PALLADIUM JOB RECRUITMENT (22 POSITIONS)

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:


1) Job Title: Knowledge Management Officer – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi

Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium seeks a Knowledge Management Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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.
  • Ask Order 6 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.
  • The Knowledge Management Officer leads implementation of the project’s communication and knowledge management strategy in the State.

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 Senior MEL Manager

Requirements   

  • The Knowledge Management Officer 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 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.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

2) Job Title: Operations Manager – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja
Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration.
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Operations Manager for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.
  • The Operations Manager is responsible under the leadership of the State Director and senior management, in the management and implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial and compliance activities that deliver the project in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies, Group Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Guidelines and client rules and regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in overseeing overall operations at State Office and provides operations guidance and oversight for IHP state offices
  • Works with finance team and technical leads to manage and forecast cash needs for Nigeria offices
  • Regularly reviews operations practices, develops, and optimizes internal operations policies, and provides feedback on risk mitigation strategies
  • Performs project procurements as per the procurement policies and donor regulations including maintaining vendor lists, solicitation of quotations/proposals, and documentation of procurement decisions and contracts, and managing vendor relationships
  • Ensures timely receipt of quality services/goods and best value for the price; ensures that vendors are timely paid and procurement contracts are closed in order; manages office facilities, equipment, assets, vehicles, IT, etc.; and maintains up-to-date assets registers
  • Adheres to and trains relevant staff in all project administrative and operations policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with operations team at the Abuja Central Office to initiate vetting processes for vendors, consultants, new hires, etc.
  • Ensures the Fixed Asset Register of the project is up to date and comprehensive.
  • Supports the Director to ensure that all assets of the project are safe and secure.

Requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree are required;
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience;
  • A minimum of 3 years project management experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID or other donor client(s);
  • Experience managing large and complex projects with a high risk profile;
  • A minimum of 2 years of people management experience, including setting performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation and mentoring and coaching;
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a developing country or similar environment.
  • Project Management expertise;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyze financial reports;
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Strong management skills with ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff;
  • Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a high level of professional maturity is required.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

3) Job Title: Operations Manager – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi
Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration.
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role
Palladium seeks an Operations Manager for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.


The Operations Manager is responsible under the leadership of the State Director and senior management, in the management and implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial and compliance activities that deliver the project in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies, Group Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Guidelines and client rules and regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in overseeing overall operations at State Office and provides operations guidance and oversight for IHP state offices
  • Works with finance team and technical leads to manage and forecast cash needs for Nigeria offices
  • Regularly reviews operations practices, develops, and optimizes internal operations policies, and provides feedback on risk mitigation strategies
  • Performs project procurements as per the procurement policies and donor regulations including maintaining vendor lists, solicitation of quotations/proposals, and documentation of procurement decisions and contracts, and managing vendor relationships
  • Ensures timely receipt of quality services/goods and best value for the price; ensures that vendors are timely paid and procurement contracts are closed in order; manages office facilities, equipment, assets, vehicles, IT, etc.; and maintains up-to-date assets registers
  • Adheres to and trains relevant staff in all project administrative and operations policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with operations team at the Abuja Central Office to initiate vetting processes for vendors, consultants, new hires, etc.
  • Ensures the Fixed Asset Register of the project is up to date and comprehensive.
  • Supports the Director to ensure that all assets of the project are safe and secure.

Requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree are required;
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience;
  • A minimum of 3 years project management experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID or other donor client(s);
  • Experience managing large and complex projects with a high risk profile;
  • A minimum of 2 years of people management experience, including setting performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation and mentoring and coaching;
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a developing country or similar environment.
  • Project Management expertise;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyze financial reports;
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Strong management skills with ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff;
  • Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a high level of professional maturity is required.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


4) Job Title: Operations Officer – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi
Reports to: Operations Manager
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium seeks a Operations Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.
  • The Operations Officer will  provide operations support to the state office. The Operations Officer (State) reports to the Operations Manager and is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations and logistics of the state program, including local and in-country travel, local vendor relationships, and event and meeting arrangements.

Responsibilities   
Procurement and Contracts Management:

  • In consultation with the project team, explore market and collect price quotations from suppliers and vendors
  • Collect necessary documents and information to process purchase orders, consultant agreements, letter agreements, subcontract/agreements and/or sub-grants
  • Keep up-to-date electronic database, documentation of necessary information and deliverables in the files of each consultant agreement, sub-agreement, contract, grant, vendor, etc.

Office Administrations and Logistics:

  • Maintain appropriate and updated filing system for all project documents including procurement documents (Due Diligence forms, biodatas, hosting checklists; competitive quotations); field vouchers, approved budgets and purchase orders); and workshop/activity payments; checks
  • Assist in management of Field Office assets, premises, supplies, publications, facilities and logistic services as required
  • Administer regular maintenance of all office space and equipment including necessary insurances in place and processing of claims in case of loss
  • Serve as backup for administration of transportation for the office and staff for local and international travel
  • Maintain HR-related files, including monthly updating of leave time accrued/taken, ensuring medical insurance for staff
  • Maintain up-to-date record of all rent, service and utility contracts for the office and, administer prompt payment of rents, insurance, service and utility bills
  • Assist in performing project close out activities
  • Work with project team to calculate and submit cost share information, where applicable
  • As necessary, assist in financial audit. Maintain accurate and up-to-date operational, personnel, and other records as required by corporate management and/or Nigerian law
  • Work closely with Finance Officer for daily tasks and overall project management

Asset Management:

  • Manage expendable property
  • Perform receiving function, record and tag all items
  • Issue supplies and stationery to staff
  • All other duties and tasks as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized academic institution in Business or related field or 4 years working in administration; MBA is an advantage
  • Proven competency in planning, organizing, and implementing operational activities
  • At least 4 years of administration experience with a good understanding of business operations and controls; experience with international organizations and USAID regulations an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong supervision skills to ensure activities, schedules and progress are reviewed and monitored
  • Experience leading, mentoring, and motivating staff; a good understanding of performance management
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making. A minimum of 2 years of people management experience, including setting performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation and mentoring and coaching
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a developing country or similar environment
  • Project Management expertise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyze financial reports
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong management skills with ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff
  • Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a high level of professional maturity is required.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

5) Job Title: Operations Officer – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja
Reports to: Operations Manager
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium seeks a Operations Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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 service; 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.
  • The Operations Officer will provide operations support to the state office. The Operations Officer reports to the Operations Manager and is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations and logistics of the state program, including local and in-country travel, local vendor relationships, and event and meeting arrangements.

