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  • Posted on: 31 August, 2015 Deadline: 5 October, 2015
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  • GRM is a leading international development management company specialising in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations. We have nearly 50 years of development experience, managing in excess of 800 projects in more than 120 countries for private, government, bilateral and multilateral clients.

    Director of Finance and Administration

     

    Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.We are currently seeking a Director of Finance and Administration, for an upcoming USAID-funded reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health (RMNCH) project in Nigeria.

    Primary responsibilities

    The Director of Finance and Administration will provide day-to-day financial management and accounting for the Nigeria Program.. Successful candidate should be a qualified accountant or financial analyst, have experience financially managing large, programs, have demonstrated capabilities with budgeting, forecasting, client reporting, chart of accounts, and excellent communicator.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Prepares and tracks the project budget and budget projections.
    • Reviews vouchers and payment requests, including proper back-up documentation to ensure compliance with Palladium policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
    • Manages procurement of project supplies, services, and other items in accordance with USAID rules and regulations; ensures that project assets are properly labeled, inventoried,   maintained and disposed of as necessary.
    • Ensures timely payments to staff, consultants, and vendors.
    • Manages reporting and audit requirements as required.
    • Produces timely client reporting and responds to ad hoc requests when necessary.
    • Maintains complete, accurate and timely financial records in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures; prepares and submits monthly financial reports as directed by Palladium headquarters in timely manner
    • Tracks USAID funding by fiscal year and activity.
    • Ensures that funds are available to support timely payment of all project and operations costs.
    • Manages project bank accounts, reconciles monthly accounts and bank statements.

    Minimum education and experience required

    • 7-10 years of accounting/financial analysis experience, business leadership, US public company reporting, and International experience.
    • Experience in audit and a financial control system, together with strong financial analysis experience is essential.
    • International Development experience ideally including developing country experience.
    • Demonstrated capabilities in financial management and reporting systems.
    • IT skills and knowledge of financial reporting systems
    • Strong analytical skills and excellent time management.
    • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
    • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint accounting system
    • Fluent English, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills to train others is a must.

    Education

    •  BS in Finance/Accounting (CPA/CMA or MBA preferred)

    Key competencies and professional expertise required

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Experience in managing the accounting and financial component of large donor-funded projects, including setting up the accounting and finance function for large restricted fund
    • USAID funded project experience.  
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

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    Country Director

     

    Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.We are currently seeking a Country Director, for an upcoming USAID-funded reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health (RMNCH) project in Nigeria.

    Primary responsibilities

    The Country Director provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff to ensure high quality work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The Country Director is responsible for the successful implementation of all aspects of the project. In carrying out these responsibilities The Country Director will work closely with USAID and national and local government agencies and officials, local national and community level organizations and other partners, and project staff.

    Key responsibilities

    • Provides strategic direction and technical leadership to produce project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project.
    • Functions as the liaison between USAID, Ministries of Health, local national organizations and other partners and stakeholders.
    • Designs and oversees an annual project cycle in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle.
    • Works with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans.
    • Directs and oversees planning and budgeting processes. Prepares quarterly and annual reports as specified in the contract.
    • Supervises the work and assess the performance of all long term and short term advisors, consultants and staff.
    • Clarifies roles, delegates responsibilities to senior staff, and clearly communicates expectations for staff contribution to project activities.
    • Maintains productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners and key counterparts.

    Minimum education and experience required

    • MD, MA, PhD with an advanced degree in public health, international development, or related field preferred.
    • At least 10 years of direct experience in child health program planning, implementation and evaluation, including immunization, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, IMCI, ICCM, micronutrients and nutrition.
    • Prior experience working with the Nigerian public health system.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners, and communities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

    Key competencies and professional expertise required

    • Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners to assure effective collaboration among stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary, multicultural teams, and manage complex programs, and ensure that the project staff maintain the highest standards of quality, relevance, and timeliness.
    • USAID experience required.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Fluency in Hausa highly preferred.
    • Fluency in English required.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live, in northern Nigeria.

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    Technical Director - Health Systems Strengthening

     

    Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.We are currently seeking a Technical Director, for an upcoming USAID-funded reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health (RMNCH) project in Nigeria.

    Primary responsibilities

    The Technical  Director -  Health Systems Strengthening will be responsible for guiding and mentoring the HSS team and other project staff in supporting health and civil society institutions in Nigeria to strengthen integrated health service delivery in reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health (RMNCH).

    Key responsibilities 

    • Provide technical guidance, technical assistance and capacity building in health systems strengthening (HSS) to strengthen integrated service delivery in reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health (RMNCH).  .
    • Develop and disseminate tools and training materials to strengthen the capacity of staff and local partners on health systems strengthening and activities in reproductive health, and maternal, new born, and child health (RMNCH). 
    • Monitor implementation of HSS and RMNCH related activities in the field and ensure timely completion of objectives.
    • Assemble and lead the HSS technical team to carry out assessments and capacity building exercises for local partners.
    • Produce and present papers at local, regional and international forums to share experiences and best practices.
    • Develop/produce contractual deliverables (quarterly, annual, field project evaluations, etc.) in conjunction with other key staff and external evaluators.
    • Work closely with Project staff and implementing partners to identify, document, and disseminate best practices.

    Minimum education and experience required

    • MA degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or other closely related field.
    • 10+ years experience in the implementation and management of international development projects preferably within health.
    • Broad understanding of public health in Nigeria and knowledgeable in the area of primary health care and RMNCH..
    • Proven skills in managing health related projects, building organizational capacity in health service delivery program and use of host country and community level mechanisms.

    Key competencies and professional expertise required

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects.
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job titles to apply online.

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