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FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for a Technical Advisor - Capacity Building position for an anticipated community nutrition activity in Ethiopia. The activity will build upon a long tradition of USAID nutrition funding in Ethiopia and is expected to be focused on enhancing multisector coordination and accountability; improving nutrition practices and health-seeking behaviors; and strengthening delivery of quality nutrition services within USAID’s Feed the Future Zones of Influence. This will be a full-time position based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a duration of five years. Ethiopian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the activity to FHI 360.

Job summary:

The Technical Advisor – Capacity Building will lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive capacity-building plan for the anticipated community nutrition project aligned with national policies, industry standards, and donor requirements. S/he will provide technical direction and training for staff and partners and oversee the operational aspects of the capacity building approach, including capacity-building indicators, monitoring plans, and any recommended changes to the work plan and/or budget based on data collected and lessons-learned from the field. The Technical Advisor will also prepare capacity building sections of donor reports and learning documents; and provide coordination and capacity-building technical support for government and community organizations based on the latest evidence and best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the organizational needs assessment for the project and synthesize findings to develop a context-specific capacity building action plan based on industry standards.
  • Design evidence-based approaches to strengthen capacity in community nutrition and integrate within project activities according to the action plan.
  • Provide technical support in creation and dissemination of capacity-building tools, strategies for assistance and mentorship, reports, and interventions across the project.
  • Work closely with assigned teams to ensure capacity building activities are implemented according to best practices and evidence-based frameworks.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to donors and key stakeholders on progress.
  • Develop project work plans and coordinate with donors and partners on activities.
  • Ensure technical deliverables and implementation are consistent with best practices.
  • Proactively identify risks or challenges to technical deliverables and create mitigation plans.
  • Review, assess, and evaluate the effectiveness of capacity-building interventions and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
  • Willingness to travel within country for technical assistance provision and quality assurance.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master's degree or its international equivalent in the social sciences, management, public health, nutrition, international development, or related field preferred; or bachelor’s degree and 2 additional years of work experience.
    • Minimum of 12 years of related work experience, including managing and implementing capacity-building activities for donor-funded programs, preferably within multi-sector programs in Ethiopia or similar country contexts.
    • Demonstrated abilities in a range of capacity-building models and methodologies.
    • Expertise delivering capacity-building training at the community level, ideally through both mentoring and more formal training approaches.
    • Experience coordinating with government and community organizations, in the design and implementation of capacity-building strategies.
    • Relevant computer software skills (at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
    • Oral and written fluency in English.

      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.

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      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.

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