Vacancies

Open Vacancies

Due Date: January 28, 2019
Due Date: January 24, 2019
Khartoum, Sudan | Due: 01/31/19

FEWS NET seeks applications from qualified and experienced Sudanese professionals to fill one full-time Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM) position in Khartoum, Sudan. 

The ANTM will work closely with the National Technical Manager (NTM) to undertake activities in the following areas:
- Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessment, and early warning analysis
- Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers through high-quality reports and participation in briefings and formal and informal meetings
- Close collaboration with key partners, such as host government ministries, UN agencies, and international and local NGOs, among others
- Supporting network development by addressing identified gaps in effective early warning systems
- Project administration and management at the field office level, as designated by the NTM, including acting as NTM when required. 

The ANTM will assist the NTM to provide quality control for the deliverables of the project and will help ensure that activities and products are delivered in a timely manner.

The minimum qualifications for the Sudan ANTM position are as follows:
- Fluency in English and French is required, Spanish and/or local language skills desirable 
- An advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, social geography or related field. Significant, directly related professional experience can substitute for educational experience.
- At least two years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, or other related fields
- Strong spoken and written communication skills in English
- Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills are an advantage

The full job description for the Sudan Assistant National Technical Manager position can be found below. Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter to apply at https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/sudan_antm_2018 by January 31, 2019.

 

Maiduguri, Nigeria | Due: 01/28/19

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, DC, has been contracted by USAID to manage FEWS NET’s technical and field activities. Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced Nigerian professionals to fill one full-time Food Security Specialist (FSS) position in Maiduguri, 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:
- Developing and updating seasonal food security and nutrition monitoring plans for select areas and conducting rapid assessments based on these plans
- Reporting on assessment findings related to the food security, nutrition, and livelihoods situations and preparing associated technical trip reports and written and oral briefing information
- Monitoring changes in market and food access, humanitarian assistance, livelihoods, nutritional status, security, and population displacements in specific areas
- Participating in multi-agency humanitarian needs assessments as necessary, and providing verbal and written briefings during the field trip and/or upon returning from the field on the food security and nutrition situation of the area assessed 

Minimum qualifications for the Nigeria FSS position are:
- An advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography. Significant, directly related professional experience can substitute for educational experience
- At least two years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, or another related field
- Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local languages is an advantage
- Strong spoken and written communication skills in English
- Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills are an advantage

Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter to apply at https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/nigeria_fss_2019 by January 28, 2019. 

Kampala, Uganda | Due: 01/24/19

FEWS NET/Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified and experienced Ugandan professionals to fill one full-time Administrative Assitant (AA) position in Uganda. The AA will serve as a member of the administrative support team on the FEWS NET project, supporting the office manager and national technical manager to facilitate the administrative and financial operations of the FEWS NET office and, in the absence of the office manager, providing financial and clerical support services.

The minimum qualifications for the Uganda Administrative Assistant position are:

- Bachelor’s degree in administrative management, finance or other relevant field 
- Excellent speaking and writing skills in English required
- Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office required 
- A minimum of 2 years of operations experience with strong organizational, management, and administrative skills required, experience with an international organization preferred
- Relevant experience in office administration, including basic accounting and operations management experience
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be a strong team player
- Present a professional demeanor and exercise professional judgment
- Ability to prioritize work assignments to foster timely work completion
- Excellent and demonstrated organizational skills
- Ability to perform well with minimal supervision
- Demonstrate leadership, integrity and versatility.

The Administrative Assistant will be based in the FEWS NET Uganda office located in Kampala and is open to all qualified Ugandan citizens. Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter here: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/admin_assistant_uganda by January 24, 2019.

 

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.

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