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Available Positions from Palladium Group

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3 Aug, 2016

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Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

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.

Project Overview and Role

Background
In August 2016, the USAID-funded Family Health Plus (FH+) project will convene an Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop for five state-level Family Planning Advocacy Working Groups (FPAWG) in Abuja, Nigeria. During the workshop, each State FPAWG will work toward developing state-specific advocacy strategy. Formalized advocacy strategy documents for each state will serve to guide FPAWG activities for a two-year period.

 

Job Title: Consultant, Advocacy Strategy Document Development
Location: Abuja

Objective, Duties and Responsibilities
FH+ is seeking a Consultant to support the development of five (5) advocacy strategy documents?featuring outcomes for each state FPAWG?based on the proceedings of the August 2016 Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop. During the workshop, each state will identify current challenges to FP access and uptake, as well as identify opportunities and strategies to engage state policymakers and drive action for increased investment in FP. The consultant will serve as one of the workshop facilitators, providing hands-on support during the group work and gathering the outcome for inclusion in the strategy documents. The consultant?s main duty will be to create each state?s advocacy strategy document following the workshop, which should feature the specific FP advocacy objectives in each state and the key, costed advocacy activities that will help achieve objectives.

Responsibilities
Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following scope of work:

  • Develop a template for the strategy document and implementation plan;
  • Support the FH+ project team in preparing for Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop as needed, to include learning AFP SMART Approach;
  • Serve as co-facilitator at Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop along with FH+ project staff. Support the FPAWG representatives in the workshop to complete the requirements of the technical group sessions, to be included in the advocacy strategy documents;
  • Supervise the workshop rapporteur to ensure detailed documentations of workshop proceedings and submission of workshop report.
  • Develop a 1-2 page background and situation analysis for FP in each of the states for inclusion in the strategy documents;
  • Develop the final advocacy strategy document for each of the 5 states, to include costed activities

Schedule of Deliverables and Invoicing
#Report/Deliverables Due date
1 Co-facilitation of Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop TBD
2 Five (5) final state-level advocacy strategy documents, built on draft advocacy strategy templates, featuring the following:

  • Group work proceedings and outcomes from the Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop;
  • Background/FP situation analysis; and
  • Costed implementation plan (costed activities).

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor?s degree in Public Health, or other related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience with family planning, reproductive health, and/or population projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of the family planning landscape in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated familiarity and experience working with FP stakeholders, including decision-makers at federal, state/FCT, and LGA levels, and FP advocacy organizations.
  • Mastery of written and verbal English-language communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills, ability to synthesize information into a cohesive report/product.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

Application Deadline: 9th September, 2016

 

Job Title: Workshop Rapporteur, Family Planning Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop
Location: Kaduna

Objective, Duties and Responsibilities
FH+ is seeking a Workshop Rapporteur to provide secretarial and administrative support for the conduct of the above-mentioned Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop for FP. The workshop will last five days. During the workshop, each state FPAWG will identify current challenges to FP access and uptake, as well as identify opportunities and strategies to engage state policymakers and drive action for increased investment in FP.

Responsibilities
Specifically, the Workshop Rapporteur will provide logistics support to the FH+ project team?the HSS Advisor and Advocacy/Policy Officer?during the planning for and conduct of the workshop, and complete a workshop report. Specifically, s/he shall be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure that participants properly complete the registration process on day-1 and the daily attendance sheet;
  • Ensure that complete documentations are received from all participants for proper reimbursements and payments due them;
  • Ensure safe keeping and availability of workshop materials for use during the workshop;
  • Act as liaison between participants and hotel on all logistics issues relating to the workshop;
  • Ensure proper documentation of daily proceedings including providing support for printings, photocopies, etc. during the duration of the workshop.
  • Work with the Advocacy Strategy Document Development Consultant to conduct pre- and post- tests for the workshop including workshop evaluation and summaries.
  • Based on Workshop proceedings, complete report.

Terms and Conditions
The consultancy is for a period of ten days (10) days as follows:

  • 1.5 days of workshop preparation (creation of sign-in sheets, printing, support to FH+ project staff as needed)
  • 5 days of workshop proceedings
  • 1.5 day for summary of workshop evaluations (pre- and post- test)
  • 2 days post-workshop for finalization and submission of report

Deliverables
A final workshop process and technical report complete with evaluation sheets to be submitted no later than 5 days after workshop completion.

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor?s degree in Public Health, or other related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Proven experience with workshop/training coordination and logistics.
  • Experience with family planning, reproductive health, and/or population projects a plus.
  • Mastery of written and verbal English-language communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills, ability to synthesize information into a cohesive report/product

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

Application Deadline: 4th August, 2016

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location:
Yobe State, Nigeria

Project Overview and Role
Maternal, New-born and Child Health Programme (MNCH2)

  • The Palladium Group develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.
  • The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a country led programme which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in Northern Nigeria and it is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The MNCH2 programme is being implemented in six states in northern Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and Zamfara States.
  • We are looking for a Human Resources Assistant and an Administrative Assistant. These are full time positions to be based in Kano and Yobe states respectively.

Position Summary

  • The Administrative Assistant will assist in the office administration and logistics of the MNCH2 at the State level.
  • The Administrative Assistant will support the administrative and facility functions of MNCH2 for timely and effective implementation of project?s work. Support the coordination of MNCH2 transport and logistics services for all project activities at the state level.
  • The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for booking accommodation for all staff and consultants visiting their state for project activities.

