Vacancies

Washington, DC | Due: 12/30/17

Description

Chemonics seeks a nutrition advisor to support the USAID‐funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The current phase of FEWS NET focuses on nutrition and health issues, in particular, how a better understanding of these issues can improve the project's food security analysis and early warning. FEWS NET seeks a highly qualified and motivated nutrition advisor to lead this aspect of the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide technical guidance on the inclusion and use of health and nutrition information in food security monitoring, assessments, and analysis, including scenario building and integrated food security phase classification (IPC)
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a database of nutrition and health survey data for each of FEWS NET’s presence countries
  • Oversee the development of nutrition context documents for select FEWS NET countries
  • Conduct nutrition causal analysis (NCA) studies to understand the causes of undernutrition in different contexts
  • Provide technical guidance on the implementation of food security and nutrition (e.g. SMART) surveys and assessments
  • Actively contribute to the IPC nutrition technical working group
  • Facilitate nutrition trainings to FEWS NET staff and external partners
  • Manage, coordinate, and support two regional nutrition specialists and two national nutrition officers for the project
  • Promote and support collaboration with local, regional, and international partners in health and nutrition-related activities
  • Propose innovative initiatives and tools that will contribute to early warning
  • Provide guidance to the development and refinement of the approach to health and nutrition related methods and products
  • Promote and support collaboration with local, regional, and international partners in health and nutrition‐related activities
  • Provide input to and participation in the preparation and dissemination of decision‐support products, including monthly reports, special reports, alerts, and briefings
  • Collaborate with FEWS NET implementation partners in carrying out project activities
  • Support the development and strengthening of global partners and food security systems
  • Ensure that there is efficiency and effectiveness in the management and compliance of the contractual requirements


Application instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 . No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
 
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Washington, DC | Due: 10/29/17

Description

Chemonics seeks a Deputy Decision Support Advisor to support the USAID‐funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) from our project office in Washington, DC. The current phase of FEWS NET focuses on nutrition and health issues, in particular, how a better understanding of these issues can improve the project's food security analysis and early warning. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 

Responsibilities include: 

Serving as a food security analyst for a small portfolio of countries (~60% of LOE). Specific duties include:

  • Synthesizing market and trade, nutrition, livelihoods, and other analysis for the development of regular, high-quality early warning information products. Illustrative tasks include the review of field-authored food security reporting (primarily for presence countries), contribution to the monthly Food Assistance Outlook Brief for senior Food for Peace staff, development and presentation of technical briefings to USG staff and other partners, and field visits to support assessments and technical analysis.
  • Responding to ad hoc requests for food security and response planning analysis and other support for response and contingency planning processes. When potential or ongoing food security crises are identified
  • Providing technical assistance to strengthen data collection, analysis, and information dissemination capacity among host-country, NGO, and donor partners and field staff.

Supporting the Decision Support Advisor to manage the Decision Support Group (~40% of LOE). Key areas of support include:

  • Supporting the production and delivery of high-quality, targeted, regular and ad hoc decision support, including written reports and briefings.
  • Contributing, necessary, to response and contingency planning processes.
  • Assisting with the development of guidance and capacity building efforts related to decision support.
  • Assisting with management of DSG staff and Group administration

Application instructions: 
Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by October 29. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Washington, DC | Due: 10/29/17

Description
Chemonics seeks a Food Security Analyst to support the USAID‐funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) from our project office in Washington, DC. The current phase of FEWS NET focuses on nutrition and health issues, in particular, how a better understanding of these issues can improve the project's food security analysis and early warning. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 
 
Responsibilities include:

  • Synthesizing market and trade, nutrition, livelihoods, and other food-security analysis for the development of regular, high-quality early warning information products. Illustrative tasks include the review of field-authored food security reporting, contribution to the monthly Food Assistance Outlook Brief for senior Food for Peace staff, development and presentation of technical briefings to USG staff and other partners, the writing of special reports, and field visits to support assessments and technical analysis.
  • Responding to ad hoc requests for food security and response planning analysis and other support for response and contingency planning processes. When potential or ongoing food security crises are identified, the Food Security Analyst will play a lead role in developing analytical and decision-support strategies to effectively develop and communicate pertinent information on the crises, their causes, and potential response options to decision makers.
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen data collection, analysis, and information dissemination capacity among host-country, NGO, and donor partners and field staff.


Application instructions:
Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by October 29. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
 

Abuja, Nigeria | Due: 10/24/17

Position Description

FEWS NET maintains offices in a number of countries in Africa, Central America, Central Asia, and the Caribbean. The ANTM will work closely with FEWS NET country, regional, and U.S. teams to support activities in Nigeria. The successful candidate will report to the National Technical Manager (NTM) for Nigeria and will collaboratively support the NTM to undertake the following activities:

  • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessment, and early warning analysis; 
  • Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers through contributions to high quality reports and participation in briefings and formal and informal meetings;
  • Close collaboration with key network partners, including those with a more diffuse field presence, such as host-government counterparts, United Nations (UN) agencies (e.g., WFP, FAO, and UNICEF), and regional and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), among others;
  • Network development through capacity strengthening with respect to FEWS NET’s tools and analysis.

Activities

The primary objective of the ANTM in Nigeria 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 shared with 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 Nigeria include, but are not limited to, assisting the NTM in:

  • Maintaining and updating a knowledge base composed of, at a minimum: livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, sub-national seasonal monitoring calendars, commodity price data, nutrition data, and other technical data covering levels of rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, etc.;
  • Developing and updating seasonal monitoring plans and undertaking food security monitoring;
  • Providing high quality and effective early warning of threats to food security and supporting efforts to mitigate food insecurity and prevent food crises through the effective communication of actionable food security analysis;
  • Other related tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

The ANTM in Nigeria will work in collaboration and coordination with FEWS NET colleagues based in Abuja and elsewhere in West Africa, as well as the Washington DC-based Decision Support Group and technical advisors, and any other technical staff, as appropriate, to ensure high technical standards and timeliness of the FEWS NET products and activities to which they contribute. The ANTM will be required to travel regularly within Nigeria, and some international may also be required.

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 Nigeria ANTM position can be found in the attached document. Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/nigeria_antm by October 24, 2017 at the latest. All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria, and is open to all qualified Nigerian 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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