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Ongoing Recruitment at Palladium Group, 12th November, 2018

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Capacity Development Officer

Location: Ebonyi

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track. HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  •  HP+ Nigeria is supporting state-level efforts to effectively capitalize on key health financing reforms, specifically the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), by strengthening systems and structures to operationalize the fund, while also meet, and potentially exceed or improve performance to meet, the requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR). Working in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi and the FCT, as well as some national-level support, HP+ Nigeria is looking to advance the following key objectives: (1) strengthen state-level governance, coordination, and synchronization to sustain stewardship and ownership of key health financing reforms; (2) identify and mobilize predictable and sustainable revenues for state-level health reforms; (3) improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of mobilized resources.

Position Summary

  • The Capacity Development Officer, based in Ebonyi, Nigeria will be responsible for assisting the Ebonyi State Capacity Development Advisor to facilitate rollout of capacity strengthening activities in the state.
  • He/she will be responsible for implementing large trainings, capacity development initiatives and approaches, and for moving from needs assessment to planning and implementation.
  • He/she will work closely with other technical team members in Ebonyi to ensure capacity development strategy, approaches, and measurement are institutionalized across project activities.
  • This position will be supervised by the Ebonyi State Capacity Development Advisor.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Capacity Development Advisor, the Capacity Development Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective and innovative capacity development approaches, tools, and methodologies for project activities in Ebonyi.
  • Closely coordinate with the Capacity Development Advisor to help cascade capacity development approaches and strategy from the Abuja HP+ Nigeria office to Ebonyi state.
  • Work with state-level government departments, boards and agencies to collect and adapt capacity development materials and curricula.
  • Guide the development and/or finalization of standard capacity development materials for project use and ensure feasibility and sustainability for scale up/wide use by local stakeholders and partners.
  • Help facilitate organizational capacity assessments, focused on BHCPF implementation and achieving PHCUOR, and design/implement capacity development strategies; supplement with capacity development workshops and trainings with state-level stakeholders, geared towards local ownership and sustainability.
  • Develop and prepare pre- and post-workshop assessments and evaluations. Document performance milestones and collect and save results for results reporting.
  • Collect and track other capacity development results and updates to contribute to quarterly reporting, results reporting, and other success story generation.
  • Provide targeted, hands-on capacity development support to state-level government departments, boards, and agencies that are closely involved in BHCPF rollout (PHCB/As, SHIAs, WDCs, etc.).
  • Ongoing monitoring and documentation of successes, or necessary changes or adaptations to project capacity development approach and strategies; communicate changes or adaptation needs within the team and in close coordination with Capacity Development Advisor.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in related field with minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experienced trainer and facilitator with some experience in designing, and considerable skills in conducting, skills-building workshops and other capacity development approaches with a variety of stakeholders. Capacity development experience with government stakeholders desired.
  • Experienced providing capacity development support in policy-, finance-, and governance-related work highly desired.
  • Knowledge of best practices in capacity development methods, including needs assessment and performance measurement.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience working with diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
  • Ability to speak, write and read English is required.

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

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: FCT, Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015
  • HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health
  • HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs
  • HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track
  • HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors
  • Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

Position Summary

  • The Driver will be based in the FCT and he/she will transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the FCT Operations Officer, the Driver will:

  • Transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff. He/she will ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle and Inspect and prepare the vehicle for trips
  • The Driver will complete the Fuel Log book accurately daily with mileage, fuel consumption information and submit to the Operations Officer monthly
  • The Driver will ensure the complete documentation of all vehicles and prepare departures to the field including deliveries.
  • Ensures punctuality and safe transport;
  • Observes the road, traffic laws and regulations of Nigeria.
  • Ensures safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Ensures vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition always
  • Ensures vehicle is always kept secured
  • Ensures vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Ensures vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specification

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

 

Job Title: State IHP Director – Nigeria IHP Task Order 5

Location: Sokoto

Project Overview and Role
The purpose of this Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) Task Order (TO) 5 Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in Sokoto State to strengthen the state-, LGA-, and ward-level health system as well as strengthen engagement with the state government. The objectives of the program are to (a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care services; (b) improve access to primary health care services; and, (c) increase quality of primary health care services.

