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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 UKAid funded, five-year programme that provides technical assistance to improve access to and utilisation of quality health care for pregnant women, newborns and children in six northern Nigerian states – Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina and Yobe. MNCH2 is managed by Palladium and a consortium of six Nigerian and international organisations.



Position Summary

The post of State’ Midwife Mentor contributes to strengthening state capacity development systems by promoting increase in the number and availability of skilled health workers in the state, upgrading the skills of health workers (nurses, midwives, nurse aides, senior and junior chews, TBAs) in basic, comprehensive and emergency EMOC, designing and implementing coaching and mentoring programmes to improve skills and attitudes of service providers at all sites in the state and conducting integrated supportive supervisory at project sites, joint setting of targets for clinical service and systems improvements, conducting follow up visits to ensure implementation of activities aimed at promoting transfer of skills in integrated maternal and neo natal care, EMOC, PMTCT, routine immunization and IMCI to frontline health workers at project sites.

Key Responsibilities available at the following link: http://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/State-Midwife-Mentor-VN4652


A degree in Nursing and Midwifery with Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) and at least 3 years post NYSC experience in maternal newborn and child health as well as RH/FP programming will be an added advantage. The candidate should reside in each of the project states and should have strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent written and spoken English Language and proficiency in the use of Computer applications in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and relevant web-based M & E softwares used to generate project reports.

Job Competencies: Core Competencies:

  • Integrity, commitment to the organization and its mandate
  • Cultural sensitivity/valuing diversity
  • Performance Management/developing people
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating information and ideas
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Result orientation/commitment to excellence
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous teaming

Functional Competencies:

  • Facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Result-based programme development and management
  • Leveraging the resources of national government & partners/building relationships
  • Innovation and flexibility in adapting to resource constraints V
  • Resource mobilization
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise
  • Good knowledge on maternal, neonatal and child health issues/priorities at community, local government, state and national levels.

For more details about the position and submission of applications kindly use the following direct link: http://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/State-Midwife-Mentor-VN4652

The closing date for applications is April 24th 2018.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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