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  • Palladium develops and delivers solutions that have positive impacts for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We serve as a catalyst for change.

    We help to 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 catalyze impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

    State Coordinator

     

    Project Overview and Role
    V4C Will Achieve This By
    Voices for Change (V4C) is a recently designed, 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, and Enugu). 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.

    Creating space and opportunities for girls to grow.
    Getting the support of boys and men.
    Removing formal and informal barriers, or
    Influencing behaviours and laws / behavioural and legal change in Nigeria.

    V4C has 6 core values, and for V4C to be a success, every V4C team member is expected to embrace the core values as a fundamental part of how they operate:

    • Innovation and creativity
    • Inclusion and diversity
    • Modelling gender equality
    • Working as one team
    • Results driven
    • Listening to our audience

    Responsibilities
    Key Responsibilities
    Create momentum at state level for implementation of V4C initiatives, including:

    • Responsible for kick starting Kano State Purple movement for change, mobilizing partners to take action promoting 50-50 as a call for change in the state.
    • Identify and work alongside religious and traditional leaders, government representatives, men?s networks and other key state influencers to events, keeping them up-dated on Purple progress, gaining their support and inspiring them to amplify messages that are in line with V4C initiatives.
    • Coordinate technical input and guidance to partners
    • Coordinating state programme meetings to plan, monitor, and review program success
    • Linking up partners to share successes, lessons, and strategies to overcome barriers.
    • Overseeing the delivery of work plans outlined in the V4C / partner sub agreement, including quality and pace of delivery.
    • Overseeing implementation at state level to ensure alignment with V4C goals and objectives
    • Support the Output 1 ? AGW Life Skills Lead in effectively leading on activities within communities and post-secondary institutions including;
    • Support institutionalization within relevant state institutions
    • Coordinating implementation of fusion model of Purple Academy at State level, ensuring results are being monitored effectively
    • Ensure facilitators and ambassadors in and out of school are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to pilot creative activities to promote Purple Academy
    • Create State Level Saturation Of Consistent Messages That Are Appropriate To The State Context With The Aim Of Influencing The Attitudes Of V4Cs Target Audiences (AGW, Men And Boys, Key Influencers, Implementation Partners), Including
    • Collaborating with the V4C Communications team and Key Influencers Lead to ensure that physical and virtual messages ?speak to? V4C target audiences in Kano State
    • Ensuring linkages are made between young people and communication channels (e.g., radio stations).
    • Ensuring young people?s interests in Kano State are fed into Output level planning and quality delivery
    • Supporting state level lobbying by young people and influencers
    • Participate in, and support development of campaign activities that promote the V4C brand in Kano.
    • Ensure that V4C has the information required to monitor and measure the success of initiatives, including
    • Supporting implementing partners to document and report monthly / quarterly on progress, success, barriers and learning for submission to diaries for safe space work.
    • Communicating regularly with output leads with programme updates and general state security that affects programming, to develop weekly and monthly plans and progress reports.
    • Following up with relevant programme staff to ensure monitoring templates have been completed and data entered into the system.
    • Continuously Improve Coordination And Implementation Of State Level Initiatives By Networking Formally And Informally With Other State Coordinators, Including
    • Participating in quarterly review meetings to formally review progress and share cross-state lessons and problems, and work together to generate potential solutions.
    • Liaising on a day-to-day basis to create a strong team for on-going peer support.
    • Identify And Build On Synergies And Overlaps With Other DFID Program By Liaising With Other Program Partners, Including
    • Sharing V4C lessons and innovations with other development partners.
    • Creating linkages with partners seeking to complement / amplify V4C?s work (e.g., coordinating activities on violence against women).
    • Liaising with other DFID programme managers to identify overlaps / inconsistencies with V4C initiatives (e.g., Girl hub?s work with girls).
    • Any other reasonable activities determined by the thematic leads and approved by the DTL PDE.

    Requirements
    Qualifications / Previous Experience:
    Minimum of a Masters degree in social sciences, humanities or any related discipline.
    Minimum of 5 years experience working inthe development sector especially on gender and research.

    Key Knowledge:

    • Excellent working knowledge of Nigerian culture.
    • Subject matter expert on social change programming, particularly gender equality issues, relationships and violence towards AGW, men and boys work.
    • Knowledge of AGW life style.
    • Knowledge of key influencers in affecting a change in attitudes towards AGW.
    • Knowledge of how to access relevant communication channels (e.g., radio stations).
    • Understanding of physical and virtual safe spaces.
    • Knowledge of other DFID progammes, donor funded safe space programs, civil societies in safe space work within the state and other programmme partners
    • Understanding of how to access government representatives, religious leaders and other key state influencers.
    • Fluent in the local language of the state.

