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  • Posted on: 16 September, 2015 Deadline: 10 October, 2015
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  • The Palladium Group 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. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:

    • International Development
    • Strategy Execution Consulting
    • Impact Investment
    • Training and Events

    We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties.

    Senior Management and Leadership Advisor

     

    Position Summary

    We are currently seeking an experienced technical advisor with experience in family planning program management and leadership to work on a new programme to support the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to successfully execute the National Family Planning Blueprint, a strategy designed to lead Nigeria achieve its family planning goals by 2018. You will be a member of the Technical Support Unit and provide ongoing technical assistance, capacity strengthening, and mentoring to the Family Planning Unit and Reproductive Health Division of the FMOH.This position is full time, be based in Abuja, Nigeria and reports to the Project Director.

    Primary Responsibilities

    As part of the project team, your responsibilities include:

    • Strengthen the capacity of the FMOH FP staff to monitor implementation of the National Family Planning Blueprint.
    • Coordinate with staff from the FMOH Planning Division, Track20 Project, PMA2020, CHAI, and other entities involved in the generation of relevant FP data, to access said data to track progress toward National Family Planning Blueprint.
    • Collaborate with the Saving One Million Lives Initiative (SOMLI) to develop and implement a performance monitoring system to track execution of the National Family Planning Blueprint, including milestones for key indicators.
    • Work with FMOH FP unit staff to develop capacity in data analysis, including use of Excel and other essential data analysis tools.
    • Work with FMOH RH Division and FP Unit to cultivate leadership and management skills to effectively implement the National Family Planning Blueprint and achieve the goals it establishes.
    • Work with FMOH Family Planning Unit to align staffing needs with staff technical capacities and needs of the FP unit.
    • Work with management in Reproductive Health Division to apply leadership skills for personnel management
    • Organize project/program trainings, conference sessions, workshops, and meetings, as needed
    • Participate in and/or prepare necessary technical and program-related documents.
    • Provide general technical and strategic guidance
    • Other related technical tasks as required

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    • Graduate level degree (MBA, PhD, MS, MPH) in management, health systems management, or health policy and management.
    • 15+ years of relevant experience in family planning program management and leadership, with an understanding of how to use data to inform program decision making.
    • Strong experience in data utilization and monitoring and evaluation.
    • Experience working with FMOH, and an understanding of how the public sector works, as well as the political environment in which FP/RH programs are implemented
    • Experience with strategic planning so as to understand how the National FP Blueprint was developed, and capacity to understand how to work with FMOH to guide implementation
    • Experience developing capacity development activities and exercise related to data analysis and use, policy and advocacy strategy development, and/or leadership

    Key Competencies and Professional Expertise Required

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including coordination and collaboration, and leadership and management
    • Self-starter who can identify issues, develop participatory approaches to resolve them, and leverage the skills and abilities of other individuals/partners in the process
    • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct, and good diplomatic skills and experience interacting with Government of Nigeria, development partners, and civil society organizations
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, with an ability to prepare professional PowerPoints and briefs.
    • Experience working on donor-supported project desirable.
    • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Excellent judgment, conceptual and analytical thinking ability
    • Excellent written and spoken English is required
    • Local language capabilities are an advantage

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    Advocacy and Communication Technical Advisor

     

    Position Summary

    We are currently seeking an experienced advocacy and communication technical advisor to work on a new program to support the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) for the successful implementation of the National Family Planning Blueprint, a strategy designed to lead Nigeria to achieve its family planning goals by 2018. The advocacy and communication technical advisor will be a member of the Technical Support Unit and provide ongoing technical assistance, capacity strengthening, and mentoring to the Family Planning Unit and Reproductive Health Division in the FMOH. This position is full time, will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and reports to the Project Director.

