Palladium International New Jobs [3 Positions]

Posted on :

22 Mar, 2018

Category :

Design Jobs in Nigeria, International Jobs in Nigeria

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 following vacant positions below in Abuja:

 

Job Title: Gender and Woman Economic Empowerment Officer
Location:
 Abuja; however, incumbent will be required to make frequent travels within Nigeria and particularly to the Northern part of Nigeria

Project Overview and Role

  • Propcom Mai-karfi is a six year DFID programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in northern Nigeria through enhanced employment opportunities for increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems in Northern Nigeria
  • It now has a three-year extension 2018-2021 to work in a reduced number of states from mid-2018:
    • Tier 1 (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe);
    • Tier 2 (Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi) and
    • Partnership states (Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa).

Purpose

  • To contribute to and enhance the integration of gender and women economic empowerment across the Propcom Mai-karfi programme
  • This will include the embedding of the Propcom Mai-karfis gender and Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) strategy and framework within all its interventions ensuring the constant identification of gender and WEE implications and issues as well as the use of best practice within markets and, increasingly, its geo-political activities especially in the NE of Nigeria and in the three DFID Partner states.

Responsibilities
The Gender and WEE Officer will be required to use a variety of gender technical, leadership and management skills, along with desk and field-based research and activities to do the following:

  • Guide and monitor the Propcom team in mainstreaming gender and WEE to ensure accountability across the whole programme for the gender and WEE deliverables.  This will include support to the Tier Leads and his/her teams and Results Measurement teams to develop their gender analysis capacities through specific formal training and on the job mentoring in the field or office.
  • Provide gender and WEE support to intervention plans for work in existing markets, to the selection of new markets, and to the design of interventions in these new markets. This will involve the following tasks:
  • Review the key programme documents (Technical proposal, Business Case, etc) to understand and improve the gender strategy proposed and to support the Tier Leads and Market Managers to operationalise that strategy in their daily work.
  • Assess current interventions in various markets, and in collaboration with Market Managers, gather and analyse gender data and conduct gender targeted surveys, focus groups and assessment (where necessary) to provide advice to Tier Leads and Market Managers on appropriate approaches that enhance gender impact.
  • Assist with developing and implementing interventions in selected new markets.
  • Work in collaboration with the Recovery Coordinator, the Tier Leads and Market Managers by providing gender and WEE support to the selection of other new markets and to the design of interventions in these new markets.
  • Link Tier Leads and Market Managers with Good/Best Practices in mainstreaming gender and WEE in economic development/market development programmes within Nigeria/Africa, and other relevant global case studies.
  • Provide expert and technical support/advice to Tier Leads and Market Managers on identifying specific markets that target women in northern Nigeria.
  • Provide expert and technical support and regular reviews to the Propcom Mai-karfi senior management team on the operationalisation of the programmes gender strategy.
  • Work with the Tier Leads and his/her teams and the Results Measurement teams on the design of survey tools aimed at ensuring maximum gender impact across all interventions.
  • Liaise with the Results Measurement team on the development of tools and indicators aimed at monitoring and evaluating the impacts of implemented gender strategies within all programme interventions and recommend any new strategies based on findings
  • With the Recovery Coordinator NE and represent Propcom Mai-karfi?s gender-related work to external audiences, such as DFID, other donors, INGOs and the wider M4P and WEE communities.
  • Network with government and non-government organisations in Nigeria to learn and exchange information about women economic empowerment and to coordinate with other important activities.
  • Work with the project communications team members to develop materials that promote Propcom Mai-karfis gender-related interventions and that disseminate its learning as widely as possible across a diverse set of media channels.
  • Provide relevant gender input to the programmes business plans, annual work plans and annual reports.

Requirements
The Gender and WEE Officer should have:

  • An Advanced Degree (Master’s or Doctoral Degree) in the field of Social Sciences, Gender, Agricultural Sciences, Food Security or a related field of study or an equivalent combination of studies and experience;
  • 5-7 years experience in economic market development, private sector and management in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in women participation and women empowerment programming, (within agricultural market systems would be a distinctive advantage);
  • Demonstrated experience with gender integration/mainstreaming in agriculture/market development projects (preferred) or across a variety of sectors, gender mainstreaming at a relatively senior level within an institutional context is preferred;
  • Experience working directly with women and women groups in northern Nigeria is preferred – experience with promoting the inclusion of women and working with or developing women managed or owned businesses within the private sector in Northern Nigeria would be advantageous.
  • Previous project implementation and management within an M4P programme would be advantageous.
  • Detailed and non-stereotypical understanding of the culture and practices within northern Nigeria with emphasis on the gender dynamics is essential
  • Ability to communicate in and understand Hausa is essential
  • Ability to communicate in one other major language of the north (Fulbe, Kanuri, etc) would be an advantage

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Knowledge Manager
Location:
 Abuja

Project Overview and Role
Propcom Mai-Karfi was a six-year DFID programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in Northern Nigeria through enhanced employment opportunities for increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems in northern Nigeria. It now has a three-year extension 2018-2021 to work in a reduced number of states from mid-2018:

  • Tier 1 (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe)
  • Tier 2 (Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi) and
  • Partnership states / Tier 3 (Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa)

Purpose

  • To coordinate and manage the Knowledge Management requirements of the Propcom Mai-karfi Programme and ensure that programme knowledge is duly generated, organised for ease of retrieval and shared to help with effective management of the programme.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the knowledge management activities of the programme ensuring progress and achievements are documented (to agreed formats where applicable), stored in an accessible manner and disseminated to relevant internal and external audiences (both at national and international levels) in an appropriate and timely manner and in conjunction with the Communications Manager.

