The Nutrition Advisor will provide technical support to design and implement high quality and integrated Behavioural Change Communication [BCC] and nutrition programmes for CDGP in Nigeria to reduce malnutrition and stunting. S/he will provide programmatic support and technical assistance to CDGP towards accomplishing its country goals, objectives and targets and work closely with other program & administrative staff within the country program.
Candidate must have an academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in Nutrition with substantial operation experience and a track record of success on nutrition programming, including BCC and IYCF.
S/he must have sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and to set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
Experience in working in Northern Nigeria on a similar context and demonstrable ability to acquire a high level of nutrition expertise on priority issues within nutrition; providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels; and proven capacity to develop a network of contracts with key players from amongst government, donors, international agencies and NGOs.
S/he should be fluent in English & Hausa; proficient in Microsoft software packages.
Experience in supporting development of national guidelines and policies with an understanding of food security and livelihoods programmes will be an added advantage.