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    Nutrition Coordinator


    Job Ref: 190000Y4
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Employee Status: Permanent

    Scope of Role

    • The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation and oversight of nutrition activities (CMAM & IYCF).
    • He/she will also oversee Nutrition Officer implementing nutrition activities in the areas of jurisdiction.
    • He/She will who support the day-to-day running of project activities along with SCI partners.
    • The Nutrition Coordinator will also ensure that nutrition activities are fully integrated into other sectoral interventions and also enhance coordination between sectors.
    • The Nutrition Coordinator will Engage in capacity building activities including training and on the job mentorship to team members, provide training to the nutrition team in IYCF-E, CMAM, and other related nutrition focused activities;

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Program Management:

    • Oversees the implementation of nutrition activities and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met;
    • Ensures effective start-up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of integrated Nutrition projects;
    • Provide support to the project team and implementing partners; assess training needs, plan & provides training/guidance for staff in setting up new nutrition services;
    • Facilitate training for nutrition professionals;
    • Participating in and/or leading health, nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required;
    • Manages all Save the Children resources (equipment, supplies, HR) committed to nutrition program activities;
    • Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects;
    • In liaison with the Nutrition Specialist, develop work plans, SOPs, budgets, and other required program documents for nutrition section;
    • Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with government officials to monitor the implementation of nutrition programs;
    • In collaboration with Nutrition Specialist, ensure timely preparation and implementation of activities while focusing on the targets/ deliverables.

    Representation and communication:

    • Represent SCI nutrition and participate in internal coordination and share up-to-date within the sector
    • Documents findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up actions; shares as appropriate.
    • Actively participates in the development and submission of program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness.
    • Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.

    Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change:

    • Contribute to nutrition learning and research that supports the sector advocacy objectives and lead the implementation research necessary for evidence-based advocacy.
    • Represent the organization at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings as approved by the sector head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, project and advocacy positions.
    • Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.
    • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by the government and other stakeholders in the sector of the thematic area covered.
    • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.
    • Compile, Analyze and interpret nutrition response data and provide regular updates to government and NGO coordination bodies as requested, and use the information to justify decisions on further resource allocation.
    • Participates in identifying, coordinating, and implementing operational research studies to pilot and scale-up effective direct interventions in coordination.

    Programme Quality and Effectiveness:

    • Ensure that project officers are meeting both internal and donor technical standards and requirements. This includes oversight of implementation quality, reviewing, editing and signing-off donor reports to ensure they are of an acceptable technical and presentational quality.
    • Participate in field-based project monitoring and review meetings.
    • Liaise with Programme Operations staff to identify technical support needs of projects and staff, and jointly agree on specific and time-bound support needs of projects and staff in relevant technical areas.
    • Provide technical training to ensure that the project staff have the necessary skills to technically implement the project.
    • Assist project staff in the use of nutrition and cross-cutting tools and guidelines to ensure the quality of work. These include, among others, child participation, child right programming and mainstreaming of gender, diversity and HIV/AIDS.
    • Prepare work plans, in consultation with Nutrition Specialist.
    • Undertake regular field visits to project sites to ensure technical quality and timeliness of ongoing work.


    • The post holder may be responsible for additional tasks and duties as and when required to support the overall Country Programme, regional and head office priorities.

    Qualification and Experience

    • M.Sc Degree or First Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or related health fields with a minimum of 5 years work experience in the nutrition the area of emergency nutrition in NGO environment.
    • Strong analysis and writing skills
    • Certificate in monitoring and evaluation, nutrition in the humanitarian context, CMAM, IYCF, or any other related topics.
    • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels -
    • Excellent understanding of the relevant thematic sector in Nigeria at both field and policy levels; including the national nutrition program and well as CMAM programming
    • Proven experience in emergency nutrition projects
    • Familiarity with nutrition donors, partners, and NGO groups
    • Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising children’s rights in Nigeria, in relation to the thematic area
    • Understanding of advocacy and representation within the nutrition sector.


