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Due Date: December 7, 2022
Due Date: December 7, 2022
Due Date: November 30, 2022
Kabul, Afghanistan | Due: 12/07/22

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time deputy country representative based in Kabul, Afghanistan. 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 FEWS NET EWT maintains offices in a number of countries in Africa, Central America, Central Asia, and the Caribbean. The deputy country representative (DCR) will work closely with the country representative (CR) to undertake activities in the project office in the following areas:

  • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessment, and early warning analysis
  • Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers through high-quality reports and participation in briefings and formal and informal meetings
  • Close collaboration with key partners, such as host government ministries, UN agencies, and international and local NGOs, among others
  • Supporting partnership and network development by addressing identified gaps in effective early warning systems
  • Project administration and management at the field office level, as designated by the CR, including acting as CR when required.

The DCR will assist the CR to provide quality control for the deliverables of the project and will help ensure that activities and products are delivered in a timely manner.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; 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 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.
  • 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 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/af_dcr by 11:59 p.m. EST on 7 December 2022.

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.

Kabul, Afghanistan | Due: 12/07/22

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time administrative assistant based in Kabul, Afghanistan. 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 FEWS NET EWT maintains field offices in Africa, Central America, Asia, and the Caribbean. The administrative assistant (AA) is responsible for assisting the office manager/accountant (OM/A) in administrative support for the country office. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, recordkeeping and filing, updating administrative systems, inventory management, bookkeeping, and coordinating with support staff and others to meet the administrative needs of the country office.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required, local language skills relevant to the region are desirable
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is required. Significant, directly related professional experience may be substituted for education experience
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience in an equivalent position
  • Prior international donor project experience is preferred
  • Familiar with the MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel software

Please refer and view the full job description 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/af_aa by December 7, 2022 (11:59pm EST). 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: 11/30/22

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time deputy country representative (DCR) 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 Guatemala DCR will work closely with the Guatemala country representative (CR) to undertake activities in the project office, provide quality control for the deliverables of the project, and will help ensure that activities and products are delivered in a timely manner.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish is required; 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 two years of relevant experience (with Ph.D.), four years of relevant experience (with a Master’s degree), or six years of relevant experience (with a 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
  • 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 Guatemala DCR 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/gt_dcr_ewt by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30th, 2022.  
 
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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About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
Learn more About Us.

Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics