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Senior Health and Nutrition Officer – FHI 360


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Senior Health and Nutrition Officer – FHI 360, July 29 2022



Senior Health and Nutrition Officer


Location: Semera, Ethiopia
Employment: Contract, Full time
Date of Announcement: July 29 2022

Deadline: unspecified





Organizational Overview:


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication, and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development and humanitarian challenge in more than 70 countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team is responding to the humanitarian emergency in Tigray, focusing on emergency health, nutrition and WASH activities to support the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.

Job Summary:


Under supervision of the Health and Nutrition Team leader, the Senior Health & Nutrition Officer is responsible for overseeing all start-up health and nutrition activities under the FHI 360 sub-office. S/he will be responsible for providing managing Health and Nutrition staff, sub-office coordination, cross-sector collaboration, and general management of the sub-office Health and Nutrition implementation. S/he will provide technical guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate international technical standards and guidelines are technically sound.




Program management:

  • Oversees the implementation of integrated health and nutrition project in three woredas and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met.
  • Ensures effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of integrated health, and nutrition projects in two woreads.
  • Provide support and guidance to the project team and implementing partners; assess training needs, plan & provides training/guidance for staff in setting up new OTP and SC sites and PHC/RMNCH services and IYCF activities.
  • Facilitate trainings for health professionals in Community based Management Acute Malnutrition, PHC and IYCF.
  • Participating in and/or leading health, nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required.
  • Manages all FHI360 resources (equipment, supplies, HR) committed to emergency and other nutrition activities
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects.
  • Leads the development of work plans, POPs, budgets, and other required program documents for integrated health and nutrition projects in three woredas.
  • Closely work with the finance and program team to ensure that program budgets are realistic, that they are efficiently used complying with donor requirements, and that reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with government officials to monitor the implementation of integrated health and nutrition programs.


Representation and communication

  • Represents FHI360 in Zonal level nutrition and health coordination and other forum.
  • Documents findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up actions; shares as appropriate.
  • Oversees and leads the development and submission of program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness for three woredas.
  • Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas for three woreads.


Staff and Budget Management

  • Manage the health and nutrition team under three woreads.
  • Conduct regular performance management.  This includes work plans and performance reviews.
  • Engages in recruitment process of staff for the project as necessary.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Moderate knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures by providing technical support for research studies.
  • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.



There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest 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. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
  • People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.


Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
  • Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
  • Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
  • Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
  • Networks with key internal and external personnel.
  • Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.


Supervision Given/Received:

  • Has no supervisory responsibility.
  • Receives methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
  • May provide guidance to other lower-level staff.
  • Typically reports to Health and Nutrition Team Leader.



Job requirements

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  • Bachelor or post-graduate degree in public health or Related Field.



  • Minimum 6 years field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing integrated projects.
  • Excellent leadership, coordination and management experience.
  • Knowledge of latest health related technical guidelines and standards in emergency nutrition and health.
  • NGO Experience in CMAM/IYCF and PHC/RMNCH/IMNCI
  • Experience in budget management, report writing and computer skills
  • Experience in quality assurance in a clinical setting desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership and independent decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in hardship environment.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic.


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:

  • 10% – 25%




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.


FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.


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