Household Economic Approach Advisor in Abuja, Nigeria

at Save The Children

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description


  • Coordinate with the Operations department and ensure all the activities of the HEA project in Nigeria are implemented in a timely manner, with a high degree of technical rigour. In consultation with the relevant managers agree on the range of advice, support, training and/or other assistance required from you to provide HEA expertise to other thematic sectors.
  • Ensure all project activities are timely implemented and technically sound according to the donor’s general rules governing the grant (ECHO). The main activities may include:
  • HEA baseline training: supervise and participate technically in a full HEA baseline training consisting of 6 days of classroom training; 15-18 days fieldwork and 6 days analysis and report writing for 20 participants from Government technical teams, UN agencies (WFP and FAO) and NGO partners
  • Outcome Analysis (OA) training: supervise and participate technically in one 5 day classroom training in Abuja for 15 participants from Government technical teams, UN agencies (WFP and FAO) and NGO partners.
  • HEA baselines: supervise and lead technically the development of two additional or updated HEA baselines in two uncovered livelihood zones of the North Eastern and North Western States of Nigeria with support from FEG Consulting.
  • Key parameters data collection exercises: supervise and lead on this training of enumerators and data collection exercises (7 to 14 days each) in the field three times prior to the three seasonal analysis sessions.
  • Response analysis exercise: supervise and lead on this one off workshop with the support of the HEA Regional Project Manager and with relevant RO or HO based advisers.
  • Seasonal outcome analysis sessions: supervise and lead technically the consolidation of key parameters either from primary or secondary sources and subsequent analysis and reporting on the findings with the support from FEG Consulting as an activity coordinated by the HEA WG.
  • The HEA Working Group: animate and set up regular coordination groups in coordination with the national working groups (i.e. FSTG). The HEA Project Manager chairs the working group attended by representatives from national EWS and Government response planning units (i.e. NEMA, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health), UN (FAO, UNICEF), FEWSNET and other NGO (i.e. ACF, Oxfam). It includes finalising the TOR of the working group.
  • HEA awareness sessions: animate and set up three half-a-day or one-day sessions to Ministry of Agriculture technical and decisional staff members (including from the Department of Food Security and Livelihoods); National Planning Commission members; and Ministry of Youth and Social Development and Ministry of Health staff members.
  • Livelihood atlas presentation: animate and set up three half-a-day or one-day sessions to relevant decision makers from Ministry of Agriculture, NEMA and SEMA, National Planning Commission, Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Health.
  • Cadre Harmonise participation: actively participate in the CH food security and nutrition analyses and ensure that HEA data is used appropriately
  • Coordination: participate and share results of the HEA project in coordination meetings organised by the Food Security Theme Group, and other meetings called by NEMA and SEMA, FAO, FEWSNET. It includes the initial information of stakeholders with kick off meeting in Abuja and States, and constantly engaging the NEMA and SEMA to communicate officially on the basis of the HEA Sahel, joint missions and other assessments findings.
  • Report monthly on the progress again all the indicators presented in the M&E Plan for Nigeria with the support of the Regional Project Manager. H/She will lead on the donor reporting at country level and in coordination with SC RO and HO. The main success indicator that the post holder will report on are:
  • Government Emergency Response Plan (NEMA ERP) and UN CAP in Nigeria informed by HEA seasonal analysis.
  • Fully train 15 relevant participants on OA, monitor knowledge retention of participants.
  • Ensure that 20 participants attend 2 presentations (10 in each minimum) of the Sahel livelihood atlas (one presentation on the present version, one on the version.



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