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Ongoing Recruitment at Palladium Group, 24th May, 2019

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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: HMIS Specialist – Nigeria IHP

Location: Sokoto

Project Overview and Role

  • The Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to strengthen local capacity and systems to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary healthcare.
  • The HMIS Specialist coordinates data collection at project states offices to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening at LGA level.

Responsibilities   

  • Coordinates data collection at project states offices to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening at LGA level
  • Collaborates with other partnering implementers on alignment of data collection, analysis, and results reporting
  • Oversees the data migration and reconstruction efforts with the facility, LGAs, SMOH, and other stakeholders on the ground
  • Facilitates training surveys and ensures quality of data and data management activities at the facility level
  • Trains staff on database (HMIS) and answers questions related to the system
  • Reports to Senior M&E/HMIS Advisor at ACO and supervised by Senior MEL Manager

Requirements

  • The HMIS Specialist will have experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MIS and M&E for health systems and healthcare provision.
  • S/he must be familiar with NHMIS / DHIS2, HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use.
  • S/he should have experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Information Technology, Public Health Information Management or related field. A Master’s degree will be a plus
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience with reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required
  • Familiarity with USAID / Global indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience using statistical software a plus
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skill
  • Experience working  with government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners
  • Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa

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

 

Job Title: Consultant, Reproductive Health Cost Reporting System in Nigeria Pilot Study

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Project Overview and Role   

  • 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.
  • MEASURE Evaluation works in collaboration with other countries to strengthen their health information systems (HIS) to generate high quality data that used for decision-making. It is a cooperative agreement, leader with associate award, project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The University of North Carolina (UNC) is prime recipient of the award, and there are five partner agencies: ICF International (ICF); John Snow, Inc. (JSI); Management Sciences for Health (MSH); Palladium Group (PG); and Tulane University (TU).

Background

  • Under the USAID-sponsored MEASURE Evaluation project, Palladium developed the Reproductive Health Cost Reporting System (RHCRS.) The RHCRS is a management tool that can help health service delivery organizations to capture and analyze existing financial and other data on a regular basis. It is designed to treat financial, commodity, labor and other cost data as inputs to a system that allows service delivery organizations to estimate what it costs to deliver specific health services, what the cost drivers are and how these costs may differ across service delivery points, across regions and over time.
  • Palladium is piloting the system in one or two to-be-selected non-governmental health service organizations in Abuja, Nigeria. A consultant is being recruited to assist with the pilot. This will be a short-term consultant who will report to the Technical Lead based in North Carolina, USA. All applicants must be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as liaison between MEASURE Evaluation/Palladium and one or two heath care service delivery organizations in Abuja that have agreed to be part of the pilot.
  • Assist the service delivery organizations with initial configuration of the Reproductive Health Cost Reporting System (RHCRS).
  • Assist with in-country orientation and training of the service delivery organizations’ staff in the use of the RHCRS.
  • Assist with data capture of secondary data for the RHCRS
  • Assist with the time allocation study component of the RHCRS
  • Provide data quality and completeness checks for all data captured or collected.
  • Contribute to the final report

Requirements

  • Higher degree in Public Health, Public Administration or Economics
  • Knowledge of the health care system in Nigeria, especially in Abuja or FCT
  • Experience working with complex Excel spreadsheets
  • Excellent English

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

 

Job Title: Technical Lead – Health System Strengthening – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Project Overview and Role

  • USAID/Nigeria envisions 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.
  • The activity 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.
  • This program will also need to 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.

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with subsequent TO key personnel providing strategic guidance, vision, planning, and implementation for successful HSS initiatives and activities of the project;
  • Provides technical expertise on HSS, covering the six building blocks to HSS;
  • Supervises HSS technical staff in state offices and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all HSS activities as well as active collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts;
  • S/he oversees HSS activities, provides technical direction and support and ensures results for project activities.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Public Health, or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in HSS and preferable experience with primary care and/or RMNCH programs working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff;
  • Demonstrated technical skills in HSS of primary care and/or RMNCH programs with excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English, demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on team

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

 

Job Title: HRH and Capacity Building Advisor – Nigeria IHP

Location: Sokoto
Reports directly to: Sokoto IHP Governance and Leadership Advisor

Project Overview and Role

  • The IHP Human Resources for Health (HRH) and Capacity Building Advisor provides guidance to the SMOH/SPHCDA in planning, production, management, governance, skill building and performance enhancement of Human Resources for Health (HRH); implementation and improved utilization of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); and organizational capacity strengthening to deliver quality integrated family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria (IRMNCH +NM) services at state, LGA, facility and community levels.