Responsibilities
Procurement and Contracts Management:

  • In consultation with the project team, explore market and collect price quotations from suppliers and vendors
  • Collect necessary documents and information to process purchase orders, consultant agreements, letter agreements, subcontract/agreements and/or sub-grants
  • Keep up-to-date electronic database, documentation of necessary information and deliverables in the files of each consultant agreement, sub-agreement, contract, grant, vendor, etc.

Office Administrations and Logistics:

  • Maintain appropriate and updated filing system for all project documents including procurement documents (Due Diligence forms, biodatas, hosting checklists; competitive quotations); field vouchers, approved budgets and purchase orders); and workshop/activity payments; checks
  • Assist in management of Field Office assets, premises, supplies, publications, facilities and logistic services as required
  • Administer regular maintenance of all office space and equipment including necessary insurances in place and processing of claims in case of loss
  • Serve as backup for administration of transportation for the office and staff for local and international travel
  • Maintain HR-related files, including monthly updating of leave time accrued/taken, ensuring medical insurance for staff
  • Maintain up-to-date record of all rent, service and utility contracts for the office and, administer prompt payment of rents, insurance, service and utility bills
  • Assist in performing project close out activities
  • Work with project team to calculate and submit cost share information, where applicable
  • As necessary, assist in financial audit. Maintain accurate and up-to-date operational, personnel, and other records as required by corporate management and/or Nigerian law
  • Work closely with Finance Officer for daily tasks and overall project management

Asset Management:

  • Manage expendable property
  • Perform receiving function, record and tag all items
  • Issue supplies and stationery to staff
  • All other duties and tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized academic institution in business or related field or 4 years working in administration; MBA is an advantage
  • Proven competency in planning, organizing, and implementing operational activities
  • At least 4 years of administration experience with a good understanding of business operations and controls; experience with international organizations and USAID regulations an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong supervision skills to ensure activities, schedules and progress are reviewed and monitored
  • Experience leading, mentoring, and motivating staff; a good understanding of performance management
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making. A minimum of 2 years of people management experience, including setting performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation and mentoring and coaching
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a developing country or similar environment
  • Project Management expertise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyze financial reports
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong management skills with ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff
  • Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a high level of professional maturity is required.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

6) Job Title: Senior MEL Manager – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi


Project Overview and Role
Palladium seeks a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.


The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager implements a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in the Ebonyi state, Nigeria.


Responsibilities

  • Implements a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in state;
  • Provides leadership and technical oversight, support, and direction on performance monitoring and evaluation at the state, LGA, facility, and community levels;
  • Leads analyses of results and ensures that lessons learnt and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, and disseminated;
  • Collaborates with IHP State technical teams to ensure lessons learnt, and best practices are incorporated into ongoing interventions and innovative approaches;
  • Leads development, dissemination, and application of M&E processes and tools in State;
  • Responsible for oversight of data collection and information management processes, to ensure overall data reliability, consistency, and quality
  • Reports directly to State IHP Director with technical oversight from IHP MEL Director.

Requirements   

  • The State level Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager must be a proven leader in the field, with senior-level experience in the management of MEL for public health programs
  • The Manager will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in implementing project-level M&E and MIS for health systems and healthcare provision
  • S/he should have experience with complexity aware monitoring and demonstrated experience in promoting the use of data for decision-making
  • S/he must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Master’s Degree in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field, PhD, preferred.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for complex health and/or development projects.
  • Experience with USAID/global indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas.
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
  • Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting analysis of large data sets, data management and data use skills.
  • Experience working with government partners, USAID, other donors, and implementing partners.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal 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.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

7) Job Title: Data Analyst – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi
Reports to: MEL/HMIS Officer

Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium seeks Data Analysts for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.

Responsibilities   

  • Responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting HMIS data.
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots HMIS user issues to implement a resolution or escalate the case to Pathways staff;
  • Provides ongoing training and technical assistance to HMIS users via email, phone, and webcast, and on site as appropriate;
  • Leads the development and implementation of data quality, management, and analysis plans;
  • Provides on-site data quality assessment of LGA, health facilities, and others by assisting with implementation planning, including data entry process improvement;Prepares regular and ad-hoc reports, analysis, presentations, charts, graphs, and other documents as assigned;
  • Performs data quality checks and monitors for gaps.

Requirements

  • The Data Analyst will have some experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MIS and M&E for health systems and healthcare provision. S/he must be familiar with the HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use. S/he should have experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Information Technology, Public Health Information Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with HMIS for public health.
  • Experience in using NHMIS Tools and DHIS2
  • Competency in MS Word and Excel. Experience using statistical software a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in facilitation of training workshops and onsite mentoring of health workers
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

8) Job Title: Data Analyst – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Data Analysts for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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 service; 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.

