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Due Date: October 7, 2022
Due Date: October 16, 2022
Due Date: September 30, 2022
Washington, D.C. or Remote-based | Due: 10/07/22

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Security and Conflict Advisor based in Washington, DC. This position is preferred to be based in Washington, D.C., though US-based remote options may be considered for well qualified candidates.

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 security and conflict advisor leads global security and conflict analysis for the FEWS NET Early Warning Team (EWT). This includes overseeing the security, risk evaluation and mitigation, and emergency response for all EWT staff, offices, and activities. The security and conflict advisor also supports improvements in the EWT’s ability to monitor, analyze, and report on conflict – a key driver of emergency food insecurity – and supports the growth and inputs of the conflict sector for EWT reporting.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Fluency in English is required; additional language skills in French and/or Spanish are desirable
  • Education and experience in a discipline relevant to the conflict and security sector 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) is required. Relevant work experience includes humanitarian and/or development work, of which at least two years must be directly relevant experience in security, operations, risk, and/or project management or other technically relevant areas
  • Demonstrated ability to implement security platforms for civilian operations in conflict zones, to include successful crisis management, is required
  • In-depth knowledge of conflict-affected geographies, preferably in a humanitarian context, with demonstrated experience conducting trend analysis and tracking conflict and/or security events, including but not limited to incidents of war, terrorism, unrest, and crime
  • Ability to leverage and synthesize information from in-country networks, media reports, social media, and paid information sources to determine drivers of conflict and triangulate conflict trends
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple staff and project teams is required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings is required
  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 6-10 weeks per year is required

Please view the full job description for this position by clicking on the "Read More" button below. To apply, please submit your application at: https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=5123 by October 7, 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. For applicants located in the EU, please see Chemonics Data Privacy Notice linked here:  https://chemonics.com/eu-recruiting-data-privacy-notice/

Washington, DC | Due: 10/16/22

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Data Management and GIS Specialist based in Washington, DC. 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 FEWS NET EWT seeks a Data Management and GIS Specialist who has experience working with a variety of complex and large datasets, preferably within the humanitarian context, to provide support to ongoing data management and GIS activities across the team’s sectors (e.g., Decision Support, Markets and Trade, Livelihoods, Nutrition). 

The Data Management and GIS Specialist will assist with the formatting of datasets for upload into the FDW. In addition, the Data Management and GIS Specialist will assist in the spatial and geographic coding of data, and GIS shapefile management. The individual will also support ongoing and future initiatives related to data collection and survey tools, the production of high-quality visual analyses, and data visualization tools (including interactive data monitoring products and tools).  

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; French, Spanish, and/or Arabic language skills are desired 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems, or a GIS-related field 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 professional experience with GIS platforms, data science, data curation, and mobile data collection technologies. Demonstrated previous experience with statistical tools to perform analyses, such as Excel, PowerBI, or Tableau is required.  
  • Technical skills and knowledge in Python programming language is required 
  • Previous experience with mobile data collection tools (e.g., ODK, Magpi, KOBO), methods, and management is required  
  • Proficiency in the use of GIS software, with particular experience in ESRI products, is required—including a demonstrated ability to handle and process non-standardized data  

Please refer and view the full job description for this position by clicking on the "Read More" button below. To apply, please submit your application at: https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=5108   by October 16, 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. For applicants located in the EU, please see Chemonics Data Privacy Notice linked here: https://chemonics.com/eu-recruiting-data-privacy-notice/

Washington, D.C. | Due: 09/30/22

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time Francophone Food Security Analyst 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 (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 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 at the country, regional, and global levels and 2) build FEWS NET staff and partners' food security analysis and strategic communications capacity. Fluency in French is required for this position.

Minimum qualifications for this position include: 

  •  Fluency in English and French is required; Spanish language skills are highly 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
  • 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 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
  • Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS mapping and statistical software is desirable
  • Familiarity with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and/or Cadre Harmonisé (CH) is desirable

Please refer and view the full job description for the Food Security Analyst 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://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=5026 by 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 30th.  
 
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. 

For applicants located in the EU, please see Chemonics Data Privacy Notice linked here:  https://chemonics.com/eu-recruiting-data-privacy-notice/ 

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