Palladium ICT, Health and Business Job Recruitment

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Palladium ICT, Healtj and Business Job Recruitment

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 positions below:

1. Job Title: Data Analyst – Nigeria Integrated Health Program
Location:
 Bauchi

Project Overview and Role  

  • The Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to strengthen local capacity and systems to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary healthcare. The Data Analyst is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting HMIS data.

Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting HMIS data;
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots HMIS user issues to implement a resolution or escalate the case to Pathways staff;
  • Provides ongoing training and technical assistance to HMIS users via email, phone, and webcast, and on site as appropriate;
  • Leads the development and implementation of data quality, management, and analysis plans;
  • Provides on-site data quality assessment of LGA, health facilities, and others by assisting with implementation planning, including data entry process improvement;
  • Prepares regular and ad-hoc reports, analysis, presentations, charts, graphs, and other documents as assigned;
  • Performs data quality checks and monitors for gaps.
  • Reports to HMIS Specialist

Requirements   

  • The Data Analyst will have some experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MIS and M&E for health systems and healthcare provision.
  • S/he must be familiar with the HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use.
  • S/he should have experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Information Technology, Public Health Information Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with HMIS for public health.
  • Experience in using NHMIS Tools and DHIS2
  • Competency in MS Word and Excel. Experience using statistical software a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in facilitation of training workshops and onsite mentoring of health workers
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.

Applications Closing Date
15th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: ICT Specialist – IHP
Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria

Project Overview and Role

  • IHP is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems.
  • It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas, family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal/newborn health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia/diarrhea.

Responsibilities

  • Create designs to support the presentation of reports and statistical data using infographics and other interactive media;
  • Develop analytic dashboards, activity trackers and visualizers to aid performance evaluation of IHP and government policies, programs, and services;
  • Assist in the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and Learning plan for the project;
  • Summarize, analyze and interpret data for monitoring project activities, including the use of digital visualization and infographics;
  • Provides support for performance monitoring and evaluation to IHP State Teams;
  • Assist in training team members, health staff and partners at all levels in completion, analysis, reporting and utilization of information collected for operational and strategic needs of the project;
  • Monitor the implementation of project specific M&E activities ensuring compliance with set standards, checking and correcting the quality of systems and data;
  • Assist in training and monitoring partners / stakeholders in the use of data for management decision-making, enabling results-based management;
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to donor and stake holders in accordance with specified timelines;
  • Supports information and knowledge sharing across project sites and partners;
  • Some travel to supported States should be expected;
  • Reports directly to IHP MEL Director

Requirements

  • The ICT Specialist will have experience working with information and monitoring systems for public health programs.
  • The Specialist will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation of health systems and healthcare provision programming, and experience working with different cadres of government.
  • S/he must be intimately familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 / 4 years of progressively responsible experience, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for public health projects.
  • Familiarity with USAID/International indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas.
  • Competency in infographics software, DHIS2, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, and proven experience in developing and facilitating the use of data visualization and digitalization, including infographics, motion graphics, dashboards, scorecards, factsheets, etc.
  • Ability to work with relevant government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners.
  • Good verbal, listening, writing, social media and interpersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  • Experience with GIS analysis and use is desirable

Application Close Date
10th June, 2019.

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


3. Job Title: Health Systems Strengthening Coordinator
Location
: Sokoto

Project Overview and Role

  • The Health System Coordinators shall be based at strategically located Local Government Health Authorities (LGHAs).
  • The IHP Health System Strengthening (HSS) coordinators will be responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building across the building blocks of the health system and enhance the utilization of data for decision-making and apply adaptive management at the LGHA (6-7), PHC and community to continually strengthen accountability, systems and services for reduced child and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and support LGHA officials to adopt and effectively implement state-wide policies including, but not limited to, Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR), PHC revitalization, Integrated Supportive Supervision, and integrated RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Build capacity of LGHAs to strengthen Facility Management Committees (FMC), Quality Improvement Teams and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) to fulfill their functions and work with health providers to improve integrated primary health care
  • Provide guidance to LGHA’s to enhance HRH availability and performance of integrated primary health care through appropriate training, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to facility (PHC) and community-based structures (WDCs/VDCs and community-based health workers/volunteers)
  • Support the implementation of strategic plans for Human Resources for Health at the LGHA and PHC levels that are based on evidence and are designed to support improvements in RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Provide technical leadership to and build capacity of LGHA officials to use available data and information to make strategic decisions for planning, budgeting and supervising systems for health financing, health workforce, service delivery, supply chain, governance and accountability
  • Works with LGHAs to strengthen institutional and financial capacity for quality PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate for FMCs and WDCs
  • Participate in catchment LGHAs’ planning meetings, to provide guidance and adapt/target IHP technical assistance plans, as necessary to address needs
  • Conduct regular internal review and analysis of program and quality improvement data for catchment LGHAs to determine progress towards goals and gaps and develop plans for technical assistance to address gaps
  • Provide support to LGHA and facility officials to explore opportunities to collaborate with the private sector to improve RMNCH health outcomes
  • Coordinate scheduling of program-wide technical assistance activities for catchment LGHAs
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep state management team informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals
  • Reports to the Sokoto IHP Governance and Leadership advisor.

