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Food Security Analyst

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Due Date: April 16, 2023
Food Security Analyst

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Chemonics International seeks a Food Security Analyst (FSA) that is part of the Decision Support Group (DSG), a unit within the Washington DC-based Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT). 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 on acute food insecurity situations at the country, regional, and global levels and 2) build FEWS NET staff and partners' food security analysis and strategic communications capacity. This position is preferred to be based in Washington, D.C., though US-based remote options may be considered for well qualified candidates.

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (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. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides global coverage through a mix of presence and remote monitoring. Chemonics houses FEWS NET’s Early Warning Team (EWT), a team charged with integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.

Minimum qualifications for this position include: 

  • 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 strongly preferred
  • 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;
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in French and/or Spanish language is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with field-based, local staff via telephone, e-mail, and other remote means is required
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills are required

To apply, please complete the general application form and upload your CV and cover letter at by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 16th.  
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. 

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