Palladium Group Jobs Recruitment [6 new positions]

Latest jobs vacancies at Palladium Group inNigeria – Abjuja, Lagos, Rivers etc May, 2022

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.

Palladium Group Job Recruitment in Nigeria

May 2022. Governance and Leadership Advisor – Task Order 7

Requisition ID.: req12868
Location: Abuja (FCT)

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Safeguarding

  • We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. 
  • All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting a Governance and Leadership Advisor who will promote multisectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance and accountability at the state level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results in primary health care.
  • This is a full-time position based in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with key stakeholders to identify and select priority areas for policy development related to reproductive health/family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria services; and develops plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives that are evidence-based and gender-sensitive; 
  • Provide technical leadership in reviewing and formulating state policy initiatives, which includes researching and drafting policy documents, regulations, ordinances, decrees, guidelines, and circulars; 
  • Assist stakeholders to prepare for and implement new health policies through capacity building and organizational development. 
  • Liaise and works with other IHP program leads to strengthen health governance components; 
  • Build governance and leadership capacity of state, LGA, ward and community levels to be engaged in and accountable for improved quality and increased access to primary health care services; 
  • Work with the state to adapt and utilize planning, budgeting and accountability tools to harmonize health activities among all partners in the state and foster transparency in planning, budgeting and reporting of results and health finances 

Required Qualifications

  • Educated to University Degree level or above, preferably holding a master’s Degree  
  • At least 12 years’ experience providing others, especially government leaders and stakeholders, with guidance and technical assistance that enables them to understand policy options and strategies for improving health governance. 
  • Deep understanding of the BHCPF, PHCUOR and related processes and structures related to strengthening primary health care systems. 

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Business and Quality Specialist, Data.FI, Abuja

Requisition ID: req12851
Location: Abuja (FCT)

Safeguarding

  • We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”.
  • We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. 
  • All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

You and Your Career:

  • If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in health informatics, M&E, data analytics, visualization and data use, we are interested in hearing from you. 
  • We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start.  We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career.

Project Overview and Role

  • Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response.
  • Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. By improving global, regional, national, and community / local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics.
  • Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.

Purpose of Position

  • Data.FI Nigeria is seeking for a skilled Business and Quality Specialist (BQS) to join the Health Informatics team to ensure the final product satisfies business objectives and user expectations.
  • S/he will be a bridge between the client’s business needs and the technical capabilities of our team and will be responsible for gathering information, documenting processes, and confirming the final documents with users.
  • The BQS will also coordinate the process for analyzing software programs.
  • This process will involve creating and implementing testing methods, recording the test results, and providing recommendations to improve software programs based on the result.
  • He/she will be responsible for evaluating software functions and designing test protocols to ensure that products work as intended.
  • He/she will be responsible for completing all testing procedures, suggest performance changes, and preparing performance reports.
  • He/she will be responsible for interfacing with end users to ascertain areas of improvement and evaluate technical infrastructure for security issues and automation solutions. 
  • The Business and Quality Specialist will report to the Health Informatics Lead.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Determine and develop user requirements for project supported solutions
  • Evaluate business processes, anticipate requirements, uncover areas for improvement, and support development and implementation of solutions
  • Develop and successfully deliver stakeholder engagement plans to support Business and Quality Assurance
  • Manage stakeholder mapping and communications including managing the Health Informatics Community of – Practice (HI- CoP) website and helpdesk/issue tracking platforms
  • Identify bugs, issues, and new requirements on the HI-CoP helpdesk platform, classify and escalate to the technical lead
  • Work with the HI Lead in managing and facilitating the HI-CoP meetings and forums
  • Develop test plans and procedures and make sure that user requirements are met
  • Design manual and automated test procedures to evaluate each software product
  • Implement software evaluation test programs
  • Conduct testing and liaise with the technical lead to validate resolved issues
  • Be responsible for general technical documentation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar field
  • Minimum 2 years Work experience in business analysis, quality assurance and stakeholder management
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Good stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Knowledge of program testing software 
  • Good knowledge of debugging codes and software development languages
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Ability to collate data and compile test reports
  • Ability to work with software testing procedures
  • Ability to coordinate and balance priorities of multiple projects and deliverables
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Health Informatics Lead

Requisition ID.: req12858
Location: Abuja (FCT)

Project Overview and Role

  • Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response.
  • Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance.
  • By improving global, regional, national, and community/local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics.
  • Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.

