Investment Lead, Nigeria Economic Growth

Nigeria
Apply by 2 October 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 19 September 2018

Job Description

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.

Palladium is searching for an foreign direct investment expert for an upcoming DFID proposal LINKS - Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria. LINKS will support development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the key northern Nigerian states, with these collectively acting as a powerful engine of northern economic growth. Benefits will be both for the states themselves, while also creating real market opportunities for the wider north, counterbalancing the wealth and investment that is currently primarily found in Lagos and the South.

The programme will focus on the development of high potential pro-poor value chains, selected during a detailed project preparation study, supporting them to become productive, competitive and attractive for investment at every level.

Among other activities, the Investment Lead will:
* Lead on interaction with state governments, ministries and departments to develop and implement best practice investor-community interactions
* Support the development of a business enabling environment, to address barriers to pro-poor commercial activities and ensure regulatory protection of the vulnerable
* Provide technical assistance and capacity development services to both federal and state investment promotion agencies
* Guide and support beneficiaries towards formalisation and investment readiness
* At least 8 years’ experience in business in an investment/consultancy role advising primarily private sector clients or working with a multinational business

At least 5 years’ experience in:
* Facilitating foreign direct investment transactions, of which at least 2 transactions must be with a multinational making an investment of more than £20m each
* Advising multionational enterprises on business plans, locations and strategy across a broad range of sectors including agribusiness, and in a rage of geographies
* Advice to multinational enterprises on location and set up in new countries including around issues of land, tax, customs, workers’ rights and regulation

Preferred experience:
* Experinence with both Asian and Africa manufacturers
* Experience with multinational manufacturers establishing themselves in Aisa and Africa
* Experience with multinational FDI in developing countrie
* Experience working for donor/development related programmes (not necessarily DFID)
* Experience working for business i.e client side
* Experience working in/with investment promotion Agencies or equivalents
* Additional experience in smaller ticket investment, such as franchising, venture capital/private equity, angel funding and/or SME finance
* Nigeria experience

About the Organization

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, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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