Nutrition and WASH officer

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Position title: Nutrition and WASH officer

Reports to: Nutrition and WASH coordinator

Number of position: 1

Job location: Nyanza district

Period: One-year renewable based on performance


The Nutrition and WASH Coordinator is responsible for providing coordination and technical oversight to USAID Turengere Abana nutrition and WASH activities. He/She will provide coordination guidance, technical support, and training to field staff to enable them to carry out project activities efficiently and effectively, and will closely monitor the progress of project implementation. He/she will have overall responsibility for technical support, monitoring & evaluation and reporting for the nutrition and WASH component activities and will ensure that the program is achieving the expected results and objectives with regard to nutrition and WASH component. He/she will ensure that the activities related to Nutrition and WASH and program approaches (CBNP, PDH, BIAT and ISLGs) are implemented following the standards of FXB Rwanda, MoH and USAID in the area of Nutrition and WASH and that the approaches spread by the program are effectively disseminated and adopted by served HHs.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Plan, facilitate and conduct behavioral change activities using recommended approaches for Rwanda in collaboration with community health workers in the Nyanza District.
  • Closely follow up and monitor behavioral change activities implementation and their output/outcome within the camp and the surrounding community to identify corrective measures for implementation.
  • Initiate, plan and provide training to parents/caregivers on personal hygiene, water storage and handling and hand washing.
  • Prepare quality progress reports monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually that clearly narrate the activities carried out within the reporting period.
  • Carry out assessments related to Nutrition & WASH in Nyanza coverage area.
  • Create and organize the hygiene clubs and WASH committees towards the sustainability of WASH infrastructures and services in Nyanza Coverage.
  • Create networking and partnership with relevant partners operating in the Nyanza or at the district level to enhance Nutrition & WASH behavioral Change promotion.
  • Using appropriate M&E tools developed, facilitate data collection, analysis and interpretation of Nutrition & WASH related data at district and village levels and safekeeping gathered information in the program database.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Qualification required: BSc in Environmental Health, Nutrition, Public health or Social Sciences and related fields with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Nutrition, sanitation and hygiene / WASH activities.
  • Experience in CPNP, CLTS and PHAST models. Knowledge of CBEHPP being an asset.
  • Having an experience of USAID based interventions is an added advantage.
  • Computer literate: Micro Soft word, Micro Soft PowerPoint, Micro Soft excel and internet 
  • The candidate must have a valid Driving license, category A
  • Other NGO experience will be also an asset

Female applicants with required skills are encouraged to apply to this vacant positions.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: – based in Nyanza District.

Interested candidates with required skills and competencies are requested to submit their applications (only hard copies will be accepted) addressed to FXB Rwanda Executive Director. The applications include motivation letter CVs and well-completed FXB application form must be submitted to FXB Rwanda coordination office located at Kigali / Nyarugenge, Muhima Sector, Ubumwe cell, Isangano Village, Road KN 07 ST, Bridge 1 House, not later than October Tuesday 16th, 2018 at 4h00 PM. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for exams

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