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Nutrition Social Assistant

Posted By on Thursday, May 04, 2017

ARC is looking for efficient and qualified person to fill up the following position in our organization;

POSITION TITLE: Nutrition Social Assistant


LOCATION: Mahama Camp / Kirehe District

RESPONSIBLE TO: Nutrition Coordinator

STATUS:  Full Time


DATE: May 2017

The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

Based at the refugee camp site level, the Nutrition Social Assistant is responsible for ensuring proper supplemental food distribution and the nutrition counseling of beneficiaries through home visits and group education activities.


  • Participate in food distribution to beneficiaries according to different protocols
  • Ensure the proper use of supplementary food through home visits
  • Provide nutritional education to beneficiaries, their families, care takers, and provide them with accurate information about the nutrition, culinary demonstration , services, options and other resources
  • Promote maternal, infant and young child nutrition
  • Promote and train exclusive breastfeeding for first six months
  • Maintain current and accurate clients’ records as directed, collect and report relevant data about services provided, and prepare statistical reports as required
  • Maintain clients’ confidentiality
  • Organize and carry-out home visits in camp living quarters
  • Collaborate with other ARC departments, and Health Centre as necessary
  • Present and listen to other health staff comments and ideas in self-assessment of clinical skills and challenges
  • Report to the Nutrition Coordinator for help in case there is any problem in his/her department
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager.


  • A2 secondary school diploma in social work, nutrition, or related field required
  • Relevant training in food and diets or experience in supplementary or therapeutic feeding programs is an added advantage
  • 1 year experience in nutrition activities, within a refugee setting preferred
  • Good communication skills Kinyarwanda and English or French speaking skills required
  • Experience in rural health center/ hospital setting


  • Commitment to personally champion ARC’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
  • Demonstrated good organization capabilities
  • Punctual at his/her duty station
  • 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
  • To apply for this position: Submission of applications – to include Cover letter and updated CV (maximum three pages) - shall be either hand delivered to

ARC Rwanda
KG 622 St 19
Kimihurura, Kigali


Submitted via email to with Vacancy Announcement- Nutrition Assistant in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is May 12th, 2017 at 17:00hrs Note:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee 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.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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