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ADVOCACY SPECIALIST, PROGRAM OFFICER, PROGRAM ASSISTANT IN FHI 360

VACANCIES: ADVOCACY SPECIALIST, PROGRAM OFFICER, PROGRAM ASSISTANT

FHI 360 is a non-profit 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, Youth, Research and Technology- creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. In its first five years (2009 to 2014), A&T demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. Alive & Thrive continues its work there and is supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in Burkina Faso, India, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria. Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland. The project is a 4-year cooperative agreement. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of;

POST TITLE:     ADVOCACY SPECIALIST

CONTRACT TYPE:    FULL TERM

REQUIRED:                 1

PROJECT:                     ALIVE & THRIVE

LOCATION:                 ABUJA

The Advocacy Specialist, will work as part of A&T Nigeria scale up team led by the A&T Nigeria Project Director. The advocacy specialist will oversee advocacy activities in the 12 scale-up states. This position will communicate and connect with other A&T Nigeria office technical staff, sub grantees and government stakeholders to ensure successful outcome of advocacy activities.

MINIMUM RECRUITMENT STANDARDS:

  • Master’s degree (or bachelor’s degree with 5-7years’ related experience) in communications, behavioral sciences, health promotion, law or social science,
  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-9 years’ experience in communications, behavioral sciences, health promotion, law or social sciences or in related field.
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience (in addition to education) in a senior capacity designing and implementing communications/advocacy programs.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government, NGOs and the public sector
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office and the Internet

 POST TITLE:     PROGRAM OFFICER

CONTRACT TYPE:    FULL TERM

REQUIRED:                1

PROJECT                     ALIVE & THRIVE

LOCATION:                ABUJA

The Program Officer, will work as part of A&T Nigeria scale up team led by the A&T Nigeria Project Director. This Program officer will support program implementation and documentation and project monitoring. This position will communicate and connect with other A&T Nigeria office technical staff, sub grantees and government stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of scale up program activities.

MINIMUM RECRUITMENT STANDARDS:

  • BS/BA degree in public health, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5-7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • MS/MA degree in public health, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 3-5 years of relevant experience with international development programs
  • Experience in programming, M&E and database management an advantage.

POST TITLE:     PROGRAM ASSISTANT

CONTRACT TYPE:    FULL TERM

REQUIRED:                2

PROJECT                     ALIVE & THRIVE

LOCATION:                KADUNA & LAGOS

The Program Assistant, will work closely with State Team Lead to provide technical assistance (TA) and program oversight in the design and implementation of A&T Nigeria’s Program implementation portfolio in the state.

MINIMUM RECRUITMENT STANDARDS:

Bachelor’s degree in public health, nutrition, demography, statistics, or related field.

At least 1-3 year of programming experience in Nigeria (similar global experience may be acceptable) required in a role providing technical input to a large-scale nutrition or public health/development project.

Public health/nutrition field experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on various types of service delivery platforms (i.e. interpersonal communication, community mobilization and mass communication).

Experience working with routine health facility and community reporting tools.

HOW TO APPLY:

Vacancy closes 10 days after publication (1, November, 2018). For detailed information, please visit our international employment webpage at www.fhi360.org. FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates may go to FHI 360’s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careers to register online, and to submit CV/resume. FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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