Job Title:    Programme Officer

Location:    Abuja

Job Type:   Full time

Reports to: Programmes Manager


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 Summary

The Project officer in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Programmes Manager will contribute to CS-SUNN’s effort to influence and advocate for improved policy implementation and funding of nutrition at the national and sub-national levels of Nigeria. S/he will directly support the successful implementation of project activities according to the workplan.


Key Areas of Accountability

The programme officer is expected to support the programme manager in achieving the programme mandate of CS-SUNN which includes but is not limited to securing and delivering on high impact projects and initiatives to scale up nutrition in Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write concept notes and follow through with the process of securing grants/funding for continuous and high-impact nutrition programming.
  • Develop 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.
  • Produce write-ups for publications on assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Nutrition.
  • Contribute to all efforts to build the capacity of key stakeholders 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.
  • In collaboration with the communications and MEAL team ensure that lessons, success stories and quality data are collected, analysed and properly disseminated to numerous and varied target audience.
  • Support and produce reports of meetings, activities and workshops/trainings, as directed.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with a network of external contacts like key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Ensure core commitments to children and women are taken into consideration in every phase of the project.
  • Ensure CS-SUNN’s policies, values and principles are upheld in the design, plans, implementation and documentation of project activities.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the Programme Manager, on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent CS-SUNN at various meetings, forums and advocacy opportunities as directed.
  • Perform other tasks, as required by the Programme Manager

Qualifications & Competency Requirements

  • Minimum of a BSc/HND in Nutrition, Food Science, Public Health, Social Science, Arts or any other related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years cognate working experience
  • Knowledge of nutrition issues, budget advocacy, research and policy development.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with a wide range of audiences at various levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society and media sectors.
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects with limited supervision.
  • Good knowledge and use of MS Suite (excel, word, power point and outlook)

CS-SUNN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Hence all qualified and interested candidates should apply. CS-SUNN has zero tolerance for any form of sexual exploitation and abuse that could jeopardise its humanitarian principle. We remain fully committed to the “do no harm principle” and a culture of trust and integrity in the prevention and addressing of sexual misconduct of any kind.

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Application Deadline :  26th August, 2022.

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