Hiring Organization: Save The Children

Job Code: 200005FR
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

Support to the implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities in the Integrated Health and Nutrition Project in the State including a special focus on behavour change communications for improved nutrition practices among Adolescents/Adolescent mothers and ensuring target beneficiaries of the project receive nutrition services.
As part of these responsibilities, the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Key Areas Of Accountability
Programme implementation:

Support assessment, preparation and planning for implementation, working in partnership with State and LGA authorities.
Lead on the implementation of the nutrition interventions for the programme, ensuring technical resources required have been factored into work-plans and budgets.
Contribute to developing/modifying programme design in nutrition based on experience and lessons from implementation, also in consultation with the programme team and other stakeholders.
Ensure programme approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
Provide technical assistance to State and LGA teams on health and nutrition, with a particular focus on the development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming
Support the strengthening of information flow between State and LGA.

Capacity Building:

Contribute to the development and/or adaptation of training materials.
Facilitate on nutrition trainings in project locations.
Lead on nutrition training needs assessment for HWs, CVs and programme staff.
Develop training plans for staff, government officials, health workers and CVs based on identified needs.

Documentation and Reporting:

Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the Programme.
Provide technical review of programme reports in line with the M&E framework.
Ensure regular communication and sharing of lesson learned and challenges with the management and partners to inform implementation
Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

Represent SCI in relevant State level forums for nutrition in coordination with other SCI programmes.
Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads


Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Skills And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)

Holds self- accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Build strong influencing networks among policymakers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Skills & Experience

Health / Public Health / Nutrition or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years progressive experience post-NYSC
Experience in Nutrition and community-based programming
Technical expertise and experience on behaviour change programming
Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
Experience in community-based interventions in Northern Nigeria
Demonstrable ability to report writing
Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages (Hausa/ Kanuri)
Computer literate
Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles


Master trainer and good facilitator

How to Apply


Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary
Interested and qualified? Go to Save The Children on stcuk.taleo.net to apply