MDF - Market System Development Panel

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Oklahoma, United States
Apply by 25 July 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 2 July 2018

Job Description

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. The Market Development Facility (MDF) is a multi-country private sector development program managed by Palladium on behalf of the Australian Government. The program currently operates in Fiji, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. MDF utilises a market systems development (MSD) approach to trigger lasting systemic change and create broad-based, sustainable pro-poor growth.

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Role:
The Market Systems Development Panel will be responsible for providing short term, technical support to the Country Teams. The Panel will advise leadership on program strategy and be used to bolster technical delivery in country when necessary. Panel members will also provide support to Results Measurement teams, in implementation and communication of results. Panel members may be asked to participate in MDF learning events and to support the development of MDF staff.

The Panel will support the Core Leadership Team (CLT) to develop and maintain strategy, technical direction and quality, at the facility and country level on an as needed basis. The panel is envisaged as an advisory service.

Specifically the Panel will:
* Provide MDF with sound strategic and technical advice in market systems development. This includes technical troubleshooting.
* Support the Country Teams to implement their strategies and maintain an innovative approach to partnerships.
* Support the review or refining of existing frameworks for assessing portfolio quality, and internal review processes.
* Undertake field work where necessary to support country teams in building a coherent investment portfolio that promotes systemic change.
* Support the CLT and Country Teams in the review or drafting of partnership agreements.
* Participate as needed in the portfolio review process for countries.
* Support the development of MDF’s ongoing capacity building, learning and development program.
* Contribute content to and support the delivery of MDF’s external learning agenda aimed at the broader M4P and donor community.

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* Advanced degree in international development, anthropology/ sociology, economic, (agri)business, or related fields.
* Extensive professional experience in practical implementation of a market systems development approach in a range of market contexts.
* Be recognised for effective versatile, technical leadership and troubleshooting in all aspects of MSD, including market assessments, strategy design, partnership management, systemic change and monitoring and results measurement.
* Demonstrated track record in capacity development approaches, including building the management capacity of senior technically experts.
* Experience creating a culture of innovation, entrepreneurialism and
* Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to constructively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders including DFAT and business partners.
* Excellent communication skills including spoken and written English.
* Willingness to travel to and experience in any of the MDF countries

Other Requirements:
Please include a CV (maximum four pages) together with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role. Both individuals and firms may apply. If firms apply, they must clearly outline this in the application. Firms should be advised that ARF rates will apply and that no management fees may be charged.

Location(s): USA - Oklahoma - Home based

About the Organization

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, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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