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication
    • Planning and Organising
    • Technological Awareness

    Functional Competencies:

    • Building Collaborative Relationships
    • Planning and Project Management
    • Managing Partner Performance
    • Monitoring and Evaluating
    • Researching and Analysing

    Online Content Producer

     

    Project Overview and Role
    V4C Will Do This By Operating At Federal Level And In Four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu) To Deliver Five Outputs

    Voices for Change (V4C) is a recently designed, 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.

    Output 1: 120,000 Adolescent girls and women with improved life skills.
    Output 2: Community of 2.75 million people with improved knowledge and attitudes that challenges gender discrimination.
    Output 3: Key influencers, including 12,000 boys and men and 4,000 leaders, with improved skills and attitudes to girls and women.
    Output 4: Greater inclusion of girls and women?s issues in political and governance processes.
    Output 5: Improved use of evidence in policy and practice.

    V4C Will Achieve This By
    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.

    Creating space and opportunities for girls to grow.
    Getting the support of boys and men.
    Removing formal and informal barriers, or
    Influencing behaviours and laws / behavioural and legal change in Nigeria.

    V4C Has 6 Core Values, And For V4C To Be a Success, Every V4C Team Member Is Expected To Embrace The Core Values As a Fundamental Part Of How They Operate

    • Innovation and creativity
    • Inclusion and diversity
    • Modelling gender equality
    • Working as one team
    • Results driven
    • Listening to our audience
    • Effectiveness Of Every Team Member In 3 Core Competencies Is Fundamental To The Success Of This
    • V4C recognises the need to work as a ground breaking, high performing team.
    • Communication
    • Planning and Organising
    • Technological Awarness

    The content producer will be responsible for ideating, planning, writing and publishing high quality written content for the Purple website, an online community dedicated to changing gender based social norms in Nigeria. The website does this by providing content and features encouraging young people to reflect, discuss, learn about, get inspiration and take action on the topic of gender equality. The program, and therefore the website?s content, focuses particularly on the 3 pillars of VAWG, women in leadership and women in decision making.

    Responsibilities
    Key Responsibilities

    • Working collaboratively with the head of content, head of programme design, and social media teams to produce timely content plans which align with social media plans
    • Research and write content according to your content schedule to a high standard, following editorial guidelines & processes
    • Work closely with expert advisors where applicable to ensure publication of accurate and reliable content
    • Stay up to date with key trends and leverage them when coming up with content
    • Support with copy writing for promotional campaigns
    • Publish content on your site using an online Content Management System
    • Work with community manager to review how users are reacting to and engaging with your content to inform how to improve
    • Manage quality, test published content and fix typos, broken links
    • Contribute to improvement of Content Management System in collaboration with E1M User Experience Designer & developers
    • Contribute to development and growth of your community in collaboration with Community Manager, Head of Content, based on user feedback, competitor activity and key issues in field of youth, gender and culture in Nigeria.

    Key deliverables

    • Take the quality of the Purple content to the next level including:
    • Making the issues at hand relatable, engaging, and relevant to up to the minute Nigeria trends
    • maintain consistent formatting & content discovery standards which make content easy and enjoyable to read even on a small screen
    • Adding more depth to the way we cover issues, getting to the bottom of the issues and coming up with original ways to engage users with them. This should include proactively working with expert partners.
    • Develop a sustainable system to involve members of the target audience (Young people aged 16-25) in the ideation and creation of content, including crowdsourcing ideas and content (for example articles, videos or opinion pieces) or increasing the number of user polls on the site.

    Requirements
    Qualifications / Previous Experience:
    A graduate degree in social sciences (or any other relevant discipline)
    Experience working in the field of development or communications.

    Required background & skills
    Essential Experience

    • Skilled at producing high quality content and copy
    • Degree level, with ideally a background in journalism, humanities, or online media, with at least one years? experience working in an online/digital environment
    • Creative and innovative
    • Thorough & detail oriented
    • Good time management and proven ability to keep to tight deadlines
    • Good organizational & communication skills
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Knowledge of Photoshop or sourcing and creating images for the web is desirable

    Person specification

    • Passion for furthering the movement for gender equality in Nigeria
    • Professional communication skills and behaviour
    • Passion for supporting young people to make the most of their potential
    • Loves coming up with new ideas
    • A perfectionist who is motivated by getting a job done to the highest standard
    • Values, recognizes, seeks out and recognizes the inputs of others
    • Proactive problem solver who doesn?t give up, and follows through until a resolution has been achieved
    • Comfortable working with people from different backgrounds both

    Online Community Manager

     

    Project Overview and Role
    V4C Will Do This By Operating At Federal Level And In Four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu) To Deliver Five Outputs

    Voices for Change (V4C) is a recently designed, 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.

    Output 1: 120,000 Adolescent girls and women with improved life skills.
    Output 2: Community of 2.75 million people with improved knowledge and attitudes that challenges gender discrimination.
    Output 3: Key influencers, including 12,000 boys and men and 4,000 leaders, with improved skills and attitudes to girls and women.
    Output 4: Greater inclusion of girls and women?s issues in political and governance processes.
    Output 5: Improved use of evidence in policy and practice.

