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Project Assistant (Operations/Procurement Support)- Ghana

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

The Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (FinGAP) addresses a key constraint restricting the development of commercial agriculture and obtaining full food security in Ghana ? access to finance necessary to enable investment in agriculture value chains. USAID-FinGAP uses a comprehensive approach to facilitate agriculture related investment, engaging a broad range of Ghanaian Financial Institutions (banks, private equity firms, leasing companies, investment funds, etc.) in providing agriculture oriented financing, in partnership with strategic investors and buyers of rice, maize and soya in Northern Ghana. USAID-FinGAP will also facilitate investment in the agriculture sector in Ghana that will complement other Government of Ghana (GOG) and donor programs aimed at expending commercial agriculture.
 
Primary Duties
As the USAID FinGAP project is in its final year of implementation, there has been an increase in technical activities to ensure sustainability of the project model, as well as increase in operations activities preparing for project closure. These activities require significant operations and procurement support to implement, and therefore the role of this project assistant will be to provide assistance to the operations and procurement team of USAID FinGAP. He will have a focus on administrative activities, which can include but is not limited to making travel arrangements, managing and mobilizing consultants, organizing procurement documents, assisting with events, among other tasks as assigned.
 

Responsibilities

 
Specific Functions and Responsibilities
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Completing due diligence checks on consultants during the onboarding process.
  • Assist with mobilization of consultants, including arranging travel, hotel, and ground transportation.
  • Create a tracking sheet for all consultants to monitor days of LOE used.
  • Source quotes for various procurement actions as needed.
  • Organize and file completed procurement documentation in USAID FinGAP office cabinets.
  • Assist with organizing and executing events for the project.
  • Assist the Project?s AODU, FSSU, M&E, BAS, Grants, and Communications Managers as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 Technical Oversight
 
The Project Assistant will report to the Grants and Procurement Manager, with overall oversight responsibility by the USAID FinGAP Chief of Party.
 

Requirements

Requirements
 
The Project Assistant will possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor?s degree and at least 5 years of experience in related fields
  • Demonstrated interest/proficiency in office management, procurement, administration
  • Experience with USAID projects a plus
  • Residency and ability to work in Ghana required