Responsibilities
Specific Responsibilities:

  • Follow MNCH2 administrative guidelines and ensure smooth operations at the state office in liaison with MNCH2 Country Office in Kano.
  • Support the review of existing administrative systems and procedures
  • Ensure office equipment and facilities are in good working condition at all times.
  • Ensure inventory quantities are sufficient for needs by coordinating regular inventory checks and through timely ordering of supplies.
  • Alongside with the Finance & Admin Coordinator maintain up-to-date register of preferred suppliers and vendors and solicit periodic evaluation and performance input from main service users.
  • Support the Finance & Admin Coordinator in preparing monthly office running cost analysis.
  • Support in maintenance of fixed assets register by updating asset register, issue of asset movement for signing and approval, outdoor asset repair permission, etc.
  • Provide guidance and direction to Office Assistant and drivers
  • Provide and ensure logistics guidance for delivery of items and facilities as the case may be.
  • Assist in procurement, clarifying specifications, analyzing quotations, and seeking for approval, ensuring purchases are made according to approved specification, price, quantity and quality inclusive.
  • Assist follow-up on contractors to ensure about-to-expire agreements are renewed in a timely manner.
  • Support in preparing monthly progress report which seeks to point out closed, outstanding and new issues for all field offices.
  • Follow-up with Finance & Admin Coordinator/ Technical staff in resolving issues as they come up.
  • Communicate pressing issues to supervisor for technical assistance and further directives.
  • Supervise the office administration and logistics in the absence of the Finance & Admin Coordinator
  • Ensure the proper use, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment, such as generators, vehicles, communication, computer units and peripherals, video and audio equipment, other office equipment, and air conditioners and heaters.
  • Ensure that temporary duty visitors are received/accompanied at/to the airport, have safe and adequate transportation and accommodations during their stay.
  • Support all local and regional purchases as per defined threshold, and maintain tracking and documentation systems that will facilitate future processing, payment and audit requirements.
  • In collaboration with the Finance & Admin Coordinator maintain rigorous operations ensuring that systems are in place for the proper receipt, rotation and control of program?s materials.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by any staff.

Qualifications

  • University degree preferred.
  • Significant office management experience.
  • Experience managing DFID-funded activities and thorough knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements, preferred.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, Word & PowerPoint; comfortable in a Windows PC environment.

In return we Offer

  • A friendly and team-based working environment
  • Opportunity to work with national and international colleagues
  • Vital contribution to improving maternal and newborn services in Northern Nigeria
  • The opportunity to truly ?make a difference?
  • A competitive salary with benefits

Application Deadline: 15th August, 2916.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant
Location:
Kano State, Nigeria

Project Overview and Role
Maternal, New-born and Child Health Programme (MNCH2):

  • The Palladium Group develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies.
  • We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.
  • We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.
  • The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a country led programme which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in Northern Nigeria and it is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).
  • The MNCH2 programme is being implemented in six states in northern Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and Zamfara States.
  • We are looking for a Human Resources Assistant and an Administrative Assistant.
  • These are full time positions to be based in Kano and Yobe states respectively.

Position Summary

  • The Human Resources Assistant is to assist the Human Resources Manager with interviews and hiring actions, ensuring completion of employees? documentation and administration, complete administrative tasks related to all aspects of HR sections on the MNCH2 programme.
  • She/he will be required to assist in preparing job advertisement and general correspondence, arrange, coordinate logistics support for selection and maintain personnel files on the MNCH2 programme.
  • The HR Assistant will serve as the liaison between the field offices and head office for HR related activities. He/she will perform any other duties that may be assigned by the HR Manager .

Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with staff recruitment by sending invitations and scheduling interviews.
  • Review salary histories of selected candidates and prepare salary analysis for potential hires which will be reviewed and approved by the HR Manager.
  • Passing offers to potential hires and informing the HR Manager of their responses.
  • Informing the HR Manager and team members of joining dates of new hires and coordinating with other departments for necessary arrangements.
  • Conduct exit interviews for exiting staff and preparation of a monthly exit interview report.
  • Researching on changes or updates in the country labor laws and informing the HR Manager of these developments.
  • Maintain personnel records, tracking employment history, confirmation, promotions, transfers, salaries, and training.
  • Issuing of letter of employment and confirmation to newly employed staff.
  • Verification of certificates and follow-up on response from former employer.
  • Ensure that all documents in respect of new employees are received in good time to facilitate prompt confirmation of appointment.
  • Updating the HR online databases.
  • Prepare monthly HR reports.
  • Administering payroll system and maintaining staff related records.
  • With the HR Manager; plan, coordinate and conduct training occasionally, including induction programs for new hires.
  • Processing of staff benefits such as health insurance and life/Accident insurance Plan.
  • Conduct terror checks for new hires.
  • Collect approved leave forms from staff and update the tracking sheet.
  • Draft correspondence for and on behalf of MNCH2 staff.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Degree or HND in Business Management, Human Resources Management, Psychology, or Social Administration from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in this field.
  • Good organizational and accurate record keeping skills.
  • Ability to understand comprehensive information.
  • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and explain the official framework employment regulation.
  • Integrity and use of initiative.
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills in implementing personnel policies.
  • Able to work alone on a broad variety of projects.
  • Good interpersonal skills, should be helpful and have an approachable disposition.
  • Experience using standard editing/proofreading marks and graphic layout designing.
  • Demonstrate excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume and sensitive work flow, knowledge of DFID employment regulations.
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria regularly as required.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and must work well under competing deadlines.

In Return We Offer

  • A friendly and team-based working environment
  • Opportunity to work with national and international colleagues
  • Vital contribution to improving maternal and newborn services in Northern Nigeria
  • The opportunity to truly ?make a difference?
  • A competitive salary with benefits

Application Deadline: 15th August, 2016.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

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