Operations Manager – Nigeria IHP 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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

  • Experience 7 years
  • Location Sokoto

Project Overview and Role:
The Operations Manager is responsible under the leadership of the Senior Operations Manager or and senior management, in the management and implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial, and compliance activities that deliver the project per contractual obligations, company policies, Group Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Guidelines and client rules and regulations. The Operations Manager will oversee two additional staff members.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists and supports the Senior operations Manager in overseeing overall operations at Sokoto State and State Offices and provides operations guidance and oversight for IHP state offices
  • Works with the finance team and technical leads to manage and forecast cash needs for Nigeria offices
  • Regularly reviews, with the Senior Operations Manager and Director of Finance and Administration operations practices; develops, and optimizes internal operations policies, and provides feedback on risk mitigation strategies
  • Performs project procurements as per the procurement policies and donor regulations including maintaining vendor lists, solicitation of quotations/proposals, and documentation of procurement decisions and contracts, and managing vendor relationships
  • Ensures timely receipt of quality services/goods and best value for the price; ensures that vendors are timely paid and procurement contracts are closed in order; manages office facilities, equipment, assets, vehicles, IT, etc.; and maintains up-to-date assets registers
  • Adheres to and trains relevant staff in all project administrative and operations policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with the operations team at the State Offices to initiate vetting processes for vendors, consultants, new hires, etc.
  • Ensures the Fixed Asset Register of the project is up to date and comprehensive.
  • Ensures that all assets of the project are safe and secure.
  • Supports all HR functions, such as staff procurement, management of health and group life insurance, etc.
  • Oversees the management of project fleet and motor pool.
  • Performs any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Required Qualifications:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree are required;
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years project management experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID, or other donor clients (s);
  • Experience managing large and complex projects with a high-risk profile;
  • A minimum of 2 years of people management experience, including setting performance objectives, managing for results, giving and receiving feedback, performance evaluation and mentoring and coaching;
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a developing country or similar environment.
  • Project Management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyze financial reports.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff.
  • Ability to work with a low level of supervision and as a part of a team when required.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a high level of professional maturity are required.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium Group on palladium.csod.com to apply

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June 2024