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Demography Expert at Palladium Group
Jul 9, 2020, 9:31 PM
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: Demography Expert Ref.: req8485 Location: Abuja
Project Overview and Role
- The UK Department of International Development (DFID) appointed Palladium as the Supplier to deliver the UK Support for Health in Nigeria - Lafiya contract. Lafiya will be delivered at federal level, as well as with a focus on targeted states (Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe) with activities tailored for each specific state instead of a “one size fits all” approach.
- The programme will run for an initial term of up to 7 years from February 2020 to finish by January 2027 (subject to availability of funding and other approvals by the Client).
- Increased resources invested in health, and prioritisation of health by Government of Nigeria (through civil society advocacy on human capital, community accountability for health; and use of data to inform government prioritisation of health);
- Improving effectiveness and efficiency of public and private basic health services (through health system strengthening, and working with the private sector to improve delivery of affordable health services for the poorest populations); and
- Reducing total fertility rate (through addressing social norms, demographic impact analysis, and support to family planning demand creation and delivery of services).
- Output 1: “Advocacy & Accountability”: Increased demand for affordable basic health services through community accountability, and increased prioritisation of human capital (health, education, nutrition, WASH) through civil society advocacy
- Output 2: “Data for delivery / health prioritisation”: Improved awareness and prioritisation by senior leadership in Government of Nigeria, using data in line with a “delivery-type” approach
- Output 3: “Technical Assistance to maximise Government of Nigeria resources and efficiency”: Improved efficiency of existing resources for delivery of health services
- Output 4: “Private sector”: Improved effectiveness of private sector in delivering affordable basic health services
- Output 5: ”Demographics and family planning”: Supporting family planning services through demand creation and addressing social norms/behaviour change (5A). Analysis and communication of the wider impact of demographics (5B).
- Improve understanding of the benefits of demographic transition broadly;
- Bolster use of demographic data and evidence for government planning; and
- Improve government prioritization of multi-sector programmes that help avert demographic risk. While this output contributes to the realization of all Lafiya programme outcomes, it specifically feeds into increased use of modern methods.
- The Demography Expert will report to the Lafiya Outcome 3 Lead, working closely with other Output Technical Experts
- The Demography Expert will be based in Abuja with travel to targeted States.
- Support the design of programme activities at federal and state-levels, including through desk-based research, interviews or focus group discussions with target audiences/stakeholders and the application of various assessment methods;
- Support the implementation of capacity building activities at federal and state-levels on demographic analysis and use of demographic data and other population subjects as needed, including through the design/update and delivery of trainings;
- Identify, provide and or coordinate technical assistance to government and non-government institutions in the demand, analysis and use of demographic data;
- Lead and/or facilitate demographic analyses for government and non-government actors as required;
- Coordinate federal and state-level 5B activities overall, ensuring alignment and close coordination with other programme Outputs;
- Work with national and international programme staff to prepare annual work plans, routine reports, track outputs and produce other key internal documents as needed;
- Liaise regularly with relevant government and non-government partners, as well as others supporting demography programming in Nigeria (World Bank) to coordinate activities and prevent duplication.
- Other responsibilities across technical and coordination domains as assigned.
- Academic background in demography/related subject or equivalent field experience.
- Demonstrated experience in executing Nigerian demographic analyses.
- Knowledge/familiarity with the family planning programming and outcomes at federal and state-levels (Lafiya states) desired.
- Experience working directly with government actors at federal and state levels within and beyond the Health sector desired.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience to high-level audiences.
- Fluency in English required, and in Hausa preferred.
- Understanding in and experience applying multiple methods of demographic analyses; familiarity with demographic modeling techniques preferred.
- Experience delivering demographic subjects to various audiences desired; proven ability to communicate complex population subjects in simple formats.
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