FHI 360 Health and Nutrition Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

FHI 360 Health and Nutrition Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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.

    Job Summary:

  • Under supervision of the Deputy Response Coordinator, the Health and Nutrition Coordinator will lead these programmatic efforts in Tigray. The Health and Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the overall leadership in planning, executing, and coordinating the efforts of team members and stakeholders in order to deliver the health and nutrition activities in line with the ISHI-NE project proposal and plan.

  • In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team requires the services of a highly skilled Health and Nutrition Staff to support the coordination of Health and Nutrition activities in Tigray region, Ethiopia. The staff will engage with cluster leads, government of Ethiopia officials, health facility-based personnel and other NGO partners to discuss the pressing needs and challenges of the impacted area. The staff will participate in start-up, continuations where applicable and overall implementation of the health and nutrition activities in Tigray project sites.


  • Lead the Health and nutrition component of a humanitarian program with the goal of improving the well-being of affected communities through access to primary health, community health and reproductive health care, nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups, including pregnant and lactating women and children under 59 months and strengthen health systems in the areas of implementation.

  • Monitor progress on the delivery of all health and nutrition-related activities and ensure that objectives are being met on time and on scope per annual workplans.

  • Conduct all health and nutrition-related assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute, transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities.

  • Provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations.

  • Manage health and Nutrition program budget, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis.

  • Determine staffing needs for health and nutrition programming, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and home office technical staff, as necessary.

  • Assist with resource mobilization by designing, drafting, and reviewing concept notes and technical proposals for emergency operations and related programming, as required.

  • Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend regional cluster meetings.

  • Work with operations staff and partners to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the organization’s pharmaceutical supply-chain management protocol

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for research studies.

  • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.

  • Broader knowledge of quality standards

  • 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.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.

  • Ability to influence and collaborate with others.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Networks with key internal and external personnel.

  • Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

    Supervision Given/Received:

  • Determines methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.

  • Serves as team lead and may mentor other lower-level personnel.

  • May supervisor junior level staff.

  • Typically reports to Deputy Response Coordinator.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Environment, Health, Human Development, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.

  • Master or other advanced degree preferred


  • Typically requires 5-8 years leading complex on-site emergency response Health and Nutrition projects and/or programs, primary health care and acute malnutrition response or related technical field experience.

  • Experience establishing and leading successful startup operations/projects in complex emergencies situations

  • Significant background in managing public health initiatives is required

  • Experience leading technical assessments using methodologies such as SMART and SQUEAC; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation is preferred

  • Experience coordinating complex health programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead is desirable

  • Knowledge and application of Office of US Foreign Disaster (OFDA) and UN donors required.

  • Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs, including budget development.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.

  • Familiar with and abide by Red Cross/Non-Government Organization (NGO) Code of Conduct.

  • Experience coordinating complex programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead preferred.

  • Breadth of geographic experience preferred.

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned area

  • Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Expertise in humanitarian health programming, specifically first-phase response operations

  • Knowledge of public health and nutrition initiatives

    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.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Health and Nutrition Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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