International / Multinational

Household Economy Analysis (HEA) Assistant Job at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: 
Household Economy Analysis (HEA) Assistant

Job ref.: 190003K3
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reporting To: HEA Coordinator
Grade: 6

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3.  The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis
  • The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.


  • Under the general direction and guidance of the HEA Coordinator, ensure all activities related to the HEA, early warning and early action are implemented with high quality and in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities
Programme Support:

  • Support the HEA coordinator in timely implementation of activities according to the donor’s general rules governing the grant. The main activities may include, supporting the HEA coordinator in:
    • HEA baseline training: conducting HEA baseline training consisting of 5 days of classroom training; 15-18 days fieldwork and 6 days analysis and reporting.
    • Seasonal outcome analysis sessions:  leading the consolidation of key parameters either from primary or secondary sources and subsequent analysis and reporting on the findings as required by the project.
    • Cadre Harmonise participation: participating in the CH food security and nutrition analyses and ensure that HEA data is used appropriately
    • Dissemination of HEA information: setting 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.
    • Outcome Analysis (OA) training: leading an OA training, using the standard OA training model developed by Save the Children.
    • HEA baselines: supervising the development of additional or an update of HEA baselines in Nigeria.
    • Key parameters data collection exercises: leading key parameter data collection field exercises prior to outcome analysis sessions.
  • 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:
    • 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;
    • 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.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the HEA coordinator.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Hold oneself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values in the HEA.


  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for oneself and the team, take responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourage the team to do the same.
  • Future orientated, think strategically and on a country programme wide scale.


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Value diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions to problems faced.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence.
  • Displays consistent judgement.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 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:
    • Excellent understanding of the Household Economy Approach (HEA) framework and ability to lead baseline assessments;
    • 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.
  • 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 organizations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply

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