Permanent Team Leader – Slavery and Human Trafficking
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Job Title: Team Leader – Slavery and Human Trafficking
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.
Project Overview and Role
Palladium is seeking a Team Leader for an upcoming DFID funded programme in Nigeria the programme will focus primarily on Edo State in Nigeria and support coordination of government and non-governmental organisations to reduce the flow of irregular migration from Nigeria”. The proposed outcomes of the programme are: (i) improved coordination and quality of State Government response to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking, (ii) improved coordination and quality of NGO response to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking and, (iii) improved understanding of what works to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking. The duration is likely to be 5 years.
The Team Leader acts as the central point of leadership for the programme. The Team Leader shall be responsible for representing the programme with a range of external organisations and individuals, including regularly reporting to DFID, maintaining strong working relationships with relevant local entities, other programmes, as well as with corporate Palladium staff.
- Developing strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points within DFID and taking the lead on reporting to them (through both formal and informal channels).
- Maintain relations and represent the programme with the wider DFID country office as needed.
- Develop strong working relationships with the government of Edo state, relevant stakeholders and institutions, working on anti-trafficking issues and modern-day slavery to better understand migration flows, and drivers of migration in the state and the social and political economy.
- Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff; including the Project Director, Operational and Technical Managers.
- Ensuring programme compliance with established Palladium systems and processes.
- Maintain a strong working relationship with the Technical Director and reach a consensus on the programmes overarching, as well as component specific, technical approach and direction.
- Represent the programme with an external audience as needed, including with communities of practice and other DFID offices.
- Manage relationships with the host country government, counterpart agencies, project partners and stakeholders and business partners.
- Ensure good staff management practices including staff planning, recruitment, on-boarding, performance appraisal and development.
- Form part of a Nigeria Senior Leadership team led by the Nigeria Palladium Country Director working collaboratively with other Nigeria Senior Leaders in promoting a One Palladium culture and promoting Palladium values in country.
- Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, outputs and deliverables. Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans to ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant
- Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date project logs and registers; work to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate.
- Develop and implement plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication management.
Financial Management and Administration
- Ensure consistent implementation of Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines, Security Protocols and, where applicable, recommends modifications.
- Ensure the project provides and demonstrates good Value for Money.
- Oversee the preparation and delivery to the Client of budget variations and contract amendments.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
- Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master’s degree
- Excellent communications skills and ability to represent the project and Palladium to a diverse set of international and national audience.
- At least 15 years’ experience in managing complex interventions, with some experience doing so in Nigeria.
- Experience of working on anti-trafficking and modern-day slavery programmes with an ability to demonstrate impact is essential.
- Experience working with donor (preferably DFID) funded programmes
- Strong expertise in building and managing programmatic relationships with high level stakeholders from government, civil society and donors
- Strong experience of
- Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff
- Good understanding of modern-day slavery and anti trafficking issues and the dynamics of federal, state and civil society in Nigeria and particularly in Edo state.
- Strong experience in managing complex teams
Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.