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Palladium International New Jobs [7 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.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor
Location:
 Abuja
Purpose of Position

  • The Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor is responsible for providing technical support to ECP?s state, regional and federal teams on working in GESI and conflict sensitive ways.
  • She or he will work closely with strategic short-term advisors and manage their inputs to state, regional and federal teams, who require mentoring and continued support.
  • The Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor is part of the Technical Support Team and is expected to work closely with all other members of the team to ensure a coordinated approach, as well as actively collaborate with the other Pillars of PERL and relevant contact points in other development programmes.

Primary Responsibilities
Visioning, strategizing, development of approach:

  • Contribute to thinking on PERL’s and ECP’s overall strategic direction and approach, both broadly and with a specific focus on gender and social inclusion.
  • Support the delivery of periodic analysis of the position of marginalized and socially excluded groups and conflict dynamics. Support delivery teams to use research findings to mainstream social inclusion and conflict sensitivity into their work, including in the design of interventions and development of work-plans and concept notes
  • Facilitate periodic reflection and review of ECP’s social inclusion approach in line with new information and learning from within and outside the programme. Ensure that the approach is integrated with that for engaging the media, legislature, private sector and government.

Leadership, teamwork, relationship management:

  • Actively contribute to team-building within the ECP team use of shared mission, vision, values, identity/public profile, use of staff meetings, staff welfare, social events, formal and informal opportunities, etc, to reinforce teamwork. Look out for, highlight and support resolution of internal challenges impacting on team performance
  • Work as a team player. Maintain strong working relationships with other members of the Technical Support Team and deliver a shared approach and work-plan. Provide support to other members of the team as needs arise and consult each other closely.
  • Maintain close working relationships and ensure co-ordination with members of the MEL and Operational Support Teams.
  • Provide mentoring and support to delivery teams in a manner that respects their autonomy and the specificity of their context. Be a resource that adds value in their eyes while facilitating learning and better ways of working. Maintain close working relationships and ensure co-ordination with counterparts in ARC and LEAP.

Operationalisation of approach, delivery of support, results:

  • Advise delivery teams on best tactics and approaches to deliver their work-plans and planned interventions, paying particular attention to social inclusion and do no harm principles.
  • Identify and oversee external support to ECP delivery teams on GESI and conflict sensitivity from local consultants and from ECP?s consortium and niche partner organisations.
  • Support the periodic review of progress made by delivery teams and adaptation of their plans and approach based on learning and evidence, as well as their capturing and reporting of results.
  • Contribute to the monitoring and promotion of value for money analysis and diminishing financial dependency of local partners on ECP in line with ECP’s broad engagement and empowerment approach encourage and support all other national Core TA to do likewise.

Line Management Responsibilities:

  • Line managed by the Head of Technical Support
  • The Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor is responsible for working under the leadership provided by the Head of Technical Support, regularly reporting to him/her, and ensuring his/her performance of tasks falls within agreed frameworks and operating principles, as well as building an effective team working relationship more broadly.

Compliance:

  • Ensure familiarity with all DFID and Palladium policies and procedures and check the ECP SharePoint regularly to ensure that any updates are also being implemented in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all stipulated PERL-ECP communications protocols regarding use of official email, Box, SharePoint/MIS, Twitter, Facebook, etc. accounts.
  • Ensure all labor and finances relating to this role is accurately reported (using correct codes, inserting adequate comments) in timesheets, expense claims and cashbooks.
  • Ensure cost of all activities completed falls within that forecasted to ensure monthly variances of reimbursable income to DFID are kept below 5% in Q1-Q3; 2% in Q4.
  • Work to place the programme’s core values/principles, approach, ethos and priorities above private interests while delivering to this role.

