Palladium Group is a privately owned real estate company. Its core businesses are Portfolio and Development investments. The Group invests for its own account and in partnership with private and institutional investors. Its knowledge and expertise allow for a combination of efficiency and quality of life aspects through a global approach to residential and commercial projects.
Palladium Group covers all facets of real estate, from urban and architectural design to ownership, development, asset and property management, as well as maintenance of single assets and portfolios.
The Company started as a general contractor over a hundred years ago. In the twenties, the Company evolved by beginning to construct several buildings in Paris together with associated property management business activities to enhance and create additional synergies and value for the construction company.
Through the years, the Group expanded its activities throughout Western Europe, particularly in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, as well as the United States and most recently into Saudi Arabia.Billing Title: Operations Associate II
Grade: Level 13 (Analyst)
Responsible to: Operations Associate I
Responsible for: N/A
Propcom Mai-Karfi is a six-year DFID programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in Northern Nigeria through enhanced employment opportunities for increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems in northern Nigeria. It now has a three-year and 9-month extension 2018-2021 to work in a reduced number of states from mid-2018:
Tier 1 (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe);
Tier 2 (Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi) and
Partnership states (Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa).
The Operations Associate II serves as part of the Project Management team. This team is responsible under the leadership of the Project Director for the management and support in the delivery of projects.
The specific purpose of the position is to support the management and implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial and compliance activities to deliver projects in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies, Group Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines and client rules and regulations
Scope Of Work
The Propcom Mai-karfi Operation Associate II will be expected to provide support to the corporate project management team as well as the project teams in the execution of the day to day operational activities and provide surge support around the period of key deliverables required by both DFID and Palladium.
Propcom Mai-Karfi staff work as part of an integrated team and as such, the Operations Associate II will be expected to contribute in other ways as directed by his/her line manager to the overall success of team/programme activities.
The Operations Associate II will be responsible for the following:
Support spots checks and due diligence when required.
Assist with project financial / cash-flow planning, process funding requests from the field and process monthly Funds Transfer Requests (FTRs).
Prepare Payment Approval Request Forms.
As needed support HR Manager while recruiting, contracting, and onboarding. Update of project files (HR, Procurement, DD, etc) on relevant online folders and systems.
Assist with development of staff training plans and schedules on SoPs, company Policies & DFID rules.
Update and maintain relevant data for international consultants and partners.
Facilitate travel (Flights & Visas) process of international consultants.
Assist in the Procurement cycle, adopting Palladium Standard Operational Policy ensuring that items procured exhibit clear value for money (lowest price and highest quality), fairness and transparency. Support the Security and Operations Manager to ensure that the procurement of all requested items is done in a timely manner to facilitate program and operational needs. Ensure efficient filing system is devised for operations documents.
Support with sourcing for vendors: preparation of Request for quotation and Due Diligence on new vendors.
Inspect all procured items and ensure that Good Received Note is done appropriately.
Support in the assets’ management process: ensure a centralized asset register and inventory register maintenance; ensure that all office and program assets are logged; support on the disposal of programme items. For all assets, manage a tracking system and ensure all assets are issued with PM asset number and regular check are conducted on the Asset in line with DFID regulations.
Assist with the conducting of pre-audit assets and inventory checks on all programme offices and residences and report any issues arising.
Minimum Education and experience required
A relevant Bachelor's degree
Relevant entry level work experience
Project management of administrative support experience with DFID, DFAT, USAID or other donor client(s)
Key competencies and professional expertise required
Understanding of Project Management
Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyses financial reports for wider audiences.
Demonstrates sound problem solving and decision-making skills
Flexible and adaptable. Keen to be involved in several aspect of project operations.