Nutrition Advisor - Rwanda

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 January 2021
  • Rwanda
  • Closing on 18 February 2021
  • Proposal

Job Description

Family Health International (FHI 360) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Nutrition Technical Advisor for the anticipated USAID Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity in Rwanda.

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages and district level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

**This is a full-time position based in Kigali, Rwanda for a duration of up to five years. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360.

Responsibilities:

The proposed Nutrition Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership oversight to the project’s multisector nutrition work, with particular focus on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. Specifically:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the project’s nutrition portfolio;
  • Ensure the technical quality and integrity of the project’s nutrition investments;
  • Oversee development of tools, guidelines, and standards where necessary to improve program implementation;
  • Ensure nutrition programming is fully aligned with Government of Rwanda nutrition, health and ECD policies and USAID’s policy priorities;
  • Contribute to project design, learning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Design and oversee nutrition-related research;
  • Represent the project in national nutrition networks and other key coordination forums;
  • Build capacity of government and CBO counterparts and ensure coordination across stakeholders;
  • Represent the project’s nutrition portfolio to the donor and high-level government officials; and
  • Undertake other activities upon request.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in nutrition, public health, or in a closely related field is required;
  • At least 8 years of experience designing, implementing, or supporting nutrition programming, preferably in Rwanda is highly desired;
  • Strong technical skills in essential nutrition actions, growth monitoring and promotion, and social and behaviour change is desirable;
  • Strong technical skills in multi-sectoral nutrition programming, including health, WASH and food security are preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to address SBC issues in improving nutritional status, especially for women and children in the first 1,000 days.
  • Experience in nutrition research, monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are highly desirable.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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