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Food security analyst

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

Chemonics seeks a food security analyst for the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET III). FEWS NET is the world's premier provider of high-quality food security analysis and early warning. The Food Security Analyst (B) position is part of the Decision Support Group (DSG), an eight-person unit within the Washington DC-based FEWS NET Technical Team. The Technical Team is comprised of senior management and livelihoods, markets and trade, nutrition, remote monitoring, and communications technical staff, in addition to the DSG. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Synthesize market and trade, nutrition, livelihoods, and other food-security analysis for the development of regular, high-quality early warning information products
  • Review field-authored food security reporting (primarily for presence countries)
  • Contribute to the monthly Food Assistance Outlook Brief for senior Food for Peace staff
  • Develop and present technical briefings to U.S. government staff and other partners
  • Conduct field visits to support assessments and technical analysis
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for food security and response planning analysis and for contingency planning processes
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen data collection, analysis, and information dissemination capacity among host-country, nongovernmental organizations, donor partners, and field staff
  • Provide relevant technical and geographic guidance in area of expertise (e.g., agricultural economics, livelihoods, nutrition, and pastoralism/livestock)
  • Lead and contribute to development of guidance materials in early warning, decision support, and reporting
  • Support activities to enhance field representatives' and partners' understanding of food security early warning and decision support processes
  • Travel as required (up to 25 percent of the time) to provide in-country support to FEWS NET field staff and partners
  • Reports to the FEWS NET decision support advisor and will work closely with other members of the DSG, technical team, and field staff

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a field relevant to food security required
  • Authorization to work in the United States required
  • Minimum three years of professional experience related to food security, livelihoods, nutrition, economic development, or related programming
  • Minimum two years of experience working in developing countries
  • Strong household-level food security analysis skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with field-based, local staff via telephone and e-mail
  • Experience with the Household Economy Approach preferred
  • Experience working with USAID preferred
  • GIS skills preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required; French or Spanish proficiency preferred

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://www1.apply2jobs.com/Chemonics/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=946&CurrentPage=1 by October 23, 2015. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Chemonics
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Nutrition
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-23

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