Requirements

  • Minimum education and experience required
  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master?s degree
  • At least 10 years’ experience in engaging civil society and governance reform in Nigeria
  • Experience working in a donor (preferably DFID) funded programme

Key competencies and professional expertise required:

  • Expertise working on social inclusion issues in Nigeria covering both gender and broader exclusion issues as well as conflict sensitization
  • Very strong understanding of governance reform and civil society dynamics in Nigeria
  • Expertise in providing technical support and capacity building to complex teams, in particular mentoring and facilitation based approaches
  • Strong knowledge of systems for programme delivery, including strategic planning, M&E, adaptive learning and knowledge management

 

Job Title: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support
Location:
 Abuja
Purpose of Position

  • The Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support is responsible for playing a leading role in developing and delivering ECP’s MEL plan, including production of place-level results frameworks, guidance on management processes and systems for adaptive learning (L&A), value for money (VFM), quarterly progress reporting (QPR) and annual review (AR) mechanisms in line with the broad MEL strategy and frameworks developed across the PERL pillars.
  • The Head of MEL Support leads the National MEL Support Team and is responsible for directing and managing the inputs of long term staff and short term technical advisors to ensure state, regional and federal Delivery Teams are effectively supported to monitor, evaluate and learn from their actions in a coordinated manner.
  • He/she is responsible for developing a MEL plan/protocols and ensuring integration of this with the programme’s work planning, VFM, progress reporting and knowledge management and communications systems.

Primary Responsibilities
Visioning, Strategizing, Development of Approach:

  • PERL MEL Strategy: Proactively contribute to development of the programme’s overall monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy and frameworks as required and agreed through cross-pillar working groups.
  • ECP MEL Support Strategy: Oversee development of the MEL Support Team?s strategy and frameworks (i.e. ECP’s M&E plan/protocols) for guiding, mentoring and supporting Delivery Teams on routine use of PERL place-level planning and results frameworks, information management and management information systems for progress tracking, reporting, evidencing and VFM analysis, and mechanisms for adaptive learning (re-planning).
  • PERL Communications for Reform: Play a leading role for ECP on implementation of components 3, 4 and 5 of PERL’s Communications for Reform Approach (i.e. sharing tools, resources and approaches, internal communications and external communications).
  • PERL L&A Strategy: Play a leading role for ECP on further development of PERL’s adaptive learning management processes and systems, in line with and informing of the broad principles and architecture of L&A developed across the PERL pillars.
  • PERL Results Frameworks: Play a leading role for ECP on development of appropriate objectives, indicators, baseline methodologies and target setting processes for populating ECP-lead components of PERL place-level results frameworks, in line with and informing of the broad principles and architecture of the PERL programme-level results framework.

Leadership, Teamwork, Relationship Management:

  • Membership of ProgramManagement Team: Provide progress updates to the PMT on MEL support provided to Delivery Teams highlighting major achievements and challenges that need attention, contributing to decisions taken by the PMT and providing feedback to the MEL Support Team.
  • Relationship with ARC and LEAP MEL & Communications for Reform (C4R) Leads: Regularly liaise with counterparts in the other two PERL pillars, and in other DFID programmes (on MEL and C4R related work) to build synergies with ECP.
  • Leadership of MEL Support Team: Provide daily leadership, advice and mentoring to all members of the MEL Support Team in line with ECP guidance on teamwork and HR management. Oversee their delivery of their individual ToRs.
  • Relationship with Heads of Technical and Operational Support: Routinely liaise with the other two ECP Heads of Delivery to ensure the Technical, MEL and Operational Support Teams function and perform effectively together as a wider team in support of the Delivery Teams.
  • Relationship with Technical Director and Technical Manager: Additional technical advice, mentoring and oversight will be provided by the Technical Director (TD) and Technical Manager (TM) as required and agreed
  • Relationship with Delivery Teams and Partners: Periodically liaise with Delivery Team Leaders, members of their teams, and ECP’s partners, to gauge whether the MEL support they are receiving is in line with the agreed support strategy and framework (MEL plan/protocols and L&A guidance) and is meeting their needs.

Operationalisation of Approach, Delivery of Support, Results:

