USAID FHI 360 FANTA III Project Careers – Program Officer

Job Title:  Program Officer
 FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Food
and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Officer – FANTA III Project
Job Ref: FHI 360 – PO
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in
education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and
environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research,
applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of
capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges.
FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the
About USAID FANTA Project:
The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA),
managed by FHI 360 and funded by USAID, is a 5-year cooperative agreement
(2012-2017) that works to improve and strengthen nutrition and food security
policies, strategies, programs and systems through technical support to the
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners,
including host country governments, international organizations, and
nongovernmental organization implementing partners..
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will offer technical and programmatic support to FANTA technical staff
and the Project Manager. This includes support to meetings, trainings, and
events; research (e.g. literature reviews and IRB); and implementation of key
FANTA initiatives including the Uganda Nutrition Fellowship, and to track
progress on FANTA activities using smart sheet. The Program Officer
collaborates closely with the Program Associate and supports the entire FANTA
team in Uganda. The Program Officer communicates regularly with the FANTA team
in Uganda and Washington to manage activities and ensure that work plan implementation
remains on track.
Key Duties and
  • Support in the organization of trainings
    and workshops, specifically development of meeting creative briefs and
    agendas/programmes, coordinating with speakers/facilitators, preparing
    materials and content.
  • Work closely with the program associate as
    necessary to ensure appropriate logistics are arranged, venue procurement,
    purchase of materials, and management of onsite logistics such as
    equipment needs, participant payments, and necessary financial
  • Under supervision of technical officers
    and technical specialists, provide technical support to FANTA program
    activities, including literature reviews, document preparation, preparation
    of presentations, and other technical support, as requested.
  • Assist in the day to day management of the
    Uganda Nutrition Fellowship, ensuring that the Fellowship Operations
    Manual is produced, that all recruitment, placement, and maintenance of
    fellows at placements operates smoothly. This includes posting adverts,
    reviewing applications, coordinating interviews, reviewing fellow work
    plans, time sheets, organizing site visits, planning workshops and retreats.
    Be the primary point of contact for fellows regarding any operational
    issues on the fellowship. Coordinate with technical specialists to ensure
    technical supervision of fellows and planning of site visits.
  • Act as the focal point of contact for the
    Uganda activity and budget tracker
  • Assist with project financial reporting,
    including keying in all expenses into smart sheet, collecting and maintaining
    receipts and payment vouchers, scanning/photocopying hard copies of
    expense reports (when  necessary)
    for submission to HQ
  • Carry out any other duties to support the
    FANTA team, as requested.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in nutrition or related field
  • A minimum of  two years of experience
  • Past exposure and experience implementing
    nutrition interventions in Uganda
  • Significant experience with the
    maintenance and filing of documents, files, reports, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral English
    (fluency in another Ugandan language a plus)
  • Past experience in proofreading and
    editing technical nutrition documents, including national guidelines and
    training materials.
  • Previous experience or knowledge working
    with Government institutions, international organizations and USAID-funded
    initiatives is highly desirable
  • Past exposure and experience in public
    speaking, teaching or facilitating trainings.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency
    in MS Office, Internet applications required
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
FHI 360’s USAID FANTA Project should submit a cover letter, CV/resume including
salary requirements to: : The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante
Close, P.O Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or by email to:
Please specify the Job Ref Number indicated alongside the position.
Deadline: Friday 3rd October 2014.
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