Deadline: Ongoing

Locations: Kano, Kaduna, Dutse, Lagos and Damaturu, Nigeria

Palladium Group is seeking to fill the position of Covid-19 Coordinator tied to the Lafiya programme.

The seven-year Lafiya programme is a UK Department of International Development (DFID) project designed to improve the health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nigeria.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation that works with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.


  • Provide programme technical and related budgeting and financial management oversight
  • Ensure accountability of the implementation of all the activities and results under each of the strategic support areas of Lafiya’s Covid-19 support in Lagos
  • In close consultation with the health commissioner, the state Covid-19 Emergency Operations Centre, other partners supporting the response, identify and advise on the best ways to tailor Lafiya Covid-19 support in the state for maximum impact
  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of the identified and agreed interventions and ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant
  • Specifically monitor the progress and quality of the Lafiya Covid-19 support and generally the overall state Covid-19 response in order to identify how to strengthen the response
  • Ensure the team and activities delivered through Lafiya support in the state demonstrate good value for money
  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective and professional management of Lafiya’s Covid-19 support
  • Lead, guide, mentor and manage the performance of technical and administrative direct reports and ensure appropriate leadership
  • Participate as required in Lafiya management meetings
  • Ensure consistent implementation of company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines, security protocols


  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, Policy and Governance, or a related field
  • Verifiable experience in designing, implementing, and managing or evaluating complex health programmes
  • Professional experience in lead management, implementing emergency response programmes
  • Solid background and knowledge of Nigerian health system
  • Proven technical experience in health system strengthening, health sector policy and strategies, working with the private sector, advocacy and accountability
  • Experience in coordination and collaboration of stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of local languages preferred

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: International Labour Organisation



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