Friday, August 5, 2016

ARC,Various Jobs in Rwanda

CLOSE: 19/08/2016

ARC is looking for suitable Rwandan candidates to fill the positions below:

1.     Position:      NEC Counsellor (1)        


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
2.     Position:      NEC Field Officer (1)     


Site:Kigeme Refugee Camp
Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Coordination

  • Liaise regularly with NEC Coordinator to ensure proper implementation of NEC activities within the camp including but not limited to: selection and training of volunteer nutrition animators, identification and engagement of relevant stakeholders, delivery of awareness raising activities, support to nutrition animators, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • Coordinate and support Nutrition Animators to deliver required activities as per work plan. This includes but is not limited to: setting up community based groups, organizing and delivering community mobilization events such as participatory theater and sports events, identification and celebration of positive role models, engagement of leaders;

  • Liaise with Nutrition Coordinator, Health Education Coordinator, Community Health Workers and other partners to ensure harmonized messages across the camp

  • Liaise with the Livelihoods Coordinator within the camp and his/her responsibility and with the Nutrition & Food Security Technical Advisor to implement livelihoods activities under the NEC project

  • Provide capacity building of Nutrition Animators through regular meetings, supervision and coaching

  • Monitor and review NEC activities in the camp according to pre-determined indicators


  • Coordinate the compilation and timely submission of weekly and monthly reports of NEC activities as per established templates and requirements

  • Monitor all nutrition program expenditure against budgets at the camp level

  • Work with logistics team to develop accurate and timely orders and requisitions for the effective delivery of NEC activities

  • Represent ARC in relevant meetings within the camp

  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, in Social sciences and Food sciences

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in nutrition program

  • Experience of 2 years to organize and to conduct the trainings

  • 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

3.     POSITION TITLE: Medical Doctor (1)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Health Coordinator

SITE: Mahama

 Key responsibilities:

·         Maintains open communication with the Medical Staff, ARC Administration and related health agencies,

·         Provides supportive services to Medical Staff in fulfilling their responsibilities. Participates in developing policies for the Medical Staff and in monitoring the continuity of Medical Staff activities,

·          Maintains confidential credentials files and electronic medical staff database;

·         Coordinate and assist in all health activities including curative, preventive and community health;

·         Plan, supervise and evaluate primary health care services provided to the refugees;

·         Provide technical support to Nurses and Lab Technicians through regular meetings and mentorship, 

·         Ensure adherence to national/international standards, specifically MoH and WHO,

·         Establish strategies for efficient health activities and its application;

·         Design and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual reports;

·         Coordinate the relationship with health local authorities (District health Unit, MoH), NGOs, UN services and Donors;

·         Supervise and control utilization of all health resources including drugs and medical equipments;

·         Coordinates and advises Health team members to ensure that the program is going on well.


·         Bachelor`s degree in general medicine,

·         Ability to communicate professionally in both verbally and in writing,

·         Being fluent in both English and French,

·         Computer literate,

·         Ability to live and work in isolated areas of Rwanda

·         Previous experience with INGO is an advantage

Registered by Rwanda Medical Council 

To apply for these positions:
Please submit your application letter and curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum) by email to: or deliver them to ARC Country Head office in Kimihururaafter Lemigo Hotel before Friday August 19th, 2016.
NB: Please apply only if you fulfill the requirements. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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