Nutrition Technical Advisor- INECD

Save the Children , Kigali-ngali, Rwanda
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Nutrition Technical Advisor- INECD

About the Role:

Save the Children is seeking a Nutrition Technical Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity in Rwanda. The proposed project will focus on promoting nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF). It also aims to address child development gaps and specifically unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT), and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages and district level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda (GoR) priorities

The Nutrition Technical Advisor reports to the Deputy Chief of Party and will provide technical leadership and have responsibility for all activities associated with improving the nutritional behaviours and outcomes of target women of reproductive age, adolescents, and children under 5.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree or higher in nutrition, public health, or in a closely related field
  • At least seven years of experience designing, implementing, or supporting nutrition

programming, preferably in Rwanda is highly desired;

  • Strong technical skills in maternal nutrition, adolescent nutrition, IYCF, essential nutrition actions, growth monitoring and promotion, and social and behavior change
  • Strong technical skills in multi-sectoral nutrition programming, including health, WASH and food security are preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement SBC approaches to improve nutrition behaviors and outcomes, especially for women, adolescents, and children in the first 1,000 days.
  • A history of providing technical assistance to government to improve nutrition programs through governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models, and behavior change communication in developing countries.
  • Solid experience developing behaviour change training tools and materials.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to address behavior change issues in improving household nutrition status.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Experience in nutrition research, indicators, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda
  • Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employee Type: Full-time regular

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding Career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work. SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

Deadline for receiving applications is 12th February 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitmen**