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New Job Positions At Palladium International – [7 Positions]

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, Agribusiness
Location: 
Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting for two anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria opportunities in Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness Investment.
  • The goals of these projects are to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Purpose of Position

  • Palladium seeks Directors of MEL for two anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria opportunities in Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness Investment.

Responsibilities

  • Designs and implements Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach for the Activity
  • Oversees data collection efforts and ensure all program requirements are met
  • Ensures project scope and activities are compliant with USAID policies.
  • Coordinates closely with implementing partners to build cohesive measurement and results systems
  • Manages M&E across all components, assuming responsibility for operational decision-making as necessary
  • Designs and implements the M&E system to track activity progress, and report on results and impact of technical programming

Requirements

  • MA or higher in Business Administration, International Development, Economics, Statistics, or a related field
  • Seven (7) years of progressively more responsible work with experience supervising a team
  • Experience designing and overseeing M&E data collection and reporting for agriculture/food security projects. Feed the Future reporting experience is also preferred
  • Demonstrated research design and analytical skills with five (5) years of agriculture research or M&E experience in Nigeria.
  • USAID or other international donor experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to implement, operationalize, and manage information collection and assessment systems
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage information databases using appropriate software applications
  • Ability to work in team environment and work with and train non-direct reports to implement initiatives
  • Strong writing, reporting, and presentational skills
  • Familiarity with gender issues in M&E and an understanding of the Women?s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) would be a plus.

 

 

Job Title: Director of Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion, Agricultural Nigeria
Location: 
Abuja
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness project.
  • The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Purpose of Position

  • The Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director will provide overall technical leadership in the areas of gender equality integration and youth programming.
  • S/he will collaborate with other members of the project team to plan and implement the annual Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis and ensure that the results inform the annual work plan.
  • Collaboratively s/he will introduce gender-transformative activities and/or scale up of evidence-based interventions promote gender equality and meet the needs of youth.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute the annual Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis.
  • Plan and implement capacity-building activities in collaboration with partner organizations,
  • Conduct and build capacity in gender analysis (e.g., project partners, district planners, etc.)
  • Develop annual gender and youth work plans and budgets in consultation with other program team members, finance and M&E team, and monitor the implementation of these work plans and budget.
  • Identify and monitor gender-related project indicators to promote and document gender equality in project interventions.
  • Maintain up-to-date statistics and gender program data in collaboration with the M&E department for the project?s gender related performance reporting.
  • Ensure that the results of the Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis translate into the workplan and quarterly into the collaborative learning and adapting (CLA) activities.
  • Document best practices and lessons learned in implementing gender equality and youth development activities in the project. Write reports, success stories, technical briefs and abstracts for presentations.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Gender, Agronomy and Development or Masters in gener or Social sciences.
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience as a trainer with a strong track record of implementing training strategies and programs.
  • Experience working with a range of local government officials and government facilities desired.
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Computer literacy with standard business software (including Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Experience with U.S. Government-funded programs is desirable.
  • 10+ years’ work experience including Five or more years conducting gender analysis and integration,
  • Demonstrated familiarity with standard gender analysis and integration tools and methodologies, and knowledge of evidence-based interventions to promote gender-equality in agriculture based projects
  • Field experience in agriculture programs
  • Experience interpreting qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Must be capable of working both in a team and independently to implement the duties described above.
  • Willingness to travel within the country 25% of his/her work time.
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply

 

 

Job Title: Agribusiness Investment: Impact Investment Advisor
Location:
 Nigeria
Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to scale up impact investment to support social enterprises and micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agribusiness sector
  • Provide technical support to strengthen advocacy to support the removal of policy constraints related to impact investing in Nigeria
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to social enterprises and MSMEs to enable their access to impact investment

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Business or related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in investment and finance, experience in the scaling the impact investment sector;
  • Prior experience working on agriculture or access to finance projects funded by USAID or by other major donors, with at least five (5) years of experience preferred;
  • Professional, relevant experience in Nigeria highly preferred;
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply.

 

 

Job Title: Alliance Director, Agricultural Competitiveness – Nigeria
Location:
 Abuja
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness project.
  • The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Purpose of Position

  • Palladium seeks a Director of Trade Policy and Promotion for the USAID-funded Nigeria opportunity in Agriculture Competitiveness.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships with private sector organizations, cooperatives, partners, collaborators and financial institutions;
  • Facilitates relationships between value chain actors including smallholders, traders, financial institutions, buyers, processors and agribusiness;
  • Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies;
  • Facilitate high level market linkages to add value to specific value chains. This includes cluster creation with value chain actors from the smallholder field to anchor firm level.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in crop production, agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics or related field. Knowledge of aquaculture a plus.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working with USAID or another donor agency.
  • Seven years professional work experience in crop production and/or crop protection, or food security, value chain development including facilitation, agribusiness, marketing, and financial services, private sector development, and enabling environment policy reforms.
  • Experience in training, provision of technical assistance and public private facilitation among smallholders and value chain actors.
  • Previous experience in Nigeria preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills required for working with project staff and beneficiaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance
  • Excellent communication skills are essential to write effectively and persuasively and be able to present information in a variety of settings and formats
  • Fluency in English required
  • Experience with gender mainstreaming a plus

 

 

Job Title: Export Promotion/Market Linkages Advisor, Agricultural Competitiveness
Location: 
Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness project.
  • The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Purpose of Position

  • Palladium seeks an Export Promotion/Market Linkages Advisor for the anticipated five year USAID-funded Agriculture Competitiveness program for increasing global competitiveness, intra-regional trade, and food security in Western Africa.

Responsibilities

  • Promotes an enabling environment for trade and investment, promoting regional integration and trade, expanding African capacity to effectively access and benefit from global markets,
  • Will work to encourage global companies to trade with and invest in West Africa.
  • Promote and lead various economic development programs within the West Africa region.

Requirements

  • Provide technical and management support to the Value Chain Competitiveness team to design and implement strategies to increase value chain competitiveness in the region.
  • Work closely with the DCOP to develop value chain competitiveness strategies for the program.
  • Oversee the Regional Staple Foods Trade and Global Export Trade Unit Leads to ensure cohesiveness of strategic implementations and achievement of stated goals.
  • Write and contribute toward progress reports, technical reports, and other deliverables.
  • Provide technical guidance project implementation to achieve targets in poverty reduction, regional food security, and export development.
  • Liaise with the regional governments and intergovernmental organizations, stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors.
  • Collaboratively implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision.

 

 

Job Title: SME Policy Advisor, Agribusiness Investment
Location
: Abuja
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agribusiness project.
  • The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Purpose of Position

  • Palladium seeks a SME Policy Advisor that will be responsible for providing policy analysis support services: expert consultants, logistical support to policy forums, coordinate policy information and related data important to the value chains.
  • In addition the Agriculture Policy Advisor will identify value chain policy needs in line with the demands of the commodity suppliers? network/organizations .

Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical support to value chain policy forums in order to strengthen the private sector voice in advocating for policy reform.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance to national commodity supplier/service organizations designated to participate in advocacy, formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of policies relevant to value chains.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in agriculture policy preferably in West Africa;
  • Prior experience working on agricultural production or value chain development projects funded by USAID or by other major donors, with at least five (5) years of experience preferred;
  • Professional, relevant experience in West Africa highly preferred;
  • Private sector agribusiness experience (management, production, etc.) highly desirable.

 

 

 

Job Title: Lead BDS Provider, Agricultural Competitiveness
Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness project.
  • The goal of the project is to create a catalytic investment mechanism which links smallholder farmers to the private sector and to create a positive business enabling environments for thriving agribusiness sector.

Responsibilities

  • Liaises with vocational/training institutes and/or other training and educational providers for developing tailored training programs
  • Create improved VTE curricula that addresses improved hard and soft skills, strengthen work ethic, and address gender stereotypes
  • Liaises with vocational/training institutes and/or other training and educational providers for developing tailored training programs
  • Facilitates curriculum development, training of trainers and skills training for target beneficiaries including vulnerable groups
  • Facilitates curriculum development, training of trainers and skills training for target beneficiaries including vulnerable groups
  • Provides technical guidance and support on training curricular
  • Provides technical guidance and support on training curricular
  • Create improved VTE curricula that addresses improved hard and soft skills, strengthen work ethic, and address gender stereotypes

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Education, Workforce Development, Human Resources, or related field
  • Prior experience designing and implementing VTE curricula and technical education
  • Experience working on women, youth and vulnerable population inclusion
  • Experience in career counselling, job placement, training preferred
  • Prior experience building strong public-private partnerships to create internships opportunities that are industry specific for both genders
  • Fluency in English required

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Nigerian nationals strongly encouraged to apply

 

Application Deadline: 25th September, 2018

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