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Current Job Vacancies at Palladium Group, 16th September, 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: Operations Officer

Location: Osun

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+ 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 Consultant will be based in Osun, 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 Osun State Team Leader.

Duration

  • The position will be based on level of effort and will have a term of two months, set to begin in mid-October and end in mid-December 2019.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Osun 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: Child Health, Malaria, Nutrition Consultant – Nigeria IHP

Location: Nigeria

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.
  • IHP is looking for a Child Health, Malaria, Nutrition Consultant to provide Clinical/Programmatic Advisory Services to the Child Health Portfolio for State Level Programming and Federal level advocacy support to the IHP team and Federal level support to advance country guidance, frameworks, policies affecting Child Health, Nutrition and Malaria.

Responsibilities

  • Clinical/Programmatic Advisory Services to the Child Health Portfolio for State Level Programming (Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi State)
  • Clinical Review of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness training curricula, material and job aides, including  Low Dose high Frequency training modules, mobile curricula and job aides for clinical competency against WHO standards for child health (special attention to febrile and respiratory illness assessment/diagnosis, clinical nutrition guidelines for malnourished children who do not have access to UNICEF-supported CMAM).
  • Support Immunization planning/micro-planning. Support IHP to work with government to systematically address ways to expand coverage of immunization services throughout Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi
  • This includes understanding root cause of poor coverage (systemic, supplies, funding, coordination, planning) and supply side barriers and developing a solution to get past these bottlenecks to advance immunization levels via support to the PHCs, LGHA and State coordination committees
  • Provide input on development of m-Health solutions for immunization (alerting caregivers).
  • Provide support to implementation of child health, malaria, nutrition, immunization and IMCI service provision.
  • Mentor staff in Abuja and Northern Nigeria States remotely through 1-2 visits.
  • Federal level advocacy (Abuja) to support the IHP team and the Federal Level to advance country guidance, frameworks, policies affecting child health, nutrition, malaria
  • Provide guidance to FMOH on WHO Child Health and Adolescent Health Standards/what this means for current child health protocols in country
  • National advocacy for immunization (12+ month catch up)
  • Review of other clinical guidelines that may arise in FY20

Estimated Level of Effort:

  • 34 days or 272 hours between October 1 – 2019; October 1-2020

Travel to Nigeria:

  • We anticipate up to 2 trips (2 weeks each), depending on the mutual agreement between the consultant, the program and needs of the project.

Requirements

  • Advanced relevant Degree Clinician (MD, Nurse Practitioner), and/or PhD
  • 15+ years senior level managing global child health programs
  • Demonstrated expertise accelerated progress on immunization planning, coordination, clinical competency, as well as other child health areas (nutrition, malaria)
  • Abreast with WHO and global evidence-base around child health, nutrition, malaria, nutrition IMCI, immunization programs, recommendations
  • Demonstrated blend of programmatic expertise, plus knowledge translating global and regional best practice into practice at a sub-national level in targeted USAID MNCH/RH priority country contexts
  • Demonstrated success providing mentoring, guidance and technical assistance and clinical programmatic/policy guidance to ministries of health, international staff at national/sub-national levels.

Deadline: 18th September, 2019.

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

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