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  • Posted on: 15 October, 2015 Deadline: 26 October, 2015
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  • Voices for Change (V4C) is a, UK Aid funded, four year programme running from October 2013 to December 2017.  The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes.  V4C will do this by operating at Federal level and in four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu) to deliver five outputs.

    V4C’s Vision is to be known and recognised for creating new ways to change behaviour, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl, boy, woman and man achieves their full potential.  V4C’s Mission is to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out to empower young women to achieve their real potential. 

    Finance Assistant

     

    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 organisations.

    Palladium is recruiting a full-time Finance Assistant for its USAID- and CDC-funded projects in Nigeria. The incumbent of this position will report to the Finance Manager.

    This is a 12 month assignment, with the possibility of renewal

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Recording daily vouchers and maintaining the vouchers files up to date;
    • Performing bank reconciliations on regular basis, preparing reconciliation statements for all bank accounts, and ensuring discrepancies are accurately identified and reconciled;
    • Arranging and updating financial and administrative filings in the form of hard and soft copies;
    • Liaising with banks in connection with banking information updates and enquires relevant to bank accounts;
    • Updating vouchers and accounting records in the system and performing quality control and checks over suppliers? bills/invoices to ensure cast of calculations are correct and complete;
    • Supervising petty cash expenditure, Monitoring and reviewing the tasks of operations assistant to ensure office staff time-keepings are properly maintained;
    • Maintaining good records of staff time-keeping as well as records of office equipment and assets;
    • Strengthening correspondence and communication within departments and outside the office, he/she may draft letters, memo and messages and submit to the Finance Manager or Program Director for review and quality check- in;


    Minimum education and experience required

    • Applicants must have eligibility to work and live in Nigeria
    • University degree in finance, accounting or similar field;
    • 2+ years professional experience in finance and/or accounting;

    Key compentencies

    • Knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices and terminology (private sector, governmental, and non-profit) and ability to understand accounting practices and procedures, to analyse data, narrative reports and workload flow charts;
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with managers, colleagues and clients;
    • High computer proficiency, particularly in the Microsoft Office suite and accounting software programs;
    • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe;
    • Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands; and
    • Professional and mature demeanour and conduct, especially during interactions with program team members.

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    Knowledge Management Adviser

     

    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 organisations. 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 countries.

    Introduction
    Palladium is seeking a Knowledge Management Advisor for Voices for Change (V4C). The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes. V4C Vision is to be known and recognised for creating new ways to change behaviour, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl, boy, woman and man achieves their full potential.

    Primary responsibilities
    The purpose of the Knowledge Management Adviser role is to lead and manage V4Cknowledge management activities to ensure continuous learning for program improvement, effective dissemination to stakeholders to increase their buy-in to and uptake of the V4C program and packaging and producing a range of knowledge products.

    Essential Education and Experience Required

    • A graduate degree in social sciences
    • 4 to 6 years experience working in the field of knowledge management

    Key Competencies Required

    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of social behaviour change programs.
    • Excellent understanding of the social cultural dynamics of Nigeria.
    • Excellent understanding of gender equality issues.

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    Associate, Project Operations

     

    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 organisations. 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 countries.

    Primary responsibilities
    The specific purpose of the position is to support the management and implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial and compliance activities to deliver projects in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies, Group Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines and client rules and regulations.

    Essential Education and Experience Required

    • A relevant Bachelor degree.
    • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.
    • Project management of administrative support experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID or other donor client(s).
    • Experience in a developing country or similar environment.


    Key Competencies Required

    • Understanding of Project Management.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports.
    • Sound problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of eight weeks per year in developing countries and elsewhere.
    • Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required.

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    Grants and Finance Assistant

     

    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 organisations. 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 countries.
    Introduction
    Palladium is seeking a Grants and Finance Assistant for Voices for Change (V4C). The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes. V4C Vision is to be known and recognised for creating new ways to change behaviour, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl, boy, woman and man achieves their full potential.

    Primary responsibilities
    The purpose of the Grants and Finance Assistant role is to provides support to the finance and grant team in managing the grants and contributes to the smooth running of the grants administration.
    Essential Education and Experience Required

    • A graduate degree in Finance or related field.
    • 3 to 5 years experience working in the field of Grants, Finance and compliance.

    Key Competencies and Knowledge Required

    • Building Collaborative Relationships
    • Following up Partner Performance
    • Project Financial Reporting and Review Communication
    • DFID grant management guidelines.
    • Palladiumfinancial systems and processes.
    • Legal issues surrounding grant compliance.