Responsibilities
HRH System Strengthening:

  • Works with the state Leadership and Governance Advisor and field staff to provide technical oversight and quality assurance of HRH, at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states.
  • Supports and builds the capacity of the SMOH/SPHCDA to develop and implement State HRH strategies and plans, coordinate HRH activities of  implementing partners
  • Facilitate the SMOH/SPHCDA to lead  the HRH technical working groups to adapt, domesticate and disseminate HRH related guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery at scale.
  • Provides technical assistance to SPHCDA, LGHAs and relevant HRH structures including the private sector to develop state HR systems: institutionalizing HRH governance and planning, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health workforce needs, workload analysis and  HRH data management and utilization.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state, LGHA and facility levels for the roll-out, management, utilization and institutionalization of the national HRIS at the state level
  • Provides guidance to the SPHCDA, LGHA and community structures on strategic interventions to address and improve the shortage, maldistribution, and uneven performance of state health care workers aligned with the national Minimum Service Package (MSP).

Capacity Building:
Responsible for defining State IHP, government health staff and local partner needs for training/capacity development based on any/all the following:

  • Program, facility, staff assessment
  • Defined need from program reports, outputs, outcomes
  • New staff
  • Identified gaps in capacity/skills from ISS and scorecards
  • New strategy and/or implementation approach
  • Supports the state and LGHA review and strengthen health workforce in-service training/learning systems to efficiently deliver state level master trainings and cascade training to lower levels including training quality assurance systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to SPHCDA, LGHA, facility management committees (FMCs), ward development committees (WDCs) and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct assessments of capacity to manage and deliver quality RMNCH +NM services at the PHC level in line the MSP and WHS.
  • Provides TA at state level to generate training profiles that will define training Content (modification/adaptation as needed; mid and final course examination) where they do not exist or work in line with the adapted National training tools.
  • Provides TA to appropriate State focal person for maintaining training database, training calendar, archived library of all training material, evaluations, exams and reports as needed of all approved profiles.
  • Builds capacity of State focal person(s) to prepare training reports, conduct post training follow up to verify participants’ ability to apply knowledge and skills, and evaluate training programs.
  • Works with SPHCDA and LGHAs to sustainably deliver and or outsource efficient and effective training and continuing education using a mix of adult learning methods that improves performance at PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate to each level of the health structure.
  • Contributes to the development/review of program strategies, work plans, budgets, reports and success stories
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in Financial Management, Organizational Development, Health Planning And Management, Public Health, Business Administration, or related fields
  • At least 8 years’ experience focused on strengthening the capacity of government institutions, health facilities, community-based structures and local organizations
  • Expertise in HRH management and enhancement aimed at improving the quality of health services
  • Significant experience applying mainstream institutional strengthening approaches such as Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of Trainers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of proven adult based training approaches
  • 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 is required
  • 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 75% time.

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

 

Job Title: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager- Nigeria IHP

Location: Sokoto

Project Overview and Role

  • The Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to strengthen local capacity and systems to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary healthcare. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager implements a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in Sokoto State.

Responsibilities   

  • Implements a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in Sokoto State;
  • Provides leadership and technical oversight, support, and direction on performance monitoring and evaluation at the state, LGA, facility, and community levels;
  • Leads analyses of results and ensures that lessons learnt and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, and disseminated;
  • Collaborates with IHP Sokoto technical teams to ensure lessons learnt, and best practices are incorporated into ongoing interventions and innovative approaches;
  • Leads development, dissemination, and application of M&E processes and tools in Sokoto;
  • Responsible for oversight of data collection and information management processes, to ensure overall data reliability, consistency, and quality.
  • Reports directly to Sokoto IHP Director with technical oversight from IHP MEL Director

Requirements

  • The State level Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager must be a proven leader in the field, with senior-level experience in the management of MEL for public health programs.  The Manager will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in implementing project-level M&E and MIS for health systems and healthcare provision. S/he should have experience with complexity aware monitoring and demonstrated experience in promoting the use of data for decision-making.
  • S/he must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Master’s degree in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field, PhD Preferred
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for complex health and/or development projects.
  • Experience with USAID/global indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas.
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
  • Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting analysis of large data sets, data management and data use skills.
  • Experience working with government partners, USAID, other donors, and implementing partners.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.

Deadline: 4th June, 2019.

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

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