Open Vacancies

Washington D.C. | Due: 01/31/21
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a Communications and Information Design Specialist to be based in Washington D.C. 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 Inc., implements 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.

The communications and information design specialist is responsible for working with the EWT, under the overall guidance of the FEWS NET EWT deputy chief of party-analysis (DCOP-A), to support efforts to effectively communicate information, analysis, and reporting to key audiences through mediums including monthly reports, special publications, multimedia platforms, traditional and social media, and external briefings, workshops, presentations, and events.

- Fluency in English is required; additional language skills in French and/or Spanish are desirable.
- Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to strategic communications, graphic design, or communication design is required; an advanced degree in a relevant discipline is desirable.
- 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 in communications related to humanitarian programs and/or international development, including demonstrated experience translating technical messages into non-technical products for diverse audiences.
- Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills are required.

Application instructions
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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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