Performance Analyst at Palladium Group

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. 

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. 

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Performance Analyst

Reference No.: req10832

Location: Nigeria

Responsibilities and Programme Description

  • The objective of the Global Fund’s Private Sector Engagement Strategic Initiative (PSE SI) is to support grant recipient countries to harness their private sector to deliver more impactful responses to the three diseases. Phase One of the PSE SI process involves opportunity mapping, identifying red flags and opportunities where effective private sector engagement could deliver impressive results, define success and programmatic solutions (focussed on contracting and performance management); Phase Two will provide technical assistance to the country entities for programme commissioning and delivery of the solutions, which will provide lessons to inform the development of PSE policy and guidelines for the Global Fund.
  • Palladium is seeking Performance Officers to deliver technical assistance to the Global Fund on refining the programme designs from Phase I, developing results-based contracts and payment models and project planning to project initiation through mobilization to implementation under the PSE SI Phase two.
  • This role supports the overall technical assistance provided to the country entity – with a focus on information systems, data analysis and data informed decision making.
  • This 30-month programme will support the Global Fund country entity with overall responsibility for program commissioning and delivery, most likely to be the Principal Recipient (PR), as well as to the service providers.

Working closely with the country entity and the Global Fund PSE team, and reporting to the Lead Advisor, the performance officer is responsible for:

  • Supporting the process of program design
  • Contributing to the development of activity and results-based contracts and payment models.
  • Supporting country entity staff to adapt their management information systems and ensuring alignment with national HMIS where relevant.
  • Monitoring and analysing data from results-based contracts
  • Supporting the identification of data capture systems and defining M&E process and plan (with the local contracting entity)
  • Supporting project planning and management,
  • Supporting budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Developing and implementing systems to deliver high quality and performance, and
  • Contributing to a constant cycle of evaluation and learning and feedback to the GF PSE, GF country teams, country government and partners on progress and lessons.

Required Qualifications

  • Proven experience in programme management of social development programmes (health, education etc.)
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering monitoring and evaluation frameworks and using data for decision-making.
  • Experience working on design and implementation of results based contracting and payment by results for social development programmes is desirable.
  • Proven experience of having worked in social development in the country for which the job application is made. Experience of working on health programmes which focus on the Global Funds’ disease areas is desirable.
  • Proven track record of delivering programme outputs, including producing high-quality written content (e.g., reports, technical or operational guidelines etc.), and achieving desired results.
  • Track record of coordinating and quality assuring the work of teams, including consultants.  
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent spoken and written French – for applicants for francophone countries.
  • Experience implementing Global Fund programmes desirable.