Responsibilities

  • The Data Analyst is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting HMIS data.
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots HMIS user issues to implement a resolution or escalate the case to Pathways staff;
  • Provides ongoing training and technical assistance to HMIS users via email, phone, and webcast, and on site as appropriate;
  • Leads the development and implementation of data quality, management, and analysis plans;
  • Provides on-site data quality assessment of LGA, health facilities, and others by assisting with implementation planning, including data entry process improvement;
  • Prepares regular and ad-hoc reports, analysis, presentations, charts, graphs, and other documents as assigned;
  • Performs data quality checks and monitors for gaps.
  • Reports to MEL/HMIS Officer

Requirements

  • The Data Analyst will have some experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MIS and M&E for health systems and healthcare provision.
  • S/he must be familiar with the HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use.
  • S/he should have experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Information Technology, Public Health Information Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with HMIS for public health.
  • Experience in using NHMIS Tools and DHIS2
  • Competency in MS Word and Excel. Experience using statistical software a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in facilitation of training workshops and onsite mentoring of health workers
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

9) Job Title: Driver – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja
Report to: Logistics Officer
Duration: 5 years

Responsibilities   

  • Drive vehicles as directed, including transporting staff to the field, performing pickups and delivery tasks; responsible for routine vehicle maintenance, including inspecting the vehicle; noting damage, scratches, malfunctions, or problems and reporting any faults to senior driver; and ensuring vehicles are clean, well maintained, and road worthy at all times
  • Compile trip reports for drivers and weekly log sheets and enter into the fuel consumption report; process monthly fuel requests and consolidate fuel liquidations for office vehicles
  • Ensure that self and all passengers are wearing seatbelts prior to departure, including those in the back seat
  • Report any accidents involved while driving project vehicle to the police and appropriate authorities; ensure vehicle has all the required forms before starting a trip.
  • Act as administrative assistant, when not driving.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Requirements   

  • Have an Ordinary National Diploma (OND);
  • Be able to communicate in English language;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar position within any reputable organization or within an international development project will be an added advantage;
  • Understand the mechanics of vehicles as this will be advantageous;
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian road networks (with emphasis on Northern Nigeria)
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian driving codes and regulations
  • Ability to drive and work long hours
  • Familiar with the culture of the area.
  • Familiar with the local terrain and routes and respond appropriately, in case of emergency.
  • Knowledge and fluent understanding of Hausa language will be an added advantage

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

10) Job Title: Driver – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi
Report to Logistics Officer
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role
Palladium seeks Drivers for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.

Responsibilities   

  • The Driver is a full-time position to support the Nigeria Integrated Health Program staff in the safe transport of team members and deliveries
  • Under immediate supervision of the Logistics Officer.

Requirements

  • Have an Ordinary National Diploma (OND);
  • Be able to communicate in English language;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar position within any reputable organization or within an international development project will be an added advantage;
  • Understand the mechanics of vehicles as this will be advantageous;
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian road networks (with emphasis on Northern Nigeria)
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian driving codes and regulations
  • Ability to drive and work long hours
  • Familiar with the culture of the area.
  • Familiar with the local terrain and routes and respond appropriately, in case of emergency.
  • Knowledge and fluent understanding of Hausa language will be an added advantage

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

11) Job Title: Senior MEL Manager – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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 service; 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.
  • The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager implements a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in the FCT state, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Implements a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in state;
  • Provides leadership and technical oversight, support, and direction on performance monitoring and evaluation at the state, LGA, facility, and community levels;
  • Leads analyses of results and ensures that lessons learnt and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, and disseminated;
  • Collaborates with IHP State technical teams to ensure lessons learnt, and best practices are incorporated into ongoing interventions and innovative approaches;
  • Leads development, dissemination, and application of M&E processes and tools in State;
  • Responsible for oversight of data collection and information management processes, to ensure overall data reliability, consistency, and quality
  • Reports directly to State IHP Director with technical oversight from IHP MEL Director.

Requirements

  • The State level Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager must be a proven leader in the field, with senior-level experience in the management of MEL for public health programs.
  • The Manager will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in implementing project-level M&E and MIS for health systems and healthcare provision.
  • S/he should have experience with complexity aware monitoring and demonstrated experience in promoting the use of data for decision-making.
  • S/he must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Master’s degree in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field, PhD, preferred.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for complex health and/or development projects.
  • Experience with USAID/global indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas.
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
  • Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting analysis of large data sets, data management and data use skills.
  • Experience working with government partners, USAID, other donors, and implementing partners.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal 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.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

12) Job Title: Integrated PHC Advisor – Nigeria IHP

Location: Ebonyi


Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium seeks Integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) Advisors for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. 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 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi 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 6 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.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance for implementing integrated primary health care services as per the PHCOUR, including integrated RMNCH + N and malaria at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states (areas, LGHAs);
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to relevant state level MDAs and technical working groups such as with the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA), the LGHA, Ward Development Committees (WDCs), local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and PHCs to implement State strategies and plans that guide IRMNCH+N and malaria such as the PHCUOR, MSP, PHC revitalization, OIRIS, and the State Malaria Operational Plan and rapidly scale-up integrated delivery of quality, high-impact  IRMNCH +NM services;
  • Contribute to building the capacity of MTOTs, TOTs, relevant SPHCDA, LGHA and relevant HRH structures to use proven and sustainable skill building and learning approaches and quality improvement methodologies for the delivery of high-impact IRMNCH +N and malaria interventions at the community level and in public and private facilities;
  • Work with relevant government technical staff, implementing partners and technical working groups providing expert contributions to adapt federal guidelines, tools and procedures for State implementation of quality integrated primary healthcare service delivery at scale;
  • Provide technical support to the SPHCDA, LGHA and facilities in strengthening the relevant structures and systems required to strengthen quality improvement processes, in line with the national Quality of Care Strategy for MNCH, including routine integrated supportive supervision (ISS), establishing and maintaining effective Quality Improvement Teams, and development and implementation of quality improvement plans focused on measurable improvement aims, critical quality gapsand regular monitoring and analysis of key performance indicators at the community and facility levels including the private sector;
  • Mentor during skill building efforts for health workers and relevant community-based structures in support of integrated service delivery, quality improvement, use of data for decision making and other skills required for effectively managing the reliable delivery of quality high impact, integrated RMNCH+N and malaria services at PHC and community level;
  • In consultation with local stakeholders, help to prioritize meaningful RMNCH+N+M indicators (e.g. quality of care process and outcome measures) aligned with State and Federal monitoring guidance and tailored to the specific needs of SMOH, LGHA, PHC and community health workers.
  • Analyze data needs and availability for provision of quality RMNCH+N+M care (e.g. point of care clinical decision-making) and for monitoring of prioritized performance indicators; address identified gaps, including content and quality of routine HMIS data (e.g. PHC registers, patient forms) and skills of SMOH, LGHA and health workers to calculate, visualize and interpret key performance indicators (e.g. as part of a dashboard.)
  • Contribute to the development/review of SPHCDA/SMOH program strategies, annual workplans and budgets.
  • Support timely, complete and accurate recording and reporting of PHC facility-based and outreach services and program progress including performance monitoring using approved program monitoring and reporting tools and prioritized performance indicators;
  • As appropriate, collaborate with local Professional Associations to support clinical capacity-building and mentoring of providers (e.g. CHEWS, midwives, nurses.) Professional associations may include but not be limited to PAN, NISON, SOGON, NANNM, XX.
  • Support collaboration with BREAKTHROUGH ACTION and seamless alignment of social and behavior change with service delivery, using the circle of care, especially at PHC and community level.
  • For malaria, collaborate with the counterparts from the U.S. Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Walter Reed Military’s HIV Research Program (MHRP), State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), state-level malaria counterparts, and other entities working in malaria prevention and control;
  • Support advocacy efforts related to integrated delivery of RMNCH +NM with State Ministry of Health and SPHCDA for adoption of new evidence-based RMNCH+nutrition and malaria best practices at health facilities and the community;
  • Contribute to IHP continuous learning and adaptation (CLA) and the development of knowledge management products related to IRMNCH + N and malaria and apply lessons learned to improve the program design and implementation in IHP supported states.
  • Contribute to IHP routine reporting, success stories and publications.
  • Reports directly to State IHP Director.

