Friday, 12 February 2016

Nutrition Coordinator, SPRING at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator, SPRING


Job Description
  • As a member of the SPRING Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of SPRING/Nigeria Programs Director / Programme Manager (at the Country Office) in the day-to-day successful implementation of the SPRING/Nigeria Project at the State level.
  • Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the UGM partners (including CSOs) and the Government counterparts at the State level with guidance from the SPRING/Nigeria Programs and Technical Leads in the country office.
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 with regular support from the Programs Director.
  • With support from both the Program and Technical leads in the country office, provide technical assistance to the UGM partners and Government counterpart to build their capacity to implement nutrition related activities as agreed in the SPRING work plan 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.
  • Manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings and supportive supervision.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • Compile State level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work-plans as agreed with line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of SPRING 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 with technical and programmatic guidance from the country office.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are available to team members not in attendance and to SPRING/HQ.
  • Liaise with the Technical Director to provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with the Nutrition Coordinator on the STEER project. This synergy should include, regular consultation on matters such as but not limited to work-planning, review meetings and joint supportive supervision visits.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the State.
  • Represent SPRING in State level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the SPRING/Nigeria Senior Management Team (SMT) including coordination of travel and assisting SPRING/HQ staff when in country.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies, comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.
Skills & Experience
  • Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting, with limited supervision
  • Fluency in English and at least one other national language of Nigeria (Hausa).
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
Application Closing Date
15th February, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online