Monday, August 8, 2016

ARC,NEC Counselor Jobs in Rwanda

Job Opportunity
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to build increased resilience and self-reliance of communities affected by displacement and their host communities using innovation, social-entrepreneurship, co-creation and increased country ownership through continued protection, stronger economic empowerment, improved food security & nutrition, and environmental protection.
ARC is looking for suitable Rwandan c
andidate to fill the position below:
1.      Position:           NEC Counsellor (1)
            RESPONSIBLE TO:  NEC Field Officer
            Site: Kigeme Refugee Camp
Job Purpose/Objective
The Nutrition Counselors are in charge of providing individualized support around nutrition and nutrition-related behaviors to at-risk and vulnerable individuals and families. The Nutrition Counselors will work closely with the Nutrition Coordinator, the Health Education Coordinator and the Community Health Workers, to ensure proper screening, identification, and timely referral of at-risk cases.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide one-to-one counselling on nutrition and behaviours that affect nutritional status;
  • Maintain current and accurate client records as directed, collect and report relevant data about services provided, and prepare statistical reports as required;
  • Maintain client confidentiality;
  •  Support cooking demonstration activity in the camp
  • Support Kitchen garden establishment at Household level
  • In collaboration with NEC Field officer, organize and conduct nutrition mobilization to increase skills and Knowledge of beneficiaries
  • Supervise nutrition animators
  • Participate in growth screenings in the camps;
  • Organize and conduct home visits in camp living quarters to support identified individuals and families in their environment;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy towards clients’ challenging situations;
  • Liaise closely with the Nutrition Coordinator to support proper functioning of the Nutrition Centre;
  • When necessary, participate in food distribution to beneficiaries according to defined protocols and deliver required educational sessions about nutrition, services and resources;
  • Collaborate with other ARC departments, relevant implementing partners and the Health/Nutrition Centre as necessary;
  • Engage in self-assessment and reflective practice to improve counseling skills and address clinical challenges;
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required by the program;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager.
Required Qualifications, Experience and Competencies                                
  • Bachelor’s degree in  Human nutrition and dietetics
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in providing individualized nutrition counseling
  • Experience of 4 years working in nutrition program
  • Knowledge of Maternal Infant and Young child Nutrition
  • Knowledge and experience of the challenges affecting nutrition in refugee settings is a plus
  • Ability to live and work in isolated areas of Rwanda
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
To apply for this position:
Please submit your application letter and curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum) by email to: or deliver them to ARC Country Head office in Kimihurura after Lemigo Hotel before Friday August 19th, 2016.
NB: Please apply only if you fulfill the requirements. Only selected candidates will be contacted.
NB: Please apply only if you fulfill the requirements. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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