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Palladium Group Job Recruitment 2018

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Palladium Group Job Recruitment 2018 – Palladium is a worldwide pioneer in the outline, advancement and conveyance of Positive Impact – the deliberate production of persevering social and monetary esteem. We work with establishments, speculators, governments, enterprises, groups and common society to detail systems and execute arrangements that create enduring social, ecological and money related advantages.

For as long as 50 years, we have been having Positive Effect conceivable. With a group of more than 2,500 workers working in 90 or more nations and a worldwide system of more than 35,000 specialized specialists, Palladium has enhanced – and is focused on proceeding to enhance – economies, social orders and above all, individuals’ lives.

We are enrolling to fill the accompanying empty positions beneath:

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.

Deadline
25th September, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Director of Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion, Agricultural

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Master’s in Gener or Social Sciences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Deadline
Not Specified.

Application method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Value Chain Development Specialist, Agricultural Competitiveness – Nigeria

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 develops enterprises and links smallholder farmers to the private sector.
  • The project will develop value chains for domestic food security while also enhancing export promotion.

Purpose of Position

  • Palladium seeks seeks experienced Value Chain Development Specialists to support activities in areas associated with Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Agronomy, Business Administration, Marketing.
  • At least 10 years experience of value chain development preferably with a donor-funded project;
  • A Bachelor?s Degree and 15 years of experience in value chain development will also be considered
  • Strong knowledge of value-addition, processing, aggregation, quality improvement, market linkages, marketing of agriculture commodities
  • Experience working with enterprises and/or cooperatives and producer groups
  • Excellent communication, training and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in any of the following key areas: establishing/training agro-dealer networks, linking value chain actors to finance, linking value chain actors to markets, improving crop quality, post-harvest handling, promoting processing, packaging, marketing of staple crops for domestic and export markets.

Deadline
25th September, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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.

Deadline
25th September, 2018.

Application method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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
  • Facilitates curriculum development, training of trainers and skills training for target beneficiaries including vulnerable groups
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Deadline
25th September, 2018.

Application Method

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

P.S: Nigerian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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