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Lead BDS Provider, 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.


Duration: 5 years
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

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
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply