Vacancies

Goma, DRC | Due: 09/01/17

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Position Description

FEWS NET maintains offices in a number of countries in Africa, Central America, Central Asia, and the Caribbean. The Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM) in DRC will work closely with FEWS NET country, regional, and U.S. teams to support activities in the country. The successful candidate will report to the National Technical Manager (NTM) for DRC 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, UNICEF, and international, regional, and national 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 DRC 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 DRC include, but are not limited to assisting the NTM in:

  • Maintaining and updating FEWS NET’s knowledge base for DRC. 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 analyses, and network development/strengthening
  • 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 US Embassy, and United Nations agency technical contacts, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve potential conflicts
  • Contributing to the documentation and files of the project and updating essential data used in early warning and food security monitoring and assessment
  • Conducting field assessments of food security conditions either independently of jointly with partners
  • Providing information requested by the NTM for all monthly reporting requirements, including FSOs, FSO Updates, and key messages; regular briefings to US Government counterparts and other partners, etc.
  • Participating in cluster meetings, including the food security and livelihood cluster and nutrition information working group, using them as an opportunity to also advance the network development strategy for the country
  • Contributing to other FEWS NET information products required locally and by the Washington-based technical team
  • Participating in network development through capacity strengthening with respect to FEWS NET’s tools and analysis
  • Other related tasks that may be assigned from time to time

The ANTM in DRC will work in collaboration and coordination with other FEWS NET colleagues based in Goma, Harare, and Pretoria, 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 DRC, and some international travel within sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may also be required.

Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/drc_antm by September 1, 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 Goma, DRC and is open to all qualified Congolese candidates. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Goma, DRC | Due: 09/01/17

Pour voir cette annonce en français, veuillez cliquer sur ce lien

Position Description

FEWS NET maintains offices in a number of countries in Africa, Central America, Central Asia, and the Caribbean. The Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM) in DRC will work closely with FEWS NET country, regional, and U.S. teams to support activities in the country. The successful candidate will report to the National Technical Manager (NTM) for DRC 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, UNICEF, and international, regional, and national 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 DRC 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 DRC include, but are not limited to assisting the NTM in:

  • Maintaining and updating FEWS NET’s knowledge base for DRC. 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 analyses, and network development/strengthening
  • 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 US Embassy, and United Nations agency technical contacts, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve potential conflicts
  • Contributing to the documentation and files of the project and updating essential data used in early warning and food security monitoring and assessment
  • Conducting field assessments of food security conditions either independently of jointly with partners
  • Providing information requested by the NTM for all monthly reporting requirements, including FSOs, FSO Updates, and key messages; regular briefings to US Government counterparts and other partners, etc.
  • Participating in cluster meetings, including the food security and livelihood cluster and nutrition information working group, using them as an opportunity to also advance the network development strategy for the country
  • Contributing to other FEWS NET information products required locally and by the Washington-based technical team
  • Participating in network development through capacity strengthening with respect to FEWS NET’s tools and analysis
  • Other related tasks that may be assigned from time to time

The ANTM in DRC will work in collaboration and coordination with other FEWS NET colleagues based in Goma, Harare, and Pretoria, 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 DRC, and some international travel within sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may also be required.

Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/drc_antm by September 1, 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 Goma, DRC and is open to all qualified Congolese candidates. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Due: 09/04/17

Position Description
FEWS NET monitors Tanzania as a non-presence, remote monitoring country. To supports its remote monitoring activities, FEWS NET is proposing to hire a Food Security Monitor in Tanzania to collect secondary information from partners and primary information during field visits, when necessary, and to strengthen FEWS NET’s relationships with partners.
The Food Security Monitor for Tanzania will collect, evaluate, and report on information regarding food security conditions and observed anomalies in food security-relevant indicators and assist with classification of current and projected food security outcomes. S/He will facilitate access to food security-related data and information, maintain contact with food security partners in Tanzania, and support/participate in relevant meetings and activities as necessary.

Activities
The main activites of the Food Security Monitor for Tanzania include, but are not limited to:
•Collect relevant food security information from partners.
•Maintain strong relationship with partners (e.g., WFP, FAO, local government ministries, etc).
•Deliver information on current and expected food security conditions and assist with classification of current and expected food security outcomes in Tanzania through various reports to the FEWS NET East Africa Regional Office.
•Supervise cross-border data collection by cross-border monitor
•Participate in IPC analyses of Tanzania as required.
•Participate, to the extent possible, in food security-focused information sharing meetings, including those MUCHALI convenes, and follow developments from these meetings closely when in-person participation is not possible.
•Maintain regular contact with the FEWS NET colleagues in the East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi and Home Office in Washington, DC.
•Travel to areas of concern within Tanzania to collect primary data and information, if necessary.

Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/tanzania_fsm2, by 4th September 2017. This position is based in Dar es Salaam and is open all qualified Tanzanian national citizens.  No telephone inquiries.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Juba, South Sudan | Due: 08/29/17

Position Description
The Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM) in South Sudan will work closely with FEWS NET country, regional, and U.S. teams to support activities in the country. The successful candidate will report to the National Technical Manager (NTM) for South Sudan 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, UNICEF, and international, regional, and national 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 South Sudan 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 South Sudan include, but are not limited to assisting the NTM in:
•Maintaining and updating FEWS NET’s knowledge base for South Sudan. 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 analyses, and network development/strengthening
•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 US Embassy, and United Nations agency technical contacts, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve potential conflicts

The ANTM in South Sudan will work in collaboration and coordination with other FEWS NET colleagues based in Juba and Nairobi, 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 South Sudan, and some international travel within sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may also be required.

Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/southsudan_antm by August 29, 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 Juba, South Sudan and is open to all qualified South Sudanese candidates. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.