Requirements

  • MBBS/MD or Nursing or Midwifery degree plus a Master’s degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related field or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is essential;
  • At least eight (8) years relevant experience in one or more of technical areas: Family planning, maternal health, newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria;
  • Experience in integrated PHC service delivery at health facilities and community;
  • Experience implementing programs at the primary health care level is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with performance indicators in at least 2 technical areas
  • Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services, including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services;
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa;
  • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholders and building capacity at sub-national levels;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency delivering relevant IRMNCH +NM training packages and supporting retention of health worker competencies (e.g. through mentoring, supervision);
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Well-developed computer skills;
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 50% time.

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

13) Job Title: Technical Lead – Health Systems Strengthening and Sustainability – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja


Project Overview and Role
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.


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, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.


USAID/Nigeria envisions a sustainable integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improved access to and increased quality of primary health care service delivery and strengthened and sustainable health systems.  The activity will focus its support for service delivery in seven intervention areas: health systems strengthening family planning/reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition, malaria. For health systems, IHP will strengthen Leadership and Governance, Health Finance, Health information Systems, Medical Commodities and Technologies, Service Delivery, and Human Resources for Health.


USAID has recently embarked on an initiative to reduce dependency on external resources and to strengthen commitment and capacity of host country government, local non-governmental organizations and private sector entities towards the Journey to Self-Reliance. IHP will measure and accelerate this journey by fostering local ownership, implementation and financing for primary health care. The 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.

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with IHP State key personnel providing strategic guidance, vision, planning, and implementation for successful HSS and Sustainability initiatives and activities of the project;
  • Provides technical expertise on HSS, covering the six building blocks to HSS at the federal and State levels;
  • Develop strategies, plans guidelines and tools to measure and track sustainability at the federal and State levels and facilitate the Journey to Self-Reliance for Primary Health Care.
  • Supervises HSS technical staff in state offices and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all HSS activities as well as active collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts;
  • S/he oversees HSS activities, provides technical direction and support and ensures results for project activities.

Management:

  • Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports and other required technical reports.
  • Advocate and ensure sustainable health systems strengthening program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines, global best practices and USAID Nigerian Strategic Directions including advice on relevant latest health developments & publications.
  • Coordinate the monitoring of HSS and sustainability program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
  • Coordinate with the other members of the IHP team and partners to develop and implement feasible health systems strengthening approaches.
  • Represent IHP at and provide expert technical assistance on health systems strengthening to FMOH and NPHCDA and through federal Technical Working Groups
  • Work with the federal and state government to measure the current status of sustainability of the health system and to develop sustainability and transition strategies and roadmaps.

Requirements   

  • Graduate Degree (preferably a PhD) in Public Health, Social Sciences, Health Economics, Medicine or related discipline;
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated progressive experience in HSS and preferable experience with primary care and/or RMNCH+NM programs working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff
  • Demonstrated technical skills in HSS of primary care and/or RMNCH+NM programs with excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Demonstrated capacity building skills; and ability to work well on teams;
  • Previous experience working on a USAID funded project will be an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with structures and functions of the FMOH, SMOH, NPHCDA, SPHCDA, health insurance and financing agencies.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in health.

Applications Closing Date
13th November, 2019.


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

14) Job Title: Data.FI Nigeria Quality Assurance Specialist

Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is currently seeking a QA Specialist to support the development and standardization of project applications towards a unified architecture. We have recently been awarded the Data.FI award.
  • Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance.
  • Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of HIV epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.

Responsibilities   

  • Develop and maintain applications and solutions and participates in product design reviews, providing input on functional requirements, schedules, or potential problems in accordance with established standards and procedures.
  • Works directly with Partners, system developers, process managers, and end users to coordinate and facilitate communication, develop solutions and deliver products as bug free as possible.
  • Monitor and enforce production and health information systems standards
  • Maintain effective communication with Leadership and Partners to ensure that system specifications for new functionality, identified system defects, and system implementation schedules are prioritized, resolved and implemented.
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content.
  • Utilize System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies to review, write and edit documentation, ensuring technical accuracy, compliance, completeness and risk mitigation related to business and functional requirements, technical specifications, use test cases and processes for proposed business solutions
  • Plan requirements, development, test, implementation, validation and maintenance schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
  • Test system modifications to prepare for implementation, ensuring issues are identified, tracked, reported on, and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability.
  • Document software defects, monitors bug resolution efforts and tracks successes using a bug tracking system, and reports defects to software developers, project managers and partners
  • Promote a service-focused culture with emphasis on delivering on-time, high-quality products and services to internal and external customers.
  • Perform end-to-end application testing to support software and hardware maintenance upgrades as well as new application functionality and business process changes.
  • Develop test plans, test cases, test scripts and test reports on multiple projects of varying size.
  • Validate that health requirements and user expectations are achieved during the testing process.
  • Review user requirements documents to ensure that requirements are testable.
  • Ensure all applications optimally meet the required health information systems standards
  • Use problem solving skills to break down complex situations to discover and resolve root causes.
  • Develop training material and conduct trainings in quality assurance and standardization
  • Conduct System audits, prepare and disseminate audit reports
  • Conduct HIS assessments as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other relevant field;
  • 2 years’ experience in application testing and in clearly documenting defect information to include analysis, steps to reproduce, and suggested fixes.
  • Experience in the health sector and working with donor funded projects
  • Working knowledge of Java and Agile software development methodology
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues related to defects and enhancements.
  • Experience with a variety of programming and scripting languages and frameworks,
  • Strong attention to detail and understanding of architectural dependencies.
  • Ability to coordinate and balance priorities of multiple projects and deliverables
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Applications Closing Date
8th November, 2019.


