Vacancies

Kampala, Uganda | Due: 06/30/17

Position Description

The ANTM will work closely with FEWS NET country, regional, and U.S. teams to support activities in Uganda. The successful candidate will report to the National Technical Manager (NTM) for Uganda and will collaboratively support the NTM to undertake the following activities:

  • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessments, and early warning analysis 
  • Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers through contributions to high quality reports and briefings and formal and informal meetings
  • Close collaboration with key network partners with more diffuse field presence, such as host-government counterparts, WFP, FAO, and UNICEF, among others
  • Network development through capacity strengthening with respect to FEWS NET’s tools and analysis

Activities

The primary objective of the ANTM in Uganda is to assist the NTM to collect information on food security drivers and outcomes through: field visits in the country, collaboration with local partners, and desk reviews and additional analysis of available secondary data. Information should be collected, compiled, and analyzed at least monthly, or as requested, and sent to the NTM to inform regular food security reporting and any additional FEWS NET activities. To achieve this objective, the main activities of the ANTM in Uganda include, but are not limited to assisting the NTM in:

  • Maintaining and updating FEWS NET’s knowledge base in Uganda. This knowledge base is composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, sub-national seasonal monitoring calendars, a commodity price database, a nutrition database, and other technical databases covering rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, etc.
  • Participating in technical activities including early warning, livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, markets and trade analysis, and developing/strengthening networks
  • Collaborating with national, regional, and international partners in food security monitoring and analysis, including through the implementation of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) protocols
  • Developing and maintaining strong, collaborative, and professional relations, both formal and informal, with the USAID Mission, the U.S. Embassy, and U.N. agency technical contacts, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve potential conflicts

Application Information

Chemonics International Inc. is looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work. The full job description for the Uganda ANTM position can be found in the attached Vacancy Announcement. Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/uganda_antm by June 30, 2017. All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. The position is based in Kampala, Uganda and is open to all qualified Ugandan candidates. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About FEWS NET

La Red de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana contra la Hambruna es un proveedor de primera línea de alertas tempranas y análisis sobre la inseguridad alimentaria. Creada por la USAID en 1985 con el fin de ayudar a los responsables de tomar decisiones a prever crisis humanitarias, FEWS NET proporciona análisis asentados en evidencia sobre unos 35 países. Entre los integrantes del equipo ejecutor figuran la NASA, NOAA, USDA y el USGS, así como Chemonics International Inc. y Kimetrica. Lea más sobre nuestro trabajo.

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