May 2016 Palladium International Latest Job in Abuja for a Senior OVC M&E Resident Advisor


Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments,
corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:

  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events

We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium works as a partner on the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project. In this capacity, Palladium seeks a candidate for the position of Senior Resident Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) based in Abuja, Nigeria.  The project aims to strengthen the OVC Management Information System in Nigeria through a set of diverse activities. This position involves providing technical support to the Government of Nigeria, specifically the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD) and related agencies at the national, state, and local government levels, as well as to USG Implementing Partners. Technical support will be provided to strengthen the collection, flow and use of M&E data related to OVC care and support issues. This position is located in Abuja, Nigeria.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the FMWASD on updating a directory of OVC partners in country
  • Provide technical support to the FMWASD on the revision and harmonization of OVC data collection tools
  • Support revisions to the National OVC Monitoring Information System (NOMIS) based on updates of national OVC tools
  • Develop/updated NOMIS guidance and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Build capacity of national, state, and LGA government staff on utilization of data generated from the National OVC Monitoring Information System (NOMIS)
  • Support implementation of research studies to collect OVC monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) indicators from implementing partners

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Minimum of a master’s degree required; degree should be in monitoring and evaluation, public health, child development, social work, community development, psychology or a related field
  • 7+ years of monitoring and evaluation experience, including M&E of national initiatives and public health programs and developing M&E Plans. Sound understanding of indicators, data collection methodology, data quality issues; ability to develop indicators and data collection tools and assess data quality
  • A minimum of four years of OVC M&E experience in Nigeria
  • Nigerian national

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance  to national and local governments as well as to non-governmental organizations
  • Experience in strengthening the demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision-making process at different levels – from LGA to state to national levels
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating meetings with broad groups of stakeholders representing the government, international donors, programs, and communities
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.  This includes strong skills in public speaking, curriculum development, and delivering trainings and workshops
  • Strong writing skills and experience in reporting to international donors, including the US Government
  • Willingness to work with a team of Nigerian and US-based staff in a challenging environment with short deadlines and a demanding portfolio of activities
  • Willingness to travel throughout Nigeria

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply
CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Palladium will only contact those candidates that have been shortlisted.