Thursday, February 2, 2017

ARC,Nutrition Coordinator Jobs Rwanda



Vacancy Announcement
ARC is looking for efficient and qualified person to fill up the following position in our organization;
POSITION TITLE: Nutrition Coordinator
COUNTRY PROGRAM Rwanda
LOCATION: Mahama

RESPONSIBLE TO: Medical Coordinator
STATUS:  Full Time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: Nutritionist, Nutrition Social Assistant 
DATE: February 2017

COUNTRY PROGRAM MISSION:
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Based at the refugee camp site level, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the planning, management, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition programming in the camp.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Oversee and coordinate all the activities of the nutrition  sector
  • Develop and execute work plans and activity plans for the nutrition sector in support of annual goals, based on
  • Ensure that all nutrition projects have well-defined performance indicators and output monitoring mechanisms
  • Supervise nutrition staff on completing project activities, monitoring work performance, and ensuring protocols and standards are being followed
  • Develop therapeutic and supplementary feeding protocols that will be used in the rehabilitation phases of managing malnutrition
  • Develop strategies/action plans to maintain compliance of nutrition activities/goals with national protocols
  • Nutrition education: Develop growth-monitoring charts and other nutrition education tools to be used by nutrition staff and community health workers to sensitize beneficiaries
  • Build the capacity of nutritional assistants and social assistants on identification and treatment malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women at risk of developing malnutrition, and other vulnerable groups
  • Coordinate with other sector coordinators on planning and achieving program goals
  • Support/direct coordination of nutrition staff with other sector staff, particularly with other health staff
  • Monitoring: compile, submit, and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual data from the nutrition sector, create and supervise nutrition surveys, analyze survey data and develop action plans based upon nutrition data
  • Represent ARC in sector meetings and communicate nutrition information to donors, leadership, government bodies, and coordinating bodies
  • Perform any other duties assigned by ARC Health Coordinator, or any other ARC Senior Manager.

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
  • University degree in Nutrition or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in INGO nutrition, food security, or related field
  • Knowledge of nutrition protocols, including SPHERE standards, WHO protocols, and Rwandan MoH Nutrition Protocols
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting nutrition data and writing reports to a high technical standard
  • Experience of designing, implementing and analyzing nutrition surveys
  • Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions
  • Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus
  • Experience in managing and working with a multicultural staff
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a complex emergency environment

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong leadership and management skills including strategy formation, process improvement and team building
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Collaborative, result-oriented management style
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural and multi-level (numerous offices) programs
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate staff and lead a high performing team in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; strong computer skills
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in a remote, low-resource setting
To apply for this position: Submission of applications – to include Cover letter and updated CV (maximum three pages) - shall be either hand delivered to
ARC Rwanda
KG 622 St 19
Kimihurura, Kigali
OR
Submitted via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with Vacancy Announcement- Nutrition Coordinator in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 12th February, 2017 at 17:00hrs Note:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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