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Employment Opportunities at Palladium Group, 6th September, 2019


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: Knowledge Management Specialist

Location: Birnin, Kebbi

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 Knowledge Management Specialist leads implementation of the project’s communication and knowledge management strategy in the State.


  • Leads implementation of the project’s communication and knowledge management strategy in the State
  • Captures and documents lessons learned, success stories and champions the scaling-up of best practices
  • Works with the state monitoring and evaluation team to support preparation of high-quality project reports and documentation
  • Contributes to content management of the external website and intranet if required
  • Facilitates knowledge management and communication-related capacity development events and sharing of best practices
  • Ensures compliance with the IHP branding and marking strategy
  • Develops communications campaigns to highlight thematic topic areas as necessary, and helps develop and implement engagement strategies
  • Facilitates linkages and partnerships with media organizations to promote ongoing conversation about health issues relevant to IHP work
  • Organizes and backstops webinars and other learning events, as needed
  • Facilitates media and social media administrative processes if required
  • Reports to Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist at the Abuja Central Office and supervised by the state Senior MEL Manager


  • The Knowledge Management Specialist must be experienced in public health/public health communication, international development, or related field.
  • S/he will have demonstrated experience working with complex health or development projects that required collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • S/he must be familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Knowledge Management, Public Policy Communications or related field. A Master’s degree will be a plus
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in communications, health communications/reporting, knowledge management, social media or related field, and working in public health with USAID/International Donor Programs
  • Demonstrated strength and experience writing project reports (progress updates, monthly, quarterly, annual), technical reports, and policy briefs
  • Proven ability to lead the planning, coordination and execution of communications products
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning is preferred
  • Prior experience working with US Government-funded programs is required
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with IHP internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and graphics design software

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


Job Title: Safeguarding & GESI Manager – Stamping out Slavery

Location: Edo

Project Overview and Role

  • Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria (SoSiN) is a 4-year DFID Nigeria programme which aims to change or reduce the behaviours, attitudes, and social norms in Edo State that drive or enable human trafficking.
  • The project seeks to achieve the impact that more effective Government and non-Government institutions reduce the drivers and enablers of unsafe migration and trafficking through three components:
    • Strengthened Edo State Government response to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking: more effective and innovative use of resources – human, financial, physical, political and network assets – supports a ‘whole of government’ approach to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking through social and attitudinal change;
    • Improved coordination, innovation and quality of NGO response to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking: better coordinated and more effective civil society tackling the drivers and enablers of human trafficking;
    • A stronger evidence base for action in anti-slavery prevention, with learning platforms operating and informing policy and interventions: the use of evidence and sharing of best practices becomes embedded in ways of working, to deliver improved performance not only in Nigeria, but globally.

The primary responsibilities of the Safeguarding & GESI Manager will be to lead, coordinate and support the development and implementation of the programme’s protection policy and safeguarding practices. The Safeguarding & GESI Manager will advise other team members and select stakeholders on safeguarding best practice to mainstream protection policy and safeguarding practices across the programme.

The Safeguarding & GESI Manager will be the Safeguarding Focal Person for SOSIN and responsible for the overall design and implementation of Safeguarding and GESI policies, mechanisms and activities. During the inception phase of the project, this will specifically include the following:


  • Develop the project protection policy framework.
  • Develop the project safeguarding mechanisms (prevention and response).
  • Work with the Team Leader and Government Policy & Technical Lead to engage with NAPTIP and NACTAL to ensure SoSiN’s approaches to safeguarding and protection are in alignment with local needs.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to ensure the project comms strategy is aligned with safeguarding principals in the Nigerian context.
  • Develop safeguarding trainings to be delivered to different stakeholders (project staff, government and CSOs). Support team leader to ensure all SOSIN staff take a lead role in raising awareness about the company’s and DFID’s safeguarding measures including the Code of Conduct and provide training and advice to staff and partners.
  • Support the team to establish community-level complaints mechanisms that facilitate reporting of concerns by beneficiaries. Receive and refer reports in regards to Safeguarding, in accordance with the organisation’s procedures.
  • Promote the participation of beneficiaries and communities so they are aware of the organisation’s Safeguarding measures and Code of Conduct, and of their right to protection including how they could report any safeguarding issues or concerns.
  • Responsible for review, implementation and monitoring of a safeguarding risk register ensuring effective risk escalation and mitigation mechanism and review point exists for the programme and integrated to a broader programme risk framework/register.
  • At a team level, be orientated in Palladium’s policies and best practice in order to operationalise guidance and to support those who are affected by Safeguarding incidents to obtain the advice and support they need, both within the company and the wider community. Appropriate training and advice on Safeguarding will be provided to support the SFP in the fulfilment of their role.
  • Support the team to complete/update the Safeguarding Risk Assessment and management plan, which will be reviewed and approved by the Team Leader and Project Director.
  • Ensure that staff receive appropriate training on safeguarding, including specific training on child protection where engagement with children is anticipated.
  • Support the team to ensure that the project integrates safeguarding measures across project activities.
  • Plan and participate in any investigation into Safeguarding incidents in support of the appointed Decision Maker.
  • Identify and share lessons and best practice related to safeguarding with the project leadership and and wider SOSIN networks and stakeholders
  • Where appropriate, work with the team to establish community-level complaints mechanisms that facilitate reporting of concerns by beneficiaries.


