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Head of Portfolio - PRISMA 2
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.
The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Incomes through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA 2) is a five -year program (2019 – 2023) funded by the Australian Government’s aid program and implemented in cooperation with the Government of Indonesia. The program will build upon the achievements and results of AIP-PRISMA (2013-2018), using a market systems development (MSD) approach to support inclusive economic growth in Indonesia’s agriculture sector.
PRISMA 2 will improve smallholder farmers’ competitiveness and access to new markets, better inputs, know-how and technology. It will aim to achieve a sustainable 30% increase in the net incomes of 700,000 smallholder farming households in Indonesia by 2023 (total 1 million farming households). The program operates in six provinces: East Java, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Papua, West Papua and Central Java.
This position will be expected to:
  1. Manage one of the PRISMA-2 Portfolio Teams (consisting of Principle Business Consultants, Senior Business Consultants, and Business Consultants);oversee intervention concept and intervention plan development; partner selection; negotiation and deal-making; contracting; implementation of interventions; and results measurement activities; and gender mainstreaming at all levels.
  2. Manage and supervise the Portfolio budget, its utilization, and associated fiduciary responsibility that comply with the donor’s (GoA) and managing contractor’s (Palladium) financial regulations and guidelines. 
  3. Provide supervision and quality assurance on the sector and intervention level documentation such as sub-sector Growth Strategy Documents, Intervention Steering Document, Project Management Tool; and practical experiences, lessons learnt, and case studies to strengthen the portfolio team’s capacity.
  4. Manage the portfolio team members’ day-to-day activities; ensure their professional development; conduct periodic performance assessment; develop capacity development action plans to assist staff members reach their full potential.
  5. Be part of the Wider Management Team (WMT) and engage actively in the WMT’s roles and functions.
  6. Provide input and development on key project reports as required. 
  7. Collaborate closely with all other portfolios, units, and teams in PRISMA 2, including the gender and social inclusion (GSI) team, policy team, and the results measurement team.
  8. Work closely with the Portfolio Advisors in the development of sector strategies and other key program strategies including but not limited to GSI, nutrition, and environment.
  9. Provide capacity building, and oversight to co-facilitator-led (outsourced) interventions as required (if any).
  10. Be responsible for the relationship management to intervention partners, the provincial and district government, and other key stakeholders. 
  11. Travel to program target areas and other locations according to the needs of the intervention and program.
  12. Other tasks assigned by the General Manager.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional experience;
  • An excellent understanding on market systems development, business and financial analysis.
  • Good knowledge of political economy and various development methods;
  • Demonstrated professional experience in strategic planning, evidence-based decision-making, leadership, and management of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural working environment;
  • A high level of curiosity, critical thinking, and the capacity to innovate and to convince others;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Good understanding of Results Measurement;
  • Working experience in the private or public sector, and/or exposure to agri-business in Indonesian or international context.
  • Communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia would be beneficial but not necessary;
  • Familiarity with international donor funded projects, its systems and requirements, DFAT in particular;
  • Good networks among public and private stakeholders in agriculture sectors and program target areas.

This is an International position. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be contacted by email and expected join date will be on the 1st April 2019.
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14 Jan 2019
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