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

15) Job Title: Integrated PHC Advisor – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks Integrated Primary Health Care Advisors for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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 service; 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.
  • The IHP Integrated Primary Health Care Advisors provide technical guidance on and oversight of integrated primary health service activities, including capacity building at state, local government health authority (LGHA), facility, and community levels; providing expert technical assistance in integrated service delivery  in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health plus nutrition and malaria (RMNCH + N and malaria), with a focus on enhancing service delivery within a stronger, more sustainable health system.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance for implementing integrated primary health care services as per the PHCOUR, including integrated RMNCH + N and malaria at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states (areas, LGHAs);
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to relevant state level MDAs and technical working groups such as with the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA), the LGHA, Ward Development Committees (WDCs), local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and PHCs to implement State strategies and plans that guide IRMNCH+N and malaria such as the PHCUOR, MSP, PHC revitalization, OIRIS, and the State Malaria Operational Plan and rapidly scale-up integrated delivery of quality, high-impact  IRMNCH +NM services;
  • Contribute to building the capacity of MTOTs, TOTs, relevant SPHCDA, LGHA and relevant HRH structures to use proven and sustainable skill building and learning approaches and quality improvement methodologies for the delivery of high-impact IRMNCH +N and malaria interventions at the community level and in public and private facilities;
  • Work with relevant government technical staff, implementing partners and technical working groups providing expert contributions to adapt federal guidelines, tools and procedures for State implementation of quality integrated primary healthcare service delivery at scale;
  • Provide technical support to the SPHCDA, LGHA and facilities in strengthening the relevant structures and systems required to strengthen quality improvement processes, in line with the national Quality of Care Strategy for MNCH, including routine integrated supportive supervision (ISS), establishing and maintaining effective Quality Improvement Teams, and development and implementation of quality improvement plans focused on measurable improvement aims, critical quality gaps and regular monitoring and analysis of key performance indicators at the community and facility levels including the private sector;
  • Mentor during skill building efforts for health workers and relevant community-based structures in support of integrated service delivery, quality improvement, use of data for decision making and other skills required for effectively managing the reliable delivery of quality high impact, integrated RMNCH+N and malaria services at PHC and community level;
  • In consultation with local stakeholders, help to prioritize meaningful RMNCH+N+M indicators (e.g. quality of care process and outcome measures) aligned with State and Federal monitoring guidance and tailored to the specific needs of SMOH, LGHA, PHC and community health workers.
  • Analyze data needs and availability for provision of quality RMNCH+N+M care (e.g. point of care clinical decision-making) and for monitoring of prioritized performance indicators; address identified gaps, including content and quality of routine HMIS data (e.g. PHC registers, patient forms) and skills of SMOH, LGHA and health workers to calculate, visualize and interpret key performance indicators (e.g. as part of a dashboard.)
  • Contribute to the development/review of SPHCDA/SMOH program strategies, annual workplans and budgets.
  • Support timely, complete and accurate recording and reporting of PHC facility-based and outreach services and program progress including performance monitoring using approved program monitoring and reporting tools and prioritized performance indicators;
  • As appropriate, collaborate with local Professional Associations to support clinical capacity-building and mentoring of providers (e.g. CHEWS, midwives, nurses.) Professional associations may include but not be limited to PAN, NISON, SOGON, NANNM, XX.
  • Support collaboration with BREAKTHROUGH ACTION and seamless alignment of social and behavior change with service delivery, using the circle of care, especially at PHC and community level.
  • For malaria, collaborate with the counterparts from the U.S. Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Walter Reed Military’s HIV Research Program (MHRP), State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), state-level malaria counterparts, and other entities working in malaria prevention and control;
  • Support advocacy efforts related to integrated delivery of RMNCH +NM with State Ministry of Health and SPHCDA for adoption of new evidence-based RMNCH+nutrition and malaria best practices at health facilities and the community;
  • Contribute to IHP continuous learning and adaptation (CLA) and the development of knowledge management products related to IRMNCH + N and malaria and apply lessons learned to improve the program design and implementation in IHP supported states.
  • Contribute to IHP routine reporting, success stories and publications.
  • Reports directly to State IHP Director

Requirements

  • MBBS/MD or nursing or midwifery degree plus a masters’ degree in public health, nursing or a related field or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is essential
  • At least eight (8) years relevant experience in one or more of technical areas: Family planning, maternal health, newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria
  • Experience in integrated PHC service delivery at health facilities and community
  • Experience implementing programs at the primary health care level is an advantage
  • Familiarity with performance indicators in at least 2 technical areas
  • Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services, including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa
  • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholders and building capacity at sub-national levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency delivering relevant IRMNCH +NM training packages and supporting retention of health worker competencies (e.g. through mentoring, supervision)
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team
  • Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 50% time

Applications Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


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

16) Job Title: Anti-corruption and Transparency Lead – Trade and Investment

Location: Nigeria


Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium is seeking a specialist lead for an upcoming Investment Promotion Programme (IPP) funded by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT).
  • The programme aims to increase economic growth, productivity and job creation through a combination of technical assistance, capacity building and assistance to investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in the target countries of India, Nigeria, Philippines and South Africa.
  • By facilitating greater foreign direct investment to the target countries, the programme aims to drive sustainable and ethical job creation with an emphasis on women and disadvantaged groups. The Anti-corruption and Transparency lead will be responsible for leading on activities within Pillar 4 of the programme, increasing business integrity, transparency and reducing corruption in trade and investment in Nigeria and South Africa.

