Assistant Program Officer – Addis Ababa

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FHI 360 Background

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities, and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Program officer for Feed the Future Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity. This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Project Description

Feed the Future Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity (Community Nutrition) is a five-year (June 15, 2023–June 14, 2028) Cooperative Agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Family Health International (FHI 360). Community Nutrition is implemented by a consortium of partners including FHI 360 (lead), two private sector partners (Zeleman Communications and HANZ Consulting), and two international nonprofit organizations (Research Triangle Institute [RTI] International and International Rescue Committee [IRC]).

The overall objective of Community Nutrition is to increase and sustain improvements in 10 high-impact nutrition behaviors that address maternal nutrition, infant and young child nutrition, and caretaker hygiene.

Job Description

The Assistant Program Officer will assist in managing and executing the Community Nutrition Activity. Working alongside the Program Officer and other staff members, they will provide administrative and project support, as well as contribute to communication efforts. The Assistant Program Officer will ensure compliance with both internal and external regulations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an up-to-date and accurate Program facilitation tracker for FHI 360 Ethiopia Country Office.
  • Provide administrative support to program teams to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Coordinate program activities, troubleshoot issues, and monitor progress.
  • Prepare Purchase Requisitions (PR) for procurement of goods and services.
  • Maintain complete Program files per checklists for all approved Memorandum requests.
  • Facilitate event coordination, logistics, and arrangements for staff meetings.
  • Assist in preparing venue and per diem files for events.
  • Provide administrative support to finance, HR, and logistics as needed.
  • A front point of contact for guests and visitors in providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
  • Receives guests and determine nature and purpose of their visit, and direct or escort them to specific unit.
  • Make flight bookings for international/local travels and hotel reservation. And communicate e-ticket to the staff accordingly and point of destination for hotel reservation.
  • Support staff to ensure travel authorization is made for travelers.
  • Prepare and update communication tree every month and share to all staff.
  • Petty cash handling and ensure payments are made on timely basis for hotel accommodations and flight service providers.
  • Stationary control and request stationary items to different units in timely manner which includes raise stock request to replenish office stationery and issue stationary and maintain records on register and prepare monthly report on usage.
  • Perform other incidental duties as assigned by the supervisor.


There are 31 FHI360 development competencies. The focus for this particular job will be:

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) – accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshal’s people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
  • Problem Solving – analyzes problems, seeks input from others and considers a variety of solutions. Chooses most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the impact that solution has on other projects and tasks.
  • Technical Skills and Learning – lets go of outdated processes and procedures, seeks out resources to enhance technical skills, and readily learns new industry processes, systems and products.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English, fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • Basic knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with project design.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software.
  • Ability to problem solve and recommend corrective action as needed.
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail needed to adhere to project deadlines.
  • Effective communications in information shared by ensuring attention is paid to the specific components (i.e., formatting) of the communication, successful delivery and accountability for specific components (i.e., keeping timelines updated).

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems that are limited in scope.
  • Problems are routine in nature and are standard procedures and policies.
  • Works independently and within a team on special non-recurring and ongoing projects.
  • Exercises judgment within defined practices and policies to perform duties.
  • Decisions made generally affect own job or specific functional area.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Has no supervisory responsibility.
  • Uses independent judgment to determine workflow and priorities.
  • Receives instructions on new assignments.
  • Typically reports to Program Officer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, business administration, accounting, records management, or related field.


  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in non-governmental accounts, program/grant management, and US Government rules and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.
  • Proactive in identifying risks, addressing issues, and communicating them to project staff and outside organizations/Government offices as needed.
  • Experience establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • 30%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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