Palladium Tier Lead Jobs in Nigeria

Palladium Tier Lead Jobs in Nigeria



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.


Responsibilities


  • To provide strategic direction and management to the technical work within the identified three states which constitute a Tier - determining the overall direction and delivery of the programme, by collaborating and coordinating with the Senior Management Team.
  • The Tear Lead will also be responsible for providing direction, in association with the core specialists, the Results Measurement team and identified Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA).
  • The Tear Lead will also have responsibility for ensuring compliance for the programme objectives of:
  • Gender and women’s economic empowerment (WEE), and
  • Climate smart agriculture (CSA).
  • Provide overall strategic direction for interventions and activities within the three states of a Tier, generated by the Tier Team and ensure full understanding and provide required support to actives taking place in the Tier that are overseen by another Technical Team Member (outside of the Tier).
  • Tier Leads must ensure all opportunities to identify and incorporate WEE activities are acted upon in their Tier also, where relevant interventions implementation must be aligned to delivering CSA indicators.
  • As part of the required wider monitoring and quality assuring all intervention guides and associated documents and resulting outputs must be adequately documented and evidenced.
  • Identify new markets with the aim of contributing to the overall programme strategy; liaise with other members of the programme senior management team on potential markets and design effective implementation strategies for approved market interventions ensuring that they meet all donor and programme requirements.
  • Initiate and manage all market related value chain analysis ensuring study designs, contracting and implementation are done in accordance to set standards and in consultation with the Results Measurement team and the Support team; coordinate the development of final market opportunity reports as well as all other weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Drive the stakeholder analysis of the selected commodity chains, if appropriate, as well as identifying and contacting potential agents of change within agreed value chains and/or specific states.
  • Oversee the implementation of all intervention ensuring that initiative is taken within each intervention and setting work plans for the interventions.
  • Ensure that all intervention designs follow the agreed process and reporting developed by the Programme and that these comply with agreed reporting and are aligned with the defined protocols.
  • Identify key
    policy areas for each intervention and establish appropriate partnerships and contacts aimed at driving the policy amendment process where applicable.
  • Coordinate all administrative aspects of partnerships including but not limited to grants, MoUs, Collaboration Agreements and contracts
  • Manage the outputs of all members of the Tier Team, ensuring optimum performance of all members of the team.
  • Establish and maintain processes and systems which ensure strong continued linkages between the Programme’s Results Measurement team, ensuring all interventions are adequately and extensively researched, reported and monitored.


    Requirements


  • A Master's degree or similar qualification in Business, Economics or Development Studies or relevant experience within the commercial agriculture space;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementing and managing projects with at least one year spent on the field on market research or community projects;
  • At least 3 years experience leading a busy team and coordinating across teams;
  • Experience in business strategy development with focus on agricultural value chain analysis
  • Knowledge of northern Nigeria Agricultural supply and demand chains would be an advantage
  • Experience reviewing and writing reports
  • Experience in the development of surveys and data collection instruments for monitoring programmes;
  • Previous data analysis experience using Microsoft Excel or any other data analysis tool;
  • Previous experience using the market for the poor (M4P) approach would be of great advantage, (but training and/or mentoring will be given).
  • Knowledge of the institutions and organisations and/or businesses that provide services to the agricultural sector or rural development sectors in Nigeria and at the State level;
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and the ability to form strong relationships within CBOs, INGOs and within the state structures
  • Previous supervisory/ managerial responsibilities within a busy team
  • Previous experience of budgetary management and managing office and project finances
  • Good understanding of DFIDs policies on VfM, fraud, due diligence etc or similar activities with other major donors is an advantage etc.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd March, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Tier Lead Jobs in Nigeria


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