    V4C Will Achieve This By
    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.

    • Creating space and opportunities for girls to grow.
    • Getting the support of boys and men.
    • Removing formal and informal barriers, or
    • Influencing behaviours and laws / behavioural and legal change in Nigeria.
    • V4C Has 6 Core Values, And For V4C To Be a Success, Every V4C Team Member Is Expected To Embrace The Core Values As a Fundamental Part Of How They Operate
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Inclusion and diversity
    • Modelling gender equality
    • Working as one team
    • Results driven
    • Listening to our audience
    • V4C recognises the need to work as a ground breaking, high performing team. Effectiveness of every team member in 3 Core Competencies is fundamental to the success of this:
    • Communication
    • Planning and Organising
    • Technological Awareness.

    The community manager will be responsible for the monitoring and facilitating of user interactions and engagement on the Purple website, an online community dedicated to changing gender based social norms in Nigeria. The website does this by providing content and features encouraging young people to reflect, discuss, learn about, get inspiration and take action on the topic of gender equality. The program, and therefore the website?s content, focuses particularly on the 3 pillars of VAWG, women in leadership and women in decision making. The community manager will also be responsible for posting and moderating social media content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Responsibilities
    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with content producers and the Project Manager to plan and commission the weekly content schedule for the site, including social media.
    • Liaise with expert advisors to ensure the production of quality, reliable content & features on key issues
    • Work with client managers to ensure site development and growth is aligned with programme targets, strategize and plan new features & campaigns
    • Edit & sign off on content produced for the site, with a focus on feedback and improvement
    • Review & analyse the ?User Generated Content? in order to understand how users are engaging with the site and its topics
    • Provide quality assurance for the site, including testing across a range of devices, collecting, collating and presenting user feedback for discussion in weekly community development meetings.
    • Liaise with the Every1Mobile technical and user experience teams to report bugs, discuss improvements, and contribute to design briefs to create new features
    • Review and analyse traffic & engagement stats, presenting these to the rest of the team on a monthly basis
    • Work with the E1M team, clients and partners to develop strategies & plan campaigns for marketing & promotion of the site
    • Work with content producer to produce compelling promotion & marketing copy that best represents the community and will attract users to the site
    • Source and commission graphics for the site
    • Maintain awareness of competitor sites
    • Maintain awareness of key issues in field of gender based social norms
    • Moderating user feedback and comments on the purple website and on social media
    • Write, schedule and publish posts on social media in line with social media plans
    • Liaise with Communications Coordinator to ensure key campaigns and events are being planned for and leveraged in the online spaces
    • Manage quality, test published content and fix typos, broken links etc.
    • Contribute to improvement of Content Management System in collaboration with E1M User Experience Designer & developers
    • Contribute to development and growth of your community in collaboration with Community Manager, Head of Content, based on user feedback, competitor activity, key issues in field of youth, gender & culture in Nigeria.
    • Assisting with the sourcing and production of graphics for use online.

    Key deliverables
    The community manager will be expected to improve the quality of engagement with user discussions and feedback on the website and social media; improve the process for reporting and following up on usability issues requested by users; and improve the regular monitoring and reaction to user engagement data on the website. This will include:

    • Working with the head of content and head of programme design to develop a useful, simple report to regularly monitor the engagement of users with the website and its content
    • Developing a schedule for the monitoring and moderation of content on the website
    • Developing a process for capturing and reporting back key trends and insights gathered from user engagement data
    • Refining and sticking to the process for reporting usability issues and getting them resolved

    Requirements
    Qualifications / Previous Experience:
    A graduate degree in social sciences (or any other relevant discipline)
    Experience working in the field of development or communications.

    Required background & skills
    Essential Experience

    • Experience in journalism and/or online media background with at least 3 years? experience working in an online/digital environment
    • Ability to use Pidgin
    • Demonstrable interest and/or experience in youth, gender and cultural issues & trends across Nigeria
    • Experience analyzing web traffic statistics
    • Experience managing social media accounts to maximize traffic and improve brand presence
    • Demonstrable, excellent standard of copy writing
    • Creative and passionate about improving the site and reaching programme targets
    • Good understanding of user experience design in an online environment
    • Knowledge of Photoshop and manipulating images, audio & video for the web
    • Experience working with technical developers.

    Person Specification

    • Passion for furthering the movement for gender equality in Nigeria
    • Professional communication skills and behavior
    • Passion for supporting young people to make the most of their potential
    • A perfectionist who is motivated by getting a job done to the highest standard
    • Values, recognizes, seeks out and recognizes the inputs of others
    • Proactive problem solver who doesn?t give up, and follows through until a resolution has been achieved
    • Comfortable working with people from different backgrounds both face to face and virtually

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