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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 24, 2023
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    Household Economic Strengthening / Nutrition Officer - (23000026)


    • Support the household economic strengthening (HES)/ Nutrition component of the ICHSSA 3 program.
    • S/he will assist in the development of assessment tools, analysis of household vulnerability assessment results and articulation of appropriate relevant interventions to address identified gaps
    • S/he will support the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the program’s Nutrition and HES activities, including design of behavior change and communication interventions and integration of nutrition interventions in the production and market components as well as livelihoods and resilience improvement interventions in the program.
    • S/he will support the CSO partners to provide HES and Nutrition interventions that is aligned with household economic vulnerability status and designed to improve household resilience to shocks, reduce food insecurity (access and availability) and facilitate household graduation from the ICHSSA 3 program.


    • Coordinate identification of viable household economic strengthening (HHES) models, gather information on what models of HHES are available in the target communities, both formal and informal
    • Based on the above, contribute to the design of flexible and adaptable economic strengthening models based on best practices and relevance to the northern Nigeria context, which can be feasibly rolled out in target communities.
    • Conduct periodic market research and make recommendations along community value chains, market linkages and negotiate agreements between the key actors
    • Support capacity building and mentorship to CSO partners with a focus on implementation and management of community-based savings groups, OVC-optimized financial education, market assessment and opportunity identification, value addition along identified value-chains based, entrepreneurship, and micro-enterprise management based on assessed IP capacity.
    • Collaborate with the Agriculture institute to strengthen farm-based livelihoods and improve food access and availability among the households enrolled on the ICHSSA Project
    • Support collaboration with community case management worker to ensure household care plans incorporate economic and food security considerations and promote graduation.
    • Prepare quality monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports of HES implementation in the State
    • Ensure proper documentation of achievements, lessons learnt, and best practices throughout the program implementation
    • Nutrition:
    • Provide technical guidance on IYCF, Food banks and Food demonstration to CSO partners, Case Management workers, Community primary referral facility providers and care givers, particularly of reactive OVC on treatment.
    • Coordinate and document community to facility and facility to community nutrition and related activities
    • Provide capacity building to CSOs and community case manager workers on nutrition services and referral linkages
    • Participate in technical meetings related to nutrition programmes.
    • Support project level assessment, project planning and coordination working in partnership with LGA authorities and health centers.
    • Ensure timely, high-quality work plans, nutrition quarterly and annual reports, and any other reports required by the donor or the government.
    • Ensure prompt interventions in the management of identified malnourished children
    • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all health and nutrition activities in the State
    • Conduct regular technical monitoring of nutrition activities and document findings to inform improvement in programme implementation
    • Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required 
    • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the HES Advisor.

    BEHAVIOURS (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 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.


    • Information Gathering and analysis using good knowledge of management practice and technologies used in the sector.
    • Basic understanding of INGOs programming.
    • Proficiency in the use of Office programs like word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
    • Have good communication, facilitation and presentations skills.


    • Bachelor's Degree in a food security, nutrition or other relevant discipline, Master’s degree will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in Nutrition and Household economic strengthening, particularly in managing community-based nutrition programming. 
    • Demonstrated experience in nutrition policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and related civil society organizations is desired.
    • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and management of community-based savings groups, OVC-optimized financial education, market development strategies including agricultural value-chains, entrepreneurship, and micro-enterprise interventions.
    • Experience in designing and implementing nutrition sensitive agricultural, dietary diversity, and social and behavior change communication projects. Experience with food and equipment quality standards would be an added advantage.
    • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills, written and verbal fluency in English is highly desired.
    • Fluency in English required, including report development, writing and editing.
    • Fluency in Hausa Language

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