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FHI 360

FHI 360


Position: Field Coordinator - Chereti
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Chereti - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


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, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team has been responding to the humanitarian emergency in Northern Ethiopia through an integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and Protection project to meet the critical needs of the conflict-affected population. FHI 360 aims to expand its reach to the Somali Region in Eastern Ethiopia to meet the immediate needs of the drought-affected population and will be implementing integrated humanitarian programming with the Ethiopia-based national organization, Pastoralist Concern (PC).


FHI 360 is seeking a Field Coordinator to lead programmatic and operational efforts in the Charati Field Office of the Somali region in Ethiopia. The Field Coordinator is responsible for the overall leadership in planning, executing, and coordinating the efforts of team members and stakeholders to deliver projects according to plan. The Field Coordinator will manage and define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout the completion of the project’s life cycle. They will also create work plans based on the goals of the project, implement evidence-based interventions in multi-sector areas, and collaborate with other sectors to create integrated work plans and budgets that are essential for the success of the project. Additionally, the Field Coordinator will take the lead on ensuring financial, administrative, and logistical efficiency and ensuring that all aspects of the program are compliant with FHI 360’s policies.


  • Manages and oversees the development of projects from initiation to completion.
  • Ensures all operations administrative expenditures and activities outlined in project-related MoUs are consistent with the project’s work plan and budget.
  • Guides the day-to-day activities of the project with an emphasis on the management of logistics, finance, and overall administrative program operations.
  • Assists with the coordination of provincial and regional field presence, whether in the form of new offices or as a supplement of staff equipment and infrastructure to an existing office.
  • Manages capacity-building project staff in coordinating and managing the implementation of project activities and delivery of quality accountability.
  • Provides guidance and monitoring for project staff ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging effective teamwork.
  • Develops best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Defines project scope goals and deliverables that support business goals and strategic vision of management.
  • Develops and delivers project plans, documentation, training, presentations, and budget proposals to management and staff.
  • Identifies and resolves project issues and implements improvement plans to ensure the project stays on schedule and within budget.
  • Coaches, mentors, and manages project team to ensure quality efficiency and compliance with project and company standards/policies.
  • Builds, develops, and grows partnerships vital to the success of the project.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and Sphere standards and Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Experience working with the USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and US Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration (State/PRM) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and display evidence of good leadership and influencing skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and clients.
  • English fluency is required; fluency in the local language is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and comfortable with participating both as an effective contributor and a listener in group settings which include senior staff.
  • Well-organized, resourceful, effective, and efficient at coordinating multiple resources to get things done. Must have a proven track record of successfully working on multiple tasks at once and foresee and plan around obstacles.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity in diverse, cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope that require analysis and in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Capable of making decisions or recommendations and taking action on the project or operations.
  • Ability to exercise judgment that contributes to the organization’s business strategies and develops objectives that align with the department’s strategic goals.
  • Must be able to provide accurate, expert-level advice to reach outcomes that will enable the achievement of overall department and organization goals.
  • Demonstrates a responsive professional attitude that is solution oriented.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Regularly interacts with senior management and HQ-based staff.
  • Leads by ‘managing managers’ or other direct/indirect reports in the region/functional area.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the functional unit.
  • Provide input on country/project staff performance reviews.
  • Hire/terminate country/project staff in coordination with senior management.
  • Reports to the Crisis Response Coordinator, Ethiopia.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in International Development, Social Sciences, Business Management, or Related Field is required.
  • Master's or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Certification in project management is preferred.
  • Typically requires at least 5 – 8 years in a programmatic environment with field experience and at least three years with USAID/BHA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of financial and contractual management of USAID/BHA contracts and cooperative agreements including budget, design, financial oversight, and expenditure projections.
  • Experience establishing startup operations/projects in new countries preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references on the FHI 360 portal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. Responsibilities may evolve and change over time based on organizational needs and programmatic priorities.

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.