Whether you are an experienced hire or an entry level professional, no time is too late to start a career in sustainability. As sustainability roots more deeply into business, governance and social relations, need for more sustainability professionals continues to increase. Almost every discipline or area of study can find space in sustainability practice.

Interest is the denominator. To thrive in sustainability, there must be subject –matter interest: the intending professional must be interested in sustainability and contemporary issues around sustainability. Before we continue in this discourse, here are some job openings for sustainability professionals and those intending to join:

 

  1. Technical Lead – Health Systems Strengthening and Sustainability (Abuja) at Palladium

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with IHP State key personnel providing strategic guidance, vision, planning, and implementation for successful HSS and Sustainability initiatives and activities of the project;
  • Provides technical expertise on HSS, covering the six building blocks to HSS at the federal and State levels;
  • Develop strategies, plans guidelines and tools to measure and track sustainability at the federal and State levels and facilitate the Journey to Self-Reliance for Primary Health Care.
  • Supervises HSS technical staff in state offices and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all HSS activities as well as active collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts;
  • S/he oversees HSS activities, provides technical direction and support and ensures results for project activities.

 

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree (preferably a PhD) in Public Health, Social Sciences, Health Economics, Medicine or related discipline;
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated progressive experience in HSS and preferable experience with primary care and/or RMNCH+NM programs working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff
  • Demonstrated technical skills in HSS of primary care and/or RMNCH+NM programs with excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Demonstrated capacity building skills; and ability to work well on teams;
  • Previous experience working on a USAID funded project will be an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with structures and functions of the FMOH, SMOH, NPHCDA, SPHCDA, health insurance and financing agencies.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in health.

Applications Closing Date: 30th October, 2019

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  1. State Team Lead – PLANE (Education) at Palladium

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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: October 18, 2019.

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  1. Deputy Team Leader – PLANE Nigeria at Palladium

Responsibilities:

 

  • Bring and manage strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points at all levels of the Government, national agencies and the private sector; DFID and other donor programmes; project partners and other stakeholders.
  • Represent the programme both with DFID in-country and other DFID offices, and external audiences as needed, including with national and global communities of practice.
  • Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with Palladium and the programme steering committee.

Qualification:

  • Relevant Academic qualification in a related field
  • A passion for education in Nigeria
  • An intricate knowledge of the context of basic education policy development, planning and delivery in Nigeria
  • An understanding of the power dynamics and the political economy of the education reform in Nigeria, gained during years of working on education advocacy, policy development, planning and/or delivery
  • A known relationship broker who can navigate different agendas and build coalitions leveraging his/her existing relationships with influential stakeholders in the government, the private sector and the civil society
  • Experience working in management and leadership positions on large donor (preferably DFID) funded programmes
  • Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing complex, inter-disciplinary teams and mentoring senior members of staff
  • A creative, lateral thinker willing and able to adapt and try different approaches
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English. Fluency in other national and local languages is an advantage.

Application Closing Date: 18th October, 2019.

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  1. State Integrated Health Program (IHP) Director at Palladium Group – Abuja at Palladium

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful implementation
  • Supervises staff and ensures strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
  • Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables (reports and workplans) and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Nigeria under TO 07
  • S/he oversees project planning and ensures implementation, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities

Requirements

  • Postgraduate Degree in International/Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences, Management or related discipline. A Ph.D is an advantage.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated progressive experience in two or more technical areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria programs, and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff
  • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated; and
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and supervise a team of skills.

Application Closing Date: 9th October, 2019.

 

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  1. State Finance and Administration Director Abuja) at Palladium

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Finance and Operations team for IHP in Ebonyi and work as a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the project
  • Oversee IHP operations including; but not limited to, human resources, logistics, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
  • Conduct internal and coordinate external financial audits
  • Prepare budgets for annual work-plans and financial reports for USAID/Nigeria

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or other relevant fields
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
  • Demonstrated ability for developing and managing large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of USG administrative and financial rules and regulations and Cost Accounting Standards
  • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on team.

Application Closing Date: 9th October, 2019.

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2OiT95C