Senior Project Officer – Nutrition for the Scaling up Nutrition Knowledge Management (SUN KM Project)

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2019

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About the Role
This unique role will be based in the London office as the Senior Project Officer -Nutrition (SPO-N) to synthesize 4 years of implementation of the DFID funded Technical Assistance for Nutrition Project for Knowledge Management, working on the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) Movement efforts in fragile and conflict affected states in Africa, Asia and in other regions of the world. The SPO will work closely with the Global Knowledge Management Coordinator, Digital Content Producer as well as regional staff based in Africa and Asia (Regional Knowledge Management Specialists). The SPO will also work alongside the two Technical Directors (TDs) with oversight responsibility for the project. Ideally, s/he will need to be able to undertake travel for short periods. To read more about Scaling up Nutrition follow:
Responsible to:
ENN Global KM Coordinator. The SPO-N will also assist the project’s two Technical Directors as needed.

Specific Duties
This role is a unique opportunity in the SUN Project to synthesise and sense-make more than 4 years’ of learning and knowledge management in Year 5 of the SUN KM project. We are seeking a talented individual who will bring their experience and perspectives to the project, working closely with the Global Knowledge Management Coordinator.

Knowledge Generation and Synthesis

  • Generate country level case studies and insights about the progress of nutrition programme scale up in the project focal countries
  • Enable the documentation of technical assistance provided to countries by the TAN partners, Nutrition International and MQSUN+
  • Enable the development of country case studies on multi-sectoral programming
  • Support preparatory work for the SUN Global Gathering to be held in November 2019
  • Work closely with the SUN Global Networks to document their work
  • Actively support the content pipeline for FEX and NEX (ENN publications) by liaising with GKMC, RKMS and the FEX and NEX editors regularly
  • Work with the Oxford office and remote ENN staff/consultants to ensure good communication lines and synergy between members of ENN
  • Attend SUN, TAN and other meetings (internal and external) relevant to the project
  • Travel to focal countries as needed and to other countries for meetings as requested
  • Support visibility of the SUN KM project at global, regional and country level
    Digital and Media

  • Manage the content pipeline for the Media Hub and support the team in content generation

  • Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of NutritionGroups and liaise with sector stakeholders

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the monitoring of all SUN specific indicators and help to strengthen the M&E framework for the SUN project

  • Contribute timely narrative content for all donor reports which are coordinated by the PM

  • Ensure brief monthly project reports are available to TAN partners and the wider ENN which showcase achievements and lessons learnt


Whilst the duties listed capture the majority of SPO-N responsibilities and tasks, this is not an exhaustive list. The SPO-N is expected to adopt a flexible approach to the role and be willing to undertake tasks outside of this JD as needed

Person specification


  • Educated to post-graduate degree level in a related subject (e.g. Nutrition, Public Health, International Development)
  • Experience working in developing countries on nutrition or related issues
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills and experience of establishing good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at national and global level


  • Fluency in French (highly advantageous)
  • Post graduate qualification in nutrition
  • Experience of project monitoring and evaluation
  • Prior experience of working to produce and curate digital content and social media
  • Existing network in nutrition sector would be advantageous, in one of the following regions West Africa, East Africa, Asia
  • Experience working in knowledge management/translation, research and/or communications, for example with government or an international organization

Special Skills, Aptitude/Personality requirements:

  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Motivated, takes initiative, innovates and drives progress
  • Can develop good relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new areas of work and responsibilities
  • Cross cultural awareness and communication skills

Please submit a CV and covering letter to with the reference of ‘Senior Project Officer’ in the title.
Applications will be reviewed as and when received, and shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.
Please note only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted and candidates who have applied previously for this role need not apply again.
We reserve the right to close the advertising period at any time.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of applying.


ENN are committed to equality and diversity throughout our organisation and expects all employees to comply with its codes of conduct, safeguarding policies and high ethical standards.

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