Palladium Group Job Vacancy for a Country Development Coordinator

Palladium is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Country Development Coordinator

Job Location: Abuja

Educational Qualification: Relevant Master’s degree in International Development, Economics, Business or related technical field.

Years of Experience: Total minimum of 5 years of development experience in a major development organisation, preferably with some years of experience in a donor agency and demonstrated experience of working with government organisations.

Other Requirements:

Key Competencies

  • A deep understanding of the economic, social and political context of Nigeria
  • Strong technical writing skills and proven ability
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to engage with public and private sector clients;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;

Job Specification(s): Project Overview and Role

  • The purpose of the role is to initiate and support new business development resulting in business growth of Palladium in Nigeria and to assist the BD Team and Practice Areas in building partnerships with development partners, the government of Nigeria and, as required, the private sector.

Primary Responsibilities
This will include:

  • To identify, pursue and coordinate new business opportunities with development partners, government organisations and the private sector;
  • To develop and implement a strategy for stakeholder engagement related to new business opportunities;
  • provide inputs related to partnerships, staffing and assist in strategically enhancing proposed solutions; through engagement and active participation in public fora and publication of research and thought pieces;
  • To contribute to or lead on strategic projects as assigned by the BD Manager.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in client organisations, national government agencies, relevant sub-national government agencies, universities and think tanks, NGOs, civil societies, partner organisations and service providers;
  • To provide contextual advice on bids and proposals including drafting sections of bids and

Reporting requirements
The role will report directly to the Development Director or BD Manager with the following reporting requirements:

  • Attendance (in person or via teleconference) of all regional meetings of the Business Development team;
  • Monthly update on BD opportunities/pipeline, results and updates on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as well as any other important initiatives;
  • Exception reports as and when required;
  • Any other reporting request as required.


  • The role will report directly to the Development Director or BD Manager and will be part of the BD Team within the region of the International Development Business Unit.
  • The role will be required to liaise closely with practice area leaders, senior managers, colleagues in the BD team, other employees, professional service providers and donor agencies, particularly DFID, DFAT, USAID and the EC.

Authority levels:

  • A high degree of autonomy with appropriate consultation where applicable.
  • The role will be required to analyse and make sound recommendations to the Regional Manager.
  • The role will be expected to contribute to process improvement through innovative and cost effective proposals/ideas

Apply Before: 2nd October, 2016.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 


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