Nutrition Specialist at SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AND FOOD SECURITY PROJECT: (Deadline 26 January 2022)

Nutrition Specialist at SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AND FOOD SECURITY PROJECT: (Deadline 26 January 2022)

Nutrition Specialist at SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AND FOOD SECURITY PROJECT: (Deadline 26 January 2022)

Job description

Reporting directly to the Senior Agriculture Development Specialist, the Nutrition Specialist is responsible for:
 Coordinating and facilitating planning, implementation and reporting on projects and programs for improved nutrition in the project area;
 Elaborating programs, strategies and budget aimed at preventing and fighting against the stunted growth and malnutrition among children in project area
 Implementing national nutrition policies and strategies in project area
 Monitoring the nutrition situation in project areas and providing guidance on priority actions to be taken.
 Promoting and sustaining kitchen gardens establishment, poultry rearing, mushroom production and consumption among project beneficiaries as identified interventions to combat malnutrition
 Preparing technical specifications for the procurement of nutrition related supplies and services and managing assigned contracts for successful implementation of project nutrition activities
 Developing of materials for nutrition education and awareness and carrying out capacity development programs for project beneficiaries
 Disseminating nutrition information through awareness raising campaigns, mass meeting, media communication, etc
 Establishing strategic partnership with pertinent public institutions, private sector, national civil society organizations for enhancing effectiveness, and efficiency in nutrition improvement across project area
 Participating and contributing in policy design, implementation and dissemination on matters relating to nutrition
 Working closely with FAO technical team and other World Bank Funded Projects to ensure successful implementation of project activities
 Preparing periodic reports in the agreed format outlining and providing qualitative and quantitative analysis of his / her performance in relation to outlined plans.
 Conducting additional duties as assigned by her/his supervisors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition

    Experience: 5

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Technology

    Experience: 5

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Sciences

    Experience: 5

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics

    Experience: 5

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition

    Experience: 5

  • Bachelor’s degree of Nutrition Sciences

    Experience: 5

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

  • • Proficiency in French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage;

  • • Planning and organizational skills;

  • Computer Skills

  • Creativity and initiative skills

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