Vacancies

Amman, Jordan | Due: 06/07/20

FEWS NET seeks applications from qualified and experienced professionals to fill one full-time Regional Food Security Specialist Consultant (RFSS-C) position in Amman, Jordan.

The RFSS-C for FEWS NET’s Rest of World region will work under the direct supervision of the Early Warning Team Regional Representative for the Rest of World region or his/her designee. 

The main responsibilities of this role include
1. Monitoring, assessment, and other knowledge base activities
2. Integrated analysis and reporting
3. Partnership strengthening and expansion
 
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
- Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; Arabic, Dari, and/or other local language skills are highly desirable 
- Graduate degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography is desired; Bachelor’s degree 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; past experience working with UN agencies and/or non-governmental organizations is desirable

Please refer and view the full job description of the Regional Food Security Specialist Consultant for FEWS NET's Rest of World Region, by clicking on the PDF file link below. Interested and qualified candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/row_rfssc_fewsnet by June 7th, 2020.
 
All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. 

Washington, D.C. | Due: 05/29/20

FEWS NET/Chemonics seeks a highly qualified and motivated Markets and Trade Analyst to support the Washington, D.C. and field office operations for the markets and trade (M&T) sector. 

The Markets and Trade Analyst will provide support to prepare technical reports on commodity, livestock, labor, and financial markets, contribute to technical oversight of the project’s analytical approaches, and provide technical M&T support to the FEWS NET Early Warning Team’s home, regional, and field offices, and technical partners. 

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide technical oversight and/or prepare M&T-focused reports and decision-support products.
  • Contribute to population and expansion of FEWS NET’s data sets used for M&T analysis, with a focus on domains including prices, cross-border trade, and production data.
  • Analyze primary and secondary market data as inputs to the FEWS NET Early Warning Team’s integrated food security analysis.
  • Develop sector-relevant analytical methods and tools and train technical staff on the use of those tools.

The minimum qualifications for this position are: 

  • Authorization to work in the United States required
  • Fluency in English is required; French, Arabic, and/or Spanish language skills is/are desirable.
  • Graduate degree in a discipline relevant to the M&T work of FEWS NET, such as agricultural economics, is desired; Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the M&T work of FEWS NET is required.
  • At least two years of relevant experience (with a Ph.D.), four years of relevant experience (with a Master’s degree), or at least six years of relevant experience (with a Bachelor’s degree) is required. Some experience living and working in a region or country in which FEWS NET field staff work is preferable.
  • Experience building and using large databases to analyze markets, in particular agricultural markets, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods is required.

Please refer and view the full job description for the Markets and Trade Analyst position by clicking on the PDF file link below. Interested and qualified candidates should apply at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=3693  by May 29, 2020. 

Harare, Zimbabwe | Due: 05/25/20

FEWS NET seeks applications from qualified and experienced Zimbabwean or work permit professionals to fill one full-time Regional Food Security Specialist-Markets and Trade (RFSS-MT) position in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The RFSS–MT for Southern Africa will work with the Southern Africa Regional Representative (RR), the rest of the regional team, the country teams in the region, and partners to design, execute, and coordinate regional activities in the markets and trade technical area. 

The main responsibilities of this role include
1. Monitoring, analysis, and reporting
2. Technical capacity development and guidance
3. Leadership, representation, and liaison 
 
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
- Proficiency in written and spoken English is required and working proficiency in French is highly desired. Local language skills relevant to Southern Africa are also desirable.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher) in a discipline that is directly relevant to household/food economy and food security, including economics, agricultural economics, social science, etc. is required. Directly related professional experience can substitute for education experience.
- At least three years of relevant regional experience analyzing agricultural markets in Southern Africa is required.


Please refer and view the full job description for the Southern Africa Regional Food Security Specialist-Markets and Trade by clicking on the PDF file link below. Interested and qualified candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at https://fewsnet.formstack.com/forms/rfss_sa_fewsnet by May 25, 2020. 

All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. 

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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