program management processes
            • Ability to travel and work in developing countries for extended periods of time (20-30%)
              Expertise/Competencies Preferred:
              • Experience working in a developing country context
              • Experience with private sector-led development, market systems and supply chain development
              • Experience designing and managing pay-for-results (P4R) subcontracts and grants under contract is a plus
              • Professional working proficiency in another language, with priority given to Spanish, French, Portuguese, and ArabicEquity,
                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; and that 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
                you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or
                you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email
                our team at and we will
                be in touch to discuss.
                Safeguarding - We define
                Safeguarding as "the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our
                people, clients and the communities we work with from harm". We are committed
                to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium
                are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to
                an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a
                rigorous due diligence process. Apply nowShare Save Job

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