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    Human Resources Assistant

     

    Project Overview and Role

    Maternal, New-born and Child Health Programme (MNCH2)

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

    The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a country led programme which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in Northern Nigeria and it is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The MNCH2 programme is being implemented in six states in northern Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and Zamfara States.

    We are looking for a Human Resources Assistant and an Administrative Assistant. These are full time positions to be based in Kano and Yobe states respectively.

    In return we offer;

    • A friendly and team-based working environment
    • Opportunity to work with national and international colleagues
    • Vital contribution to improving maternal and newborn services in Northern Nigeria
    • The opportunity to truly ?make a difference?
    • A competitive salary with benefits

    Position Summary :

    • The Human Resources Assistant is to assist the Human Resources Manager with interviews and hiring actions, ensuring completion of employees? documentation and administration, complete administrative tasks related to all aspects of HR sections on the MNCH2 programme. She/he will be required to assist in preparing job advertisement and general correspondence, arrange, coordinate logistics support for selection and maintain personnel files on the MNCH2 programme. The HR Assistant will serve as the liaison between the field offices and head office for HR related activities. He/she will perform any other duties that may be assigned by the HR Manager .

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist with staff recruitment by sending invitations and scheduling interviews.
    • Review salary histories of selected candidates and prepare salary analysis for potential hires which will be reviewed and approved by the HR Manager.
    • Passing offers to potential hires and informing the HR Manager of their responses.
    • Informing the HR Manager and team members of joining dates of new hires and coordinating with other departments for necessary arrangements.
    • Conduct exit interviews for exiting staff and preparation of a monthly exit interview report.
    • Researching on changes or updates in the country labor laws and informing the HR Manager of these developments.
    • Maintain personnel records, tracking employment history, confirmation, promotions, transfers, salaries, and training.
    • Issuing of letter of employment and confirmation to newly employed staff.
    • Verification of certificates and follow-up on response from former employer.
    • Ensure that all documents in respect of new employees are received in good time to facilitate prompt confirmation of appointment.
    • Updating the HR online databases.
    • Prepare monthly HR reports.
    • Administering payroll system and maintaining staff related records.
    • With the HR Manager; plan, coordinate and conduct training occasionally, including induction programs for new hires.
    • Processing of staff benefits such as health insurance and life/Accident insurance Plan.
    • Conduct terror checks for new hires.
    • Collect approved leave forms from staff and update the tracking sheet.
    • Draft correspondence for and on behalf of MNCH2 staff.
    • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements

    Qualifications

    • Degree or HND in business management, human resources management, psychology, or social administration from an accredited institution.
    • Minimum of 2 years working experience in this field.
    • Good organizational and acurate record keeping skills.
    • Ability to understand comprehensive information.
    • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
    • Ability to interpret, analyze, and explain the official framework employment regulation.
    • Integrity and use of initiative.
    • Good negotiating and influencing skills in implementing personnel policies.
    • Able to work alone on a broad variety of projects.
    • Good interpersonal skills, should be helpful and have an approachable disposition.
    • Experience using standard editing/proofreading marks and graphic layout designing.
    • Demonstrate excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume and sensitive work flow, knowledge of DFID employment regulations.
    • Willingness to travel within Nigeria regularly as required.
    • Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and must work well under competing deadlines.

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    Consultant, Advocacy Strategy Document Development

     

    Project Overview and Role

    Background

    In August 2016, the USAID-funded Family Health Plus (FH+) project will convene an Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop for five state-level Family Planning Advocacy Working Groups (FPAWG) in Abuja, Nigeria. During the workshop, each State FPAWG will work toward developing state-specific advocacy strategy. Formalized advocacy strategy documents for each state will serve to guide FPAWG activities for a two-year period.

    Objective, Duties and Responsibilities

    FH+ is seeking a Consultant to support the development of five (5) advocacy strategy documents?featuring outcomes for each state FPAWG?based on the proceedings of the August 2016 Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop. During the workshop, each state will identify current challenges to FP access and uptake, as well as identify opportunities and strategies to engage state policymakers and drive action for increased investment in FP. The consultant will serve as one of the workshop facilitators, providing hands-on support during the group work and gathering the outcome for inclusion in the strategy documents. The consultant?s main duty will be to create each state?s advocacy strategy document following the workshop, which should feature the specific FP advocacy objectives in each state and the key, costed advocacy activities that will help achieve objectives.

