Job vacancies in Ministry of Local Government - Rwanda (Deadline : 07/10/2016)

Ministry of local Government, would like to recruit contractual staff for one year renewable under performance Evaluation for the following post :

Program Manager (1)
Duties :
The program Manager is in charge of the nutrition related business assigned by the Social Cluster Ministries and executes the following responsibilities :
Coordinate the policy dialogue on nutrition issues and policy coherence and the development of nutrition sensitive policies.
Coordinate and provide strategic direction and leadership on the coordination and implementation of programs related to food and nutrition in the country.
Provide technical advice to the Social Cluster Ministries.
Support proper implementation of the food and nutrition security.
Provide data and information to social cluster Ministries on food and nutrition security.
Promote synergy among actors playing a role in the reduction of all forms of malnutrition and assist with oversight of the country’s nutrition programs.
Develop high level performance nutrition indicators and develop community initiatives that address malnutrition.
Complete a mapping and regularly update of all stakeholders in country working in nutrition area and ensure that their activities are complementary to achieve the goal of alleviating malnutrition.
Act as the technical focal point in liaison with social cluster Ministries, for all nutrition related discussions.
Mobilize resources and coordinate the DPs in the area of nutrition and food security.
Liaise with all stakeholders (Government affiliated agencies, civil society Organizations and NGOs, UN agencies, private enterprises) to ensure the smooth implementation of National policies, strategies and programs.
Develop strategies and guidance notes to ensure that food and nutrition programmes are benefiting the poorest, including specific vulnerable groups.
Develop and maintain a desk-view of regional and international best practices lead to improvement of nutrition outcomes at population level.
Provide technical guidance and oversight in designing and updating national policies, strategies, programs, related to food, health and Nutrition.
Perform any other Ministry duties assigned by the Ministerial Social Cluster.

Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in Public Health ; Public policy ; Public administration ; Nutrition ; Agriculture with Five 5 years of experience working in Project Management or Master’s degree in Public Health, Public policy, Public Administration, Nutrition with three 3 years of working experience in Project Management.

Communication and advocacy Specialist (1)
Qualification :
Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials aiming at reducing malnutrition in multiple appropriate formats accessible to the majority of the population.
Develop, manage, co-coordinate, networking, with all key actors in nutrition, health, food security, WASH communication strategies.
Promote synergy among food and nutrition actors, assist with oversight of the country’s nutrition, food, and health communication and information activities.
Ensure the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings.
Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
Organize appropriate internal and external events on food and nutrition programs.
Stimulate the exchange of information and dialogue among food and nutrition stakeholders and relevant government institutions ;
Design, plan and implement advocacy strategy and campaigns for nutrition in order to influence Rwanda Institutions and Populations attitudes towards food and nutrition ;
Facilitate the process of lobbying for policy making/change and resource mobilization for nutrition.
Assist in designing initiatives for community awareness on nutrition issues.
Maintain the Library and ensure acquisition of relevant up to date publication.
Perform any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualification :
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public relation with Minimum of 3 years working experience in communication or media or Masters ‘degree in communication, Public Relation.

Food and Nutrition Specialist (1)
Duties :
In collaboration with Social Cluster Ministries and partners :
Support the development of strategic plans, guidelines, training materials, supportive supervision tools on food security and nutrition aiming at improving the nutritional status of the population.
Contribute to the capacity building of farmers and other food producers on food security for prevention of human malnutrition.
Develop guidelines on food security and nutrition for usage on improving on food security and nutrition
Collect and analyses data related to food security and nutrition.
Monitor and report improvement on food security and nutrition.
Work closely with other stakeholders in the area of the food security and nutrition.
Produce quarterly and adhoc reports on status of food security on nutrition.
Perform any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualification :
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Sciences, human nutrition with three year of working experience in Agriculture, Animal Sciences, human nutrition or master degree in nutrition , Agriculture, Animal Sciences.

Hygiene and Sanitation Specialist (1)
Duties :
In collaboration with Social Cluster Ministries and partners :
Develop strategic plans, guidelines, training materials and supportive supervision tools on Hygiene and Sanitation aiming at improving Hygiene and Sanitation.
Contribute to the capacity building at all levels for improved hygiene and sanitation at household level.
Provide support to the M&E specialist to collect and analyze data related to Hygiene and Sanitation.
Monitor and report improvement on Hygiene and Sanitation.
Work closely with other stakeholders in the area of the Hygiene and Sanitation.
Produce quarterly and adhoc reports on status of Hygiene and Sanitation.
Perform any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualification :
Bachelor’s degree In Environmental Health with three (3) years of working experience In Environmental health or Master’s degree In Public Health.

Health and Nutrition Specialist
Duties :
In collaboration with Social Cluster Ministries and partners :
Develop guidelines on Health and Nutrition for usage at improving the nutritional status of the population -Contribute/Support the capacity building of health care providers at all levels on prevention and management of all forms of malnutrition.
Provide support to the M&E specialist to collect, analyses data related to Health and Nutrition Monitor and report improvement on food security and nutrition.
Work closely with other stakeholders in the area of the Health and Nutrition.
Produce quarterly and adhoc reports on status of Health and Nutrition.
Perform any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualification :
Bachelor’s degree In Nutrition or Public Health with three (3) years of experience In health or Nutrition or Master’s degree In Nutrition or Public Health.

Monitoring &Evaluation Specialist (1)
Duties :
Monitoring and timely reporting on action plan implementation ;
Collaborate with the social cluster Ministries M&E department and the LGs in institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, procedures and activities ;
Collaborate with the stakeholders in establishing mechanisms for the collection and processing of relevant activity and impact data ;
Design and systematize formats for reporting on activities and impact within the framework of food security and nutrition.
Systematize procedures for baseline survey and impact studies data collection, analysis and report writing ; and for national food and nutrition surveillance data analysis and report writing.
Report quarterly on progress achieved in relation to improvement in food security and nutrition ;
Address any issues in relation to M&E arising from the recommendations of the MINALOC Inspection /Supervision missions.
Support the production of updated nutrition data for decision making.
Develop plans and strategies relevant to improving the nutritional status of the vulnerable groups in collaboration with other relevant government sectors.
Feed update data into Rwanda food and nutrition dashboard ;
Implement the common result framework to track and monitor the implementation of Food and Nutrition Strategy.
Perform any other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics, Management with proven expenence of 3 years in program monitoring and evaluation. A Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Administrative Support Officer (1)
Duties :
Provide secretarial services for the effective functioning of the Project for the achievement of its goals ;
Ensure the availability of services and facilities necessary to support the secretarial functions of the Project ;
Design and maintain a system for the proper recording and accounting of all office equipment routinely assigned to Project personnel ;
Safeguard the interest of the Project in all transactions relating to purchasing and maintenance of equipment and machinery assigned to Project personnel
Control the receipt and registration of records ;
Maintain control books and registers ;
To be in-charge of human resource and personnel matters ;
Designing and implementing appropriate records management systems and procedures ;
Perform any other assignment deem necessary by the Coordinator.

Qualification :
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Public Administration.

How to apply :
The file of candidate should contain :
Detailed curriculum vitae ; Photocopy of ID Card ; Photocopy of Degree, Testimonial to prove experience Interested applicants should download and fill application forms available on the www.psc.gov.rw.
Note that application forms should be accompanied with a copy of the required Degree and a copy of the National Identity Card. The candidates with foreign academic paper/ degree are required to submit their copy of equivalence.
All applications in sealed envelopes should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government offices situated at Kacyiru not later than 07th October, 2016.

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