5 May 2016

Full-Time Consultant- Health & Nutrition Advisor

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

Consultant- Health & Nutrition Advisor

  • 08 May 2016
  • Zamfara, ZA, Nigeria
  • Temporary
  • Child Development Grant Programme
  • sav-38894

Purpose of Consultancy

To provide technical support to the implementation and monitoring of health and nutrition activities for the DFID-funded cash transfer programme, CDGP, with a particular focus on behaviour change communications for improved nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices among beneficiaries.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide technical assistance to state and LGA teams on health and nutrition, with particular focus on the implementation of effective methodologies to improve nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers
  • Provide technical support and guidance to LGA teams on management C-IYCF component of nutrition (Support groups and one-on-one counselling, and action oriented groups, health education and community sensitizations)
  • In collaboration with LGA teams, plan sensitisation activities for targeted communities with focus on traditional leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinate LGA teams tosupport health centres to carry out joint community mobilisation activities around nutrition
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all health and nutrition activities in the State
  • Conduct regular technical monitoring of health and nutrition activities and document findings to inform improvements in programme implementation
  • Ensure regular communication and sharing of lessons learned and challenges with the management and partners to inform implementation
  • Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required
  • Support strengthening of information flow between State and LGA
  • Coordinate learning and best-practice sharing with Jigawa state Program counterpart.


  • Substantial operational experience and a track record of success on nutrition programming, especially IYCF and BCC
  • Technical expertise and experience in behaviour change communications programming and community mobilisation
  • Significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme, including costing, managing and monitoring budgets.
  • Experience in managing diverse HR teams
  • Effective resource planning, including commodities and technical expertise.
  • Computer literate.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English and Hausa.
  • Previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Commitment to Save the Children mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).



  • Knowledge of Hausa language.
  • Experience in supporting development of national guidelines and policies.
  • Experience working in Northern Nigeria.
  • Duration:  Start 16/ May /2016 to 6/Sep./2016

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