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    Accountability Coordinator

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Accountability Coordinator in Jigawa will be responsible, under the guidance of the Accountability and Advocacy Advisor and their State Team Leader (STL), for ensuring that accountability mechanisms are strengthened, ensuring government and service providers deliver quality MNCH services through active public and broader stakeholder engagement.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    The Accountability Coordinator will make sure that:

    • Accountability structures on MNCH will be strengthened and will be the primary means through which resources at facilities and progress on maternal and newborn health care are tracked and acted upon
    • Ensure that Options? successful FHC model will be scaled up significantly, covering all MNCH2 states
    • Ensure on-going monitoring through monthly FHC reports, self-assessment reports and community scoring cards. This includes quality assuring data and reports, highlighting key issues that need to be addressed to ensure good performance of and impact made by FHCs and ensure these are acted upon
    • Provide focused mentoring support, informed by individual FHC needs, both directly to FHCs or via CSOs/consultants who have been contracted to provide mentoring to FHCs
    • Ensure the facility scorecards will be shared through the accountability mechanisms and other forums at state level to facilitate data for decision making, encourage transparency on progress and advocate for improvements in the quality of services
    • Strengthen or establish State level accountability mechanisms including FHCs and existing networks and consisting of members who have the power to influence change beyond just the health sector
    • Liaise with stakeholders, including State and LGA level Government, CSOs, FHCs, civil society coalitions, and representatives of relevant development programmes
    • Ensure close and effective cooperation with other programme staff in their State team to make sure that MNCH2 strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way, in line with logframe targets.

    Requirements:

    • An advanced degree in public health or a relevant field
    • Minimum of 6 years of consulting and/or management experience in international health programmes for key health development partners, including, but not limited to, DFID, USAID, AusAID and the European Union
    • At least 3 years? experience providing expertise in the area of accountability and/or advocacy programmes in Nigeria, with a particular focus on strengthening communities
    • Demonstrated management, programme planning competency and effective communication skills
    • Understanding of accountability and advocacy principles and approaches
    • Experience in mentoring and training for different cadres of staff and partners
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work to deadlines
    • In depth understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Northern Nigeria.
    • A commitment to achieving effective and efficient delivery of essential health care for pregnant women, newborns and children, alongside routine immunisation
    • A commitment to ensuring that all Nigerian citizens, including women, the poorest and other marginalized groups, are able to have equal voice and participate in holding government accountable in the delivery of public services.
    • Being both an excellent leader and team player, with excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team.

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    Administrative Assistant

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Administrative Assistant will assist in the office administration and logistics of the MNCH2 at the State level. The Administrative Assistant will support the administrative and facility functions of MNCH2 for timely and effective implementation of project?s work. Support the coordination of MNCH2 transport and logistics services for all project activities at the state level. And will be responsible for booking accommodation for all staff and consultants visiting their state for project activities.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Follow MNCH2 administrative guidelines and ensure smooth operations at the state office in liaison with MNCH2 Country Office in Kano.
    • Support the review of existing administrative systems and procedures
    • Ensure office equipment and facilities are in good working condition at all times.
    • Ensure inventory quantities are sufficient for needs by coordinating regular inventory checks and through timely ordering of supplies.
    • Alongside with the Finance & Admin Coordinator maintain up-to-date register of preferred suppliers and vendors and solicit periodic evaluation and performance input from main service users.
    • Support the Finance & Admin Coordinator in preparing monthly office running cost analysis.
    • Support in maintenance of fixed assets register by updating asset register, issue of asset movement for signing and approval, outdoor asset repair permission, etc.
    • Provide guidance and direction to Office Assistant and drivers
    • Provide and ensure logistics guidance for delivery of items and facilities as the case may be.
    • Assist in procurement, clarifying specifications, analyzing quotations, and seeking for approval, ensuring purchases are made according to approved specification, price, quantity and quality inclusive.
    • Assist follow-up on contractors to ensure about-to-expire agreements are renewed in a timely manner.
    • Support in preparing monthly progress report which seeks to point out closed, outstanding and new issues for all field offices.
    • Follow-up with Finance & Admin Coordinator/ Technical staff in resolving issues as they come up.
    • Communicate pressing issues to supervisor for technical assistance and further directives.
    • Supervise the office administration and logistics in the absence of the Finance & Admin Coordinator
    • Ensure the proper use, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment, such as generators, vehicles, communication, computer units and peripherals, video and audio equipment, other office equipment, and air conditioners and heaters.
    • Ensure that temporary duty visitors are received/accompanied at/to the airport, have safe and adequate transportation and accommodations during their stay.
    • Support all local and regional purchases as per defined threshold, and maintain tracking and documentation systems that will facilitate future processing, payment and audit requirements.
    • In collaboration with the Finance & Admin Coordinator maintain rigorous operations ensuring that systems are in place for the proper receipt, rotation and control of program?s materials.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by any staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • University degree preferred.
    • Significant office management experience.
    • Experience managing DFID-funded activities and thorough knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements, preferred.
    • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
    • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
    • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
    • Expert skills in Excel Spreadsheets, similar accounting software, as well as Word; comfortable in a Windows PC environment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit Voices4Change Career Page on Palladium

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