Program Officer at FHI 360

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, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.We are recruiting to fill the positions below:Job Title: Program OfficerRequisition: 2017200083Location: AbujaBasic FunctionsUnder the supervision of the Project Director, and with input from the senior technical team, the Program Officer performs functions related to planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities for the Alive & Thrive Project Nigeria.Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssist the Project Director in assuring effective planning, implementation and management of assigned projects for Alive & Thrive Nigeria.Assist the Project Director in strengthening systems for reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring, according to Alive & Thrive and donor guidelines.Oversee content development and production of A&T project information for the project website, working with communications team in HQ to keep content current. This will include drafting content, interfacing with staff members to develop progress/success write-ups, sharing A&T Nigeria photos and even summaries as needed.Liaise with other relevant key stakeholders in the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) community in Nigeria (e.g., Federal Ministry of Health, UNICEF, Kaduna and Lagos State Ministry of Health) on knowledge sharing and leveraging resources, lessons learnt, and best practices.Support the provision of programmatic assistance to A&T partners in implementing their sub-agreements, as needed.Perform other duties as assigned.Knowledge, skills and abilities:Knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.Previous experience with website content development, success story writing, or social media a plus; as well as in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenariosDemonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media. (Give links to profiles as examples).Maintains excellent writing and language skills.Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the company’s field.Working knowledge of major donor policies and/or international not-for- profit organizations.Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Internet and other relevant software.A good understanding of social media marketing techniques is also requiredAbility to travel up to 25% of the time.

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