Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Latest Openings at Palladium Group, 25th September, 2019

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 position below:

 Job Title: State Team Lead (Jigawa) – PLANE (Education)
Location: Lagos
Project Overview and Role
  • PLANE is a UK aid funded education programme aimed at influencing policy making and strengthening education systems at all levels. The programme is set to run for 8 years (2019-2027) in Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa and in the South West and in the South East. The opportunity is valued at up to £95m.
  • PLANE’s overall objective is to enable a more inclusive and effective state and non-state systems to deliver foundational skills to all children through:
    • Improved teaching techniques, learning approaches and materials
    • Improved state systems- personnel management, planning and financial management
    • Improved performance of non-state systems/actors to delivering basic education
    • Effective mining and communication of results to allow for citizen engagement and education service delivery
  • Palladium is looking for a driven, reform-minded and passionate Regional Team Leader (South West) to help the programme have a sustainable impact on the future of the planning and delivery of basic education in the region.
  • The Regional Team Leader will be responsible for the strategy and operations of PLANE in the region, overseeing activities, which include:
    • Technical assistance to the participating States on regulatory frameworks for non-state education,
    • Support for non-state school associations
    • New approaches to enable the non-state sector contribute to addressing the needs of marginalised children
    • New models of PPPs
  • The position will be based in Lagos.
  • The position is contingent on contract-award.
Responsibilities
Relationship Management:
  • Bring and/or develop and manage strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points at all levels of the State Government and agencies; DFID and other donor programmes; private school associations, private funders, project partners and other stakeholders.
  • Represent the programme at the state level and with other audiences as needed, including with national and global communities of practice.
Strategy and Operational Planning:
  • Support the development of the Theory of Change and lead on a context-specific and adaptive approach to deliver the programme Outputs in cooperation and consultation with technical advisors, the state team, Project Director, DFID, project partners, the government and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the Team Lead and reach a consensus on PLANE’s overarching, as well as component specific, technical approach and direction.
  • Lead in the preparation of state work plans and budgets; staffing plans; performance improvement plans and other plans as required.
Project Management:
  • Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all state activities, outputs and deliverables.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of state work plans to ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant
  • Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date project logs and registers; work to resolve issues, manage and mitigate risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication management at the state level.
  • Ensure good staff management practices including staff planning, recruitment, on-boarding, appraisal and development.
Financial Management and Administration:
  • Ensure the state activities are performed efficiently and demonstrate Value for Money.
  • Assume responsibility for consistent implementation of company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines at the state level.
  • Ensure the programme adheres to the state budget and oversee budget variations
Requirements
  • Relevant academic qualification in a related field
  • A passion for education in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of the context of basic education planning and delivery, particularly where this involves the non-state sector
  • Experience working with key state government departments and the various actors involved in Education, an intricate understanding of the power dynamics and an ability to navigate the different agendas and build coalitions leveraging his/her existing relationships with influential stakeholders in the government, the private sector and the civil society
  • Experience in leading donor programmes, initiatives, trusts etc which has involved managing up to £5m budgets and managing mentoring inter-disciplinary staff
  • Ability to work adaptively and think outside the box
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English. Fluency in other national and local languages is an advantage.
  • We welcome applications from business leaders and other actors from the private sector
Applications Closing Date
18th October, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online
Job Title: Data.FI Nigeria Administration and Finance Officer
Location: Abuja
Project Overview and Role
  • Palladium is currently recruiting a Finance and Admin Officer to work for the USAID-funded Data.Fi project
  • This person will be based in Abuja, Nigeria with some travel outside Abuja expected
  • The position will assist the project with activities related to finance and administration and logistics
  • The position will support the Data.Fi activity and report to the Data.Fi Finance Manager.
  • This is a 11-month position starting November 2019 and ending September 2020.
Responsibilities
  • Process and coordinate monthly statutory deductions for payroll
  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data
  • Assist with event planning and other activities. This includes venue, accommodation, transport, and per diem arrangements for participants.
  • Ensure timely payments to staff, consultants, and vendors;
  • Work closely with Finance Manager to implement monthly payroll accurately and on time, keep accurate and updated records and conducts regular reviews of staffing financial information;
  • Maintain complete, accurate and timely financial records; prepares and submit monthly financial reports as directed by CD/FM in timely manner; and supporting documents are filed appropriately in hard and soft copies.
  • Maintain financial, procurement, and attendance records for all meetings and workshops.
  • Coordinate with local vendors to obtain quotations, coordinate invoicing, and process payments for all service providers.
  • Assist with the development of activity budgets for related project activities.
  • Assist with the preparation of training materials and meeting documents (printing, binding, organizing/filing, and meeting minutes).
  • Perform any other responsibilities as directed.
  • Prepare cost-share reports;
  • Ensure field vouchers are prepared accurately, supporting documents are in place, and all transactions are coded in accordance of chart of accounts and project charge code(s);
  • Negotiate, administer, and assure compliance with agreements to include but not limited to: Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements, Purchase Orders and Task Orders.
  • Ensure that before any purchase takes place relevant authorization has been obtained
  • Provide logistics and travel support to program staff;
  • Track all domestic and international travel of project staff. This includes assisting with the preparation of monthly travel log reports;
  • Perform any other responsibilities as may be directed.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with USAID funded projects and/or experience working on an international development project
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong English (written and oral) communication skills
  • Local candidates only-no relocation expenses provided.
Deadline: 29th September, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

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