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
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for
suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to
all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Palladium is recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Yobe State, Nigeria
Project Overview and Role
Maternal, New-born and Child Health Programme (MNCH2)
- The Palladium Group 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. We create positive impact
through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees
operating in over 90 counties.
- The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a
country led programme which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality
in Northern Nigeria and it is funded by the Department for International
Development (DFID). The MNCH2 programme is being implemented in six
states in northern Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and
- We are looking for a Human Resources Assistant and an
Administrative Assistant. These are full time positions to be based in
Kano and Yobe states respectively.
- The Administrative Assistant will assist in the office administration and logistics of the MNCH2 at the State level.
- The Administrative Assistant will support the administrative and
facility functions of MNCH2 for timely and effective implementation of
project?s work. Support the coordination of MNCH2 transport and
logistics services for all project activities at the state level.
- The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for booking
accommodation for all staff and consultants visiting their state for
- Follow MNCH2 administrative guidelines and ensure smooth
operations at the state office in liaison with MNCH2 Country Office in
- Support the review of existing administrative systems and procedures
- Ensure office equipment and facilities are in good working condition at all times.
- Ensure inventory quantities are sufficient for needs by
coordinating regular inventory checks and through timely ordering of
- Alongside with the Finance & Admin Coordinator maintain
up-to-date register of preferred suppliers and vendors and solicit
periodic evaluation and performance input from main service users.
- Supervise the office administration and logistics in the absence of the Finance & Admin Coordinator
- Ensure the proper use, maintenance and repair of facilities and
equipment, such as generators, vehicles, communication, computer units
and peripherals, video and audio equipment, other office equipment, and
air conditioners and heaters.
- Ensure that temporary duty visitors are received/accompanied
at/to the airport, have safe and adequate transportation and
accommodations during their stay.
- Support all local and regional purchases as per defined
threshold, and maintain tracking and documentation systems that will
facilitate future processing, payment and audit requirements.
- In collaboration with the Finance & Admin Coordinator
maintain rigorous operations ensuring that systems are in place for the
proper receipt, rotation and control of program?s materials.
- Support the Finance & Admin Coordinator in preparing monthly office running cost analysis.
- Support in maintenance of fixed assets register by updating
asset register, issue of asset movement for signing and approval,
outdoor asset repair permission, etc.
- Provide guidance and direction to Office Assistant and drivers
- Provide and ensure logistics guidance for delivery of items and facilities as the case may be.
- Assist in procurement, clarifying specifications, analyzing
quotations, and seeking for approval, ensuring purchases are made
according to approved specification, price, quantity and quality
- Assist follow-up on contractors to ensure about-to-expire agreements are renewed in a timely manner.
- Support in preparing monthly progress report which seeks to point out closed, outstanding and new issues for all field offices.
- Follow-up with Finance & Admin Coordinator/ Technical staff in resolving issues as they come up.
- Communicate pressing issues to supervisor for technical assistance and further directives.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by any staff.
- University degree preferred.
- Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills;
demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team,
assess priorities and manage a variety of activities with attention to
- Prior supervisory experience preferred.
- Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, Word & PowerPoint; comfortable in a Windows PC environment.
- Significant office management experience.
- Experience managing DFID-funded activities and thorough knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements, preferred.
- Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and
linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
In return we Offer
- A friendly and team-based working environment
- Opportunity to work with national and international colleagues
- Vital contribution to improving maternal and newborn services in Northern Nigeria
- The opportunity to truly make a difference
- A competitive salary with benefits
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 15th August, 2916.