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  • Posted: Mar 5, 2021
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  • Palladium Group is a privately owned real estate company. Its core businesses are Portfolio and Development investments. The Group invests for its own account and in partnership with private and institutional investors. Its knowledge and expertise allow for a combination of efficiency and quality of life aspects through a global approach to residential and c...
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    State Manager

    Ref Id: req10885

    Project Overview and Role

    • Global Prosperity Fund’s ‘Skills for Prosperity is a £75m DFID 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, and 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.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    Background:

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

    Responsibilities:
    The Benue State Manager will be responsible for delivering the following:

    • Responsible for programme management and implementation at state level within Benue State, reporting directly to the Team Leader
    • Lead and manage the programme team in the state
    • Oversee and facilitate all S4P skills development interventions in the state
    • Lead the development of policy at state level on behalf of the programme
    • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in state and local government, private sector, academia and in civil society in order to promote and its approach both in-state and in other states, as opportunities arise
    • Collaborate with and report to the intervention managers (PSD, Skills and Equity) to ensure successful execution of interventions at state level
    • Work with MREL team to assess the impact, demand and feasibility of the interventions and facilitate monitoring
    • Feed updates to the Communications and Safeguarding Officer on communications activities and support with developing relevant communications at state level
    • Any other tasks as assigned by the Team Leader.

    Level of effort and Location:

    • Full time and located in Benue. No moving allowance provided.

    Reporting:

    • The Benue State Manager will report directly to S4P Nigeria’s Team Leader.

    Specific Deliverables:

    • Lead in the implementation of all three Outputs’ activities and deliverables at state level in Benue, as well as all cross-cutting activities and deliverables, as outlined and agreed in the final inception report
    • Manage the partner engagement databases on an ongoing basis, and be the main point of contact and relationship builder with key Programme partners at the state level in Benue
    • Manage and implement the Programme Communications Strategy at state level in Benue
    • Manage and implement the Programme Safeguarding Strategy at state level in Benue.
    • Manage the state-level team.

    Required Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in Public Administration, Management or related discipline, or a related field.
    • Strong understanding of the Nigerian social and political context and developments in skills development and private sector engagement, especially in Benue State.
    • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, supervisory and team-building skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership in managing programme operations.
    • Willingness to travel within Benue state and to Abuja as needed.
    • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
    • Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with government stakeholder and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector, and donors.
    • In-depth knowledge of FCDO-funded projects, regulations, compliance, and reporting will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to multi-task and proven knowledge and skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word processing, Excel and PowerPoint) is mandatory.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and fluency in English language.
    • Ability to speak a local language spoken in Benue will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent group facilitation and communication skills; experience in multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

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    Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer

    Ref Id: req10872

    Project Overview and Role

    • Global Prosperity Fund’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ is a £75m 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, and  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-Nigeria 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-N requires a MREAL Officer with a relevant track record, interest and experienced in the private sector and skills training.

    Responsibilities:
    The MREAL Officer will be responsible for the following:

    • Support in effective monitoring and evaluation of the program against key performance indicators
    • Support knowledge management and performance tracking required for successful delivery of all programme outputs
    • Support in documenting and sharing findings of MREL, incorporating feedback from stakeholders during primary and secondary discussions
    • Provide documentation and data collation support across programme’s work streams
    • Support in data analytics, reporting through dashboards, senior level presentations and management information systems
    • Support in incorporating continuous feedback and learning from programme implementation - documenting best practices and developing knowledge products in form of case studies
    • Support the implementation of S4P-Nigeria’s complaints and feedback mechanism

    Level of effort:

    • Full-time

    Reporting:

    • The MREAL Officer will report directly to the MREAL Officer with dotted lines to the Team Leader.

    Location:

    • Kaduna, Lagos and Benue Sates - Three slots.  One MREAL Officer in each location.

    Required Qualifications

    • Substantial experience managing results measurement in development projects, and preferably within skills development programmes
    • Outstanding skills in data management (use of MS-Excel at advanced level is required; use of SPSS, Stata, Tableau or other data analysis software is an added advantage)
    • Experience using both qualitative and quantitative data collection/research techniques
    • Experience conducting MEL activities on DFID projects
    • Previous experience of MREL efforts, including preferably in northern Nigeria
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English
    • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe
    • Experience developing electronic data collection forms in ODK is an added advantage
    • Experience implementing complaints and feedback mechanism.

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    Health Lead Advisor

    Ref Id: req10851

    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, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

    Programme Description and Responsibilities

    • The objective of the Global Fund’s Private Sector Engagement Strategic Initiative (PSE SI) is to support grant recipient countries to harness their private sector to deliver more impactful responses to the three diseases. Phase One of the PSE SI process involves opportunity mapping, identifying red flags and opportunities where effective private sector engagement could deliver impressive results, define success and programmatic solutions (focussed on contracting and performance management); Phase Two will provide technical assistance to the country entities for programme commissioning and delivery of the solutions, which will provide lessons to inform the development of PSE policy and guidelines for the Global Fund.
    • Palladium is seeking Lead Advisors to deliver technical assistance to the Global Fund on refining the programme designs from Phase I, developing results-based contracts and payment models and project planning to project initiation through mobilization to implementation  under the PSE SI Phase two.
    • This 30-month programme will support the country entity with overall responsibility for programme commissioning and delivery, most likely to be the Principle Recipient (PR), as well as to the service providers.

    Palladium is seeking advisors to work for the full duration of the programme with the following country groupings:

    • Working closely with the country entity and the Global Fund PSE team the Lead Advisor will:
    • Lead the process of refining the program design and finalizing the funding (building on what has been achieved in Phase One) bringing together inputs from the GF PSE team, GF Country Team and the country entity;
    • Lead the development of activity and results-based contracts and payment models in consultation with the GF PSE team and country team;
    • Work along with the Performance Analyst to develop/adapt the management information systems to collate and analyse data on these models
    • As part of the process, build capacities of the country entity and private sector service providers in results-based contracting
    • Lead project planning and management, supporting the contracting entity for: 
      • Project initiation through mobilization to implementation;
      • Budgeting and resource allocation;
      • Ensuring adequate governance mechanisms are being put in place by the local contracting entity
      • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management;
      • Ensuring data capture systems are identified and M&E process and plan is defined (with the local contracting entity)
      • Developing and implementing systems to deliver high quality and performance on contracts, and;
      • Ensuring a constant cycle of evaluation and learning, and feedback to the GF PSE, GF country teams, country government and partners on progress and lessons.  
    • The Lead Advisor will be responsible fora set of two countries in the region; manage in-country performance analysts (one per country) and will work closely with the Global Fund Private Sector Engagement Team. They will be expected to visit each country in their group at least once per month (with the exception of Group 6).

    Required Qualifications

    • An academic degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Business, or other related disciplines; or a substantial relevant experience,  especially in results-based contracting, for non-academic degree holders.
    • Proven experience working on design and implementation of results based contracting and payment by results for social development programmes.
    • Demonstrable experience of building capacity of private sector  providers of services in the health or social development sectors and/or the organisations that purchase those services
    • Proven experience of having worked in social development in at least one of the countries grouped together in the table above (three for group 6). Experience of working on health programmes which focus on the Global Funds’ disease areas is desirable.
    • Proven track record of delivering programme outputs, including producing high-quality written content (e.g., reports, technical or operational guidelines etc.), and achieving desired results.
    • Track record of coordinating and quality assuring the work of teams, including consultants.  
    • Excellent written and spoken English.
    • Excellent spoken and written French – for applicants for francophone countries.
    • Experience implementing Global Fund programmes desired.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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