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Risk Mitigation Manager, Economic Growth - Kenya Investment Mechanism


Palladium seeks a Risk Mitigation Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Kenya Investment Mechanism Project. The goal of KIM is to mobilize capital in agriculture and livestock value chains, clean energy, and water, focusing on country-led investment, cross-border trade, youth, and entrepreneurship. The Risk Mitigation Manager will be responsible for managing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Credit Guarantee (DCA) program in Kenya, and ensuring high utilization rates of the guarantee tool among DCA partners.
Duration: 5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Role and Responsibilities
  • Supervise implementation of USAID's DCA program in Kenya, including monitoring utilization rates, developing reports, measuring impact of guarantee utilization on target populations, and providing recommendations to FIs to improve the use and impact of the DCA guarantee tools.
  • Develop presentations, impact briefs and stories from the field related to USAID's DCA program.
  • Assist the broader KIM team design and operationalize other risk mitigation schemes that will significantly expand finance and investment to the target value chains.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of training programs for participating financial institutions to increase their utilization of DCA and other risk mitigation tools.
  • Monitor guarantee utilization among beneficiaries of other USAID implementing partners and develop recommendations to increase utilization if necessary..
  • Master's degree business administration, finance, international development, agricultural economics, or related field of study (or a Bachelor's degree and twelve years of similar experience);
  • Five to eight years or more of managing development finance programs in a developing country context.
  • Proven experience working with or managing guarantee funds (USAID DCA guarantee fund experience preferred) or other financial risk mitigation tools.
  • Experience organizing and/or delivering adult education training programs in a developing country context.
Position Requirements
  • Master's degree business administration, finance, international development, agricultural economics, or related field of study (or a Bachelor's degree and twelve years of similar experience);
  • Five to eight years or more of managing development finance programs in a developing country context.
  • Proven experience working with or managing guarantee funds (USAID DCA guarantee fund experience preferred) or other financial risk mitigation tools.
  • Experience organizing and/or delivering adult education training programs in a developing country context.

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