Social and Behavioural Change Communication and Nutrition Coordinator (2)

  • 27 Mar 2018
  • Lagos and Jigawa, Nigeria
  • Full-time
  • Nutrition
  • sav-74823


We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


The SBCC and Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of COP/DCOP in the successful implementation of the Project at the State level. Overall, the SBCC and Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of nutrition related interventions and to liaise with the relevant Government counterparts at the State level.


  • Supported by the SNA, develop the SBCC strategy that feed into the projects’ objectives.
  • Responsible for planning of SBCC and nutrition interventions, this will be done in the form of annual, monthly and/or weekly work plans as requested.
  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the SBCC/nutrition work plan activities in the State.
  • Responsible for preparation, planning and facilitation of SBBC and nutrition related trainings and other activities such as World Breastfeeding week as agreed in the annual work-plan.
  • Responsible for the accomplishment of the project’s deliverables on SBCC and nutrition.
  • Develop timely, quality State level reports on activities, project results, case studies and lessons learned for SBCC and nutrition interventions within the project.
  • Support the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, and donor’s visits.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • 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 COP and SNA.
  • Liaise with the SNA 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 other projects in the State, namely those implementing nutrition interventions. 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 SCI and/or the project in State level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
  • With support from the COP and/or other senior programme staff, assist on nutrition related advocacy activities that target decision-makers in the State.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies, comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.


Delivering Results

Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team/ organisation.

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation.

Working Effectively with Others

Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

Communicating with Impact

Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust.



  • BSc/BA/BEng degree in Public Health Nutrition, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience;
  • At least 3 years’ experience on implementing SBCC and Nutrition projects within agreed timescales and budget limitations;
  • Previous experience working with iNGOs;
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a Nutrition context;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience of training and capacity building on nutrition;
  • Experience on working in collaboration with Government counterpart;
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums;
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A high level of written and spoken English and fluency in local language;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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