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  • Posted on: 23 June, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making coalition, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen is food and nutrition secured.

    Project Director



    Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS SUNN) is a coalition of civil societies with interest in Nutrition in Nigeria and was launched on 7th August 2014. Its prime objective is to mobilize non-state actors to generate evidence, build capacity, advocate and stimulate communities and stakeholders to scale up nutrition interventions in Nigeria. 

    The role: 

    • The Project Director will be a member of the CS SUNN steering committee, with shared accountability and vision for Scaling up Nutrition movement in Nigeria. 
    • S/He will lead the transformation of Scaling up Nutrition's programming in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering all project's strategy within the country through: 
    • Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy for Nutrition at all levels in all key relevant sectors 
    • Serving Steering committee members and the partners of CS-SUNN including our donors /funders 
    • Guaranteeing a structured growth of the operational platform and managing new opportunities 

    Key Areas of Accountability: 

    • As a member of the Steering Committee, contribute to strategic and operational development and delivery of organizational projects and programs in line with the CS SUNN mandate, strategy and theory of change.
    • Country Program Development 
    • Country project /program implementation 
    • Country Program Representation 
    • Deliver transformational change at the country and state levels 
    • Country Office Oversight


    • Minimum of advanced degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition or equivalent with additional training in communication/advocacy.
    • Track record of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation. 
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in. 
    • Strong skills and expertise in planning, financial and budget management as well as people management. 
    • Good understanding of operational, financial and support services management processes. 
    • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development. 
    • Commitment to the Scaling up Nutrition movement.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ cognate experience in a senior leadership role working in development. 
    • Proven experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise. 
    • Proven experience in program development and good knowledge of donors (including multilateral, institutional & corporates) and context in Nigeria. 
    • Proven experience managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond. 
    • Proven experience leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders.

    Method of Application

    Applicants send applications to csscaleupnutrition@gmail.com

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