Fresh Ongoing Recruitment at Palladium International, 15th May, 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 Job Title: Agronomist, Agricultural Competitiveness
Location: Abuja
Duration:  5 years
Project Overview and Role
  • Palladium is recruiting for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness projects.
  • 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 seeks experienced Agronomists to support activities in areas associated with Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness.
Requirements
  • Degree in  (crops/livestock) and post graduate training/experiences in market driven farming systems development/management
  • At least 10 years experience of market driven farming/production system development in an international setting; preferably with USAID;
  • Strong knowledge of sustainable livelihoods approaches
  • Experience working with farmers organizations and/or agricultural cooperatives
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 31st May, 2018.
Job Title: Chief of Party – Nigeria State to State
Location: 
Abuja
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in March 2018)

Project Overview and Role
  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner
Purpose of Position
  • The Chief of Party is the senior leader position serving as the primary point of contact with USAID and with overall responsibility for meeting program objectives, oversight of operations, direction, and delivery of technical assistance. This position is contingent on funding.
Responsibilities
  • Provide technical vision and lead strategic development and support of programming in collaboration with USAID and key stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives with USAID and team;
  • Serve as Palladium’s primary liaison with donor(s), and other partners including civil society and government;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with development partners such as government institutions, private sector, civil society, etc.;
  • Enable identification, sharing, and application of international best practices and lessons learned;
  • Build local partners and local staff capacities;
  • Comply with USAID and Palladium reporting requirements on program impact and implementation;
  • Manage and mentor project staff or key stakeholders;
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program in close coordination with home office;
  • Manage effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities
Requirements
  • Advanced Degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, Finance,  Economic Politcy, or related field;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience leading/managing complex, multi-faceted donor-funded governance projects (especially USAID) in a developing country context, preferably in Nigeria or other West African  country;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience building capacity in government or other institutions, including relevant experience in a developing country context;
  • Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas: public financial management, decentralization, government capacity building, budget planning and execution, procurement reform, or audit and internal control systems;
  • Fluency in English
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 2nd September, 2018.
Job Title: Alliance Director, 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 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
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 31st May, 2018.
Job Title: Budget Team Lead – Nigeria State to State
Location
: Nigeria
Project Overview and Role
  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict.
Responsibilities  
  • Oversee specialist budget planning and administration staff across States, including providing mentoring and training as necessary
  • Assess capacity of key Nigerian government institutions and stakeholders in budget planning and administration at State and LGA level
  • Design and tailor technical assistance interventions in conjunction with capacity needs
  • Ensure quality and consistency of technical delivery and support to State and LGA level government counterparts
  • Directly provide technical assistance in budget planning and administration, budget transparency and procurement reform to officials at the State and LGA levels
  • Coordinate international and domestic STTA providing support to implement workplan activities
  • With MEL Director, continuously monitor and report on technical assistance, success and program learning
Requirements  
  • 5 or more years of experience with issues of budget planning and administration in Nigeria, ideally working directly in a budget office or similar government role;
  • Extensive technical expertise as well as management experience in the areas of budget planning and administration, budget transparency and procurement reform
  • Thorough familiarity in designing and providing training to State and LGA government officials;
  • Deep knowledge of capacity challenges, needs and opportunities in budget planning and administration
  • Experience working with international donor agencies, with a strong preference for experience with USAID in Nigeria and in the particular State
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 1st September, 2018.
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