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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2019
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2019
  • Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the...
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    Nutrition Coordinator

    Ref Id: 190001LV
    Location: Kano
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Role Purpose

    • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the State Program Manager in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States. Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.

    Scope Of Role

    • Reports to: State Program Manager
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: 0

    Key Areas Of Accountability

    • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
    • Provide technical support to STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
    • Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
    • Under the Supervision of Program Manager, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
    • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
    • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
    • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
    • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
    • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
    • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
    • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
    • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
    • Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
    • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the Program Manager.
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

    Skills And Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • Holds self and others accountable


    • Creating best-in-class EA function
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


    • Designing more effective admin systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks


    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Skills & Experience

    • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
    • Experience in Contemporary Nutrition  interventions
    • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
    • Interest in development issues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
    • Fluency in English and Hausa Language
    • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
    • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.


    • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
    • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
    • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save The Children on to apply
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