Back Peer Learning Event Coordinator

  • Added Date: Thursday, 04 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018

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 Market Development Facility (MDF) is an Australian Government-funded initiative currently being implemented in five countries. MDF utilises a market systems development (MSD) approach to connect with private and public sectors players with the ability and leverage to trigger lasting systemic change and create broad-based, sustainable pro-poor growth. MDF can be scaled-up to support further market development activities in country and in additional countries as needed.

Project Overview

MDF is a multi-country facility, currently operating in Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Each country has its own country team on the ground, with a Core Leadership Team (CLT) headed up by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) providing strategic, technical and managerial oversight across all MDF partner countries. The CLT ensures uniformity and integration of approach and systems across countries, while at the same time ensuring sufficient programmatic flexibility for Country Teams to respond to local context and DFAT country strategy. The Market Development Facility (MDF) is an Australian Government-funded initiative currently being implemented in five countries. MDF utilises a market systems development (MSD) approach to connect with private and public sectors players with the ability and leverage to trigger lasting systemic change and create broad-based, sustainable pro-poor growth. MDF can be scaled-up to support further market development activities in country and in additional countries as needed.

Role

In 2018 MDF will host an invitation-only, week-long peer learning event for market systems development (MSD) programme staff in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme of the learning event 'Agile learning organisations and MSD: why you need one and how to build it'. The purpose of the event is to provide MSD practitioners and support staff an opportunity to freely discuss and share experiences in terms of the strategic, technical, client and operational issues and successes experienced in implementing MSD programmes.

It is envisioned that the event will be designed to accommodate four different peer group interactions: 1) Team Leaders; 2) Middle management; 3) Business Advisers or equivalent; Operations Managers or equivalent. Plenary sessions will also be incorporated into the programme.

The Peer Learning Event Coordinator will be required to be in Sri Lanka for the duration of the event and for one week prior. The event is expected to be held in June 2018, with dates yet to be confirmed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify a proposed organisation participation list and reach out to organisations to assess interest, and identify participants.
  • Identify facilitators, guest speakers and coordinate contracting, travel and other logistics.
  • Development and manage an event budget.
  • Develop the event agenda and support content development in collaboration with facilitators.
  • Identify and coordinate potential field visits on at least one day.
  • Production of a post-event report in collaboration with facilitators and other identified participants.
  • Production of content/materials for a follow-up event targeted at sharing key outcomes with DFAT personnel as part of MDF's wider learning agenda.

Requirements

  • A relevant degree with at least five years subsequent relevant experience.
  • Strong program and/or event coordination skills, including administration and logistics and maintaining budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, especially in interacting with industry experts, with capacity to adapt communications to specific types of engagements.
  • Highly developed understanding of the MSD approach and opportunities and challenges that arise in MSD program implementation.
  • Experience in workshop delivery, with the capacity to facilitate peer-to-peer group-based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop workshop content and materials and produce reports to a high quality.
  • Strong leadership, communications, program and organisational management skills. Excellent written and spoken English.

This vacancy is archived.

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