Responsibilities   
The lead will oversee the Pillar 4, ensuring that the project effects acts to:

  • Enhance the integrity, transparency and ethical standards within public and private sector organisations with regard to the management and promotion of investment deals
  • Build the capacity of investment bodies to provide practical, value-adding business integrity guidance and leadership to international and domestic stakeholders; and
  • Establish formal standards and practices within investment promotion agencies to prioritise investors and deals with high integrity standards

Under the direction of the Team Leader, the specialist will:

  • Lead the delivery of pillar 4 through supporting IPA in delivering high level of trade and investment integrity standards and leadership.
  • Provide technical inputs to strengthen IPA’s capacity to support investors on how to identify contextual integrity issues and mitigation strategies.
  • Undertake consultations with DIT and other stakeholders to determine specific activities to be delivered each year.
  • Leadership and accountability for in-country leads in South Africa and Nigeria

Requirements   
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with DIT and regional investment promotion agencies.
  • Expertise in business integrity, anti-corruption and transparency
  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of business integrity
  • Demonstrated ability the provide strategic advice and recommendations  
  • Excellent presentation, communication and analytical skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Exceptionally understanding of the local context in Nigeria and South Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and a professional commitment to promote a culture of gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Highly developed negotiation and problem-solving skills.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

17) Job Title: National Logistics Officer

Location: FCT, Abuja


Overview/Objective of PERL Programme

  • This is a requisition for employment at Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) – an Engaged Citizens’ Pillar (PERL-ECP) component, which is a flagship five-year Programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria.
  • PERL-ECP has a 5-year life span from May 2016 with expected ending date of April 2021 and is operating in Abuja National Office which includes, a Federal Delivery unit located in the FCT, Abuja, 3 Partner states in Kano, Jigawa and Kaduna with 3 regional locations in South West (Lagos), South East (Enugu) and the North East (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe).
  • PERL-ECP is recruiting to fill a vacant position in our offices. PERL-ECP is managed by Palladium International Nigeria Limited. The PERL-ECP mandate is to effectively engage citizens to bring about improvements in service delivery and positively impact on poverty outcomes by working to ensure that constituencies become increasingly effective at influencing improvements in government ability to deliver services and policy issues for the benefit of greater number of Nigerians. PERL-ECP supports partners to work constructively with government, focusing on issues, processes and systems that are on the government’s reform agenda, as well as public priority for citizens. The core approach used by Engaged Citizens involves supporting locally led processes of change, enhancing the local actor’s ability to broker constructive multi-stakeholder partnerships, strengthening institutions for collective action, promoting attention to the mitigation of conflict and facilitating gender and social inclusion.
  • We are recruiting a National Logistics Officer. Interested candidates are to apply through the link below:
    • Shortlisted applicants shall go through a staged interview process comprising of a written Test and a Competency based interviews. For a candidate to advance to level of participating in the Competency Based interview, they must be successful in the Written Test first.

Responsibilities/Description of Duties
Under the direct supervision of the National Logistics & Security Manager (NLSM), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:

  • The National Logistics Officer (NLO) will support the efficient running of the ECP project from the Abuja office.
  • This will involve arranging the safe and efficient transportation of all ECP staff and consultants and facilitating the cost-effective planning and hosting of all planned programme activities at the national and federal office.
  • He/She will ensure that all logistical arrangements made for ECP staff and consultants are safe and compliant with Standard Operating Procedures within Nigeria.

Logistical Administration:

  • Arrange airport pick-ups for International STTA, ensuring that the traveller has contact details for the driver who will pick them up, and that STTA are given a working local phone, pre-loaded with emergency contact numbers, on arrival.
  • Facility daily pick-up/drop off for Staff and Consultants (STTA) between the hotel and the office whenever authorised.
  • Liaise with State Admin Officers to ensure that any inter-state travel is being appropriately covered and there are no gaps in the logistical arrangements.
  • Manage Vehicle movement in the National office by co-ordinating vehicle movements based on the work schedule of the Abuja based team and visiting team members to ensure that all transport provisions required are efficient and effectively organised.
  • Support the NLSM to ensure that project drivers conduct periodic check of assigned vehicles and that the vehicles meet the minimum required standards for vehicle maintenance and driving (to be checked periodically by the national office through driver training)
  • Monitoring and conduct analysis of fuel consumption of office vehicles (checking logbooks, overtime sheets and receipts with drivers) and submit final reviewed log to the NLSM.

Security Administration:

  • Arranging security briefings for STTA on arrival and ensuring that the Nigeria Security Manager and the Security Operations team in Abuja are aware of the travel details of staff.
  • Ensure that all travel by any ECP staff or consultant is pre-approved by the Nigeria Security Manager.
  • Ensure the details of any trip made by an ECP staff member or consultant are known to the National Logistics and Security Manager and the National Admin Manager.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Relevant degree on any related field
  • Experience working in a donor (preferably DFID) funded programme
  • At least a proven providing logistical support to large complex programmes in the Nigerian context
  • The Ability to drive and the possession of a valid drivers’ license is an advantage.

Key competencies and professional expertise required:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate with both national and international staff members.
  • Excellent security awareness with the ability to take decisions quickly
  • Excellent Communication skills and the ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to work with remote teams and excellent attention to detail.

Other Requirements:
Applicants must be able to actively demonstrate the ability to live the following Core Values:

  • Team play
  • Accountability
  • Respectful and inclusive
  • Learn and share
  • Sustainability
  • Adapt and iterate in their job function.

Applications Closing Date
8th November, 2019.


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


Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation
  • Practical understanding and application of donor regulations in large and complex projects is highly desired
  • Excellent computer skills including and proficiency in the use of MS Words and Excel etc.

18) Job Title: State Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja
   
Project Overview and Role   

  • Palladium seeks a State Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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.

