Open Vacancies

Due Date: Novembre 30, 2021
Washington, D.C. or Remote-based | Due: 11/30/21

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Markets and Trade (M&T) advisor based in Washington, D.C. While the preference is for the M&T advisor to be based in D.C., qualified candidates living outside of D.C., and in countries where FEWS NET operates outside of the U.S. will also be considered. 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 insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.

The M&T advisor will contribute to providing high-quality and effective early warning of threats to food security associated with price and market shocks, and support efforts to mitigate food insecurity and prevent food crises through the provision of actionable market-related food security analyses.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Fluency in English required; French and/or Spanish language skills desirable.

  • Education and experience in a discipline relevant to the M&T work of FEWS NET (e.g., PhD and at least two years of relevant experience; Master’s degree and at least four years of relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of relevant experience; less than a Bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of relevant experience).

  • Relevant education includes, especially, agricultural economics. Relevant work experience includes humanitarian and/or development work, of which at least two years must be directly relevant experience in food security, contingency and response planning, and decision support; overseas and management experience highly desired.

  • Detailed knowledge of, and experience with, global network M&T partners.


Please refer and view the full job description for the M&T advisor by clicking on the "Read More" button below. To apply, please complete the general application form and upload your CV and cover letter at by November 30th, 2021.

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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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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