Administration Officer – FHI360, Ethiopia

Category:  Development and Project Management, Health Care
Location:  Addis Ababa
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time

Job Description


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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Job Summary:

Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year USAID-funded project with the following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2) Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems.

FHI 360 is seeking an Administration Officer. This position will provide support and assistance to the IDDS technical team on project management and implementation activities in Ethiopia.  S/he will coordinate with the FHI 360 Country Office to provide critical operations support to the technical team.  S/he will be responsible for administrative duties including travel and logistics arrangements, technical team event arrangement and visitor liaison functions.  S/he will ensure that all office functions – including financial transactions, banking transfers and payments are handled efficiently and on time.

Technical Responsibilities:

·         Provide support to the technical and program staff/team including secretarial duties, such as word processing, filing, scheduling and confirmation of appointments etc. Develop and maintain a comprehensive electronic and paper filing system.

·         Assist with the planning, logistics and management of meetings, workshops and trainings and be responsible for taking and disseminating the minutes of meetings.

·         Set up, maintain and update the filing system to include project documents including work plans, project reports, project updates and other project – related documents. Maintain and distribute project materials as appropriate or as directed by senior project staff.

·         Assist technical team members with the preparation of routine and ad hoc project reports, such as weekly updates, annual work plans, etc.

·         Responsible for coordinating travel authorization (TA) and travel expense reports of staff and coordinate with accounting and finance staff to ensure timely submission of the TAs and TERs. Make staff travel arrangements e.g. hotel bookings, ticketing, travel insurance etc.

·         Visa processing and related issue for HQ/ESARO staff when come to CO

·         Assist in maintaining and updating of inventory of office furniture, office supplies and other office equipment.

·         Make sure that all borrowed equipment is returned after use by staff and/or consultants.

·         Assist local procurement in accordance with FHl360 and USAID regulations and procurement plans, including oversight of all bids and billing as appropriate.

·         Deliver or forward the approved purchase order to selected supplier for verification and confirmation of the order and collect the purchased items.

·         Perform other incidental duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Competencies and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business studies, Secretarial Science & Office Management, Management, Accounting or other related field.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in office management and administration.
  • Must have prior work experience on USAID programs with USAID/PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Working knowledge of office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be well organized, self-starter with attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and good command in both written and spoken French and English.
  • Must have experience with U.S. government rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO environment.
  • Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.
  • Experience of proactively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately communicating these to the project staff and country office as needed.
  • Able to work independently and on a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.
  • Ability to travel within country if needed.

How to Apply

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions. And interested candidates are encouraged to email their updated resume and cover letter as one document to to be received by October 24, 2021. Please make sure you write the position title you are applying for in the subject line.


FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

Women applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted