Vacancy Announcement- Project Director at Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN)

Vacancy Announcement- Project Director at Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN)

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.

CS-SUNN is currently implementing two nutrition advocacy projects in Nigeria namely:

  • Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH). PACFaH  in Nigeria, is a three year social accountability project (November, 2014-November, 2017),   an innovative coalition of eight indigenous Civil Society Organizations ( CSOs),  working to promote issues on Child and Family health such as Nutrition, Routine Immunization, Family Planning and Control of childhood killer diseases (Pneumonia and diarrhoea). The coalition is the issue lead on Nutrition in PACFaH and is working in three States and the national. The Project is sponsored by BMGF through the DRPC as sub-grantors.
  • The Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Project aims at Mobilizing and Strengthening Civil Societies to Scale up Nutrition in Nigeria, from  August 2015 – July 2016. The Project has established CS-SUNN presence in 10 States and FCT   using the concept of Local Working Groups (LWGs) who will participate in budget,   policy and legal processes at National, State and LGA Levels.

Project Director: CS-SUNN/2016/05

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location:  Abuja
  • Job Field: Nutrition, Health, Safety,   NGO/Non-Profit   Project Management


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.
  • Deliver transformational change at the country and state levels
  • Country Office Oversight
  • Country Program Development
  • Country project /program implementation
  • Country Program Representation


  • Minimum of advanced degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition or equivalent with additional training in communication/advocacy.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Method of Application:

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


Applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.

Applications received after the closing date, 3 PM on Thursday 14th July, 2016, will not be considered.

Applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlist candidates will be contacted



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