Plan International,Nutrition Officers Jobs Vacancies

Nutrition Officers
Functional Area
Programme Department
Reports to
Nutrition Education Project Coordinator
Mahama and Kiziba Refugee camps

Travel required
Effective Date
February 2018
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
A full time Nutrition Officers will be required to oversee the coordination and supervision of all nutrition education sensitive interventions within WFP funded project in refugee camps. The incumbent also will ensure the integration of nutrition-sensitive interventions with other project interventions such as saving groups with some knowledge in livelihood in emergency. The position will be based in refugee camps and will require in-Kigali travel
Dimensions of the Role
The post holder reports directly to Senior Nutrition Officer. S/he is responsible of overall implementation of the project activities within workplace, collaborates with the partner organization staff at field level and Plan protection coordinator, and reports regularly the project progress to his/her supervisor. This position will be a fixed term contract with possibility to renew (contingent on renewed funding).
  • Implement the overall project activities which include but not limited to:
  • Participation in camp budget preparation
  • Participation in quarterly project review workshops and in pre-test of monitoring tools
  • Ensures that project administrative processes are carried out in conformity with the agreed standards and policies, to ensure alignment to the project objective
  • Facilitate information sharing and coordinate activities among project stakeholders/partners at the camp level;
  • Prepare project reports in line with agreed budgets and activities;
  • Responsible for the field verification of project budget expenditures to ensure that project funds are spent as planned
  • Responsible of all activities related to livelihood and Gender in Nutrition Educationproject
  • Promote and abide by internal policies and procedures including but not limited to:Child Plan Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
  • She/he will act as the focal point person for the project within the camp.
  • Supports project implementation in the camp to be in conformity with WFP and Plan’s standards and policies;
  • Facilitate community dialogue sessionsand manage community sensitization campaigns;
  • Work collaboratively with UNHCR, stakeholders, MIDIMAR, Police, district officials and other partners.
  • Supervise nutrition animators work;
  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the NEC project
  • Assist the gender responsiveness and gender mainstreaming components of the project
  • Facilitate different trainings of beneficiaries
  • Document lessons learnt, success stories and/or challenges about the project
  • Facilitate the integration of program and CCCD activities in the field
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Key relationships
This positions report directly to the Senior Nutrition Officer and NEC project Coordinator respectively. However, this position will be required to collaborate across the Field Protection Team. This position will also work closely with the NEC country office team, finance and administration units.
The post holder will make all possible efforts to maintain strong relationships with existing/recent partners and also ensure that Plan International Rwanda and NEC project team are well represented. This will include activities such as representing NEC at cluster working groups, working with relevant government ministries such as MIDIMAR and staff, and collaborating with other implementing partners.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Knowledge and skills:
  • Good facilitation, communication, interpersonal, analytical, and negotiation;
  • Good capacity of strategic thinking, networking and making sound judgment and recommendations;
  • Ability to organize own work independently and willingness to work beyond normal working hours
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Communication skills (fluent in English and Kinyarwanda, knowledge of French is an asset)
  • Ability to organize and conduct trainings, campaigns and community dialogue
  • Team player with good mentoring and coaching skills,
  • Highly effective networking and inter-personal skills,
  • Timely and effective delivery
  • Gain, develop and retain credibility about performance
  • Commitment to child protection and participation
  • Courtesy, honesty and integrity, effective and clear communication
 Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in nutrition science, public health, food science, agronomy .
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in nutrition education sector
  • 1 year Prior experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations in nutrition related project is an asset.
  • Excellent reporting skills and competencies in computer literacy (M-Excel, MS-Word, & Power Point)
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
Physical Environment
 These positions will be based in Mahama and Kiziba refugee camps. The position will require trips to Kigali sometimes.  Level of contact with children
Min contact: High level of Contact with Children
1.  To apply for these position: send your application letter, a copy degree, ID copy and CV: in Single PDF document to this email: 2nd   February  2018
2. Remember to mention in the Email subject the Title of the job you are applying for. Note that the applications without this requirement will not be considered