USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism 

Position Description – Financial Institution Transactions Advisor

Position Level: Manager Level II

Project Overview

USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM)

KIM may be a USAID financed extend that’s planned to open $400 million in venture for key segments of Kenya’s economy, including agriculture; 

cultivation, dairy, and animals (bolstered by Nourish the Longer), term vitality (backed by Control Africa), territorial exchange and speculation openings (upheld by the Succeed Africa activity), women-owned businesses as well as within the WASH, wellbeing, and framework segments.

KIM addresses imperatives on both the supply and request sides of speculation exchanges and is building a advertise framework that will mobilize significant capital from the open and private divisions. 

By building nearby associations among partners within the budgetary framework, KIM is invigorating the control of the private division to quicken Kenya’s travel to self-reliance.

KIM addresses two vital advertise disappointments that have debilitated financial specialists from financing imperative portions of the focused on segments:

(i) inadequately quality counseling administrations (budgetary, exchange counseling, procedure, and trade execution); and

(ii) constrained adaptability of budgetary items custom fitted to chosen key segments of the economy within the locale.


KIM gives capacity building bolster to both trade counseling benefit suppliers (BASPs) and Budgetary Teach (FIs). 

KIM employments keen motivating forces to mobilize fund for advancement within the focused on divisions. 

These incentives are outlined to make a feasible biological system for businesses to get to back and speculations required to extend and develop. 

Business exchanges are encourage upheld by a assorted extend of economical partnerships–with and among vital businesses, educate, government partners (province and national) and other advancement accomplices. 

These organizations will lead to scaling and imitating imaginative approaches to open fund and ventures, diminish dangers of amplifying credit to the farming and vitality segments, and offer testing of imaginative commerce models that can be scaled.

The Palladium Group

Palladium is the actualizing organization behind KIM. 

As a worldwide pioneer within the plan, improvement, and conveyance of Positive Affect, Palladium makes persevering social and financial value.

We work with establishments, speculators, governments, enterprises, communities and respectful society to define methodologies and actualize arrangements that produce enduring social, natural and budgetary benefits.

For the past 50 a long time, we have been making Positive Affect conceivable. 

With a group of more than 2,500 representatives working in 90 additionally nations and a worldwide organize of more than 35,000 specialized specialists, Palladium has made strides – and is committed to proceeding to progress – economies, social orders and most imperatively, people’s lives.

The Role

The Monetary Institution Exchanges Advisor will help the Venture group, counting all supply-side endeavors to motivating force the Kenyan money related segment to altogether grow financing and speculation.


•Manage motivating forces to grow back and venture to the target esteem chains at critical scale. 

•Facilitate linkages and key organizations between ventures, the government of Kenya, the private division, giver actualizing accomplices and the money related segment driving to extended finance. 

•Assist in encouraging preparing and specialized help to money related division on-screen characters as required to empower them to move forward their capacity to extend loaning to the vitality and agribusiness sector.

•Identify communication exercises that highlight the triumphs of monetary educate in extending financing. 

•Assist with the administration of the Kenyan money related teach and the venture, investees, and all other stakeholders.

•Supervise subcontractors included with encouraging preparing and specialized help to the money related segment on-screen characters to empower extended back and speculation to target sectors. 

•Closely screen bargain closure and administration, guaranteeing compliance with both monetary and social affect requirements. 

•Well-networked among money related teach, finance supervisors, and other sorts of potential financial specialists within the region.

•Ability to viably communicate with accomplices and stakeholders. 

•Travel as fundamental inside Kenya to bolster checking and closure of deals. 

•Other obligations as considered fundamental.


•Master’s Degree in Fund or Banking. 

•10 years’ involvement in money related ventures and/or managing an account segment in creating countries. 

•Experience within the Kenyan money related segment is preferred. 

•Demonstrated delicate aptitudes: basic considering, issue tackling, expository considering, detail-oriented, transaction, and communication skills. 

•Proven encounter creating and finalizing tall quality deliverables.

•Excellent verbal, composed, introduction communication skills. 

•Demonstrated capacity to think and arrange strategically. 

•Kenyan experts favored.



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