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 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.

Job Title: Program Officer


  • The position reports directly to the A&T State Team Lead, and requires a local Nigerian with strong leadership, managerial skills, a high level of independent action, and a focus on innovation and strategic direction in capacity building, social and behavior change communication and basic understanding of Infant and young child feeding practice/ nutrition.
  • The State Program Officer (SPO) will assist the State Team Lead in assuring effective planning, implementation and management of assigned projects for Alive & Thrive Nigeria in the state.
  • Assist the State Team Lead in strengthening systems for reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring, according to Alive & Thrive and donor guidelines.
  • In consultation with the State Team Lead, the SPO support other implementing partners, state IYCF committees, and local partners and provide technical assistance for the development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the A&T program.


  • Coordinate input from various technical and program staff to ensure that all required reports (Program, M&E, Finance, logistics, etc.) are prepared and submitted within the expected time frame.
  • In coordination with finance and operational staff, develop and review activity budgets, procurement plans and tracking systems for A&T Nigeria activities.
  • Provide content for project website, working with the program officer in Abuja and the communications team at A&T headquarters in Washington, DC, USA 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 event summaries as needed.
  • Support the provision of programmatic assistance to A&T partners in implementing their sub-agreements, as needed.
  • Remain informed on current programs and research in the health and development field; improve skills by working closely with technical specialists.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA 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’ relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience working in Kaduna/ Lagos state preferred.
  • At least 3 years of program management experience in Nigeria (similar global experience may be acceptable) required.
  • Public health/nutrition field experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with website content development, success story writing, or social media a plus.
  • Fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.


  • We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.

Location: Kaduna

Closing Date
Not Specified.



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