Portfolio Manager at Palladium Group

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Portfolio Manager (Specialisation in Agricultural Technology, Innovation or Finance)

Job ID: req21423
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Report to: This post will report to a Work Stream Lead.

Job Purpose

  • The Portfolio Manager will lead the identification, design and execution of market-led interventions that contribute to delivering the Programme’s key objectives. With oversight from the Work Stream Lead,
  • S/he will work closely with other Programme teams to deliver results on a portfolio of interventions related to agricultural technology, innovation or finance.
  • Responsibility:This post will be responsible for the: Senior Intervention Officers

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic direction for the market sector/portfolio and all interventions within the sector/portfolio, designing Evidence-based business models, intervention plans and relevant intervention guides with measurement plans for managing performance and alignment with programme results.
  • Identifying new opportunities markets that contribute to the overall programme strategy and making the case to senior management.
  • Initiating and managing all market related value chain analysis ensuring study designs, contracting and implementation are done in accordance to set standards.
  • Develop and pitch business cases to potential business partners.
  • Lead stakeholder analysis of selected commodity chains as well as identifying potential agents of change.
  • Overseeing the implementation of all market interventions ensuring initiative is taken and setting work plans for the intervention.
  • Identifying and establishing strategic partnerships within the market and playing a lead role in managing all established partnerships
  • Integrate CSA, conflict-sensitivity, political economy, GESI, and nutrition sensitivity into the interventions both at a smallholder farmer level and across the value chain / wider market system.
  • Ensure:
  • Administrative guidance is followed for grants, MoUs, and general administration.
  • Budgets are managed for the markets being supervised.
  • Security guidelines are followed by all team members.

Team Management:

  • Improving the performance of the team through mentoring and coaching
  • Ensuring good linkages with the Results Measurement team
  • Contributing to the overall leadership of the programme as part of the management team
  • Work with Communications and MERL team to ensure intervention results are documented and ploughed into learning.


  • Candidate will possess minimum of First Degree in Economics, Agric-economics, any field of Engineering, Project management, marketing, or Strategic management. Master’s degree in any business, information technology and finance will be an added advantage.
  • 5-7years cognate experience facilitating market systems development approach. Private sector sales and marketing experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience designing business models and bottom of the pyramid models that catalyse investments from agribusinesses.
  • Experience and knowledge of the agricultural and food market.
  • Experience in the investment landscape and brokering investment deals.
  • Hands-on experience leading business analysis and developing viable business plans
  • Evidence of the ability to form strong partnerships.
  • Credibility within the business community
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive reports.
  • Strong skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Team management experience
  • Willingness to travel domestically, especially to the north of Nigeria, is essential.
  • Previous experience on M4P projects preferred.
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • The role is based in Abuja, although extensive travels within northern Nigeria will be required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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