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Resiliency Outcome Lead

Company Overview:

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. 

Project Overview and Role:

The
Feed the Future Ag Diversification Activity is a five year project (September
2016 – September 2021) that contributes to USAID/Malawi’s Feed the Future goal
of sustainably reducing poverty and malnutrition in eight districts of central
and southern Malawi. The Activity fosters inclusive and sustainable growth in
Malawi’s agricultural sector, enhances resilience to climate change, empowers
women, and improves the nutritional status of women and children, and at the
same time increases the competitiveness of marketable, nutrient-rich value
chains through support for agricultural enterprises and increased access to
markets and finance. 

The
Resilience Lead will lead all technical and managerial activities in Outcome
II. Outcome II focuses on increasing resiliency and adaptability at both the
farm and community levels. The Outcome will increase the resiliency of farm
communities to adapt to climate change and adverse weather conditions and
variability.

Duty Station: Lilongwe,
Malawi
Reporting: Chief
of Party

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manages the “Resiliency of
    Smallholder Farming Systems Strengthened Outcome” and works closely with
    the COP and other Outcome leads to develop resilience, adaptation, and
    risk reduction strategies and work plans
  • Develops strategies and programs to
    increase farmers’ knowledge of, access to, and application of improved
    climate smart agriculture (CSA), sustainable landscapes management, and
    technologies and practices for diversified agricultural production
  • Undertakes resilience-building
    interventions aimed at increasing adaptive capacity and mitigating risk in
    smallholder farming systems, while incorporating principles of CSA
    throughout the other Outcomes (growth of Ag. incomes; nutrition; women’s
    empowerment).
  • Directly supervises the two Regional
    Resilience Coordinators, and indirectly oversees the activities of partner
    and grantee staff who coordinate on disseminating risk reduction, NRM, and
    CSA information within their broader scope of agricultural support, to
    help smallholders (regardless of age and gender) to anticipate and prepare
    for climate-related changes
  • Works with AgDiv partners and
    consultants to support the development of the Resiliency Index including
    collection, analysis and sharing of adaption and risk reduction data

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture,
    Agronomy, Natural Resources Management, Economics, or related field.
    Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in
    value chain and market systems development or climate change adaptation,
    risk reduction, and resilience-building projects
  • Experience promoting CSA technologies
    and/or techniques
  • Experience on other similar donor-funded
    projects; prior experience on USAID programs preferred
  • An understanding of monitoring and
    evaluation
  • Professional fluency in English


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