Job Recruitment at Palladium Group

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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Private Sector and Equity Specialist

Ref No: req11205
Location: Nigeria
Level of Effort: Full-time
Reporting: The Private Sector and Equity Specialist will report directly to State Team Leader.

Project Overview and Role
Global Prosperity Fund’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ is a FCDO programme, which seeks to improve the cost-effectiveness, access, quality, relevance and equity of skills through innovative approaches in 9 Middle-Income Countries around the world, including Nigeria. In Nigeria, the Skills for Prosperity (S4P) country programme will work in three targeted states to:

  • Improve access to quality Higher Education and TVET for youth and young women, with a focus on improving access to and the quality of apprenticeships, and supporting training institutions to deliver demand-driven, competency-based training,
  • Strengthen education-to-employment linkages.
  • Build the capacity of training institutions to improve outcomes for vulnerable women and people with disabilities.
  • Apprenticeships, training, and capacity building interventions will focus on identified high growth sectors of the economy (Agriculture/Agribusiness/agro-allied industries; Creative and Entertainment, and Information and Communications Technology sectors).
  • S4P aims to directly benefit youth, vulnerable women and People with Disabilities (PwD) in targeted states of Kaduna in the north, Benue in the central belt, and Lagos in the south.
  • It will also establish learning and peer sharing mechanisms across other states, including Kano, Enugu and Edo.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Background

  • S4P requires an Private Sector and Equity Specialist with a relevant track record, and interest or experience in the private sector and skills training.
  • The Private Sector and Equity Specialist should have the drive to tackle new and complex challenges and work with us to learn, adapt and deliver sustainable benefits for Nigeria.

Responsibilities
The Private Sector and Equity Specialist will be expected to deliver the following:

  • Engage with private sector organisations to develop relationships that result in training beneficiaries in industries and job opportunities and identify areas of support for enterprise growth.
  • Support MSE growth through training and capacity building of key partners. Develop and lead access to finance and market interventions.
  • Strengthen partnerships between private, public, and non-governmental actors, including attracting and incentivising the private sector to participate in traineeship and apprenticeship programmes.
  • Work closely with the State Leads, PSD, SDS and Equity Leads to support transformative MSEs to create employment opportunities for S4P supported youth.
  • The MSE component includes the formulation and implementation of state policies and strategies for MSE support and job creation, and provision of relevant, quality business development services and access to finance to S4P beneficiaries.
  • Support the development of products and campaigns to promote private sector-led Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) in states.
  • Work closely with the SDS and Equity Lead to ensure all the Access, Quality and Equity components and market development interventions are socially and gender inclusive
  • Monitor trainings of S4P beneficiaries in Industries and quality assure trainings provided. Develop and cultivate good relationships with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Drive gender equity and social inclusion within the programme, both from a technical and management perspective, to ensure an increased participation of women and vulnerable groups in all skilling programmes in close consultation with the Skills Development Specialist(SDS).
  • Support the delivery of skills development interventions to vulnerable women, youth and persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in each state in collaboration with state Government.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to responsible state institutions for the development of enrolment and safeguarding framework and guidelines for vulnerable women, youth and PwDs participating in vocational empowerment programmes.
  • Participate and drive stakeholder engagement activities, roundtable discussions, information dissemination workshops and virtual sessions in states.
  • Provide continuous feedback incorporation and learning from programme implementation.

Specific Deliverables:

  • Support the programme delivery, this will include facilitating capacity building and training to identified institutions at state level, improving their ability to deliver positive TVET results for marginalised groups, improving TVET curricula and training materials, and overseeing the implementation of pilot and scaled TVET interventions.
  • Support MREL specialist in states as needed to generate evidence around beneficiaries (disaggregated by GSI targets) accessing traineeship and apprenticeship positions with small, medium or large enterprises.
  • Support the Communications Team to ensure effective communication are captured as appropriate in all programme related studies.
  • Support the timely delivery of MSE & Equity quarterly milestones including contributing to written reports and monitoring of activities.
  • Participate in the delivery and implementation of cross cutting GESI strategy, working closely with the State and Thematic Leads.
  • Coordinate and ensure effective reporting and communications for all MSE and Equity interventions.
  • Support other intervention units as required to provide ongoing support and strengthen the interventions through links to MSE &Equity activities.
  • Any other task assigned by State lead.