Responsibilities   

  • Serve as the main point of contact for monitoring and evaluation issues for Task Order 7 in The FCT State in close consultation with the IDIQ Monitoring, Evaluation and Leaming Director
  • Perform overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the Integrated Health Project activities in The FCT state, including establishing a monitoring and evaluation strategy and framework
  • Establish an M&E strategy and framework for monitoring performance of Task Order 7
  • Develop an M&E plan that specifies baselines, output, outcome and impact indicators, annual targets, data sources, and major assumptions for Task Order 7
  • Identify data analysis and operational research agenda for project activities
  • Developing a system for data quality assessment
  • Develop M&E capacity of state officials
  • Mentor and guide other M&E officers in the state
  • Assess project progress and communicating gaps to the Technical Director or Task Order Director
  • Perform data analysis of survey data and compile required analytical reports
  • Prepare required documents for USAID/Nigeria and reporting including major achievements and success stories
  • Participate in M&E Technical Working Group Meeting, State Health Data Consultative Committees.

Requirements   

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Statistics or relevant field
  • Progressively demonstrable experience (at least six years) in M&E of donor funded projects and developing local capacities
  • Experience in designing and implementing M&E programs, including developing logical framework, M&E methods and other strategic planning approaches and integrating gender in M&E Plans.
  • Essential skills: management, analytical, communication, documentation and, presentation
  • Preferable skills: Analytical and ability to design data collection instruments, data analysis, data interpretation, reporting, and dissemination.  With evidence of successful implementation of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methods
  • Should have working knowledge of the local environment- Nigeria and/or The FCT State and relevant stakeholders.

Applications Closing Date
2nd December, 2019.


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

19) Job Title: Grants and Compliance Officer – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to State Finance and Administrative Director
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Grants/Compliance Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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.
  • The Grants/Compliance Officer will manage grants portfolios, in accordance with Palladium’s and USAID policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Implements grant activities at the state level under Task Order 7
  • Identifies funding opportunities, prepares and processes grant applications, and oversees grant management and implementation for all public-sector opportunities
  • Ensures all sub-awards comply with the rules and regulations of governments and other multilateral donors
  • Strengthens and maintains the necessary administrative structures and interdepartmental processes to ensure grant transparency, smooth implementation, reporting, requisite controls, and monitoring
  • Serves as primary point of contact for post-award grants implementation and will ensure that all grant files are complete, accurate, and up-to-date.
  • Reviews internal documents and processes for compliance from time to time.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or any other relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years of experience in grant, business, finance, accounting, or any other relevant field can be substituted for an advanced degree.
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations.
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times;

Applications Closing Date
2nd December, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Note: This position is Open until a qualified candidate is identified and selected for the position.



20) Job Title: Finance Officer – Nigeria IHP

Location: Abuja, Nigeria


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Finance Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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  sustainability support quality PHC services.
  • The purpose of Task Order 7 is to implement priority primary health interventions in the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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.

Responsibilities
The Finance Officer (State Office) will report to and support the Finance Manager in Budget, Accounting and Financial Management functions. This position will be based in Abuja and will support FCT state office Finance Operations:

  • Ensures all finances are managed in alignment with the Nigerian government regulations, company and client’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Support the Finance Manager to prepare, review and revise project budgets and expenditure forecasts.
  • Forecast project expenditures through field office, timely submit field cash requests and manage cash flows in field office.
  • Communicate and follow up with relevant suppliers, consultants, vendors, contractors and staff with regards to invoices, payments, advances or finances.
  • Reconcile and review invoices for payments.
  • Write checks and issue payments.
  • Ensure applicable tax withholding and deductions are taken care of as per the Nigerian laws and regulations on all payments.
  • Maintain up to date bank and petty cash account transaction records and supporting documentations.
  • Record all financial transactions in the financial templates provided by HQ, accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare, review and submit regular field vouchers and financial reports to Abuja Central Office as required.
  • Collect bank statements for the bank accounts, review cash book, and reconcile the accounts.
  • Support the Finance Manager to prepare, review monthly financial reports and inform/update expenditure forecast/budget on regular basis.
  • Support the State Office to prepare for periodic Financial audits as may be required.
  • Work closely with the Operations Officer for daily tasks and project management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Grants Management Support.
  • Review recipients’ finance vouchers.
  • Process recipients’ invoices and payments.
  • Reports to Finance Manager (State)

Requirements

  • University graduate in Financial Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in broader finance, accounts and operations management with an international organization and
  • USG contracts experience preferred (including office management, HR, finance, IT, and logistics);
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel would be added advantage)
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times;
  • Cross-functional team player;
  • Results oriented and attention to detail;
  • Proven experience in managing expenditures within budget.

Applications Closing Date
2nd December, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Note: This position is Open until a qualified candidate is identified and selected for the position.



21) Job Title: Finance Manager – Nigeria IHP

Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: State Finance and Administration Director
Duration: 5 years


Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Finance Manager for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (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 the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) 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.
  • The Finance Manager is a full-time position to support the State Finance and Administration Director for Task Order 7. The Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth processing of financial information. The role encompasses oversight of the financial operations and finance employees.

Responsibilities

  • Support senior level finance and operations staff to ensure that project deliverables are met;
  • Review financial and operational content for appropriate project reports.
  • Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes
  • Assists in overseeing overall financial system implementation including controls and standards for IHP state offices
  • Reviews and maintains strong system of internal controls to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Examines financial documents such as payroll, vouchers, invoices, delivery notes, purchase orders and other documents to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and validity of financial data
  • Monitors disbursement of funds from the project bank account(s) to ensure compliance with Palladium’s financial policies and procedures
  • Works with finance team and technical leads to manage and forecast cash needs for Nigeria offices
  • Regularly reviews cash management practices, develop, and provide feedback on cash risk mitigation strategies

Requirements

  • University graduate and Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or other relevant masters-level degree.CPA, Chartered Accountancy, other relevant professional certification, or additional 8 years of relevant professional experience accepted as alternative to Master’s Degree.
  • At least 8 years of work experience in broader finance and operations management with an international organization and USG contracts preferred (including office management, HR, finance, IT, and logistics);
  • Experience directly managing finance and administration staff persons;
  • Proven problem identification and resolution experience with budgeting, forecasting, banking, tax authorities, foreign currency transactions, and other related issues;
  • Capacity and/or experience in designing and implementing Value for Money standards and decision-making;
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times;
  • Cross-functional team player;
  • Results oriented and attention to detail;
  • Proven experience in managing expenditures within budget.

