Household Economy Approach (HEA) Coordinator - Yobe

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 11 February 2019

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Under the general direction and guidance of the Head of Food Security and Livelihood in Abuja and the EU Resilience Project Manager based in Yobe, Nigeria ensure all activities related to the HEA Sahel project in Nigeria are implemented with high quality and in a timely manner.
The post-holder shall also contribute to the development and/review of the country strategic direction.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY (indicative % of full-time employment):

HEA Project Delivery (75%)
* Ensure all project activities are timely implemented and technically sound according to the donor’s general rules governing the grant (EU).

The main activities may include:
a. HEA baseline training: technically coordinate HEA baseline training consisting of 5 days of classroom training; 15-18 days fieldwork and 6 days analysis and reporting.
b. Outcome Analysis (OA) training: technically lead an OA training, using the standard OA training model developed by Save the Children.
c. HEA baselines: supervise and lead technically the development of additional or an update of HEA baselines in Nigeria.
d. Key parameters data collection exercises: supervise and lead key parameter data collection field exercises prior to outcome analysis sessions.
e. 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 as required by the project.
f. Cadre Harmonise participation: actively participate in the CH food security and nutrition analyses and ensure that HEA data is used appropriately
g. Dissemination of HEA information: set up systems for dissemination of HEA information to stakeholders and other partners and provide support where needed to ensure HEA information is properly utilized to inform early action.
* Support the coordination of HEA activities across other Save the Children projects, ranging from of advice, training and/or other assistance required by other thematic sectors
* Participate in the development of HEA Common Approach in Save the Children by contributing to further studies to improve the application of HEA. Specifically contribute to the definition of thematic or sub thematic strategic axis of Early Warning (EW), link with response and Food Security Information Systems (FSIS) within the broader fields of resilience, social protection, safety nets and livelihood support.
* Participate in the systematic documentation of project impact, lessons learnt and corrective measures based on case studies, compilation and analysis of monitoring information in collaboration with the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) and FSL teams.
* Share and exchange best practices with other international and local NGO (ACF-USA, Oxfam GB, CRS) working the Food Security and Livelihood sector in Nigeria:
a. Promote the exchange of tools based on HEA for programming (design, targeting, monitoring, evaluation) between agencies and ensure Save the Children is recognised as a proactive actor and leads on some of the initiatives falling under its mandate;
b. Participate in the development of a joint advocacy platform, and produce short advocacy notes from the HEA results.
* Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding policy, health, security and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
* Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned by the line manager that is consistent with the nature of the job and level of responsibility.


* Graduate qualification in discipline related to agricultural economics, development economics, agriculture, food security or other relevant discipline or commensurate work experience in lieu of graduate qualification.
* National experience (at least 2 years) in food security and livelihoods programming (ideally in the Sahel belt of Nigeria) with specific experience in the following:
a. Excellent understanding of the Household Economy Approach (HEA) framework and ability to lead baseline assessments;
b. Excellent understanding of the Outcome Analysis framework and related spreadsheets, and ability to lead seasonal outcome assessments with minimal support;
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft excel as a data base management tool.
* Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative approach.
* Extensive experience in data management and analysis, including data collection tools design, database design and management and data quality checks.
* Sound understanding of rights-based approaches to development and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.
* Experience in establishing and working in partnership with civil society actors, Government, non-State actors and other international organisations.
* Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties with tact and diplomacy.
* Ability to communicate and maintain good work relations with relevant local authorities in politically sensitive environments.
* The ability to work closely in a team, to be patient, adaptable, flexible and able to improvise and work in an environment that is often stressful and potentially volatile.
* Experience of working in insecure/conflict situations and security management.
* Willingness to travel regularly and in difficult circumstances.
* Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
* Excellent command of the English language.

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