Nutrition Officer

Nutrition Officer The Organisation Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 it’s 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. ROLE PURPOSE Refugees in Rwanda face a hazardous food security situation as a result of their limited livelihood opportunities, notably their lack of access to land for cultivation, and are therefore mainly reliant on different food and cash assistance interventions to meet their food and nutrition needs. Plan International Rwanda is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Nutrition Officer Positions for an anticipated donor-funded project to implement in Six Refugee Camps in Rwanda. These full time Nutrition Officers will be required to oversee the coordination and supervision of all nutrition focused interventions within this funded project in refugee camps. Dimensions of the Role The post holder(s) (7 in Number) reports directly to the Project Manager. S/he is responsible of overall implementation of the project activities within workplace, collaborates with the partner organization staff at field level and other Plan staff, 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). Accountabilities 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 Nutrition project interventions in the camps; ·       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 the donor and Plan’s standards and policies; ·       Facilitate community dialogue sessions  and manage community sensitization campaigns; ·       Work collaboratively with UNHCR, stakeholders, MINEMA, Police, district officials and other partners. ·       Supervise nutrition animators work; ·       Assist in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the 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; Location: Gihembe, Kigeme, Kiziba, Mahama, Mugombwa, Nyabiheke Reports to: Project Manager Grade: C2 Closing Date: 29 March 2019 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.  Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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