The IHP goal is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services. TO 05 will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in Sokoto and will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase  Government  of  Nigeria  (GON) resources for primary health care  (PHC) services, increase  demand  for  PHC  services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

The State IHP Director shall be the principal point of contact in Sokoto for procedural and substantive matters. The State IHP Director will take guidance from the Country Director and shall be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. The State IHP Director shall provide overall leadership management and direction for IHP in Sokoto State. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, guidance, vision, and management to staff  for  successful implementation in Sokoto State
  • Supervises TO5 staff and ensures strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
  • Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Nigeria under TO5
  • S/he oversees project planning and ensures implementation, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities

Requirements

  • Postgraduate Degree in International Health, Social Sciences, Management or related discipline
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in RMNCH programs and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff
  • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team.

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

Job Title: Operations Officer

Location: Ebonyi

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015.  HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.
  • HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.
  • HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • HP+ Nigeria is supporting state-level efforts to effectively capitalize on key health financing reforms, specifically the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), by strengthening systems and structures to operationalize the fund, while also meet, and potentially exceed or improve performance to meet, the requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR). Working in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi and the FCT, as well as some national-level support, HP+ Nigeria is looking to advance the following key objectives:
    • Strengthen state-level governance, coordination, and synchronization to sustain stewardship and ownership of key health financing reforms;
    • Identify and mobilize predictable and sustainable revenues for state-level health reforms;
    • Improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of mobilized resources.

Position Summary

  • The Operations Officer will be based in Ebonyi, Nigeria and will be responsible in the areas of arranging staff movements (by road and air), responsible for meetings and workshop logistics.
  • The position will be supervised by the Ebonyi State Team Leader.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Ebonyi Finance Manager, the Operations Officer will:

  • In consultation with the project team, explore market and collect price quotations from identified vendors and collect necessary documents and information to process procurement in line with HP+ policies and procedures;
  • Conduct due diligence review of potential consultants/contractors and vendors prior to submission for approval;
  • Draft consultancy, purchase order or other Palladium award instruments;
  • Maintain appropriate and updated filing system for all project documents including procurement documents (Due Diligence forms, biodatas, hosting checklists; competitive quotations); approved budgets and purchase orders); and workshop/activity payments and attendance sheets;
  • Ensure relevant authorization has been obtained before any purchase takes place;
  • Ensure that HP+ procedures are adhered to and program staff are familiar with the procedures (this includes training staff on procurement mechanisms and new procurement procedures);
  • Develop and maintain systems for tracking contractual documents, correspondence and reporting applying records management policy;
  • Participate in workshop and event planning and budgeting;
  • Make reservations for conferences/workshops venue and participants’ accommodation in line with company and project guidelines;
  • Make reservations for air, train, or road travel as necessary;
  • Provide timely and accurate logistical support for organizing conferences, workshops, and events. This includes arrangement of venue setup, catering, workshop supplies, and equipment;
  • Coordinate with technical and finance team to confirm participants and workshop costs. Ensure the vendor invoices and participants expense reports are processed for payment on time;
  • Administer travel authorizations, travel advance requests and travel expense reports including reviewing, ensuring authorized approval and processing for payments as per the corporate and project travel guidelines;
  • Manage necessary vendor relationships to ensure smooth organization of workshops and programs. Maintain up-to-date list of vendors for accommodations, conference venues, travel logistics, workshop and stationery supplies, catering services, taxi/vehicle rentals, conference equipment and support services, interpreters, etc.;
  • Potential travel to event venues to provide logistics support during activities;
  • Ensure all HP+ assets are properly recorded, listed and tagged;
  • Ensure all HP+ Assets and inventory list is updated periodically;
  • Monitor staff timesheets and send communications to relevant staff for missing, incomplete, unsigned or unapproved timesheets.

Requirements
Degree and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience. Experience with INGO projects are an advantage.
  • Knowledge of travel arrangements and logistics is key.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet).
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with diverse cultural and professional staff members.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.