Applications Closing Date
2nd December, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Note: This position is Open until a qualified candidate is identified and selected for the position.



22) Job Title: Consultant – Operational Support to Sokoto State Contributory Health Agency

Location: Sokoto

Project Overview and Role
   

  • The Integrated Health Program (IHP) is a USAID-funded five-year project with a mandate to improve health systems, improve access to and increase quality of primary health care in designated states (Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi and 2 other states to be determined). IHP is working with state governments to strengthen and advance operationalization of State Health Insurance Schemes toward attainment of universal health coverage. 
  • IHP 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. IHP will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure gains stay on track. 
  • IHP aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of IHP revolve around building in country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • The Decentralization of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and consequent establishment of State Health Insurance/Contributory Schemes (SHIS) across the country is one of the key policy thrusts of the Government of Nigeria aimed at reforming the health financing landscape for a stronger health system and improved health outcomes. To realize this laudable reform effort, IHP shall be supporting the Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto states to put in place necessary design elements for the effective roll-out and implementation of the various State contributory health schemes (SCHS).
  • In Sokoto State, the law establishing the Sokoto State Contributory Health Scheme (SOCHEMA) has been passed and a Director General has been appointed to head the Sokoto State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (SOCHEMA). With support from erstwhile USAID projects, the state has developed several technical documents including the operational guidelines, establishment plan, funds management guidelines, and conducted health financing analytics (Fiscal Space Analysis, Actuarial analysis) to guide evidence based and context appropriate pre-payment design. It is anticipated that the State Contributory Health Scheme will take off by January 2020.
  • The IHP project which aims to partner the State Government and other stakeholders to sustainably improve health outcomes has identified the establishment of a prepayment health mechanism as an important approach for achieving sustainable financing for health, increasing access to critical health services and improving financial risk protection for the populace. Based on this, IHP further recognizes the need for organizational and technical capacity to effectively implement the SOCHES, hence health insurance operations and technical assistance.
  • This consultancy aims to provide technical assistance to roll out and operationalize the Sokoto State Health Contributory Management Scheme by embedding an experienced health insurance expert within SOCHEMA to guide health insurance technical operations and to build capacity of the team.
  • To support the agency to implement an effective health insurance scheme, the Technical Assistance consultancy will provide technical support towards development and effective execution of technical processes, especially processes contained in the SHIS laws, operational manuals, and other documents as may be required and provide capacity building and hands-on support to the staff of the agency throughout the consultancy period. The IHP work plan contains specific deliverables related to developing an enrolment plan and providing capacity development on claims management and reimbursement functions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The consultant is expected to contribute to the successful roll out and operations of the SOCHEMA Schemes by working with agency and the Sokoto State Ministry of Health leadership to put in place necessary structures that will guarantee delivery of services to enrolees, ensure continuous quality improvement and capacity building for staff of the agency to implement the scheme. See deliverables tables for more details.
  • The consultant is required to be embedded in Sokoto State functioning directly in the SOCHEMA office for the period of consultancy.

Services Description
The major products and outcomes of this assignment are;

  • SOCHEMA policy review report detailing goals, objectives, status, challenges, opportunities and recommendations.
  • SOCHES roll-out plan/roadmap

A complete package of Operational Guidelines, SOPs and Tools covering core insurance processes including but not limited to:

  • Guidelines and Standard Operational Procedures:
    • Claims management guidelines
    • Enrolment plan
    • Equity fund use
    • TPA/HIA engagement
    • Facility selection and accreditation
    • Service level agreements
    • Key performance indicators
    • Integration of vertical programs into health insurance programs
    • Reporting requirements
    • Resource mobilization document
  • Operational Tools:
    • Accreditation tool
    • Quality Assurance Tool
    • Encounter/ Utilization Tool
    • Claims forms
  • Recommendations for ICT design, scope and requirements
  • Staff capacity building plan and completed skills development training to SOCHEMA covering but not limited to accreditation, enrolment, empanelment, provider management, claims management and reimbursement processes
  • Availability of a quality management framework for the Scheme
  • Performance management system for SHIS operations established
  • Enrolment plan for prioritized state sub-population groups
  • Monthly update reports
  • Final consultancy report.

Eligibility Requirements

  •  A good first degree or its equivalent from a reputable University in Medicine, Sciences, Social Sciences, or numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Science, Statistics, Insurance, etc.
  • Post graduate qualification in Management, Public Health, Health Management, Health Economics, Insurance or other related fields
  • Certification in and/or professional membership of Health, Management and Health Insurance related bodies shall be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience implementing health insurance in Nigeria or related settings.
  • Experience working with an HMO that implements a health insurance scheme (preferred).
  • Expertise in claims management and reimbursement best practices
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops on Health insurance implementation
  • Experience in developing and executing insurance enrolment plans
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially the subnational level;
  • Expertise in Health insurance operations
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

Required Technical Competencies:

  • Familiar with results-based management.
  • ICT for Health Insurance operations.
  • Knowledgeable of change theories and health system approaches
  • Proven success in capacity building through coaching and mentoring.
  • Strong and proven English writing skills with experience writing government policy documents, guidelines, etc.)
  • Expert in capacity development for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and social health insurance.

Required skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership and coaching skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills (negotiation, moderation, representation, presentation of results)
  • Strong oral and writing skills in English

Requirements   

  • This is a firm fixed price deliverable-based contract. The consultant is expected to satisfactorily accomplish the deliverables before he/she gets paid for that deliverable. Interested individuals and companies should email: consultancy@ihp-nigeria.com to request a copy of the full Request for Proposal for this consultancy. Applications submitted through the link on this page will not be accepted.

Applications Closing Date
7th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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