The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, is a leading provider of objective, evidence-based food security analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, the project currently covers about 36 countries. Led by USAID, FEWS NET implementing partners include NASA, NOAA, USGS, USDA, Kimetrica, and Chemonics, which manages the Washington technical office and more than 20 field offices in Africa, Central Asia, Central America, and Haiti.
FEWS NET received a formal request for market and trade-related reporting in specific areas of interest in arid and semi-arid Kenya, southern Malawi, and southern Madagascar. FEWS NET is looking for a GIS consultant to create a variety of maps for three different countries based on primary and secondary data, which will be provided to the consultant by FEWS NET.
The consultant will be responsible for the delivery of 40-45 maps to the FEWS NET home office staff. The submission of maps will be staggered by country with six final submissions in total. Approximately one week before the final submission date, FEWS NET home office staff will provide the required description of the map and layers, scope of the map (national or area of interest-focused), required data, and shape-files. All maps should include a polygon outlining the area of interest, and maps for Malawi and Kenya should include major lakes.
Preference is for individuals in the Washington DC area, but individuals in other locations will also be considered. Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter to: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/gis_consultant by June 22, 2018.
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 South Sudanese professionals to fill one full-time Food Security Monitor (FSM) position in Bor, South Sudan. The successful candidate will report to the FEWS NET Food Security Specialist (FSS) for South Sudan, under the overall supervision of FEWS NET’s National Technical Manager (NTM) for South Sudan.
The main activities of the FSM in Bor include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Monitor and provide monthly updates on status or changes in various food security indicators which include:
• Changes in key food sources, depending on the month or season
• Changes in prices of staple foods and livestock
• Changes in climatic conditions
• Flows of key staples into markets
• Collect information to support analysis of reasons for abnormal changes in food security indicators and provide associated monthly updates both verbally and in writing.
• With the support of the FEWS NET South Sudan FSS and NTM, collaborate with FEWS NET partners on relevant food security activities in select areas of the country.
• Participate in seasonal meetings which include formal and informal training on food security topics, evaluation of food security monitoring progress, and discussion of challenges experienced and potential solutions.
• Participate in and debrief the FEWS NET South Sudan FSS and, as requested, NTM on results of food security coordination meetings located in the FSM’s coverage area.
• Disseminate FEWS NET monthly reports to state offices and report any feedback.
• Participate in food security assessments, crop assessments, and/or other inter-agency emergency assessments in the assigned coverage area and/or other areas, as requested.
• Collaborate with relevant food security offices at the State level, including: CLiMIS, MAF, MARF, SSRRC, IPC focal points, and Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster (FSL-C) members.
• Liaise with USAID monitors and WFP food security monitoring systems teams, as needed.
• Complete other related tasks as assigned.
Interested candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter to: https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/southsudan_fsm_bor by June 28, 2018.