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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: GIS Manager

Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role
DFID has appointed Palladium, to deliver the Propcom Mai-karfi Programme in Nigeria. Propcom Mai-karfi was a six-year DFID programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in Northern Nigeria through enhanced opportunities for increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems across the 19 states of Northern Nigeria. Propcom Mai-karfi ran from 5 December 2011 – 31 December 2017. This was followed by a no-cost extension to 16 March 2018, and two costed extensions to 22 June and 31 August 2018.

DFID awarded the programme a three-year extension from 1 September 2018- 31 March 2021.The three-year extension to the programme is to support the Government of Nigeria’s integrated security, political and economic response in stabilising and rebuilding the north east. The extension to Propcom Mai-Karfi delivers income increases for the rural poor in northern Nigeria, facilitates market recovery and supports Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to rebuild livelihoods in the North East (NE). It also pilots and scales Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) business models to increase climate resilience of rural value chains and smallholder farmers. Propcom will work in a reduced number of states from mid-2018:

  • Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
  • Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi and
  • Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa.

Both Propcom Mai-karfi and DFID see GIS as an increasingly important tool to help with both Technical and Managerial Decision making to take the work forward in Northern Nigeria. The overlaying of various components of Propcom Mai-karfi and DFID funded programmes in a spatial / geographical manner with associated technical information will greatly enhance timely management decision making.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate the geospatial efforts of the programme, ensuring progress and achievements are documented (to agreed formats where applicable), stored in an accessible manner and disseminated to relevant internal and external audiences (both at national and international levels) in an appropriate and timely manner.

Specific Responsibilities
The GIS Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Regularly scope the developments in the GIS sector to assess what “improvements” could be integrated into PM’s work
  • Maintain Propcom’s existing GIS database,
  • Update PM GIS database on a frequent basis.
  • Keep track of GPS coordinates of Propcom’s activities and assist Technical team to map them.
  • Assist the RLKM Team with their reporting requirements.
  • Assist the Technical and Management teams to make decisions based on geospatial analysis during the development of an intervention design including its monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Work with Landsat imagery and utilise remote sensing to produce specialised pieces of work for a targeted audience
  • Carry out field activities for ground truthing of remote sensing analysis.
  • Produce maps and other geospatial materials for both internal and external communications.
  • Where possible align the data requirements and GPS coordinates of Propcom’s activities with those of DFID(Prime Client)and other DFID funded programmes in Northern Nigeria

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented: S/he should be able to pay attention to detail and make sure that data analysis is done to a high degree of accuracy that conform to accepted standards and practices.
  • Analytical: The GIS Manager must possess good analytical skills and be able to draw out relevant and actionable insights from data in discussions with colleagues.
  • Organisation: Keep all of Propcom’s geospatial information organised and well documented.
  • Communication: S/he must be able to communicate complex issues in ways that are clear and easy to understand to a non-technical audience, both verbally and in writing.
  • Teamwork: The GIS Manager must possess good interpersonal skills; s/he must be able to work harmoniously with other team members, build trust and maintain good working relationship with them.
  • Problem Solving:  The GIS Manager must be able to deal with difficult problems as they arise and find ways to overcome those challenges.

Essential Qualifications
The GIS Knowledge Manager should have:

  • Proficiency in the most commonly used GIS programs, namely ArcGIS (Pro and online) and QGIS.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Good written English.
  • Good analytical skills. Proficiency in Excel and other data analysis tools would be extremely favourable.
  • Good communications skills will be an added bonus.
  • A minimum of 5 years work using GIS data


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Senior Research Associate (Consultant)

Location: Abuja
Expected Level of Effort (LOE): 60 days

Project Overview and Role   

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health.
  • It 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, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.
  • HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano. As part of its activities related to HIV, HP+ has been asked by USAID to conduct a study to assess the frequency, magnitude, and variations of out-of-pocket costs (OOP) in HIV prevention, care and treatment services faced by people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nigeria.
  • The study is expected to inform development of relevant policies to reduce these OOP costs, with the aim of minimizing their negative effects on care-seeking and adherence behavior among PLHIV.

Responsibilities
Working in close collaboration with the HP+ HIV and TB Activity team and research firm(s) or other entities that may be contracted by the project, the Senior Research Associate will provide technical support including, but not limited to:

  • Monitoring the progress of a data collection firm during the data collection period for the user fee assessment, including providing support to address issues encountered by the firm during the data collection period;
  • Support to reviewing data submissions by the data collection firm;
  • Support to data cleaning activities;
  • Support to data analysis;
  • Other tasks assigned by HP+ Senior Activity Manager.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline. Bachelor’s degree with extensive research assistance experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in data analysis or research. Experience in health or health financing preferred.
  • Experience managing or implementing data collection or data collection firms highly advantageous.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Analytical, attention to detail, results focused, and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor – Nigeria Integrated Health Program

Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role 

  • Nigeria Integrated Health Program is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems.
  • It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas: family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal/newborn health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia/diarrhea. It has a strong emphasis on monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • This program will work closely with state-level government officials to support established state-level Health and Development Plans, build capacity, and promote ownership of interventions, systems, and results.
  • Specific interventions will need to be tailored to local contexts and will be fully developed at state and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. Through agreements with individual states, its potential breadth is the entire country with an emphasis on the north.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the federal advocacy efforts with key stakeholders and facilitates adoption of the idea of an integrated approach to RNMCH services and country ownership in ensuring the decrease of maternal and under-five mortality
  • Advocates and facilitates development of supporting policies and regulations as necessary and appropriate
  • Provides expertise on gender and social inclusion to support policy development, adjustment, adoption, and implementation
  • Coordinates advocacy efforts under the integrated approach with USG partnering projects to ensure value added of such efforts for quality of care, improvements to the national environment as well as questions of access, country ownership, and commitment both at the federal and state levels
  • Advocates with federal, state, LGA, and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving RMNCH health outcomes
  • Promotes integrated approach to improving reproductive, maternal, and child health and to decreasing maternal and under-five mortality
  • Advocates with federal and state governments and private sector for increased and sustained financing for family planning, reproductive, maternal, and child health programming
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements  

  • A Bachelor’s degree required and relevant experience in Advocacy, Policy Analysis, Gender, Women’s  Empowerment,  Human Rights is highly desirable
  • Proven coalition building, evidence-based advocacy (not advocacy)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the institutional, legal and policy frameworks at national and local level that impact on the status of women in Nigeria
  • An influential communicator, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Hausa (required)
  • Evidence of good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to network effectively, with the ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts
  • Comfortable  working within a multi-disciplinary team with the integrated approach to RNMCH+N service delivery

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

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