    Responsibilities

    Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following scope of work:

    • Develop a template for the strategy document and implementation plan;
    • Support the FH+ project team in preparing for Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop as needed, to include learning AFP SMART Approach;
    • Serve as co-facilitator at Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop along with FH+ project staff. Support the FPAWG representatives in the workshop to complete the requirements of the technical group sessions, to be included in the advocacy strategy documents;
    • Supervise the workshop rapporteur to ensure detailed documentations of workshop proceedings and submission of workshop report.
    • Develop a 1-2 page background and situation analysis for FP in each of the states for inclusion in the strategy documents;
    • Develop the final advocacy strategy document for each of the 5 states, to include costed activities
    • Schedule of Deliverables and Invoicing
    • #Report/DeliverablesDue date1Co-facilitation of Advocacy Capacity Building WorkshopTBD 2Five (5) final state-level advocacy strategy documents, built on draft advocacy strategy templates, featuring the following:
    • Group work proceedings and outcomes from the Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop;
    • Background/FP situation analysis; and
    • Costed implementation plan (costed activities).

    Requirements

    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Public Health, or other related discipline from a recognized institution.
    • 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience with family planning, reproductive health, and/or population projects.
    • Thorough knowledge of the family planning landscape in Nigeria.
    • Demonstrated familiarity and experience working with FP stakeholders, including decision-makers at federal, state/FCT, and LGA levels, and FP advocacy organizations.
    • Mastery of written and verbal English-language communication skills.
    • Strong writing skills, ability to synthesize information into a cohesive report/product.

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    Workshop Rapporteur, Family Planning Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop

     

    Project Overview and Role

    Background

    In August 2016, the USAID-funded Family Health Plus (FH+) project will convene an Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop for five state-level Family Planning Advocacy Working Groups (FPAWG) in Abuja, Nigeria. During the workshop, each State FPAWG will work toward developing state-specific advocacy strategy. Formalized advocacy strategy documents for each state will serve to guide FPAWG activities for a two-year period.

    Objective, Duties and Responsibilities

    FH+ is seeking a Workshop Rapporteur to provide secretarial and administrative support for the conduct of the above-mentioned Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop for FP. The workshop will last five days. During the workshop, each state FPAWG will identify current challenges to FP access and uptake, as well as identify opportunities and strategies to engage state policymakers and drive action for increased investment in FP.

    Responsibilities

    • Specifically, the Workshop Rapporteur will provide logistics support to the FH+ project team?the HSS Advisor and Advocacy/Policy Officer?during the planning for and conduct of the workshop, and complete a workshop report. Specifically, s/he shall be responsible for the following:
    • Ensure that participants properly complete the registration process on day-1 and the daily attendance sheet;
    • Ensure that complete documentations are received from all participants for proper reimbursements and payments due them;
    • Ensure safe keeping and availability of workshop materials for use during the workshop;
    • Act as liaison between participants and hotel on all logistics issues relating to the workshop;
    • Ensure proper documentation of daily proceedings including providing support for printings, photocopies, etc. during the duration of the workshop.
    • Work with the Advocacy Strategy Document Development Consultant to conduct pre- and post- tests for the workshop including workshop evaluation and summaries.
    • Based on Workshop proceedings, complete report.

    Terms and Conditions
    The consultancy is for a period of ten days (10) days as follows:

    1.5 days of workshop preparation (creation of sign-in sheets, printing, support to FH+ project staff as needed)
    5 days of workshop proceedings
    1.5 day for summary of workshop evaluations (pre- and post- test)
    2 days post-workshop for finalization and submission of report

    Deliverables

    • A final workshop process and technical report complete with evaluation sheets to be submitted no later than 5 days after workshop completion.

    Requirements

    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Public Health, or other related discipline from a recognized institution.
    • Proven experience with workshop/training coordination and logistics.
    • Experience with family planning, reproductive health, and/or population projects a plus.
    • Mastery of written and verbal English-language communication skills.
    • Strong writing skills, ability to synthesize information into a cohesive report/product.

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