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Current Vacancies 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: Driver – Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE)

Ref No: req11195
Location: Lagos
Duration: 1 year, with possibility of extension for additional 3.5 years.

Background

  • Nigeria SCALE project is a USAID-funded 5-year project (Oct 08, 2020 – Oct 07, 2025), implemented by Palladium in collaboration with the local resource partners. The goal of the Nigeria SCALE project is to strengthen the financial, management and advocacy capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) and Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) in Nigeria to create a more accountable, transparent, peaceful, and democratic Nigeria with more effective and efficient public service delivery.
  • The SCALE project supports 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 project is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria.
  • The project has five main components: 1) Component One – Improve CSO organizational capacity, 2) Component Two – Enhance capacity for CSO advocacy, collaboration and management, 3) Component Three – Improve the policy and regulatory environment for civil society, 4) Component Four – Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), and 5) Component Five – Sector strengthening and advocacy.

Purpose of Position

  • Provides transportation to project staff and consultants to and from the office, meetings, airport and other activities to implement the project.
  • The position is based in Abuja-Nigeria.
  • The vehicle would be provided by Palladium.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive responsibly at all times.
  • Provide transfers to local staff traveling on project business and to project expatriate staff and consultants from and to the airport.
  • Ensure that the vehicle use is in accordance with the project’s vehicle use policy.
  • Ensure all car documents, registrations, insurance are correct and up to date.
  • Record vehicle movement and purchases of fuel and lubricants accurately in the vehicle logbook.
  • Maintain the vehicle in a clean, secure, and good condition.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is equipped with adequate fuel and supplies at all times.
  • Monitor the need for servicing of, and repairs to the vehicle.
  • Avoid fines for improper parking or other motoring offenses.
  • Keep driving license current and unblemished.
  • Make the necessary arrangements with the authorities and corresponding reports in the event of an accident.
  • Provide timely transportation.
  • Coordinate with the administrative assistant to follow up and execute driver planning and scheduling using Outlook Calendar or other means of scheduling as assigned, keep a logbook of all vehicle use and travel, and register transportation requests with the operations manager in the relevant location as assigned;
  • Assist the Finance team to deliver purchase orders, payment transfers to the bank and/or suppliers, conduct petty cash purchases for minor office expenditure.
  • Support the administrative assistant in planning meetings and proactively assist the team across all projects.
  • Run project errands related to courier, picking up office supplies, and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience driving vehicles for public, private entities or international organizations. Working with international organizations highly desirable.
  • Good knowledge of road networks.
  • Knowledge and skills in preventive vehicle maintenance.
  • Ability to drive safely under difficult conditions.
  • Knowledge of protection and diplomatic security preferred.
  • Good English language skills and local languages.

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

Job Title: Knowledge Management Specialist – IHP Nigeria

Ref No: req11204
Location: Abuja (FCT)

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Knowledge Management Specialist for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – FCT. The goal of IHP 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 PHC services.
  • The purpose of Task Order 7 is to implement priority primary health interventions in FCT state to strengthen the state government area (LGA), and ward level health systems.
  • The objectives of the program are a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care (PHC) services b) improve access to PHC services; and c) increase quality of PHC services. Strong engagement and collaboration with state government is expected throughout the program.
  • Task Order 7 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 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 M&E 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 (KM) 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 ACO and supervised by Senior MEL Manager.

Required Qualifications
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 product.
  • 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 USG-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

Notes:

  • Please note that we cannot offer sponsorship for these positions.
  • In order to be considered for these roles, all applicants must have the right to work and live in Nigeria permanently. Applications from individuals without the current right to work in Nigeria will not be considered.
  • These positions will be based in our Lagos office only. Applicants from outside Lagos are welcome but will need to relocate at their own expense as no relocation package is available.

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