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Job Opportunities at Palladium Group

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Grants Manager – Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE)

Ref.: req7944
Location: Nigeria

Requirement

  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor – Nigeria SCALE

Job ref.: req7942
Location: Nigeria

Requirement

  • Candidate should possess relevant qualification

 

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

 

Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration – Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE)

Ref.: req7940
Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in September 2020)

Background

  • The objective of the SCALE Activity is to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) across all of USAID / Nigeria’s programmatic sectors with a basket of managerial, business strengthening, and advocacy capacity-building interventions aimed at advancing Nigerian CSO sustainability combined with targeted grants to advance mutually agreed upon priorities
  • The activity is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria.

Purpose of Position

  • The DFA provides a crucial link between the technical and support functions (finance, administration, HR, operations, security, compliance, etc) within the project to ensure that USAID, corporate, and project policies are followed in all aspects of program implementation
  • The DFA has responsibility for oversight of the finance and operations teams and is a member of the project leadership team.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Oversees program operations, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance.
  • Develops internal control measures, conducts internal financial audits, and coordinates external financial audits.
  • Prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID.
  • Develops the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-awardees.
  • Ensures the accurate tracking and recording of project expenditures and financial reports
  • Guides and assists accountants and other program staff in preparing, revising and monitoring budgets for ongoing activities
  • Manages the financial operations and financial reporting of the project, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field in International Business Management, Finance, Accounting and / or Auditing experience.
  • An ACA / ACCA / CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with a recognized organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
  • Prior experience in a management role on a USAID funded program highly desired
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff
  • Knowledge of local labor and tax laws and reporting procedures
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and MS Excel.

 

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

 

Job Title: Chief of Party – Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE)

Ref.: req7938
Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in September 2020)

Background

  • The objective of the SCALE Activity is to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) across all of USAID/Nigeria’s programmatic sectors with a basket of managerial, business strengthening, and advocacy capacity-building interventions aimed at advancing Nigerian CSO sustainability combined with targeted grants to advance mutually agreed upon priorities
  • The activity is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria.

Purpose of Position 

  • The Chief of Party is the senior leader position serving as the primary point of contact with USAID and with overall responsibility for meeting program objectives, oversight of operations, direction, and delivery of technical assistance. This position is contingent on funding.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical vision and lead strategic development and support of programming in collaboration with USAID and key stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives with USAID and team;
  • Serve as Palladium’s primary liaison with donor(s), and other partners including civil society, government, and other related programs and projects;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with development partners such as government institutions, private sector, civil society, media, etc.;
  • Communicate and implement an integrated vision among different components and actors
  • Enable identification, sharing, and application of international best practices and lessons learned;
  • Build local partners and local staff capacities;
  • Ensure quality control and overall responsiveness of TA provided under SCALE;
  • Identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments
  • Comply with USAID and Palladium reporting requirements on program impact and implementation;
  • Manage and mentor project staff or key stakeholders;
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program in close coordination with home office;
  • Manage effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, Policy, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies or related field;
  • At least ten (10) years of progressive relevant international development programming experience – at least five (5) years of which must be in senior program management, experience in managing and leading civil society or similar donor programs in developing countries, preferably in Africa;
  • At least three (3) years of experience working in Nigeria
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience building capacity in CSOs and similar organizations
  • Demonstrated capability to lead/supervise a diverse team with different development partners, donors, CSOs and host country government counterparts.
  • Strong technical expertise in advocacy/accountability/research/media campaigns and program development.
  • Experience working in gender, vulnerable populations (including children) and/or human rights desired
  • Prior experience in a senior leadership role for a USAID funded program highly desired
  • Fluency in English.

 

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

 

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement

Job ref.: req7939
Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in September 2020)

Background

  • The objective of the SCALE Activity is to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) across all of USAID/Nigeria’s programmatic sectors with a basket of managerial, business strengthening, and advocacy capacity-building interventions aimed at advancing Nigerian CSO sustainability combined with targeted grants to advance mutually agreed upon priorities.
  • The activity is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria.

Purpose of Position 

  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP leads technical aspects of the project in compliance with USAID and Palladium rules and regulations to achieve project objectives.
  • S/he will also regularly engage with and maintain good relationships with relevant actors including CSOs, BMOs, media, consortium partners and other Nigerian governmental and non-government stakeholders.
  • The DCOP will provide support to the COP in liaising, programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties. This position is contingent up award of funds.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist the COP in overseeing all components of the program
  • Provide expertise in Nigeria’s civil society sector and to other stakeholders
  • Assist the COP in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions
  • Provide technical leadership and management for program activities
  • Provide guidance and direction to technical staff
  • Serve as the acting COP in the COP’s absence

Required Qualifications
Position Requirements:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in international affairs, public administration, policy, social sciences, law, development studies or related field;
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities managing sectors and/or subsectors of civil society / advocacy / research / gender sensitive interventions;
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and experienced in managing teams;
  • Experience relevant to accomplishment of the cross-cutting objectives including gender, youth and marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated track record of working with donor-funded projects.
  • Proven track record with establishing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Capacity to transfer/convey information and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials and donor community.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English

 

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

 

Job Title: Nigeria Asset Collection and Disposal Consultant

Location: Nigeria
Job ref.: req7930

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, 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.
  • The HP+ project in Nigeria is would like to engage a qualified local consultant who is a project management expert and has experience coordinating project close-out activities.
  • This local consultant will work with HP+ staff in Abuja to coordinate the collection and disposition of all project assets at the HP+ state office locations.
  • The consultant will also work closely with HP+ staff in Abuja to ensure any final employment documentation has been collected from state office staff. Only Nigerian nationals or those authorized to work in Nigeria will be considered. They must be based in Osun and or Abia state.
  • The consultant will be expected to work on an as-needed basis over a period of performance from April 16, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Please include your consultant rate as part of your application.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain and verify a physical list of all equipment and furniture at the state level
  • Monitor the return of all equipment from state office staff
  • Ensure that partners identified and approved by USAID in the HP+ HPN disposition plan can verify assets they are interested in taking over from the project
  • Coordinate the handover of all assets to the identified partners as approved by USAID
  • Prepare Act of Acceptance documents for any assets to be handed over to partners as approved by USAID and send the signed copies of the Act of Acceptance documents to the HP+ Abuja office
  • Ensure handover of the state office building to the landlord after evacuation of all assets. Coordinate and complete a walk-though of the state office building if needed.
  • Obtain a written acknowledgement from the landlord or government agency representative on the handing over of the office.
  • Submit final assets disposal report to the Country Director.
  • Participate in progress check-in calls with the Abuja and DC-based project delivery team as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with over 10 years post qualification experience
  • Experience managing project close-out and assets disposal
  • Experience working on donor funded projects in Nigeria relating to health policy and health financing
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines independently and attention to detail.
  • Prior work experience in Abia and Osun states preferred
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent English writing, communication and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness.

 

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

Job Title: State Finance and Administration Director – Nigeria IHP – Task Order 5

Ref.: req7925
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.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee IHP operations including; but not limited to: human resources, logistics, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting / finance
  • Conduct internal and coordinate external financial audits
  • Prepare budgets for annual work-plans and financial reports for USAID / Nigeria.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or other relevant fields
  • Demonstrated experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting / finance
  • Demonstrated ability for developing and managing large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards
  • Possess 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

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