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: Data.FI Country Director
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Project Overview and Role
- Palladium is currently seeking a Country Director, Nigeria to support implementation of the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award. 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 HIV epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.
- The Country Director for Data.FI, Nigeria provides leadership to and is responsible for the successful management of the Data.FI program in Nigeria, including the submission of all technical products to the highest standard of quality, financial management and compliance.
- This position is based in Abuja.
- Provide overall technical and budgetary oversight for data.fi Nigeria;
- Provide oversight for management of project partners and sub-contractors in collaboration with the deputy director for finance;
- Ensure the strategic and functional integration across all technical areas of the project;
- Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing all products, deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Nigeria;
- Oversee project planning, contribute technical expertise as necessary to ensure project implementation, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities;
- Provide strategic vision on program sustainability;
- Establish quality control standards in-line with Data.FI and USAID standards;
- Maintain strong, positive working relationships with Palladium colleagues, USAID Washington, USAID Missions, and partners, including but not limited to major subrecipients, local grantees, subcontractors, and local governments, to ensure effective implementation of project activities;
- Lead and advise on best governance principles, including ownership, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, integrity, and ethical standards; balance the interests of various stakeholders and supports participatory governance through multisectoral partnerships;
- Build capacity of local partner organizations to increase ownership and sustainability of activities beyond the life of the project.
- Represent project at national, regional, and global technical forums as required;
- Contribute to new business development.
The role reports to the Data.FI Project Director. Reporting requirements include:
- Attendance at all regular Data.FI team meetings;
- Provision of regular updates to the line manager, including status of Key Result Areas (KRAs), and any other material matters and/or areas of concern;
- Submission of financials and forecasts, and contributions to Data.FI internal project and client reporting;
- Other reporting as requested by the line manager.
- The role is part of the Data.FI Project Team and will work in coordination with US-based and regional technical leadership and project management staff.
- The role is the principal liaison to the client, USAID/Nigeria, and to partner organizations in Nigeria.
- This role will supervise a number of senior positions, including finance staff.
- The role carries a degree of autonomy on technical leadership with appropriate consultation. The role is required to analyse and make sound recommendations to the line manager;
- Oversee and maintain quality country over project activities at the country level;
- Contribute to process improvement through innovative and cost-effective proposals and ideas.