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

Job Title: Capacity Development Officer

Location: Abia

Project Overview and Role 

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track. HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • HP+ Nigeria is supporting state-level efforts to effectively capitalize on key health financing reforms, specifically the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), by strengthening systems and structures to operationalize the fund, while also meet, and potentially exceed or improve performance to meet, the requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR). Working in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi and the FCT, as well as some national-level support, HP+ Nigeria is looking to advance the following key objectives: (1) strengthen state-level governance, coordination, and synchronization to sustain stewardship and ownership of key health financing reforms; (2) identify and mobilize predictable and sustainable revenues for state-level health reforms; (3) improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of mobilized resources.

Position Summary

  • The Capacity Development Officer, based in Abia, Nigeria will be responsible for assisting the Abia State Capacity Development Advisor to facilitate rollout of capacity strengthening activities in the state.
  •  He/she will be responsible for implementing large trainings, capacity development initiatives and approaches, and for moving from needs assessment to planning and implementation.
  • He/she will work closely with other technical team members in Abia to ensure capacity development strategy, approaches, and measurement are institutionalized across project activities. This position will be supervised by the Abia State Capacity Development Advisor.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Capacity Development Advisor, the Capacity Development Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective and innovative capacity development approaches, tools, and methodologies for project activities in Abia.
  • Closely coordinate with the Capacity Development Advisor to help cascade capacity development approaches and strategy from the Abuja HP+ Nigeria office to Abia state.
  • Work with state-level government departments, boards and agencies to collect and adapt capacity development materials and curricula.
  • Guide the development and/or finalization of standard capacity development materials for project use and ensure feasibility and sustainability for scale up/wide use by local stakeholders and partners.
  • Help facilitate organizational capacity assessments, focused on BHCPF implementation and achieving PHCUOR, and design/implement capacity development strategies; supplement with capacity development workshops and trainings with state-level stakeholders, geared towards local ownership and sustainability.
  • Develop and prepare pre- and post-workshop assessments and evaluations. Document performance milestones and collect and save results for results reporting.
  • Collect and track other capacity development results and updates to contribute to quarterly reporting, results reporting, and other success story generation.
  • Provide targeted, hands-on capacity development support to state-level government departments, boards, and agencies that are closely involved in BHCPF rollout (PHCB/As, SHIAs, WDCs, etc.).
  • Ongoing monitoring and documentation of successes, or necessary changes or adaptations to project capacity development approach and strategies; communicate changes or adaptation needs within the team and in close coordination with Capacity Development Advisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field with minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experienced trainer and facilitator with some experience in designing, and considerable skills in conducting, skills-building workshops and other capacity development approaches with a variety of stakeholders. Capacity development experience with government stakeholders desired.
  • Experienced providing capacity development support in policy-, finance-, and governance-related work highly desired.
  • Knowledge of best practices in capacity development methods, including needs assessment and performance measurement.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience working with diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
  • Ability to speak, write and read English is required.

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

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Osun

Project Overview and Role  

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015.
  • HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.
  • HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs.
  • HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.
  • HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors.
  • Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

Position Summary

  • The Driver will be based in Osun, Nigeria and he/she will transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Osun Operations Officer, the Driver will:

  • Transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff. He/she will ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle and Inspect and prepare the vehicle for trips
  • The Driver will complete the Fuel Log book accurately daily with mileage, fuel consumption information and submit to the Operations Officer monthly
  • The Driver will ensure the complete documentation of all vehicles and prepare departures to the field including deliveries.
  • Ensures punctuality and safe transport;
  • Observes the road, traffic laws and regulations of Nigeria.
  • Ensures safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Ensures vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition always
  • Ensures vehicle is always kept secured
  • Ensures vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Ensures vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specification

Requirements

  • First School Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a driver in an INGO.
  • A valid and current Nigerian driver’s license.
  • Good reading and writing and communication skills.
  • Accurate knowledge of all traffic rules.
  • Good Mechanical Background.
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt in a changing work environment.
  • Good knowledge of security issues.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Operations Officer

Location: Abia

Project Overview and Role

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015.  HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.  HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs.

HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.  HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

HP+ Nigeria is supporting state-level efforts to effectively capitalize on key health financing reforms, specifically the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), by strengthening systems and structures to operationalize the fund, while also meet, and potentially exceed or improve performance to meet, the requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR). Working in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi and the FCT, as well as some national-level support, HP+ Nigeria is looking to advance the following key objectives: (1) strengthen state-level governance, coordination, and synchronization to sustain stewardship and ownership of key health financing reforms; (2) identify and mobilize predictable and sustainable revenues for state-level health reforms; (3) improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of mobilized resources.

Position Summary

  • The Operations Officer will be based in Abia, Nigeria and will be responsible in the areas of arranging staff movements (by road and air), responsible for meetings and workshop logistics.
  • The position will be supervised by the Abia State Team Leader.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Abia Finance Manager, the Operations Officer will:

  • In consultation with the project team, explore market and collect price quotations from identified vendors and collect necessary documents and information to process procurement in line with HP+ policies and procedures;
  • Conduct due diligence review of potential consultants/contractors and vendors prior to submission for approval;
  • Draft consultancy, purchase order or other Palladium award instruments;
  • Maintain appropriate and updated filing system for all project documents including procurement documents (Due Diligence forms, biodatas, hosting checklists; competitive quotations); approved budgets and purchase orders); and workshop/activity payments and attendance sheets;
  • Ensure relevant authorization has been obtained before any purchase takes place;
  • Ensure that HP+ procedures are adhered to and program staff are familiar with the procedures (this includes training staff on procurement mechanisms and new procurement procedures);
  • Develop and maintain systems for tracking contractual documents, correspondence and reporting applying records management policy;
  • Participate in workshop and event planning and budgeting;
  • Make reservations for conferences/workshops venue and participants’ accommodation in line with company and project guidelines;
  • Make reservations for air, train, or road travel as necessary;
  • Provide timely and accurate logistical support for organizing conferences, workshops, and events. This includes arrangement of venue setup, catering, workshop supplies, and equipment;
  • Coordinate with technical and finance team to confirm participants and workshop costs. Ensure the vendor invoices and participants expense reports are processed for payment on time;
  • Administer travel authorizations, travel advance requests and travel expense reports including reviewing, ensuring authorized approval and processing for payments as per the corporate and project travel guidelines;
  • Manage necessary vendor relationships to ensure smooth organization of workshops and programs. Maintain up-to-date list of vendors for accommodations, conference venues, travel logistics, workshop and stationery supplies, catering services, taxi/vehicle rentals, conference equipment and support services, interpreters, etc.;
  • Potential travel to event venues to provide logistics support during activities;
  • Ensure all HP+ assets are properly recorded, listed and tagged;
  • Ensure all HP+ Assets and inventory list is updated periodically;
  • Monitor staff timesheets and send communications to relevant staff for missing, incomplete, unsigned or unapproved timesheets.

Requirements
Degree and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience. Experience with INGO projects are an advantage.
  • Knowledge of travel arrangements and logistics is key.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet).
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with diverse cultural and professional staff members.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.

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

 

Job Title: Capacity Development Officer

Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role 

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.
  • HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.
  • HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • HP+ Nigeria is supporting state-level efforts to effectively capitalize on key health financing reforms, specifically the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), by strengthening systems and structures to operationalize the fund, while also meet, and potentially exceed or improve performance to meet, the requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR). Working in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi and the FCT, as well as some national-level support, HP+ Nigeria is looking to advance the following key objectives: (1) strengthen state-level governance, coordination, and synchronization to sustain stewardship and ownership of key health financing reforms; (2) identify and mobilize predictable and sustainable revenues for state-level health reforms; (3) improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of mobilized resources.