  • HR Management: Contribute to the process of long-term staff recruitment, induction, performance management and professional development, and to the identification and management of appropriate STTA inputs for programme and place-level MEL and Communications for Reform, including drafting of TORs.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Oversee implementation of the MEL Support Team?s strategy and frameworks for guiding, mentoring and supporting Delivery Teams. Facilitate periodic updating and fine-tuning of the team?s MEL support strategy, frameworks and systems as required, and provide direct support to Delivery Teams where required to ensure effective implementation of ECP’s MEL strategy, frameworks and systems where this support cannot be provided by ECP’s MEL Officers.
  • Programme Reporting & Adaptive Learning: Together with the Head of Technical Support and short term technical support inputs from ITAD, support the MEL and Technical Support Teams to facilitate periodic ?place-level progress reviews?: joint reflection and adaptive learning (re-planning) sessions with ECP, ARC and LEAP Delivery Teams.
  • Programme Communications for Reform: Provide direct support to Delivery Teams and partners on C4R activities, and oversee their delivery at the national level through agreed cross-pillar working groups.
  • Place-Level Adaptive Learning & Communications for Reform: Provide direct inputs to Delivery Teams and partners as required and agreed, in support of their own development of adaptive learning and communications mechanisms.

Line Management Responsibilities
Line Managed By:

  • National Team Leader (NTL): The Head of MEL Support is responsible for working under the direction provided by the NTL, regularly reporting to him/her and ensuring their performance of the above tasks (primary responsibilities) falls within agreed frameworks and operating principles, as well as building an effective working relationship with the NTL more broadly.

Line Manager of:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (MELO): Federal/National (Abuja-based)
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (MELO): Regional/State (Lagos-based)
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Reporting Officer (MELRO) (Abuja-based)
  • Two State Team Leaders (STLs), as delegated by the NTL
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (MELO): Regional/State (Kano-based)

Compliance:

  • Ensure familiarity with all DFID and Palladium policies & procedures and check the ECP SharePoint regularly to ensure that any updates are also being implemented in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all stipulated PERL-ECP communications protocols regarding use of official email, Box, SharePoint/MIS, Twitter, Facebook, etc. accounts.
  • Habitually monitor and promote value for money and diminishing dependency of partners on PERL resources in line with the programme?s engagement approach. Ensure cost of all activities completed falls within that forecasted to ensure monthly variances of reimbursable income to DFID are kept below 5% in Q1-Q3; 2% in Q4.
  • Work to place the programme?s core values/principles, approach, ethos and priorities above private interests while delivering to this role.
  • Ensure all labour and finances relating to this role is accurately reported (using correct codes, inserting adequate comments) in timesheets, expense claims and cashbooks.

Requirements

  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master’s degree
  • At least 10 years of experience supporting monitoring, evaluation & learning of voice and governance initiatives in Nigeria
  • Experience working in a donor (preferably DFID) funded programme
  • Experience managing people

Key Competencies and Professional Expertise Required:

  • Very strong knowledge of systems for programme delivery, including strategic planning, value for money, monitoring & evaluation, adaptive learning, data management, and knowledge management & communications
  • Ability to work as part of a complex team, take a mentoring-based approach to teamwork and staff development, and maintain remote working relationships
  • Strong understanding of state and civil society dynamics in Nigeria at state, regional and federal levels

 

Job Title: Chief of Party – Nigeria, State to State
Location: Abuja
Duration:
 5 years (anticipated start in March 2018)
Project Overview and Role

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner

Purpose of Position

  • The Chief of Party is the senior leader position serving as the primary point of contact with USAID and with overall responsibility for meeting program objectives, oversight of operations, direction, and delivery of technical assistance
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical vision and lead strategic development and support of programming in collaboration with USAID and key stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with development partners such as government institutions, private sector, civil society, etc.;
  • Enable identification, sharing, and application of international best practices and lessons learned;
  • Build local partners and local staff capacities;
  • Comply with USAID and Palladium reporting requirements on program impact and implementation;
  • Manage and mentor project staff or key stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives with USAID and team;
  • Serve as Palladium’s primary liaison with donor(s), and other partners including civil society and government;
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program in close coordination with home office;
  • Manage effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, Finance, Economic Policy, or related field;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience leading/managing complex, multi-faceted donor-funded governance projects (especially USAID) in a developing country context, preferably in Nigeria or other West African country;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience building capacity in government or other institutions, including relevant experience in a developing country context;
  • Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas: public financial management, decentralization, government capacity building, budget planning and execution, procurement reform, or audit and internal control systems;
  • Fluency in English

 

Job Title: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) – Nigeria, State to State
Location:
 Abuja
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner

