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Palladium MS4G

Palladium MS4G


Position: Communications Advisor
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

Project Background

This Opportunity:

Palladium International, LLC is implementing the $250 Million, 5-year USAID CATALYZE contract which offers a facilitated partnership model that will craft solutions to crowd in $2 Billion in blended finance (i.e., blended concessional and commercial finance) to USAID partner countries; it can work in any development sector or region. Launched in October 2019, CATALYZE is a buy-in mechanism that allows USAID Bureaus and Missions to efficiently deploy investment facilitation solutions that respond to the needs of specific sectors, issues, and geographies.

USAID CATALYZE Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) focuses on creating transformative outcomes in the food security and WASH sectors to benefit all Ethiopian people. To achieve these goals, the activity engages youth, mobilizes capital, increases access to finance, connects enterprises to markets, and supports stakeholders to self-advocate towards policy change which will promote opportunities for the private sector community. The project supports activities in Addis Ababa and secondary cities.

To strengthen the private sector in the food security and WASH sectors, MS4G uses a market-based approach to enhance enterprises’ performance, product/service delivery, and inclusion. The activities are designed to build institutional capacity, enhance knowledge and skill transfers through workforce development initiatives, advance the business enabling environment, accelerate digital transformations and scale best practices to increase productivity and quality.


The position is based in Palladium’s Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Office

Estimated Start Date

This assignment is expected to commence in January 2024.

You and Your Career

  • If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and results-focused doer, who shares our commitment to the development mission, we are interested in hearing from you.
  • We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

The Communications Advisor will report to the CATALYZE: MS4G Communications Manager.

Specific responsibilities of MS4G’s Communications Advisor include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop compelling, clear, and persuasive written content for a variety of communication materials and ensure that all written content aligns with the project's goals, messaging, and branding standards.
  • Prepare comprehensive and well-structured reports for internal and external stakeholders, translating complex technical information into easily understandable language for a variety of audiences.
  • Collaborate with project teams to ensure consistent and coherent messaging across all communication material and channels.
  • Create and curate engaging content for blog posts, social media, and other digital channels, maximizing reach and impact.
  • Produce high-quality written materials such as case studies, brochures, fact sheets, and success stories.
  • Craft engaging stories and narratives that highlight the project's success and contributions to its goals.
  • Review and edit written content created by team members to ensure clarity, consistency, and adherence to grammatical and style guidelines.
  • Maintain a record of communication activities and outcomes for reporting purposes.
  • Conduct training sessions for project staff and partners on effective communication techniques and foster a culture of excellent writing skills within the project team.

Other duties as assigned.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:

Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Job Requirements

Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field with a minimum of seven years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven experience in writing and content creation for development projects, ideally with a focus on USAID-funded initiatives.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency in digital communication.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Knowledge of international development and familiarity with USAID's communication requirements is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

The Communications Advisor plays a critical role in shaping and promoting the project's narrative and impact. Exceptional writing skills are at the core of this position, ensuring that the project's message is effectively communicated to diverse stakeholders and contributes to its success.