Position Summary

  • The Capacity Development Officer, based in FCT, Nigeria will be responsible for assisting the FCT Capacity Development Advisor to facilitate rollout of capacity strengthening activities in the state.
  • He/she will be responsible for implementing large trainings, capacity development initiatives and approaches, and for moving from needs assessment to planning and implementation.
  • He/she will work closely with other technical team members in FCT to ensure capacity development strategy, approaches, and measurement are institutionalized across project activities. This position will be supervised by the FCT Capacity Development Advisor.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Capacity Development Advisor, the Capacity Development Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective and innovative capacity development approaches, tools, and methodologies for project activities in FCT.
  • Closely coordinate with the Capacity Development Advisor to help cascade capacity development approaches and strategy from the Abuja HP+ Nigeria office to FCT.
  • Work with state-level government departments, boards and agencies to collect and adapt capacity development materials and curricula.
  • Guide the development and/or finalization of standard capacity development materials for project use and ensure feasibility and sustainability for scale up/wide use by local stakeholders and partners.
  • Help facilitate organizational capacity assessments, focused on BHCPF implementation and achieving PHCUOR, and design/implement capacity development strategies; supplement with capacity development workshops and trainings with state-level stakeholders, geared towards local ownership and sustainability.
  • Develop and prepare pre- and post-workshop assessments and evaluations. Document performance milestones and collect and save results for results reporting.
  • Collect and track other capacity development results and updates to contribute to quarterly reporting, results reporting, and other success story generation.
  • Provide targeted, hands-on capacity development support to state-level government departments, boards, and agencies that are closely involved in BHCPF rollout (PHCB/As, SHIAs, WDCs, etc.).
  • Ongoing monitoring and documentation of successes, or necessary changes or adaptations to project capacity development approach and strategies; communicate changes or adaptation needs within the team and in close coordination with Capacity Development Advisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field with minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experienced trainer and facilitator with some experience in designing, and considerable skills in conducting, skills-building workshops and other capacity development approaches with a variety of stakeholders. Capacity development experience with government stakeholders desired.
  • Experienced providing capacity development support in policy-, finance-, and governance-related work highly desired.
  • Knowledge of best practices in capacity development methods, including needs assessment and performance measurement.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience working with diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
  • Ability to speak, write and read English is required.

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

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Ebonyi

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015.  HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.
  • HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs.
  • HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.
  • HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors.
  • Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

Position Summary

  • The Driver will be based in Ebonyi, Nigeria and he/she will transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Ebonyi Operations Officer, the Driver will:

  • Transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff. He/she will ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle and Inspect and prepare the vehicle for trips
  • The Driver will complete the Fuel Log book accurately daily with mileage, fuel consumption information and submit to the Operations Officer monthly
  • The Driver will ensure the complete documentation of all vehicles and prepare departures to the field including deliveries.
  • Ensures punctuality and safe transport;
  • Observes the road, traffic laws and regulations of Nigeria.
  • Ensures safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Ensures vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition always
  • Ensures vehicle is always kept secured
  • Ensures vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Ensures vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specification

Requirements

  • First School Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a driver in an INGO.
  • A valid and current Nigerian driver’s license.
  • Good reading and writing and communication skills.
  • Accurate knowledge of all traffic rules.
  • Good Mechanical Background.
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt in a changing work environment.
  • Good knowledge of security issues.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Capacity Development Officer

Location: Osun

Project Overview and Role   

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs.
  • HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.
  • HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • HP+ Nigeria is supporting state-level efforts to effectively capitalize on key health financing reforms, specifically the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), by strengthening systems and structures to operationalize the fund, while also meet, and potentially exceed or improve performance to meet, the requirements of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR). Working in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi and the FCT, as well as some national-level support, HP+ Nigeria is looking to advance the following key objectives: (1) strengthen state-level governance, coordination, and synchronization to sustain stewardship and ownership of key health financing reforms; (2) identify and mobilize predictable and sustainable revenues for state-level health reforms; (3) improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of mobilized resources.

