MDF Pakistan Business Adviser

  • Full Time
  • Pakistan
  • Applications have closed

Website Palladium Group, Inc

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

At MDF, our teams work with businesses, associations and governments in Asia Pacific to help farmers and workers thrive. We use a market systems (MSD) approach to achieve long-term, lasting growth and create sustainable jobs for poor women and men.
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) is central to our work on the ground, and our teams in Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are dedicated to ensuring that our activities benefit women and girls.
MDF is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT).

In Pakistan, MDF works in the livestock, horticulture and leather sectors to create more opportunities for communities and help them benefit from information on finance and nutrition. The team also works in the sustainable technology sector to improve access to and usage of water and energy.

Role:
The purpose of the Business Advisor is to design and manage interventions working closely with a large variety of strategic private and public players to achieve sustainable inclusive growth. Business Advisors work very closely within a team of MDF staffs to design and implement interventions, measure their effectiveness and then learn and share the results/ knowledge.
Responsibilities

Perform qualitative and quantitative economic analyses of the agribusiness sector, to develop a ‘deep’ understanding of its functioning.
Identify the potential for pro-poor growth and help find innovative solutions to unlock the growth potential of country’s identified business sectors.
Apply effective results measurement practices in line with DCED guidelines.
Working with a team, develop intervention plans and results chains, and execute those plans, applying good research practice.
Assess the technical and economic feasibility of business plans from potential partners in the agribusiness sector and/or in close interaction with business partners, develop such plans.
Communicate, negotiate and develop partnerships with a variety of private and public players in the agribusiness sector.
Ensure compliance of interventions and activities are in line with MDF/Palladium operating guidelines; provide necessary support to administration and finance for intervention related topics.
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Requirements

Essential requirements:
A degree in business, agriculture, economics, business management or other related discipline (or equivalent professional experience in that field)
Excellent command of English, both verbal and written.
Be prepared to accept the physical demands of extensive travel throughout the country to meet potential partners, conduct research and monitor activities
International experience, either through work or study (preferred)
Familiarity with the issues affecting the agribusiness companies in country, as well as international trends in business and the economy (preferred)
Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory requirement

Application Requirements:

Applications should include a response to the position requirements. Please submit your cover letter and CV as a single document.
Position open to Pakistani nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Pakistan. Rates of pay are based on local labour standards.