Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ARC,Nutrition Technical Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

Advertisement: Vacancy – Nutrition Technical Coordinator
POSITION TITLE:  Nutrition Technical Coordinator
LOCATION: Kigali, with 50-80% travel to the field
RESPONSIBLE TO:  Senior Program Coordinator
STATUS:  Full Time; fixed term contract (with possibility of extension)
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY:  Specified Nutrition grants’ staff
DATE: July 2017
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the wellbeing and self-reliance of the displaced refugee p
opulation from 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.
ARC is looking for an experienced, result driven, innovative and highly conscientious individual to join its team in the position of Nutrition Technical Coordinator. The Nutrition Technical Coordinator is a member of the Programs Technical Advisor Team, and is responsible for the planning, organizing, coordinating, implementation and performance reporting for specified Nutrition grant/s and activities targeting refugee camps where ARC operates in Rwanda. 

  • Contribute actively to the strategic planning and development of nutrition project design and efforts for the Rwanda program.
  • Establish nutrition project management system/s for proper planning, implementation and monitoring of activities, including work plan, regular spending review meetings and project monitoring sessions.
  • Provide technical supervision of all assigned nutrition project staff to ensure project performance according to work plans, procurement plans, standards and indicators.
  •  Monitor and review nutrition project activities with appropriate, pre-determined indicators, making appropriate changes where necessary, in conjunction with the national Health & Nutrition Advisor and relevant Rwanda programs and support staff.
  • Implement all nutrition project activities including behavior change communication in the target camps, including but not limited to: selection and training of volunteer animators, identification and engagement of relevant stakeholders, delivery of awareness raising activities, support to and supervision of animators, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Maintain contact and coordinate with relevant organizations working in the camps to ensure coordination of activities and messages related to nutrition
  • Liaise regularly with all relevant sectors in the camps (livelihoods, hygiene and sanitation, health and nutrition) to identify behaviors that affect nutrition and that need to be addressed
  • Liaise with graphic artists, donors, partners and government counterparts to develop and approve materials targeting behavior changes in nutrition
  • Train, coordinate, supervise, and coach nutrition animators/health and nutrition staff /camp leaders for the prevention of malnutrition through BCC in the five targeted camps
  • Assist communities in understanding the implications of healthier nutrition for their families and empower them to adopt the necessary changes
  • Motivate and encourage leaders and influential individuals to become involved in community mobilization activities that support healthy nutrition practices and programming.
  • Support nutrition animators to form and support groups of men and women (community dialogues, mother to mother support groups, parent evenings)as per the action plan, to explore behaviors around nutrition and advocate for changes around all factors that affect nutrition
  • Design, plan, and coordinate mass activities such as theater events, sporting events, cooking demonstrations, breastfeeding promotion campaigns, film screenings, and concerts to promote nutrition messaging, explore behavior around nutrition, and advocate for changes around all factors that affect nutrition
  • Document nutrition program experiences to share with other agencies, organizations, and institutions and for ARC use.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related health-field from recognized university. Masters level qualification preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years’ direct experience providing technical support, staff supervision, project management and leadership and reporting for Nutrition programming
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Behavior Change Communication programming approaches.
  • Demonstrated program management and budget management direct experience, preferably in refugee settings and/or in developing country contexts.
  • Strong programs coordination and leadership skills with proven ability to support and mentor multiple staff members remotely
  • Experience training and leading multi-cultural teams made of INGO staff, local government representatives and camp/community leadership
  • Strong project performance management and report writing required.
  • Demonstrated experience in design, deliver of program related training and presentation skills required.
  • English fluency – both oral and written required.

  • A team player, with ability to work in a high paced, demanding environment.
  • Flexibility to work long extended hours if needed, to meet changing or high demands of a large and fast paced country nutrition programming.
  • Great mentorship, coaching and support-approach to work.
  • Extreme flexibility with the ability to cope with stressful, likely changing scenarios or situations.
  • Exhibit the values of respect, team-spirit, non-violence, impartiality, humor, equity, dedication, inquisitiveness, simplicity in work-style and integrity.
  • Transparency, accountability and ethical behavior in daily organizational activities.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Strong comprehension and creativity skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and work in field sites, up to 50-80%
Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications – to include 1 page Cover Letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant professional referees - to the following email address:
Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is July 30, 2017 at 17:00hrs. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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