Position Summary

  • The Capacity Development Officer, based in Osun, Nigeria will be responsible for assisting the Osun State Capacity Development Advisor to facilitate rollout of capacity strengthening activities in the state.
  • He/she will be responsible for implementing large trainings, capacity development initiatives and approaches, and for moving from needs assessment to planning and implementation.
  • He/she will work closely with other technical team members in Osun to ensure capacity development strategy, approaches, and measurement are institutionalized across project activities. This position will be supervised by the Osun State Capacity Development Advisor.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Capacity Development Advisor, the Capacity Development Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective and innovative capacity development approaches, tools, and methodologies for project activities in Osun.
  • Closely coordinate with the Capacity Development Advisor to help cascade capacity development approaches and strategy from the Abuja HP+ Nigeria office to Osun state.
  • Work with state-level government departments, boards and agencies to collect and adapt capacity development materials and curricula.
  • Guide the development and/or finalization of standard capacity development materials for project use and ensure feasibility and sustainability for scale up/wide use by local stakeholders and partners.
  • Help facilitate organizational capacity assessments, focused on BHCPF implementation and achieving PHCUOR, and design/implement capacity development strategies; supplement with capacity development workshops and trainings with state-level stakeholders, geared towards local ownership and sustainability.
  • Develop and prepare pre- and post-workshop assessments and evaluations. Document performance milestones and collect and save results for results reporting.
  • Collect and track other capacity development results and updates to contribute to quarterly reporting, results reporting, and other success story generation.
  • Provide targeted, hands-on capacity development support to state-level government departments, boards, and agencies that are closely involved in BHCPF rollout (PHCB/As, SHIAs, WDCs, etc.).
  • Ongoing monitoring and documentation of successes, or necessary changes or adaptations to project capacity development approach and strategies; communicate changes or adaptation needs within the team and in close coordination with Capacity Development Advisor.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in related field with minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experienced trainer and facilitator with some experience in designing, and considerable skills in conducting, skills-building workshops and other capacity development approaches with a variety of stakeholders. Capacity development experience with government stakeholders desired.
  • Experienced providing capacity development support in policy-, finance-, and governance-related work highly desired.
  • Knowledge of best practices in capacity development methods, including needs assessment and performance measurement.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience working with diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
  • Ability to speak, write and read English is required.

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

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Abia

Project Overview and Role   
Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015.  HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.

HP+ aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs. HP+ will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track.

HP+ aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.

Position Summary

  • The Driver will be based in Abia, Nigeria and he/she will transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Abia Operations Officer, the Driver will:

  • Transport staff and ensure the safety and security of the project’s vehicle and staff. He/she will ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle and Inspect and prepare the vehicle for trips
  • The Driver will complete the Fuel Log book accurately daily with mileage, fuel consumption information and submit to the Operations Officer monthly
  • The Driver will ensure the complete documentation of all vehicles and prepare departures to the field including deliveries.
  • Ensures punctuality and safe transport;
  • Observes the road, traffic laws and regulations of Nigeria.
  • Ensures safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Ensures vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition always
  • Ensures vehicle is always kept secured
  • Ensures vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Ensures vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specification

Requirements

  • First School Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a driver in an INGO.
  • A valid and current Nigerian driver’s license.
  • Good reading and writing and communication skills.
  • Accurate knowledge of all traffic rules.
  • Good Mechanical Background.
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt in a changing work environment.
  • Good knowledge of security issues.

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

 

Job Title: Integrated PHC Advisor – Nigeria IHP

Location: Bauchi

Project Overview and Role

  • The IHP Integrated Primary Health Care Advisors provide technical guidance on and oversight of integrated primary health service activities, including capacity building at state, local government health authority (LGHA), facility, and community levels; providing expert technical assistance in integrated service delivery in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health plus nutrition and malaria (RMNCH + N and malaria), with a focus on enhancing service delivery within a stronger, more sustainable health system.

Requirements

  • MBBS/MD or Nursing or Midwifery degree plus a Master’s degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related field or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is essential;
  • At least eight (8) years relevant experience in one or more of technical areas: Family planning, maternal health, newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria;
  • Experience in integrated PHC service delivery at health facilities and community;
  • Experience implementing programmes at the primary health care level is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with performance indicators in at least 2 technical areas
  • Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services, including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services;
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa;
  • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholders and building capacity at sub-national levels;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency delivering relevant IRMNCH +NM training packages and supporting retention of health worker competencies (e.g. through mentoring, supervision);
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Well-developed computer skills;
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 50% time.