Purpose of Position

  • The Director of MEL will lead all monitoring, evaluation and learning program activities. In this capacity, s/he will establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation.
  • S/he will coordinate and manage all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to USAID/Nigeria guidelines.
  • S/he will link M&E data to a process of learning and adaptation.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee staff responsible for M&E, applied political economy analysis, and strategic communication
  • Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure a process of continual learning and adaptation resulting from applied political economic analysis of various sectors and government levels
  • Harmonize M&E data collection and reporting systems with USAID policies and indicators.
  • Monitor and report on activities required to communicate program results and improve implementation, which includes establishing systems to gather, report and analyze performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation; overseeing data collection processes as required within the project parameters
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.
  • Review and update the project’s M&E plan on an on-going basis.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Project Management, M&E or related field
  • At least 8 years of international development work experience At least 3 years experience in a M&E management position within an international development project, and proven experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Prior experience developing, implementing and managing performance monitoring plans (PMPs).
  • Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations , as well as best practices inM&E
  • Strong oral/written communication skills.
  • Experience with USAID-funded governance programs highly desired.

 

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Nigeria State to State
Locations:
 Abuja, Bauchi or Sokoto
Duration: 5 years (anticipated start March 2018)
Project Overview and Role

Background

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government?s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner

Purpose of Position

  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP leads managerial and operational aspects of the project in compliance with USAID and Palladium rules and regulations to achieve project objectives.
  • S/he will also regularly engage with and maintain good relationships with local and state government agencies in Nigeria, consortium partners and other Nigerian governmental and non-government stakeholders.
  • The DCOP will provide support to the COP in liaising, programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties. This position is contingent up award of funds.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the COP in overseeing all components of the program
  • Provide expertise in Nigeria?s sub-national government and to other stakeholders
  • Provide leadership and management of State-level field activities
  • Provide guidance and direction to State-level Office Directors
  • Manage Nigeria?s partner organizations and international consultants
  • Assist the COP in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field of study, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration or International Development is required.
  • Proven track record with establishing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Capacity to transfer/convey information and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials and donor community.
  • Must have at least 7 years of professional experience, ideally with USAID-funded local governance projects.
  • Demonstrated track record of working with donor-funded projects.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English

 

Job Title: Agribusiness Finance Advisor
Location:
 Abuja
Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agribusiness sector to access debt or equity capital
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to bank and non-bank financial institutions to scale up debt and equity financing for MSMEs through new product development and outreach strategies
  • Provide technical support to strengthen advocacy to support the removal of policy constraints related to financing

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business or related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in investment and finance, experience in the agribusiness sector preferred;
  • Prior experience working on agriculture or access to finance projects funded by USAID or by other major donors, with at least five (5) years of experience preferred;
  • Professional, relevant experience in Nigeria highly preferred;
  • Nigerian Nationals Strongly Encouraged to Apply

 

Job Title: Senior Director of Public Financial Management – Nigeria, State to State
Location:
 Abuja
Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner.

Purpose of Position

  • The Senior Director of PFM will lead the implementation at State-level of technical activities designed to strengthen the PFM cycle in States targeted by the project including budget planning, administration and execution, procurement reform, audit and internal control, domestic resource mobilization, and monitoring and reporting.
  • S/he will provide oversight to technical managers and specialist staff in the State offices, ensure quality and consistency of technical interventions, and continually monitor implementation to ensure program objectives are being met.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee technical managers in State offices responsible for budget planning and execution, government integrity, domestic resource mobilization, and citizen voice and accountability
  • Provide training, guidance and oversight to managers and specialists to ensure consistency and quality of delivery
  • Lead process of continuous learning and adaptation, working closely with the Director of MEL
  • Assess technical needs at the State and LGA levels and propose interventions that respond to those needs
  • Design program methodologies, approaches and tools that will improve PFM at the sub-national level

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, International Affairs, Public Administration or related field
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity in government or other institutions, including relevant experience in a developing country context;
  • Demonstrated technical experience in public financial management, decentralization, government capacity building, budget planning and execution, procurement reform, or audit and internal control systems;
  • Fluency in English
  • A minimum of fifteen years of experience leading/managing complex, multi-faceted donor-funded governance projects (especially USAID) in a developing country context, preferably in Nigeria or other West African country;

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 6th October, 2017.

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