Job Vacancy: Communications Specialist, Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity Nigeria

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Job Vacancy: Job title: Communications Specialist, Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity Nigeria

Job description: Communications Specialist, Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity Nigeria

About Palladium:

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.

This Proposal Opportunity


Palladium is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Director Integrated Service Delivery for an anticipated USAID funded program in Nigeria, titled Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity. The purpose of the activity is to strengthen service delivery and integrated primary health care at primary and secondary health facilities in the country through healthcare service and health data quality improvement at health facilities improving access to care at community levels as a continuum of integrated primary health care.
This activity will provide relevant training for health care workers and is expected to build awareness and equip current and future facility-based and public health practitioners with the necessary multi-sectoral skills and capacities to address old and emerging infectious diseases, maternal, newborn and child health diseases. This activity will also strengthen the interoperability between paper-based and electronic health information management systems and improve surveillance and public health functions of primary and secondary health care facilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Communication Specialist will lead the implementation of the activity’s communication and knowledge management strategy
  • Document lessons learned, and success stories, and scale-up best practices.
  • Work with the state knowledge management and M&E team to support preparation of high-quality project reports and documentation; contribute to content management of the external website and intranet if required.
  • Facilitate knowledge management (KM) and communication-related capacity development events and sharing of best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with the branding and marking strategy; develop communications campaigns to highlight thematic topic areas as necessary and helps develop and implement engagement strategies.
  • Facilitate linkages and partnerships with media organizations to promote ongoing conversation about health issues relevant to project.
  • Organize and backstops webinars and other learning events, as needed.

Key Competencies Required:

The Communications Specialist must be experienced in public health/public health communication, international development, or related field. S/he will have demonstrated experience working with complex health or development projects that require collaboration with multiple stakeholders. S/he must be familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs. Additional qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, knowledge management, public policy communications or a related field. A master’s degree will be a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in communications, health communications/reporting, knowledge management or related field, and working in public health with USAID/International Donor Programs.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience writing project reports (progress updates, monthly, quarterly, annual), technical reports, and policy briefs
  • Proven ability to lead the planning, coordination and execution of communications products
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, and program work planning is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with USG-funded programs is required
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with IHP internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and graphics design software.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

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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.

Location: Nigeria

Job date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 23:08:57 GMT

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