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Technical Expert (Ag Policy and Enabling Environment)


Palladium is looking for an Agriculture Policy Technical Expert for an upcoming project in Cambodia. The purpose of this Program is to accelerate the growth of the Cambodian commercial horticulture sector by strengthening value chains and removing obstacles to market access for commercial horticulture crops in order to create job opportunities and increase rural on- and off-farm incomes.

The Agriculture Policy Technical Expert will be primarily responsible for the design and implementation of the projects activities for the purpose of fostering the agribusiness enabling environment that will allow for private sector led expansion into the market. These actives may include developing private sector partnership, establishing and fostering regular public-private dialogue, and value chain financing. The Agriculture Policy Technical Expert will be considered a “key” staff position and will report to the Chief of Party.

Minimum Education and Experience Required
♦ Six (6) years of professional experience implementing agriculture policy projects in South or South East Asia
♦ An advanced degree in economics, agriculture, regulatory reform/law or business administration.
♦ Fluency in English
♦ Experience in developing an enabling environment including public-private dialogue and partnerships, regulatory reform, access to finance, and small and medium enterprise development.
♦ Proven track record in the fields of public sector engagement and strengthening, private sector development, legal reform in the agricultural sector.
 

Private Sector Development Specialist

Palladium is looking for a Private Sector Development Specialist for an upcoming project in Cambodia. The purpose of this program is to accelerate the growth of the Cambodian commercial horticulture sector by strengthening value chains and removing obstacles to market access for commercial horticulture crops in order to create job opportunities and increase rural on- and off-farm incomes.

The Private Sector Development Specialist will be responsible for facilitating scalable agribusiness models and developing private sector partnerships in the target provinces. The candidate will also be responsible for horticulture supply chain and marketing management, value chain financing, and promoting value chain support service including extension in the target provinces.  The Private Sector Development Specialist will be considered a “key” staff position and will report to the Chief of Party.

Minimum Education and Experience Required
♦ Minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in managing agriculture market development in South and Southeast Asia
♦ An advanced degree in the field of business administration, agriculture, economics or law.
♦ Prior experience in the development of small and medium enterprises.
♦ Knowledge of the regulatory framework related to small and medium enterprises, business finance, and agricultural development, and a sound understanding of value chain structure and dynamics.
♦ Knowledge of the Cambodian regulatory framework related to small and medium enterprises, business finance, and agricultural development sound understanding of the Cambodian value chain structure and dynamics
♦ Fluency in English is required.
 

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by visiting our careers page: http://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs?location=APAC#content Or by contacting our recruiter, Dwight Hahn
(Dwight.hahn@thepalladiumgroup.com) with the subject line ‘FTFCambodia-Horticulture’

The deadline for application is on 29 June 2016.

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