Umwanya w’akazi wa NUTRITIONIST muri Alight (Deadline:August 20th 2022 at 16.00hrs.)

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VACANCY – NUTRITIONIST

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join its team as Nutritionist.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Based at the refugee camp site level, the Nutritionist is responsible for the screening of patients, facilitating prevention activities and conduct follow-up on treatment and nutrition support.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Screen anemia among refugees especially under 5 years children, pregnant and lactating mothers and women in reproductive age
  • Facilitate access to treatment to all anemia cases
  • Follow up anemia cases and conduct home visits
  • Conduct anemia prevention awareness sessions
  • Follow up anemia cases feeding program as part of treatment
  • Ensure distribution and intake of micronutrient powder to children under two years in collaboration with the Health Education team
  • Ensure the use of iron supplementation to pregnant women through home visits
  • Report on week monthly quarterly and annual basis
  • Providing nutritional counselling and advice to clients
  • Promote appropriate maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Practices in the camp
  • Educating the public on nutrition issues
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ALIGHT Senior Manager

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • A1 in Nutrition or other health-related field from a recognized university preferred
  • Relevant training in food and diets or experience in supplementary or therapeutic feeding programs is an added advantage.
  • Previous 2 years’ experience in nutrition in a low-resource, fast-paced setting, working with vulnerable/displaced persons
  • Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills
  • Experience in rural health center/ hospital setting
  • Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills, Kiswahili oral skills also preferred

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:

  • Commitment to personally champion ALIGHT’s program vision and mission and inspire others to do the same
  • Ability to create self-reliance among refugees
  • Must have cross-cultural and strong interpersonal skills to work with refugees and vulnerable persons
  • Punctual at his/her duty station
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to coordinate with other health sector staff in a diverse environment
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate commitment to ALIGHT’s core values and policies
  • Respectful and willing to support others
  • Confident in carrying out his/her tasks
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in a remote, low-resource setting

Interested and Qualified candidates should submit one (1) page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: RWJobs@wearealight.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is August 20th 2022 at 16.00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Alight 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.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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