    • Demonstrable experience in M&E
    • Good presentation and facilitation skills
    • Proven conceptual skills and an ability to think and plan strategically
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
    • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
    • Excellent spoken and written English and local language (Northeast of Nigeria)
    • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)


    • Experience in nutrition project data management and IYCF programming.
    • Having an operational experience will be a plus advantage.

    Skills and Behaviours (SCI 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-oriented, thinks strategically


    • 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.

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    Consultant, Graphic Arts & Infographics


    Job Ref: 190000XJ
    Location: Abuja
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Job Description

    • The purpose of the consultancy is to support CDGP communications by providing graphics design and layout services.


    • CDGP is a five-year pilot programme supported by UKAid. It is aimed at tackling poverty and hunger and reduce malnutrition in children in Jigawa and Zamfara states in Northern Nigeria. Save the Children is leading the INGO consortium delivering the programme, in partnership with Action Against Hunger (ACF). The CDGP will run to July 31st 2019.
    • The CDGP provides a Cash Transfer grant of 4,000 NGN (approximately £14) per month for up to 90,000 pregnant women and women with children under the age of 2 in Jigawa and Zamfara states. The cash transfer is accompanied by nutritional education, advice and counselling. The predictable monthly cash transfer is expected to contribute to increased food security, improve intake of more nutritious food, leading to improvement in child nutrition within 90,000 households.
    • More broadly, the programme aimed to generate evidence of a scalable programme that shows how a well-designed cash transfer programme, targeted at the critical First 1,000 Days of a child’s life, can bring cost-effective immediate and long-term food security and nutrition benefits to eligible households with young children.
    • CDGP is seeking the services of a qualified consultant to design, layout and embellish programme documents such as research reports, in infographic formats.
    • The main purpose of the consultancy is to enhance the quality and readability of CDGP communications materials through graphic design.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conceptualize and execute creative graphic design and layout for researched materials from the CDGP and other printed and web-based communications materials taking into account CDGP and UKAid branding guidelines;
    • Provide technical assistance for the development and production of high quality print materials;
    • Develop infographics using supplied data to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations;
    • Incorporate comments and changes from CDGP technical staff;
    • Liaise closely with Knowledge Management Adviser on final layout;
    • Ensure that the final output(s) for each communication product will be the final web-ready and/or print-ready version;
    • Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions (including infographics if required) for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations.
    • The consultant will work on a 14-day basis (through April and May 2019), as and when his/her services are required.

    Activity: Days

    • Preparation phase/ review of programme reports: 4
    • Design and development of infographic sketches: 6
    • Review/feedback: 3
    • Submission of final products/Final report: 1
    • Total: 14
    • Besides the preparatory phase meeting, the consultant is expected to work remotely.
    • All work is to be delivered electronically.

    Layout of the following documents:

    • National Social Safety Net Programme: Political Economy Analysis (PEA)
    • National Social Safety Net Programme: Gender Analysis
    • CVs study
    • Coverage Evaluation for Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP)
    • Community members’ [in CDGP Communities] perception of fraud
    • A consultancy end-of-assignment report outlining activities undertaken and achievements is to be submitted at the end of the period, by the consultant.
    • Initial design concepts of programme studies/research (sketched on paper)
    • Presentation of art worked concepts in more polished formats (1 main infographic per project report)
    • Final selection and art working of infographics in all formats (vector, jpg, png, pdf, etc.)
    • The graphics design consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Knowledge Management Adviser and overall direction of the National Programme Manager, CDGP.
    • None.

    Qualification and Experience

    • Experienced Graduates of visual arts, graphic design, layout, document development and multimedia production with at least five years' relevant experience;
    • Excellent communication and evidence-based report writing skills;
    • Experience in Communications for Development and Advocacy;
    • Ability to review documents, interpret information and synthesize information and present it in a creative manner;
    • Excellent skills in data visualization and experience in infographic designing
    • Ability to design using various design software packages;
    • Experience working with international development agencies is an asset.

    Total duration: 14 days

    Total cost

    • The consultant will work on a daily basis, as and when his/her services are required. Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of the consultancy.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
    • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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