Role Requirements

  • Highly experienced and extremely well-connected across public and private sector TVET providers, and organised private sector associations and organisation’s.
  • Previous experience working with private business actors across value chains of the three target sectors: Agriculture/Agribusiness/Agro-allied; Creative and Entertainment; and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
  • Excellent relationship-building, influencing, communication skills and demonstrable ability to deliver effective training to multi-stakeholder audiences.
  • Experience in promoting and improving GESI in TVET and skills development programmes, preferably in Nigeria.
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable groups and good understanding of cultural nuances and biases.
  • Support the implementation of the programme-wide GESI and Equity Strategies in States including working with the MREL team to monitor GESI and Equity indicators and interventions.
  • Support the piloting and scaling of Equity interventions in states contribute towards activities to ensure an increased participation of women and vulnerable groups.
  • Knowledge, experience and expertise in implementing interventions with a gender and/or equity components. 
  • Experience working with state governments/policy makers, private sector, and civil society,
  • Ability to work with partners with diverse interests and needs.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to speak one local language of communication within the state.
  • Degree in Social Science, Business, or other relevant disciplines.
  • At least 5 years experience working with MSE development.
  • Experience working with private sector organisations is desirable.
  • Excellent communication with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Previous experience of working with vulnerable groups including women and PWDs (desirable).
  • Proven experience in working on gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Previous work experience in implementing skills, education, MSE support and livelihood programmes in Nigeria (desirable).

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Knowledge Management Specialist - IHP Nigeria

Ref No: req11204
Location: Abuja (FCT)

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks a Knowledge Management Specialist for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – FCT. The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
  • The purpose of Task Order 7 is to implement priority primary health interventions in FCT state to strengthen the state government area (LGA), and ward level health systems.
  • The objectives of the program are a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care (PHC) services b) improve access to PHC services; and c) increase quality of PHC services. Strong engagement and collaboration with state government is expected throughout the program.
  • Task Order 7 will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for PHC services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads implementation of the project’s communication and knowledge management strategy in the State.
  • Captures and documents lessons learned, success stories and champions the scaling-up of best practices.
  • Works with the state M&E team to support preparation of high-quality project reports and documentation.
  • Contributes to content management of the external website and intranet if required.
  • Facilitates knowledge management (KM) and communication-related capacity development events and sharing of best practices.
  • Ensures compliance with the IHP branding and marking strategy.
  • Develops communications campaigns to highlight thematic topic areas as necessary, and helps develop and implement engagement strategies.
  • Facilitates linkages and partnerships with media organizations to promote ongoing conversation about health issues relevant to IHP work.
  • Organizes and backstops webinars and other learning events, as needed.
  • Facilitates media and social media administrative processes if required.
  • Reports to Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist at ACO and supervised by Senior MEL Manage r.

Required Qualifications
The Knowledge Management Specialist must be experienced in public health/public health communication, International development, or related field. S/he will have demonstrated experience working with complex health or development projects that required collaboration with multiple stakeholders. S/he must be familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs.  Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, knowledge management, public policy communications or related field.
  • A Master’s Degree will be a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in communications, health communications / reporting, knowledge management, social media or related field, and working in public health with USAID/International Donor Programs.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience writing project reports (progress updates, monthly, quarterly, annual), technical reports, and policy briefs.
  • Proven ability to lead the planning, coordination and execution of communications product.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with USG-funded programs is required.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with IHP internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and graphics design software.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

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

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

Background

  • Nigeria SCALE project is a USAID-funded 5-year project (Oct 08, 2020 – Oct 07, 2025), implemented by Palladium in collaboration with the local resource partners. The goal of the Nigeria SCALE project is to strengthen the financial, management and advocacy capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) and Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) in Nigeria to create a more accountable, transparent, peaceful, and democratic Nigeria with more effective and efficient public service delivery.
  • The SCALE project supports civil society organizations (CSOs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) across all of USAID/Nigeria’s programmatic sectors with a basket of managerial, business strengthening, and advocacy capacity-building interventions aimed at advancing Nigerian CSO sustainability combined with targeted grants to advance mutually agreed upon priorities. The project is designed to enhance local civil society organizations’ ability to be positive and responsible change agents in Nigeria.
  • The project has five main components: 1) Component One – Improve CSO organizational capacity, 2) Component Two – Enhance capacity for CSO advocacy, collaboration and management, 3) Component Three – Improve the policy and regulatory environment for civil society, 4) Component Four – Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), and 5) Component Five – Sector strengthening and advocacy.

Purpose of Position

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

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Position Requirements

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

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Note:

  • Please note that we cannot offer sponsorship for these positions.
  • In order to be considered for these roles, all applicants must have the right to work and live in Nigeria permanently. Applications from individuals without the current right to work in Nigeria will not be considered.
  • These positions will be based in our Lagos office only. Applicants from outside Lagos are welcome but will need to relocate at their own expense as no relocation package is available.
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people…