Program Officer- Addis Ababa

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About FHI 360:

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 Program Officer for the 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 Program Officers will support the management and execution of the Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity. They will work with the Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity Chief of Party and other staff to implement the project. Collects, compiles, and analyzes information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of the project while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements. Develops/reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.


  • Provides support to program management such as coordination of activities, troubleshooting, updates work plans, administrative support and monitors program activities.
  • Ensures timely implementation of the Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity, and monitors project activities against work plans.
  • Facilitates communication by answering implementing partner inquires and liaising with FHI 360 HQ, government officials, USAID, and other local, regional, and international stakeholders.
  • Reviews and contributes to work plans; provides support to programs by writing and/or reviewing reports on a quarterly basis.
  • Supports program teams administratively to provide high quality deliverables
  • Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners through knowledge management (KM) products, for example, articles, blog entries and personal interest stories.
  • Facilitates the project event coordination and logistics.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Full understanding of project/project management concepts and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of the technical area of the project.
  • Task level knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project design.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong and demonstrated project/project management skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and implement corrective action as needed.
  • Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely matter.
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with funder and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English, fluent in host country language as appropriate.


There are 31 FHI360 development competencies. The focuses for this particular job are:

  • 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.
  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization needs in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
  • 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.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of diverse scope that require review of various factors.
  • Uses cost benefit/risk assessment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
  • Builds productive working relationships internally and externally.
  • Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Receives little instruction on routine work. Receives methods and procedures on new projects or assignments.
  • May provide guidance to other lower-level personnel.
  • Typically reports to a chief of party.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or related field required.


  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in non-governmental accounts, program/grant management, and US Government rules and regulations.
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams, within a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Previous experience in Ethiopia is required.
  • Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.
  • Experience of proactively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately. communicating these to the project staff, FHI 360 HQ, and USAID as needed.
  • Experience of 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.

Other work-related requirements

  • Frequent Travel to project activities and events.

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:

  • 25% – 50%

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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