State Coordinator at Palladium

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that have positive impacts for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We serve as a catalyst for change.We help to transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:• International Development• Strategy Execution Consulting• Impact Investment• Training and EventsWe catalyze impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.Job Titel:State Coordinator  Project Overview and RoleV4C Will Achieve This ByVoices for Change (V4C) is a recently designed, UK Aid funded, four year programme running from October 2013 to December 2017. The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes. V4C will do this by operating at Federal level and in four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and Enugu). V4C.s Vision is to be known and recognised for creating new ways to change behaviour, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl, boy, woman and man achieves their full potential. V4C.s Mission is to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out to empower young women to achieve their real potential.Creating space and opportunities for girls to grow.Getting the support of boys and men.Removing formal and informal barriers, orInfluencing behaviours and laws / behavioural and legal change in Nigeria.V4C has 6 core values, and for V4C to be a success, every V4C team member is expected to embrace the core values as a fundamental part of how they operate:Innovation and creativityInclusion and diversityModelling gender equalityWorking as one teamResults drivenListening to our audienceResponsibilitiesKey ResponsibilitiesCreate momentum at state level for implementation of V4C initiatives, including:Responsible for kick starting Kano State Purple movement for change, mobilizing partners to take action promoting 50-50 as a call for change in the state.Identify and work alongside religious and traditional leaders, government representatives, men?s networks and other key state influencers to events, keeping them up-dated on Purple progress, gaining their support and inspiring them to amplify messages that are in line with V4C initiatives.Coordinate technical input and guidance to partnersCoordinating state programme meetings to plan, monitor, and review program successLinking up partners to share successes, lessons, and strategies to overcome barriers.Overseeing the delivery of work plans outlined in the V4C / partner sub agreement, including quality and pace of delivery.Overseeing implementation at state level to ensure alignment with V4C goals and objectivesSupport the Output 1 ? AGW Life Skills Lead in effectively leading on activities within communities and post-secondary institutions including;Support institutionalization within relevant state institutionsCoordinating implementation of fusion model of Purple Academy at State level, ensuring results are being monitored effectivelyEnsure facilitators and ambassadors in and out of school are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to pilot creative activities to promote Purple AcademyCreate State Level Saturation Of Consistent Messages That Are Appropriate To The State Context With The Aim Of Influencing The Attitudes Of V4Cs Target Audiences (AGW, Men And Boys, Key Influencers, Implementation Partners), IncludingCollaborating with the V4C Communications team and Key Influencers Lead to ensure that physical and virtual messages ?speak to? V4C target audiences in Kano StateEnsuring linkages are made between young people and communication channels (e.g., radio stations).Ensuring young people?s interests in Kano State are fed into Output level planning and quality deliverySupporting state level lobbying by young people and influencersParticipate in, and support development of campaign activities that promote the V4C brand in Kano.Ensure that V4C has the information required to monitor and measure the success of initiatives, includingSupporting implementing partners to document and report monthly / quarterly on progress, success, barriers and learning for submission to diaries for safe space work.Communicating regularly with output leads with programme updates and general state security that affects programming, to develop weekly and monthly plans and progress reports.Following up with relevant programme staff to ensure monitoring templates have been completed and data entered into the system.Continuously Improve Coordination And Implementation Of State Level Initiatives By Networking Formally And Informally With Other State Coordinators, IncludingParticipating in quarterly review meetings to formally review progress and share cross-state lessons and problems, and work together to generate potential solutions.Liaising on a day-to-day basis to create a strong team for on-going peer support.Identify And Build On Synergies And Overlaps With Other DFID Program By Liaising With Other Program Partners, IncludingSharing V4C lessons and innovations with other development partners.Creating linkages with partners seeking to complement / amplify V4C?s work (e.g., coordinating activities on violence against women).Liaising with other DFID programme managers to identify overlaps / inconsistencies with V4C initiatives (e.g., Girl hub?s work with girls).Any other reasonable activities determined by the thematic leads and approved by the DTL PDE. 

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