Requirements

  • A graduate degree in Public Health, Health Planning, Health Policy or related courses (e.g. MBBS, RN etc.) with extensive field experience in managing health programs in Nigeria. A postgraduate degree in health systems or public health will be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working on Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
  • The HSS Coordinator must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening, primary health care, and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
  • The HSS Coordinator must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs
  • Demonstratable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, qual training, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination.
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation; and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must.
  • Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and/or Fulfulde
  • Willingness to travel throughout Sokoto state as necessary

Applications Closing Date
17th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. Job Title: HRH and Capacity Building Advisor – Nigeria IHP
Location:
 Sokoto
Reports directly to: Sokoto IHP Governance and Leadership Advisor

Project Overview and Role

  • The IHP Human Resources for Health (HRH) and Capacity Building Advisor provides guidance to the SMOH/SPHCDA in planning, production, management, governance, skill building and performance enhancement of Human Resources for Health (HRH); implementation and improved utilization of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); and organizational capacity strengthening to deliver quality integrated family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria (IRMNCH +NM) services at state, LGA, facility and community levels.

Responsibilities
HRH System Strengthening:

  • Works with the state Leadership and Governance Advisor and field staff to provide technical oversight and quality assurance of HRH, at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states.
  • Supports and builds the capacity of the SMOH/SPHCDA to develop and implement State HRH strategies and plans, coordinate HRH activities of  implementing partners
  • Facilitate the SMOH/SPHCDA to lead  the HRH technical working groups to adapt, domesticate and disseminate HRH related guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery at scale.
  • Provides technical assistance to SPHCDA, LGHAs and relevant HRH structures including the private sector to develop state HR systems: institutionalizing HRH governance and planning, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health workforce needs, workload analysis and  HRH data management and utilization.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state, LGHA and facility levels for the roll-out, management, utilization and institutionalization of the national HRIS at the state level
  • Provides guidance to the SPHCDA, LGHA and community structures on strategic interventions to address and improve the shortage, maldistribution, and uneven performance of state health care workers aligned with the national Minimum Service Package (MSP).

Capacity Building:
Responsible for defining State IHP, government health staff and local partner needs for training/capacity development based on any/all the following:

  • Program, facility, staff assessment
  • Defined need from program reports, outputs, outcomes
  • New staff
  • Identified gaps in capacity/skills from ISS and scorecards
  • New strategy and/or implementation approach
  • Supports the state and LGHA review and strengthen health workforce in-service training/learning systems to efficiently deliver state level master trainings and cascade training to lower levels including training quality assurance systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to SPHCDA, LGHA, facility management committees (FMCs), ward development committees (WDCs) and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct assessments of capacity to manage and deliver quality RMNCH +NM services at the PHC level in line the MSP and WHS.
  • Provides TA at state level to generate training profiles that will define training Content (modification/adaptation as needed; mid and final course examination) where they do not exist or work in line with the adapted National training tools.
  • Provides TA to appropriate State focal person for maintaining training database, training calendar, archived library of all training material, evaluations, exams and reports as needed of all approved profiles.
  • Builds capacity of State focal person(s) to prepare training reports, conduct post training follow up to verify participants’ ability to apply knowledge and skills, and evaluate training programs.
  • Works with SPHCDA and LGHAs to sustainably deliver and or outsource efficient and effective training and continuing education using a mix of adult learning methods that improves performance at PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate to each level of the health structure.
  • Contributes to the development/review of program strategies, work plans, budgets, reports and success stories
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in Financial Management, Organizational Development, Health Planning And Management, Public Health, Business Administration, or related fields
  • At least 8 years’ experience focused on strengthening the capacity of government institutions, health facilities, community-based structures and local organizations
  • Expertise in HRH management and enhancement aimed at improving the quality of health services
  • Significant experience applying mainstream institutional strengthening approaches such as Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of Trainers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of proven adult based training approaches
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa is required
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team
  • Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 75% time.

Application Close Date
12th June, 2019.

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

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