Save the Children Job in Calabar for a Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Coordinator

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Save the Children is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Coordinator – STEER Project
Calabar, Cross River
Job Description

  • This position will be responsible for providing technical
    support and guidance in the implementation of the economic strengthening
    component of the STEER OVC project.
  • The job will primarily focus on; support CSOs on market
    assessment which will include gender iterative economic opportunity
    analyses, identification of pro-poor, high-growth value chains, building
    financial literacy skills of households, incorporating basic market
    principles, facilitate skills trainings, manage group savings programs,
    household economic assessments, support to households to develop and
    scale-up businesses on community-based savings and loan schemes,
    (S&L) for caregivers and heads of households.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities
    in the State and provide input into the development, on-going
    management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Coordinate identification of viable HHES models, gather
    information on what models of HHES are available in the target
    communities, both formal and informal
  • Ensure that HHES components and related services are integrated into project reviews and evaluation activities.
  • Support State level planning of activities as agreed in the STEER work plan.
  • Under the Supervision of HES Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings as required.
  • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or
    the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as:
    monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work
    plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Based on the above, contribute to the design of flexible and
    adaptable economic strengthening models based on best practices and
    relevance to the Nigeria context, which can be feasibly rolled out in
    target communities.
  • Support to train and guide CSOs or partners as they roll out
    HHES strategies in target communities, working with teams to plan and
    implement the roll-out strategies.
  • Provide support and mentoring to CSO staff and partners in
    implementing the HHES services in the communities, through field visits,
    refresher trainings, on the job training etc.  Help CSOs ensure that
    services are relevant and useful to the beneficiaries and well
    integrated with other services provide by and through the STEER project.
  • Help the project CSOs or partners ensure that economic
    strengthening services provided by STEER project are in line and
    complementary with, other economic strengthening services provided by
    other agencies at the state and community levels.
  • Coordinate periodic monitoring/reviews of the HHSE services,
    identify successes, and using lessons learned to make contribution to
    the overall HHES strategies of the project.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing
    literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to
    technical activities as required.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child
    protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other
    staff policies.
  • 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.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences,
    and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in
    attendance and to STEER/HQ.
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Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in HES  interventions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Fluency in English and Hausa for Kaduna position
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.  
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a
    commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic
    multi-disciplinary project.
  • Experience in Financial Exclusions and Management of Savings’ Groups
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues


  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of agriculture, economics, or development
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple
    tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  26th September, 2016.

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