  • Undertake preliminary GESI analysis.
  • Develop GESI strategy and framework.
  • Develop GESI trainings to be delivered to different stakeholders – these may include project staff, government and CSOs.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to ensure the project comms strategy is gender sensitive and socially inclusive.
  • Work with Project Team to ensure adequate attention to GESI across the programme
  • Work with Team and relevant stakeholders to build the capacity of identified champions within communities so as to further help build safeguarding structurers, platforms and networks.
  • During the Implementation Phase the Safeguarding & GESI Manager will implement relevant activities within the finalised


  • Experience in developing gender sensitive and social inclusion policies in programmes and in ensuring their implementation


  • Outstanding strategic thinker and team player with willingness to learn and support learning of others.
  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills.

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


Job Title: Senior Health Systems Strengthening/Private Sector Advisor – Nigeria

Location: Nigeria

Project Overview and Role 

  • Palladium is recruiting a Senior HSS/Private Sector advisor to serve on the leadership team for an upcoming project across five states in Nigeria aimed at improving systems and services to provide HIV and TB services.


  • The Senior HSS/Private Sector Advisor will provide technical support to the project team to expand the private sector engagement and strengthen its capacity in the following areas:
  • Support a locally hired Private Sector Advisor position responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating technical assistance and implementation of activities to expand HIV/AIDS and TB services through private sector providers and facilities.
  • Support identification of potential private providers and facilities to expand delivery sites for integrated access to HTS, PMTCT, TB/HIV treatment and care.
  • Support promotion and coordination of activities for prevention of HIV/AIDS and TB at workplaces.
  • Strengthened linkages between public and private sector service delivery systems for improve referral.
  • Support activities to streamline recording and reporting of program data by private sector providers and facilities.
  • Support planning and coordination of capacity building activities for private providers following national policies and guidelines.


  • A graduate degree in Public Health, Health Policy or related courses (e.g. MBBS, RN etc.) with extensive field experience in managing health programs in Nigeria. A postgraduate degree in health systems or public health will be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working on Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
  • Experience engaging with Private Sector in health systems strengthening, primary health care, and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
  • The HSS Coordinator must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs
  • Demonstratable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, qual training, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation; and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must
  • Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal 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 and/or Fulfulde
  • Willingness to travel throughout each of the five states as necessary

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


Job Title: Governance and Leadership Advisor

Location: Birnin, Kebbi

Project Overview and Role 

  • Palladium seeks a Governance and Leadership Advisor for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program, 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.


  • Promote multisectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance and accountability at the state level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results in primary health care;
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify and select priority areas for policy development related to reproductive health/family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria services; and develops plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives that are evidence-based and gender-sensitive;
  • Provide technical leadership in reviewing and formulating state policy initiatives, which includes researching and drafting policy documents, regulations, ordinances, decrees, guidelines, and circulars;
  • Assist stakeholders to prepare for and implement new health policies through capacity building and organizational development.
  • Liaise and works with other IHP program leads to strengthen health governance components;
  • Build governance and leadership capacity of state, LGA, ward and community levels to be engaged in and accountable for improved quality and increased access to primary health care services;
  • Work with the state to adapt and utilize planning, budgeting and accountability tools to harmonize health activities among all partners in the state and foster transparency in planning, budgeting and reporting of results and health finances


  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a master’s degree
  • At least 12 years’ experience providing others, especially government leaders and stakeholders, with guidance and technical assistance that enables them to understand policy options and strategies for improving health governance.
  • Deep understanding of the BHCPF, PHCUOR and related processes and structures related to strengthening primary health care systems.
  • Experience supervising a team of experts focused on strengthening health systems
  • Experience carrying out project-related health governance technical assistance and promoting the integration of governance and health systems.
  • Ability to develop strong, working relationships with multisectoral counterparts strongly desired.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience working with diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
  • Ability to speak, write and read English is required.
  • Advanced ability to communicate in Hausa Language is required
  • Ability to travel within Kebbi state at least 75% time

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

Deadline: 12th September, 2019.


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