Palladium Hiring Consultant , County Engagement Modeling Process


Consultant, County Engagement Modeling Process

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Kenya Investment Mechanism

Scope of Work

Consultancy Position: Consultant, County Engagement Modeling Process
Level of Effort (days): 20
Estimated Start Date: Oct 22nd, 2020
Estimated Completion Date: Nov 30th, 2020
Reports to: Chief of Party or his designate


USAID/Feed-the-Future Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM)

The Feed the Future (FtF) Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) is a five-year project designed to unlock $400 million in investment for key sectors of Kenya’s economy, including agriculture and energy, and for regional trade and investment opportunities under the Prosper Africa initiative. KIM addresses supply- and demand-related constraints for investment transactions and boosts the enabling environment (policy and regulations) to promote the flow of capital for business expansion. Through the mobilization of capital and building partnerships between stakeholders in the financial ecosystem, KIM supports USAID’s overall goal of fostering broad-based, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth for Kenya.

KIM provides smart incentives and capacity building support to both business advisory service providers and financial institutions. These incentives are designed to create a sustainable ecosystem for businesses to access finance and investments needed to expand and grow. Business transactions are further supported by a diverse range of sustainable partnerships—with and among strategic businesses, institutions, government counterparts (county and national), and other development partners. These partnerships will lead to scaling and replicating creative approaches to unlock finance and investments, reduce risks of extending credit to the agriculture and energy sectors, and offer testing of innovative business models that can be scaled.


Palladium is the implementing organization behind KIM. As a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact, Palladium creates 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 more than 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of 3,000 employees operating in over 90 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.

The objective of the assignment is to document a process of working with counties, using KIM’s work with Makueni County and developing a methodology for future engagements with county governments that is in alignment with USAID’s policy of Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR). KIM seeks to create a how to guide for future county engagements to identify specific investment opportunities and incorporate enabling environment reforms that target unlocking capital.

The consultant is expected to develop a concise overview of processes, procedures, and decision points to guide future engagement with county governments on Business Enabling Environment activities, leveraging KIM’s experience on the Makueni County/Kalamba Fruit Factory initiative as well as the consultant’s own personal experience working with counties. This will include the following activities:
•    Undertaking a rapid assessment of all steps KIM initiated with Makueni County and other stakeholders under the pilot.
•    Conducting interviews with KIM staff, Makueni County officials, and private sector actors involved in the pilot to identify processes and activities that worked well in addition to those that could be improved.
•    Identifying additional activities that should have taken place, and/or stakeholders that should have been consulted, if any.
•    Developing a two- to three-page structural outline and checklist detailing the recommended process, decision points, and areas for stakeholder engagement for future county-level BEE interventions.
•    Presenting the proposed recommendations to at least two other counties, documenting and incorporating their feedback into the final recommendations.

•    Preparing a final report that consists of:
o    A two- to three-page rapid assessment report highlighting all steps KIM initiated with Makueni County and other stakeholders, including processes and activities that worked well in addition to those that could be added or improved;
o    A one-page graphic on the recommended process for county investment and policy engagements;
o    A maximum two-page (preferred one-page) document detailing process flow and checklist engagement requirements;
o    A one-page outline for county engagement (co-created) work plans; and
o    A maximum three-page report on lessons learned and other process improvement recommendations.
•    Presentation session to at least two other counties on the county engagement methodology checklist.


•    Master’s degree in Business Management, Law, Policy Development, or a related field.
•    5 years consulting experience with demonstrated expertise in workflow management, procedural management, and problem-solving.
•    Good knowledge of county government administration, budgeting, and procedures for passing policies and regulations.
•    Excellent understanding of the political economy of Kenya counties and the investment landscape.
•    Ability to relate to senior officials and work with a multitude of stakeholders.
•    Strong English verbal and written communications.

The consultancy is expected to commence o/a October 22nd, 2020, and be completed by November 30th, 2020. The level of effort to complete this consultancy is approximately 20 days.

Qualified interested candidates are invited to submit their application through To be considered, your email reference must clearly state “County Engagement Modeling Process” and be received by October 15th, 2020, 5:00 PM Nairobi time.