Purpose of Position

  • Palladium is seeking to employ a Health Informatics (HI) Lead to provide technical and strategic leadership to the Data.FI Nigeria Health Informatics Unit.
  • S/he will provide management support to the unit with support from Palladium’s Data, Informatics and Analytics (DIAS) Regional Office to ensure agile and high-quality approaches to the analysis, design, development, implementation, continuous monitoring and reporting of various technology products.
  • S/he will act as a servant leader through leading by influence to ensure that teams collaborate around a common development vision while fulfilling user requirements through user centric approaches.
  • S/he will coordinate and oversee task management, stakeholder management and communication, standardization, capacity building and skills transfer activities, internal informatics meetings and sprint demos in addition to validating team performance metrics and co-facilitating HI Community of Practice (HI-CoP) operations.
  • The Health Informatics Lead will report to the Deputy Country Director. This is a full-time position with a contract for 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Data.FI Nigeria informatics team in the design, strategy, and implementation of country-level digital tools
  • Take a leadership role in directing the implementation of the Data.FI HI activities within the project workplan in Nigeria
  • Provide strong leadership in the change management processes to facilitate user centric approaches to improve program delivery and data use for decision making
  • Lead implementation of Palladium’s standardized software development project management approach, including accompanying tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Work with the project and development teams to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget
  • Spearhead adoption and compliance to global best practices including the principles of digital development
  • Strengthen system development processes by ensuring fidelity to SDLC project management approaches
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the client and Data.FI leadership team
  • Mentor the informatics teams and HI-CoP members to allow for skill/knowledge development through advice, coaching, and training opportunities.
  • Strengthen informatics governance capacity of implementing partners (IPs) towards standardization by providing oversight in informatics capacity building activities including bootcamps, trainings and mentorship sessions
  • Work with the DIAS Regional Team in specific application release planning and development of deployment schedules
  • Ensure that information supported systems meet prevailing standards, including security and confidentiality.
  • Spearhead Data.FI Nigeria informatics communication, liaisons, engagements, and coordination roles with USAID and other donor agencies, IPs, Federal and State Government ministries, departments and agencies, and other informatics stakeholders towards translating program requirements into sustainable informatics solutions
  • Oversee the strengthening of stakeholder collaboration forums through the HI-CoP and relevant government technical working groups
  • He/She will act as the Secretary of the HI-CoP, supporting LAMISPlus, NOMIS and other related HI systems under development through USAID guidance

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in development and implementation of digital health tools specifically relating to technology and data solutions in a data driven environment
  • Solid technical background with understanding or hands on experience in development and implementation of information systems that support health and social protection programs.
  • Working experience with varied programming languages ranging from Java, Python, JavaScript and implementing different frameworks.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience leading technology teams overseeing end-to-end design, development and implementation of software solutions or the development of information products to implement at national scale
  • Knowledge of software development cycles, project management principles to manage outputs with multidisciplinary teams, including extensive knowledge of IT principles, methods, and techniques; experience with Microsoft Teams, Planner, Jira, Confluence and other elements of the Atlassian Suite preferred
  • Experience working with technology teams to ensure design and solution architecture outputs meet the business requirements.

Skills and abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis management and problem-solving; ability to achieve consensus among multiple stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • High self-motivation and direction
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer-service orientation.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Health Informatics Intern

Palladium Group | Requisition ID: req12806 | Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response. Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance.
  • By improving global, regional, national, and community/local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics.
  • Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.

Purpose of Internship

  • Data.FI is seeking self-directed interns with a passion for technology, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.
  • The interns will work closely for 6 months with mentors and senior leadership on the project health informatics (HI) team and will actively contribute to development and deployment of electronic medical records systems in support of USAID Nigeria implementing partners under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the HI team in application development (coding, programming) and maintenance
  • Assist with troubleshooting issues and provide technical support
  • Lend support in other areas as may be identified by the mentor or HI Team Lead

Required Qualifications

  • Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields’ major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, programming languages: Java, .NET, Python, C, C++, HTML/DHTML  
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Strong work ethic and attention to details.