Specific Responsibilities
The Knowledge Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage the knowledge management hub of the programme to ensure that relevant documents are made available and kept up-to-date.
  • Assist with the collation and dissemination of lessons learnt both internally and externally (in conjunction with the Communications Manager).
  • Work closely with the Results Measurement, Technical team and Support team to provide support to programme management and implementation.
  • Produce reports to document the results and achievements of the programme, in conjunction with the Communications Manager where appropriate.
  • Assist the Communication Manager and other team members to develop case studies and other communication materials.
  • Assist in the preparation of programmes quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work in close coordination with the Communications Manager to maintain an up to date knowledge of the external Branding requirements / guidance  of Palladium and DFID Nigeria  in regards to external communication material.

Essential Qualifications
The Knowledge Manager should have:

  • A bachelors degree in Journalism, Business Management, Librarian Studies / Mass Communications or any other humanities.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an organisation with clear knowledge management requirements, with an international business or INGO would be advantageous
  • Good IT and Network skills set
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Experience reviewing and writing reports based on data and evidence and fragmented narrative reports.
  • Experience in developing and publishing tailored and innovative communications material.
  • Experience in implementing communications strategy in an international development programme along with colleagues will be advantageous.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Logistics Officer
Location: 
Abuja, but may require occasional travel to other parts of Nigeria.

Project Overview and Role

  • Propcom Mai-Karfi is a six-year DFID programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in Northern Nigeria through enhanced employment opportunities for increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems in northern Nigeria. It now has a three-year extension 2018-2021 to work in a reduced number of states from mid 2018:
  • Tier 1 (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe)
  • Tier 2 (Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi) and
  • Partnership states (Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa)

Purpose:

  • To assist with the Propcom Mai-karfi administrative and logistics functions.
  • To support the programmes local procurement functions.
  • To support in the logistical arrangement for all travel of the technical team.

Responsibilities
The Logistics Officer will be required to:

  • Contribute to maintenance of reliable provision of services (water, electricity, security (in offices out of Abuja), etc.) to the programme offices at all times
  • Contribute to the management of all programme assets (including laptops and vehicles) and inventory in the various programme offices and residences ensuring that staff are adequately educated about the utilisation of all such items
  • Ensure that all office equipment is functioning at all times including photocopiers, printers, scanners, air conditioners etc. establish and maintain working relationships with appropriate maintenance service providers and ensure all equipment are serviced as at when due in line with retainership agreements
  • Assist with the regular updating of the projects approved supplier list as required.
  • Ensure the appropriate tagging of all programme assets in line with DFID regulations when required to do so by the Personnel Manager or the Operations and Security Manager
  • Assist with the conducting of periodic assets and inventory checks on all programme offices and residences and report to line manager on any issues arising
  • Take responsibility, in conjunction with the office assistant, for the management of the programmes consumables including stationary, paper, beverages etc. updating stocklist on a daily basis and notifying line manager when stock is low and ensure processes are put in place for replacement/procurement
  • Ensure that all programme procurements meet with set DFID procurement guidelines and that all documentation are done appropriately leaving a clear audit trail
  • Check that all items procured exhibit clear value for money and transparency within the procurement process
  • Support the Personnel Manager and the Operations and Security Manager in ensuring that standards of goods and services procured are maintained and that background checks and due diligence checks are conducted on all vendors where necessary
  • Manage programme stores.
  • Support the Personnel Manager in the disposal of programme items in line with DFID standards.
  • Support the Operations and Security Manager in the execution of the logistics functions of the programme including (but not limited to) hotel liaison, travel arrangements for staff and consultants (including ticket booking and purchase).
  • Take responsibility for checking and reconciling drivers log books, overtime claims and travel timetable/schedules in conjunction with the Operations and Security Manager
  • Ensure the cleanliness of office environs by ensuring fumigation is done as at when due
  • Other duties as requested by the line manager, the Director of Operations or members of the Senior Management team.

Requirements
The Operations Officer should have:

  • A minimum of a degree in a management discipline and be able to communicate fluently in English.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a similar position within an international development project;.
  • Familiarity with the mechanics of office equipment.
  • Familiar with fleet management.
  • Previous logistic management experience.
  • Knowledge of basic hardware maintenance.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th March, 2018.