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 RoleThe Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a country led programme which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in Northern Nigeria and it is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The MNCH2 programme is being implemented in six states in northern Nigeria: Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and Zamfara States.In return we offer;A friendly and team-based working environmentOpportunity to work with national and international colleaguesVital contribution to improvingmaternal and newborn services in Northern NigeriaThe opportunity to truly make a difference?A competitive salary with benefitsPosition SummaryThe LGA Facilitator will work within the programme's state team to coordinate activities at LGA level. This is a full-time position and will report to the State Team Leader. ResponsibilitiesEstablishes working partnerships with LGA counterparts and other MNCH stakeholders.Coordinates programme activities between the state and LGA level.Facilitates memoranda of understanding with local governments.Works with LGA government counterparts to strengthen leadership and management of MNCH to accelerate key strategic activities.Participates in meetings with technical specialists and other stakeholders to optimise technical assistance and address local needs.Supports the LGA to determine strategies to meet MNCH targets and work closely with the Integrated Service Delivery Coordinator to ensure service delivery training goals are met, and with the Demand Side Coordinator to ensure that approaches to demand are designed and implemented in a coordinated manner.Identifies skills gaps and facilitates capacity building of LGA counterparts in planning, budgeting, and using data for decision making.Ensures LGA counterpart capacity is built to hold policy makers at state and central level to account by employing data from primary healthcare facilities (PHCs) and other sources.Supports the Logistics Coordinator to ensure PHCs are receiving the appropriate commodities and that commodity quantification and forecasting is being conducted.Supports facility refurbishment processes and capacity building of LGAs in respect to the Drug Revolving Fund.Works with the Logistics Coordinator to reduce stock-outs in the LGA Stores.Works closely with the programme State Team, including other LGA Facilitators, for smooth coordination of programme activities.Work with LGA counterparts to develop performance based financing targets, monitor targets and ensure that they are met.Supports development of operations research (OR) agendas and ensures that resources are allocated to support OR initiatives.