Benefits

  • Hands-on experience in international development
  • Shadowing and training experiences with knowledgeable professionals
  • Collaborating hand-in-hand with skilled teams of software engineers
  • Opportunity to attend networking events and company meetings
  • Flexible schedule.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Programmer, Data.FI Nigeria

Ref No: req11907 | Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Implemented by a consortium led by Palladium, Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of program data to inform management responses to gaps in public health issues like HIV/AIDS, TB, OVC programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.
  • Palladium is seeking a Programmer for Data.FI Nigeria with experience with a variety of programming languages and skills in mobile app development who will provide technical expertise for the development and implementation of information system.
  • He/she will be involved in gathering accurate user requirements for any information system and work closely with stakeholders to prioritize tasks and the scope of development.
  • He/she will engage closely with system architects and regional development teams to deliver highly available and scalable services with minimal/zero downtime.
  • The programmer will report to the Health Informatics Lead; The position is based in Abuja

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • With support of the regional digital team, develop, test, and support the implementation of software products and solutions as articulated in the systems and functional requirements.
  • Integrate and deploy developed or packaged solutions in production environments or live service systems.
  • Develop, test, debug, implement and maintain applications while ensuring they meet required health information systems standards.
  • Provide technical support including bug fixing, functional extensions and documentation for deployed solutions.
  • Manage software development cycles including testing and quality assurance while ensuring that deliverables meet software requirements based on agreed timeframes and milestones.
  • Participate in software and architectural development activities.
  • Formulate and define system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding to develop or modify moderately complex information systems.
  • Design, develop and test Java-based solutions using common standards and frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular, JAXB, JAX-WS, JAX-RS, JPA, JavaEE, Spring, and Hibernate.
  • Help improve code quality by implementing the recommended best practices.
  • Utilise software development tools such as JIRA and Confluence to plan and track progress and maintain system documentation.
  • Develop comprehensive technical documentation for the application (code, design, requirements, UAT and meeting reports etc.)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or another relevant field.
  • 4 years’ experience in software development will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with a variety of programming and frameworks, including Java, Dart, Python.
  • Experience with mobile app for Android and iOS platforms.
  • Experience with mobile app development frameworks like Android Studio, Flutter, Ionic.
  • Experience with Web Server configuration, deployment and management, using Apache Tomcat, JBoss, Glassfish
  • Excellent knowledge of Micro Service Architecture, RESTfull web service, Spring web socket, JAXB, JSONB, Gradle, Maven, Junit.  
  • Experience with databases (MySQL, H2, PostgreSql) and their integration into web, mobile applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL and hands on experience with ORM frameworks such as Hibernate/JPA.
  • Working knowledge of software design: UML diagrams, database diagrams.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Ability to gather accurate requirements and work closely with stakeholders to prioritize tasks and the scope of development.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to identify errors and make adjustment in a testing environment.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Strong attention to detail and understanding of architectural dependencies.
  • Ability to engage closely with system architects and regional development teams to deliver highly available and scalable services with minimal/zero downtime.
  • Extensive experience in system and data migration for mission critical technologies.
  • Ability to coordinate and balance priorities of multiple projects and deliverables.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Remain up to date on all current best practices, trends, and industry developments.
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of work quality and encourage others to do the same.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: The application for this position requires a bid proposal to include the following: Financial proposal, breakdown and total amount in Naira, timeline and work plan outlining steps and timeline for completion (to be reviewed and refined together when bidder is selected) with the duration of design and development not to exceed two months, and links to at least 3 relevant sites that have been created by designer.

Title: Administrative Assistant | Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria | Palladium Group

Project Overview and Role
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) appointed Palladium as the Supplier to deliver the UK Support for Health in Nigeria – Lafiya contract. Lafiya will be delivered at the federal level, as well as with a focus on targeted states (Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe) with activities tailored for each specific state instead of a “one size fits all” approach. The programme will run for an initial term of up to 7 years from February 2020 to finish by January 2027 (subject to availability of funding and other approvals by the Client).

