VACANCY: Project Officer

VACANCY: Project Officer


Job Title Project Officer
Responsible to Project Director
Duration 12 months
Location Abuja
Job type Full time


The Organization

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.  We pursue this lofty goal by engaging government and non-state actors to raise awareness, sustain commitment and actions to effectively tackle under-nutrition in Nigeria. The coalition was formally launched on the 7th of August, 2014.

Job Description

CS-SUNN is currently recruiting for an upcoming project. We are looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Project Officer. The Project Officer will contribute to CS-SUNN’s effort to plan to advocate for domestication/effective implementation of the National Nutrition Plan and improved funding for nutrition in Rivers, Gombe, Kwara, FCT, Imo and Oyo states of Nigeria.

Key Areas of Accountability

Will contribute to the delivery of project objective and reports on CS-SUNN’s nutrition advocacy project on improving nutrition policies implementation and funding at Rivers, Gombe, Kwara, FCT, Imo and Oyo states. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the implementation of the wider CS-SUNN Nutrition Advocacy and campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision-making structures and how to influence them.
  • Contribute to formulation of key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned,
  • Assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Health and Nutrition.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy   objectives and
  • Initiatives, both short and long-term, encompassing a wide range of issues and audiences in Nutrition.
  • Contribute to all efforts to raise/nurture CSO coalition and champions for nutrition at the national and sub-national level.
  • Build systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence-based advocacy and influencing at national and state level.
  • Develop dissemination and communication strategies for key advocacy messages.
  • Produce reports and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed
  • Develop strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Represent CS-SUNN at various forums and advocacy opportunities as directed.
  • Ensure clear links and mutual reinforcement between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies.
  • Perform other tasks, as required and directed by the Project Director or Project Officer

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of BSc in Food and Nutrition Science; Public Health/Social Science or related field
  • Knowledge of nutrition issues, accountability and, advocacy research/engagement
  • Experience of drafting and presenting policy issues to a variety of audiences in a concise manner
  • Experience in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Quality experience in M & E.
  • Prior work experience in advocacy in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to Child Nutrition
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically,
  • innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local and national
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society and media sectors.
  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects with limited supervision.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate should send their CV’s and qualifying statements, explaining why they are suitable for the job, stating the position applied for as the subject of the mail to or



  • Applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.
  • Applications received after the closing date, 5PM on Friday 10th August 2018, will not be considered.
  • Applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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