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Director of Finance and Investments, Agricultural Competitiveness - Nigeria

Company Overview

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.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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 Finance and Investments for the USAID-funded Nigeria opportunity in Agriculture Competitiveness. 

Duration:              5 years 
Location:              Abuja, Nigeria  

Responsibilities

  • Ensures that innovation funds identify and catalyze new investment in Nigeria agribusiness and agriculture value chain development.
  • Liaises with the value chain development team to identify companies/enterprises with potential to contribute to a stronger Nigerian food system through provision of agriculture inputs, expanded processing and trade, linkages to post-harvest handling and storage; and promotion of domestic consumption of key value chains.
  • Develops a systems to track social impact of the agriculture fund on key target populations;
  • Oversees a grants management team, ensuring that grants are in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures, and ensuring that grants manual and related program documents are compliant with USAID regulations.
  • Oversees development of a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Maintains communication with recipients to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments;
  • Reviews recipient reports and documentation for compliance with agreement/sub-agreement terms and conditions

Requirements

  • Ensures that innovation funds identify and catalyze new investment in Nigeria agribusiness and agriculture value chain development.
  • Liaises with the value chain development team to identify companies/enterprises with potential to contribute to a stronger Nigerian food system through provision of agriculture inputs, expanded processing and trade, linkages to post-harvest handling and storage; and promotion of domestic consumption of key value chains.
  • Develops a systems to track social impact of the agriculture fund on key target populations;
  • Oversees a grants management team, ensuring that grants are in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures, and ensuring that grants manual and related program documents are compliant with USAID regulations.
  • Oversees development of a grant tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all grant agreements
  • Maintains communication with recipients to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments;
  • Reviews recipient reports and documentation for compliance with agreement/sub-agreement terms and conditions
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply