Business Enabling Environment Specialist job at Palladium
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Vacancy title:
Business Enabling Environment Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Palladium

Deadline of this Job:
28 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Ethiopia , Addis Ababa , Horn of Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
Job Description
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 Background
• USAID CATALYZE Ethiopia: MS4G is designed to benefit the Ethiopian people, build community resilience, and strengthen rural-urban linkages, in the areas of food security and WASH. MS4G invests in developing strong relationships with private sector players, co-investing in inclusive business models, advisory services, digital solutions, and market-based initiatives that increase the resilience and sustainability of Ethiopian enterprises and employment for women and youth.

• CATALYZE MS4G uses a market systems approach to address key food security and WASH sub-system areas and the impact of economic shocks, including COVID-19 and political instability by stimulating adoption, adaptation, broad expansion, and responsive institutionalization and scaling of approaches and business models to transform the lives of Ethiopians.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Specialist will report to the CATALYZE: MS4G Team Lead. S/he will work to enhance the business enabling environment for SMEs to flourish.
• Provide support to ensure achievement of programmatic objectives and delivery of high-quality work for Business Enabling Environment activities.
• Support project leadership in budget planning and program monitoring.
• Directly work with business membership organizations, Professional and sectorial associations to improve BBE.
• Prepare periodic policy alerts and briefs.
• Work on different research requests of the private sector and USAID.
• Responsible for helping to improve the policy and regulatory business enabling environment for SMEs
• Help simplify registration processes for new businesses.
• Conduct formative research to support policy reform and present to client and stakeholders.
• Design and lead activities which improve policies to engage women, youth and vulnerable populations.
• Share results and contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning with project leadership, Palladium, and USAID
• Support the improved execution of the Business Enabling policy and regulations.
• Build capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) BEE advocacy
• Contribute to effective internal and external project communications.
• Conduct other duties as assigned.

Job Requirement
Required Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in business, law, economics, or related field
• Prior experience in a senior level position working on policy and regulatory reform in Ethiopia
• Prior experience working with SMEs and anchor firms
• Diplomatic skills and proven ability to work effectively with government and private sector policy reform stakeholders
• Very good understanding of the applicable business policies, legal framework and customary practices.
• Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
• Strong leadership, program, organizational management and oral and written communication skills
• Fluency in English and other local languages preferred.

Desired Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in business, law, economics, or related field


Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure

Qualified applicants can submit their cover letter along with an updated CV via the link below:

https://palladium.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/14611?c=palladium 


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ethiopia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 28 june 2022
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Posted: 17-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 17-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 17-06-2065
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