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Recruiting: Long term TA consultancy to support nutrition coordination at the national level in Rwanda

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10 May 2018, 14:01

RWA-01: Long term TA to support nutrition coordination at the National level in Rwanda

Overall objective
The overall purpose of this Technical assistance is to build capacity for harmonized implementation of ECD services including nutrition interventions at the decentralized level and support the coordination at the National Early Childhood development program.

Specific objectives
1. Provide technical support to the NECD Program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions at the national and district level.
2. Build capacity of 10 district ECD coordinators (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight) for effective implementation and coordination of ECD intervention.
3. Review and harmonize NECDP coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level.
4. Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral coordination into existing strategies and plans.

Duty Station/Location
This is a full-time consultancy for a period of 18 months. It is envisioned that a registered consultancy firm will implement this assignment with a lead consultant embedded in the NECDP for the duration of the assignment.

The consultancy firm is expected to undertake regular travel within the country to supervise, train and mentor 10 district coordinators and attend coordination meetings. All travel related costs required under this consultancy will be provided for by NI and/or NECDP.

This support will be for a period of 18 months preferably starting from 15th June 2018 to 30th December 2019.

Profile/qualifications of consultancy firm
i. A registered management firm by relevant regulatory bodies
ii. Consultants with Master’s degree in nutrition; public Health, Public administration; international relations; development studies; social sciences
iii. Experience in management and administration of nutrition, food security and health projects/programmes is essential.
iv. Significant experience in the international environment with a proven record of managing and motivating diverse teams in complex environment. Field experience in multi-sector rural development or food, nutrition and health programmes and policies is an asset.
v. Experience in working with government institutions, public service or equivalent.
vi. Experience in institutional analysis and design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems and processes and development projects/ programmes.
vii. Excellent drafting skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing viii. Knowledge of labour administration in Rwanda
ix. Project management skills, including strong monitoring skills.
x. Proven leadership, coaching and mentorship skills and the ability to work tactfully in a complex environment with influence and flexibility.
xi. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
xii. Fluency in oral and written English is required. xiii. Fluency in Kinyarwanda is an added advantage.

NI is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Applications should be submitted by email to and copy before close of business 18th May 2018, EST (Ottawa Canada), with RWA-01 as subject of email. The application should include:
• Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with monthly fee indicated and other foreseen costs included.
• Cover letter detailing how applicant fits the profile

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