POSITION TITLE : NUTRITIONIST
REPORT DIRECTLY TO : GIKURIRO PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Faith Victory Association (FVA) in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will be implementing the USAID-funded Gikuriro program in Kayonza district. Gikuriro Program is implemented through a consortium of two International Agencies ; Catholic Relief Services (CRS) who is the prime and SNV, the Netherlands Development Organization a sub-recipient. Gikuriro works through decentralized Government of Rwanda (GoR) systems and structures and local civil society organizations (LCSOs) in the eight targeted districts.
Gikuriro embodies CRS and SNV’s programmatic and operational approach to improving the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under five, especially in the first 1,000 days of life. Nutrition and Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) are inextricably interlinked ; poor sanitation and hygiene practices increase the risk of diseases that can contribute to malnutrition. Children with diarrhea eat less and are less able to absorb the nutrients from their food. Despite Rwanda’s achievements in development and economic growth, the country continues to face challenges in nutrition. Stunting is found in 38% of children less than five years old (DHS 2015), a condition that makes them more vulnerable to other health conditions.
It is with this background that, FVA would like to request a qualified Nutritionist who will be based in Kayonza District with the ability to perform for the following position to send their application requests.
Required qualifications and skills
University degree or equivalent in Nutrition with at least 2 years of working experience in a similar field.
Experience in delivering messages to reduce direct and indirect routes of diseases resulting from malnutrition ;
Ability to Plan and implement Nutrition related activities in Kayonza district ;
Experience in promoting nutrition activities at the village level in partnership with local leaders and community-based volunteers ;
Able to mobilize local communities to accelerate progress towards the national goal of eliminating malnutrition in Kayonza district ;
Ability to Build positive relations with local leaders at a sector, cell, and village levels and within the team implementing Gikuriro program in Kayonza district ;
Capable of Planning, data collection, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting ;
Ability to provide full Support to Gikuriro program in promoting good nutrition and development for scale up in respective communities ;
Able to take a lead in educating the communities on how best they can have good nutrition in their families for good health.
Capacity to network with government institutions and other development partners within the Kayonza District in planning and implementation of the program focusing on nutrition and food security.
Able to keep an updated M&E Database ; analyze the data to inform decision making to improve program performance.
Ability to record best practices related to Nutrition and write significant stories to share with partners
Experience in behavior change communication strategies to strengthen messages on key hygiene behaviors that directly impact infant health.
Knowledge on Community-based Food security and nutrition program (CBF&NP) and its implementation at the grassroots level ;
Excellent communication skills with a good command in English and Kinyarwanda, knowledge of French is an added advantage ;
Proficient in Microsoft office, word, excel and PowerPoint ;
Experience of working with USAID funded programs is an added advantage
Capable to work under pressure ;
Good facilitation, negotiation, networking and advocacy skills
Good project management skills, including participatory budgeting and monitoring ;
Good knowledge monitoring and evaluation knowledge
Good interpersonal skills and high team working spirit
Possesses driving license Category A is required.
How to apply
Qualified and Interested candidates should submit their CVs with academic documents and motivation letters written in English addressed to the Executive Director- FVA at the Head Office located in Gasabo District, Rusororo Sector (just about 100 meters from Riviera High School on a paved road as you come from Mulindi center heading to Kabuga Town) no later than 22nd January 2020 at 5 pm. Only selected candidates will be contacted for the interview