Job Vacancies at Palladium Group

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Nigeria State to State- Abuja-Bauchi- Sokoto

Duration: 5 years (anticipated start March 2018)

Project Overview and Role

Background

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government?s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner

Purpose of Position

  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP leads managerial and operational aspects of the project in compliance with USAID and Palladium rules and regulations to achieve project objectives.
  • S/he will also regularly engage with and maintain good relationships with local and state government agencies in Nigeria, consortium partners and other Nigerian governmental and non-government stakeholders.
  • The DCOP will provide support to the COP in liaising, programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties. This position is contingent up award of funds.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the COP in overseeing all components of the program
  • Provide expertise in Nigeria?s sub-national government and to other stakeholders
  • Assist the COP in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions
  • Provide leadership and management of State-level field activities
  • Provide guidance and direction to State-level Office Directors
  • Manage Nigeria?s partner organizations and international consultants

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field of study, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration or International Development is required.
  • Must have at least 7 years of professional experience, ideally with USAID-funded local governance projects.
  • Demonstrated track record of working with donor-funded projects.
  • Proven track record with establishing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Capacity to transfer/convey information and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials and donor community.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2018.

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Job Title: Chief of Party – Nigeria, State to State

Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in March 2018)

Project Overview and Role

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner

Purpose of Position

  • The Chief of Party is the senior leader position serving as the primary point of contact with USAID and with overall responsibility for meeting program objectives, oversight of operations, direction, and delivery of technical assistance
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical vision and lead strategic development and support of programming in collaboration with USAID and key stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives with USAID and team;
  • Serve as Palladium’s primary liaison with donor(s), and other partners including civil society and government;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with development partners such as government institutions, private sector, civil society, etc.;
  • Enable identification, sharing, and application of international best practices and lessons learned;
  • Build local partners and local staff capacities;
  • Comply with USAID and Palladium reporting requirements on program impact and implementation;
  • Manage and mentor project staff or key stakeholders;
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program in close coordination with home office;
  • Manage effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, Finance, Economic Policy, or related field;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience leading/managing complex, multi-faceted donor-funded governance projects (especially USAID) in a developing country context, preferably in Nigeria or other West African country;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience building capacity in government or other institutions, including relevant experience in a developing country context;
  • Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas: public financial management, decentralization, government capacity building, budget planning and execution, procurement reform, or audit and internal control systems;
  • Fluency in English

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2018.

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Job Title: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) – Nigeria, State to State

Duration: 5 years

Project Overview and Role

  • The purpose of the State-to-State (State2State) contract is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene – WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict. State2State will work together with partner

Purpose of Position

  • The Director of MEL will lead all monitoring, evaluation and learning program activities. In this capacity, s/he will establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation.
  • S/he will coordinate and manage all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to USAID/Nigeria guidelines.
  • S/he will link M&E data to a process of learning and adaptation.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee staff responsible for M&E, applied political economy analysis, and strategic communication
  • Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure a process of continual learning and adaptation resulting from applied political economic analysis of various sectors and government levels
  • Harmonize M&E data collection and reporting systems with USAID policies and indicators.
  • Monitor and report on activities required to communicate program results and improve implementation, which includes establishing systems to gather, report and analyze performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation; overseeing data collection processes as required within the project parameters
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.
  • Review and update the project’s M&E plan on an on-going basis.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Project Management, M&E or related field
  • At least 8 years of international development work experience At least 3 years experience in a M&E management position within an international development project, and proven experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Prior experience developing, implementing and managing performance monitoring plans (PMPs).
  • Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations , as well as best practices inM&E
  • Strong oral/written communication skills.
  • Experience with USAID-funded governance programs highly desired.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2018.

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