The objective of the Lafiya contract is to improve health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable in Nigeria. In April 2021 FCDO re-prioritised and reduced its Oversees Development Assistance (ODA) globally and affected the support to Nigeria with changes on the three interlinked outcomes to two new intermediated outcomes which align with the new priorities in Nigeria: eliminating preventable maternal and new-born deaths and improving access to C-19 vaccine and strengthened health security, as well as contributing to improving enrolment and retention of adolescent girl child in school These outcomes will be achieved through a “joined-up, One-Team” delivery of the following outputs:

  • Output 1 Health security preparedness and resilience capacity improved for timely crisis response in targeted states.
  • Output 2 Efficiency and effectiveness of PHC system improved in targeted LGAs of 5 Lafiya States.
  • Output 3 Increased demand for and utilization of Basic Minimum Package of Health Services (BMPHS) including Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for adolescents, & Early Child Development (ECD) services in targeted LGAs
  • Output 4 Citizen awareness of health entitlements increased, and civil society advocacy strengthened for increased investment in health.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the State Finance and Administration Coordinator (FACO), the Administrative Assistant will assist in the office administration managing logistics and financial management of the Lafiya programme at the State level.
  • The Administrative Assistant will support the administrative and facility functions of Lafiya for timely and effective implementation of project’s work.
  • S/he will support the coordination of Lafiya transport and logistics services for all project activities at the state level. S/he will be responsible for booking accommodation for all staff and consultants visiting their state for project activities.

 Primary Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant shall be responsible for

Office Administration:

  • Follow Lafiya administrative guidelines and support smooth operations at the state office in liaison with the Lafiya Programme head office.
  • Support the review of existing administrative systems and procedures.
  • Supervise and provide guidance/ support to ancillary office staff such as drivers, cleaners and security guards. Where the function is outsourced, provide operational support to the FACO to ensure agreed deliverables are satisfactorily met.
  • Support in preparing monthly progress report which seeks to point out closed, outstanding and new issues for all field offices.
  • Proactively identify and communicate exceptional issues to supervisor for technical assistance and further directives.
  • Contribute to promoting a respectful workplace culture within the state team.
  • Supervise the office administration and logistics in the absence of the FACO.
  • Act as the Safety & Security Focal Person (SSFP) for the state office. Ensure that temporary duty visitors are received/accompanied at/to the airport, have safe and adequate transportation and accommodation during their stay.
  • Under the guidance of the FACO, lead on the provision of required administrative support for all Lafiya events and programme implementation activities in the state.

Managing Logistics:

  • Ensure office equipment and facilities are in good working condition at all times.
  • Ensure optimum inventory quantities, by coordinating regular inventory checks, avoiding stock outs and timely ordering of supplies.
  • Support the FACO to carry out Quarterly assets’ verification and monthly reporting of assets condition.
  • Assist in maintenance of fixed assets register by updating asset register in line with Lafiya Programme Operations Manual.
  • Support the FACO with monthly Vehicle and Generator utilization reporting.
  • Alongside the FACO, maintain an up-to-date register of preferred vendors and conduct periodic performance evaluation of same.
  • Contribute to ensuring full compliance with established logistics guidance and processes for delivery of items to facilities as the case may be.
  • Assist in the state team’s procurement processes in line with the Lafiya Programme Operations Manual.
  • Assist in vendor contract management processes, including but not limited to monitoring deliverables, custody of related documentation, timely renewals etc.
  • 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.
  • Recharges for prior approved personal and other unofficial usage of Programme assets based on established rates.

Finance and Accounting Support:

  • Assist the FACO in preparation of monthly forecasts and expenditure variance reporting.
  • Provide initial review of all invoices/payment requests and initiate timely action in line with Project procedures/processes towards processing such payments.
  • Preparation of weekly Field Vouchers for review and final submission by the FACO.
  • Manage the State Team’s Petty Cash ensuring cash is safely stored, discrepancies corrected and reconciled at all times, make bank deposits.
  • Support the FACO in administering project activity/staff travel advances.
  • Provide effective cover in the event of the absence of the FACO from duty.

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Accounting, Project Management or Social Sciences.
  • Verifiable office management and administration experience.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Basic level skills in Microsoft Office Suite, and comfortable in a Windows PC environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online