Responsibilities

  • With the Bauchi State Technical Director and field staff, provide technical assistance for implementing integrated primary health care services as per the PHCOUR, including integrated RMNCH + N and malaria at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states (areas, LGHAs);
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to relevant state level MDAs and technical working groups such as with the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA), the LGHA, Ward Development Committees (WDCs), local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and PHCs to implement State strategies and plans that guide IRMNCH+N and malaria such as the PHCUOR, MSP, PHC revitalization, OIRIS, and the State Malaria Operational Plan and rapidly scale-up integrated delivery of quality, high-impact IRMNCH +NM services;
  • Contribute to building the capacity of MTOTs, TOTs, relevant SPHCDA, LGHA and relevant HRH structures to use proven and sustainable skill building and learning approaches and quality improvement methodologies for the delivery of high-impact IRMNCH +N and malaria interventions at the community level and in public and private facilities;
  • Work with relevant government technical staff, implementing partners and technical working groups providing expert contributions to adapt federal guidelines, tools and procedures for State implementation of quality integrated primary healthcare service delivery at scale;
  • Provide technical support to the SPHCDA, LGHA and facilities in strengthening the relevant structures and systems required to strengthen quality improvement processes, in line with the national Quality of Care Strategy for MNCH, including routine integrated supportive supervision (ISS), establishing and maintaining effective Quality Improvement Teams, and development and implementation of quality improvement plans focused on measurable improvement aims, critical quality gapsand regular monitoring and analysis of key performance indicators at the community and facility levels including the private sector;
  • Mentor during skill building efforts for health workers and relevant community-based structures in support of integrated service delivery, quality improvement, use of data for decision making and other skills required for effectively managing the reliable delivery of quality high impact, integrated RMNCH+N and malaria services at PHC and community level;
  • In consultation with local stakeholders, help to prioritize meaningful RMNCH+N+M indicators (e.g. quality of care process and outcome measures) aligned with State and Federal monitoring guidance and tailored to the specific needs of SMOH, LGHA, PHC and community health workers.
  • Analyze data needs and availability for provision of quality RMNCH+N+M care (e.g. point of care clinical decision-making) and for monitoring of prioritized performance indicators; address identified gaps, including content and quality of routine HMIS data (e.g. PHC registers, patient forms) and skills of SMOH, LGHA and health workers to calculate, visualize and interpret key performance indicators (e.g. as part of a dashboard.)
  • Contribute to the development/review of SPHCDA/SMOH program strategies, annual workplans and budgets.
  • Support timely, complete and accurate recording and reporting of PHC facility-based and outreach services and program progress including performance monitoring using approved program monitoring and reporting tools and prioritized performance indicators;
  • As appropriate, collaborate with local Professional Associations to support clinical capacity-building and mentoring of providers (e.g. CHEWS, midwives, nurses.) Professional associations may include but not be limited to PAN, NISON, SOGON, NANNM, XX.
  • Support collaboration with BREAKTHROUGH ACTION and seamless alignment of social and behavior change with service delivery, using the circle of care, especially at PHC and community level.
  • For malaria, collaborate with the counterparts from the U.S. Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Walter Reed Military’s HIV Research Program (MHRP), State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), state-level malaria counterparts, and other entities working in malaria prevention and control;
  • Support advocacy efforts related to integrated delivery of RMNCH +NM with State Ministry of Health and SPHCDA for adoption of new evidence-based RMNCH+nutrition and malaria best practices at health facilities and the community;
  • Contribute to IHP continuous learning and adaptation (CLA) and the development of knowledge management products related to IRMNCH + N and malaria and apply lessons learned to improve the program design and implementation in IHP supported states.
  • Contribute to IHP routine reporting, success stories and publications.
  • Reports directly to Bauchi State Technical Director

Deadline: 16th November, 2018.

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

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