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Palladium Group   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Senior Technical Advisor, Agricultural Trade and Value Chains

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Component 1 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 1 goals of strengthening of cross-border agriculture trade and value chains.


• Provide technical and managerial support to strengthen cross-border VC trade and improve capacity to respond to shocks and stress. Focus value chains include but are not limited to: livestock, climate resilient staple crops, and horticulture.

• Lead efforts to identify cross-border value chain constraints and address barriers that limit trade competitiveness.
• Develop action plans for focus value chains in collaboration with other stakeholders such as regional institutions (EAC, COMESA, IGAD), governments, USAID, USDA and other actors.
• Identify new regional and international market opportunities and facilitate medium to long-term private sector investment in value chain systems, supporting industries and infrastructure.
• Improve the capacity of regional organizations and export-oriented actors in each value chain, such as associations and dealers, to address and facilitate cross border agriculture trade and barriers to trade.
• Share results and learning with project leadership, Palladium, and USAID.
• Develop strategies to target marginalized communities.
• Other duties as assigned.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Foreign trade financing; Project implementation; Innovation processes; Research planning; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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