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Technical Advisor

FHI 360

FHI 360

Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023

Job Summary:

FHI 360 seeks a Nutrition Technical Advisor II to support growth of the organization’s Global Nutrition Team’s portfolio, expand the organization’s global thought leadership in nutrition and support thought leadership aligned with FHI 360’s global challenges, and provide technical support and oversight to a growing portfolio of bilateral nutrition and integrated health projects. The advisor will stay abreast of the latest technical developments and donor trends and represent FHI 360’s interests in donor forums, global norms setting bodies, and professional meetings. S/he will sit within FHI 360’s Global Nutrition Team, and collaborate closely with the organization’s regional offices, enterprise services, and relevant subsidiaries.


Program Development: Collaborate with regional offices and other departments to grow FHI 360’s nutrition portfolio and global footprint.

  • Stay abreast of donor trends and identify opportunities for expanding FHI 360’s nutrition portfolio at both country and global level

  • Maintain and grow relationships with donor representatives, potential partners, and other key sector stakeholders

  • Lead the design and development of nutrition and food security project proposals

  • Contribute to development projects led by other divisions and departments where they include significant nutrition components

Program Quality and Technical Assistance: Support start-up of new nutrition projects and provide ongoing technical support and oversight to established bilateral projects.

  • Identify project technical needs and ensure timely provision of short-term technical assistance either directly or through consultants, including provision of direct in-country support

  • Support development of technical briefs and other knowledge products, ensuring their technical quality and relevance

  • Support development of donor reports and annual work plans and collaborate closely with regional offices to ensure the quality and integrity of donor submissions

  • Facilitate networking and collaboration across projects and between HQ and Country-based staff

Thought Leadership: Support the positioning of FHI 360 as a thought leader in the field of nutrition and food systems.

  • Identify opportunities within existing projects to advance the evidence base and work with project staff and others to document and disseminate findings

  • Identify, develop, and secure funding to pursue strategic lines of inquiry with the aim of contributing to the peer-reviewed evidence base

  • Ensure the quality and integrity of any related research and publications

Applied knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of best practices and evolving global evidence in the field of nutrition and food systems

  • Knowledge of the global nutrition donor environment, including detailed understanding USAID’s interests and investments in nutrition

  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated expertise in technical and business development writing and presentation skills

  • Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities

  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to influence others of the importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment

  • Competency in a second language preferred


  • Master’s degree or its international equivalent in the field of nutrition, public health, or a related field


  • 12+ years of relevant experience in the field of nutrition or public health

  • Demonstrated experience engaging with governments, normative bodies, or committees at global, regional or national level around nutrition or related fields

  • Demonstrated success in leading nutrition related business development efforts. Experience in development of USAID projects strongly preferred

  • Established networks and contacts within the global nutrition and public health field

  • Direct implementation experience in low to middle income countries (LMIC)

  • Experience providing technical support to LMIC required

Typical Physical Demands

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at a computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to move 5 - 25 pounds

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 25%

The expected hiring salary range for this role is listed below. FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

Hiring Salary Range: $70,000 - $160,000

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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

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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