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Vacancy: Search For Executive Secretary at Civil Society – Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria!

ByNews Editor

Oct 5, 2021

The Civil Society – Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making coalition, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen is food and nutrition secured. We pursue this lofty goal by engaging government and non-state actors to raise awareness, sustain commitment and actions to effectively tackle under-nutrition in Nigeria. The coalition was formally launched on the 7th of August, 2014.

Executive Secretary                                      

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit   Project Management


Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a coalition of civil societies with interest in Nutrition in Nigeria and was launched on 7th August 2014. Its prime objective is to mobilize non-state actors to generate evidence, build capacity, advocate and stimulate communities and stakeholders to scale up nutrition interventions in Nigeria.

The role:

  • The Executive Secretary will be the Head of the Secretariat and Management team of the Alliance.
  • S/He will lead the transformation of Scaling up Nutrition’s programming in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering all project’s strategy within the country through:
  • Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy for Nutrition at all levels in all key relevant sectors.
  • Serving the alliance and her partners including our donors /funders.
  • Guaranteeing a structured growth of the operational platform and managing new opportunities.
  • The Executive Secretary will report to the Steering Committee and perform other duties that will support the growth of the state chapters and Alliance in general.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • S/He will contribute to strategic and operational development and delivery of organizational projects and programs in line with the CS – SUNN mandate, strategy and theory of change.
  • S/He will ensure compliance to the constitution, governing manual, policies and guidelines of the Alliance.
  • Deliver transformational change at the country and state levels.
  • Country Office
  • Country Program Development.
  • Country project /program implementation.
  • Country Program Representation.


  • Advanced University Degree in Science, Social Science, Humanities/Arts or any other related discipline.
  • Advanced degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Food Science, Public Health will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the Nutrition/ Health / Food Science/ Agricultural/Development sectors including working experience with Government, NGOs, INGOs, UN and Donors agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy advocacy (including budget advocacy) and campaigns at national and subnational levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Nigerian health and nutrition sector.
  • Proven experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise.
  • Proven experience in program development and good knowledge of donors (including multilateral, institutional & corporates) and context in Nigeria.
  • Proven experience managing a crisis requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond.
  • Proven experience leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in project management including knowledge management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Track record of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
  • Strong skills and expertise in planning, financial and budget management as well as people management.
  • Good understanding of operational, financial and support services management processes.
  • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development.
  • Commitment to the Scaling up Nutrition movement.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should apply HERE


Applications received after the closing date (October 15th, 2021), will not be considered. Applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlist candidates will be contacted.

Website:  www.cs-sunn.org

By News Editor

Our News Editor, Muyiwa is an information management expert and Development Blogger with more than a decade experience in investigative reporting and journalism. He is passionate about human angle stories to all social issues in Nigeria and Africa.