    Primary Responsibilities

    As part of the project team, your responsibilities include:

    • Provide subject matter expertise and technical assistance to the FMOH FP unit and TSU project staff on FP/RH policy, advocacy, and communication issues, as required by the project.
    • Work to strengthen capacity of FMOH FP staff to engage in national-level FP advocacy initiatives through training and ongoing mentoring.
    • Work to strengthen capacity of FMOH FP staff to develop written and oral briefing materials that raise the visibility of FP among national-level decision makers.
    • Analyze and evaluate policy issues, identify relevant data, and coordinate with FMOH and stakeholders in support of FP/RH advocacy activities.
    • Coordinate with other members of the Technical Support Unit to develop and implement a comprehensive capacity development plan for the FP unit.
    • Organize project/program trainings, conference sessions, workshops, and meetings as needed.
    • Coordinates with national-level technical advisors on FP policy and advocacy initiatives, dissemination of policy-relevant materials, and other project needs
    • Participate in and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related documents.
    • Coordinates with other project staff on policy and advocacy initiatives, dissemination of policy-relevant materials, and other project needs.
    • Provide general technical and strategic guidance
    • Other related technical tasks as required

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    • Graduate level degree (MPH, MA, MSc) in public health, health communication, or health policy. Coursework in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health/ Population Studies is preferred.
    • 10+ years of experience in FP advocacy, policy, and communication.
    • Background in family planning policy and services and the broader health system in Nigeria preferred
    • Experience developing and implementing capacity development plans related to advocacy, policy, and communication.
    • Experience implementing one or more effective advocacy strategies, including the use of data to inform policy and advocacy initiatives.
    • Experience working with FMOH, and an understanding of how the public sector works, as well as the political environment in which FP/RH programs are implemented
    • Experience developing capacity development activities and exercise related to data analysis and use, policy and advocacy strategy development, and/or leadership 

    Key Competencies and Professional Expertise Required

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including coordination and collaboration, and leadership and management
    • Self-starter who can identify issues, develop participatory approaches to resolve them, and leverage the skills and abilities of other individuals/partners in the process
    • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct, and good diplomatic skills and experience interacting with Government of Nigeria, development partners, and civil society organizations
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, with an ability to prepare professional PowerPoints and briefs.
    • Experience working on donor-supported project desirable.
    • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Excellent judgment, conceptual and analytical thinking ability
    • Excellent written and spoken English is required
    • Local language capabilities are an advantage

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    Family Planning Technical Advisor

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    As part of the project team, your responsibilities include:

    • Strengthen the capacity of the Kaduna SMOH FP staff to monitor implementation of the Kaduna State FP CIP.
    • Coordinate with staff from the Kaduna SMOH Planning Division, Track20 Project, PMA2020, CHAI, and other entities involved in the generation of relevant data, to access said data and use it to track progress toward Kaduna State CIP milestones.
    • Collaborate with the Saving One Million Lives Initiative (SOMLI) to develop and implement a performance monitoring system to track execution of the National Family Planning Blueprint, including milestones for key indicators.
    • Work to strengthen capacity of Kaduna SMOH FP staff to engage in state-level FP advocacy initiatives through training and ongoing mentoring.
    • Work to strengthen capacity of Kaduna SMOH FP staff to develop written and oral briefing materials that raise the visibility of FP among state-level decision makers.
    • Work with Kaduna SMOH FP unit staff to develop capacity in data analysis, including use of Excel and other essential data analysis tools.
    • Organize project/program trainings, conference sessions, workshops, and meetings as needed.
    • Coordinates with national-level technical advisors on policy and advocacy initiatives, dissemination of policy-relevant materials, and other project needs.
    • Provide general technical and strategic guidance
    • Other related technical tasks as required

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    • Graduate level degree in public health, health communication, or health policy. Coursework in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health/ Population Studies is preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience in FP program management, with an understanding of how to use data to inform program decision making.
    • Strong experience in data utilization and monitoring and evaluation.
    • Experience working with FMOH/SMOH, and an understanding of how the public sector works, as well as the political environment in which FP/RH programs are implemented
    • Experience with strategic planning so as to understand how the National FP Blueprint was developed, assist in development of state CIPs, and capacity to understand how to work with FMOH/SMOHs to guide implementation
    • Experience developing capacity development activities and exercise related to data analysis and use, policy and advocacy strategy development, and/or leadership

    Key Competencies and Professional Expertise Required

    • Strong interpersonal skills, including coordination and collaboration, and leadership and management
    • Self-starter who can identify issues, develop participatory approaches to resolve them, and leverage the skills and abilities of other individuals/partners in the process
    • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct, and good diplomatic skills and experience interacting with
    • Government of Nigeria, development partners, and civil society organizations
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, with an ability to prepare professional PowerPoints and briefs.
    • Experience working on donor-supported project desirable.
    • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Ability to speak and write local language(s) required. Preference given to candidates with written and spoken English skills.

    Method of Application

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

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