Open Vacancies

Due Date: Juillet 16, 2019
Washington D.C. | Due: 07/16/19
FEWS NET/Chemonics International is seeking a Food Security Analyst to join the Decision Support Group to serve as a regional focal point for food security analysis, decision support, and information requests for one or two geographic regions. The Food Security Analyst position is part of the Decision Support Group (DSG), a unit within the Washington DC-based FEWS NET Technical Team. 
The main responsibilities of this position will broadly include:
  • Synthesis of market and trade, nutrition, livelihoods, and other food-security analysis for the development of regular, high-quality early warning information products
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests for food security and response planning analysis and other support for response and contingency planning processes
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen data collection, analysis, and information dissemination capacity among host-country, NGO, and donor partners and field staff

The minimum qualifications for the Food Security Analyst position are:

  • Advanced degree in a field related to food security or other relevant areas; directly related professional experience in providing acute food security analysis and analysis support can substitute for education experience
  • Minimum two years of experience working in developing countries; a combination of directly related professional experience in providing acute food security analysis and analysis support combined with experience living abroad can substitute for work experience in developing countries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with field-based, local staff via telephone and e-mail
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and database management
  • Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS mapping software preferred
  • Household-level food security analysis skills preferred
  • Experience with the Household Economy Approach preferred
  • Experience working on USAID-funded activities preferred
  • Authorization to work in the United States required
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity and versatility 
  • English fluency required; French and/or Spanish language skills highly preferred.

The food security analyst will be based full-time at the FEWS NET home office in Washington, D.C., and will travel as required (up to 25 percent of the time) to provide in-country support to FEWS NET field staff and partners. The analyst will work under the direct supervision of the FEWS NET Decision Support Advisor, or their designate, and will work closely with other members of the DSG, technical team, and field staff.

The full job description can be viewed below. Interested candidates should apply to the Food Security Analyst position at this link by July 16, 2019. 


Le Réseau des systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine est l’un des principaux prestataires d’alertes précoces et d’analyses de l’insécurité alimentaire. Constitué par l’USAID en 1985 pour aider les décideurs à planifier pour les crises humanitaires, FEWS NET fournit des analyses factuelles  concernant quelque 35 pays. Les membres des équipes de mise en œuvre incluent la NASA, la NOAA, le département américain de l ‘Agriculture (USDA) et le gouvernement des États-Unis (USGS), de même que Chemonics International Inc. et Kimetrica. Vous trouverez d’autres informations sur notre travail.

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