Vacancies

Washington, DC | Due: 02/04/23

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Food Security Analyst based in Washington, DC. FEWS NET is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis.

Chemonics International (Chemonics) implements the FEWS NET EWT, a team charged with integrated emergency food security analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.

This position is part of the Decision Support Group (DSG), a unit within the Washington DC-based FEWS NET team. The FSAs work closely with other FEWS NET EWT colleagues in the home, regional, and field offices to accomplish the DSG’s two primary objectives: 1) facilitate development and communication of timely, high-quality, actionable decision support at the country, regional, and global levels and 2) build FEWS NET staff and partners' food security analysis and strategic communications capacity. 

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Fluency in English is required; French and/or Spanish language skills are highly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography is required

  • At least two years of relevant experience (with PhD), four years of relevant experience (with Master’s degree), or six years of relevant experience (with Bachelor’s degree) is required. Relevant experience includes working on food security information systems, food security analysis, early warning, or other related fields; experience working with UN agencies and/or NGOs is desirable

Please refer and view the full job description for the Food Security Analyst by clicking on the "Read More" button below. To apply, please complete the general application form and upload your CV and cover letter at https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=5385  by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 4, 2023.  

All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Guatemala City, Guatemala | Due: 02/10/23

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Regional Data Entry Clerk based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. FEWS NET is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis.

Chemonics International (Chemonics) implements the FEWS NET EWT, a team charged with integrated emergency food security analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.

The Regional Data Entry Clerk for the LAC regional office will perform data entry tasks by compiling and verifying relevant data to understand food security conditions required for food security analysis. These data are then reviewed by the Regional Data Assistant (RDA) for quality control and transmission to the FEWS NET Data Warehouse.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Basic written and spoken English is required.
  • Diversified Secondary or Vocational Level (Bachillerato, Perito Contador, Perito Agricola)
  • Good command of Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Word, and Excel), including typing, scanning, and internet research are required. • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize efficiently are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others at all levels.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented.

Please refer and view the full job description for the Regional Data Entry Clerk by clicking on the "Read More" button below. To apply, please complete the general application form and upload your CV and cover letter at https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/lac_data_entry_clerk by 11:59 p.m. EST  on February 10th

All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For applicants located in the EU, please see Chemonics Data Privacy Notice linked here:  https://chemonics.com/eu-recruiting-data-privacy-notice/

Southern Africa Region | Due: 02/10/23

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Deputy Regional Representative - Regional Food Security Specialist (DRR-RFSS) preferably be based in Harare, Zimbabwe at the FEWS NET regional office; however, the DRR‐RFSS position may be based in another country within the Southern Africa region where FEWS NET has an operational presence at the discretion of the FEWS NET EWT. FEWS NET is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis.

Chemonics International (Chemonics) implements the FEWS NET EWT, a team charged with integrated emergency food security analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.


The deputy regional representative (DRR) designation is provided to a regional food security specialist (RFSS) who serves in a deputy capacity to the RR. The DRR‐RFSS is a member of the regional technical team who is a generalist in food security analysis or who specializes in one of the following technical fields:

  • Livelihoods
  • Markets and Trade
  • Nutrition

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; other local language skills relevant to the region are desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography is required; advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher) is desirable
  • At least six years of relevant experience (with PhD), ten years of relevant experience (with Master’s degree), or 15 years of relevant experience (with Bachelor’s degree) is required. Relevant experience includes working on food security information systems, food security analysis, early warning, or other related fields; experience working with UN agencies and/or NGOs is desirable
  • Must be currently serving as a regional food security specialist
  • Previous experience with the IPC or CH is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively conduct assessments, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and analyze information from relevant sectors using both qualitative and quantitative methods is required
  • Demonstrated leadership capacities and an ability to work independently, when necessary is required, as are strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and report‐writing skills are required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, including demonstrated ability to coordinate productively with diverse partner stakeholders (e.g., UN, non‐governmental organizations, host government entities) and multidisciplinary, multicultural teams, and to work effectively with remote‐based colleagues.
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are required; ability to effectively use statistical software packages and/or GIS applications is desirable.

Please refer and view the full job description for the DRR-RFSS by clicking on the "Read More" button below. To apply, please complete the general application form and upload your CV and cover letter at https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/ewt_sa_drr_rfss by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 10th

All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For applicants located in the EU, please see Chemonics Data Privacy Notice linked here:  https://chemonics.com/eu-recruiting-data-privacy-notice/

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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