Nutrition Officer

at FHI 360
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 25, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


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 the Amhara region, focusing on emergency health, nutrition and WASH activities to support the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Senior Health and Nutrition Officer, the Nutrition officer is responsible for supporting all start-up nutrition activities in FHI 360 program implementation areas in the South Wollo zone, Amhara region. The position holder will be responsible for providing technical guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate international technical standards and guidelines are technically sound.


  • Implement the standard CMAM protocol, nutritional protocol and medical protocols at SC/OTP.
  • In charge of OTP/ SC and IYCF quality program implementation and weekly OTP activity
  • Organizes training for OTP /IYCF and gives technical support to HEW
  • Monitors the RUTF and drug status for OTP/SC
  • S/He also supports the SFP programs
  • Participate in capacity-building training, health education sessions and ENA/BCC application
  • Follow up on absentees/defaulters and keep a current record of both beneficiaries and the staff (CHAs, HDAs, volunteers).
  • Responsible for the outreach work and follow-up of community volunteers
  • Responsible for follow-up and report of cases referred by Community volunteers
  • Supervises the organization, sanitation, technical quality and availability of supplies in SC/OTP/SFP.
  • Supports the compilation of the monthly report.
  • Responsible for mentoring of HEW
  • Support HEW in recording and reporting of OTP programs
  • Supports the program integration with DPPO and MoH through on job training and supervision
  • Any other tasks assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency with database management software and online search tools required.
  • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
  • 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.
  • Basic working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for technical research studies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.


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 the length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, and task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resources efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrate 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 needs in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have a high potential for the development of these three fundamental competencies.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of moderate scope that require analysis or interpretation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Builds rapport with internal and external staff.
  • The decision may affect a work unit or area within a department.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Has supervisory responsibility.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, and detailed instructions on new assignments or projects.
  • Typically reports to Health and Nutrition team Leader.


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing /MPH public health.


  • Minimum 5 years of field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in managing integrated projects.
  • Knowledge of the latest Nutrition related technical guidelines and standards in emergency nutrition and health.
  • NGO Experience in CMAM/OTP/SC and IYCF included a Community engagement program.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & excellent team player.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a hardship environment.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic
  • Computer skills

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at the computer screens 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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