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Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, Agribusiness- 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 two anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria opportunities in Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness Investment. The goals of these projects are 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 Directors of MEL for two anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria opportunities in Agriculture Competitiveness and Agribusiness Investment.

Duration: 5 years
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • Designs and implements Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach for the Activity
  • Manages M&E across all components, assuming responsibility for operational decision-making as necessary
  • Designs and implements the M&E system to track activity progress, and report on results and impact of technical programming
  • Oversees data collection efforts and ensure all program requirements are met
  • Ensures project scope and activities are compliant with USAID policies.
  • Coordinates closely with implementing partners to build cohesive measurement and results systems

Requirements

  • MA or higher in business administration, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field
  • Seven (7) years of progressively more responsible work with experience supervising a team
  • Experience designing and overseeing M&E data collection and reporting for agriculture/food security projects. Feed the Future reporting experience is also preferred
  • Demonstrated research design and analytical skills with five (5) years of agriculture research or M&E experience in Nigeria.
  • USAID or other international donor experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to implement, operationalize, and manage information collection and assessment systems
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage information databases using appropriate software applications
  • Ability to work in team environment and work with and train non-direct reports to implement initiatives
  • Strong writing, reporting, and presentational skills
  • Familiarity with gender issues in M&E and an understanding of the Women?s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) would be a plus.
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply