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Director, Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) IDIQ

Washington DC | Washington D.C.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) IDIQ


FHI 360 anticipates the release of a Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) IDIQ to provide the USG with impartial and rigorous information on food insecurity to help it better design programs that address the root causes of food insecurity. The anticipated global initiative will support four main pillars of activities including emergency food security analysis of current and future acute food insecurity worldwide; analysis of the dynamics of food insecurity to deepen understanding of the root causes, and identify solutions to enhance food security; design and management of data knowledge and learning hub to capture knowledge and share; and scientific innovations and technical support related to core mission.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity) Director for an anticipated five-year global project producing credible, evidence-driven, and timely analysis of food insecurity around the world. The IDIQ Director will serve as the primary point of contact with USAID for procedural and substantive matters and will be responsible for the technical aspects of contract performance, procurement, personnel, reporting, and other management-related requirements of the contract. This position involves planning, administration, coordination, financial management, and managing relationships with partners, the client, and other stakeholders.

  • Provides central management and oversight of the IDIQ and high-level oversight of and coordination between awarded task orders.
  • Manages relationships with partners, and meets with subcontractors regularly to exchange information.
  • Coordinates responses to task order requests
  • Leads annual work planning process on behalf of the consortium and in close coordination with all USG partners
  • Represents the organization in quarterly team meetings as required.
  • Collaborates with USAID central and field activity managers, technical officers, and contracting officers, and other USG representatives.
  • Meets and consults regularly with the IDIQ contracting officer’s representative (COR) and serves as the point of contact for the client.
  • Leads reporting to USAID technical and contract personnel in accordance with USAID reporting requirements.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, schedules, monitors, and ensures quality control for all IDIQ contracted tasks and functions in a consistent and transparent manner.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in international work with increasing responsibility, of which at least 5 years’ experience in areas including food security and livelihoods, climate and resilience, agriculture and market development, research and technology development, and knowledge management.
  • At least five years of IDIQ management experience on global or regional initiatives, and task order management experience.
  • Previous experience managing large and complex USAID projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa,or Latin America and the Caribbean regions;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage challenging projects with public and private sector stakeholders, and ability to work with multiple USG entities.
  • Preference for candidates with deep understanding of technology tools and products for analysis, modeling, forecasting, or product development.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills, including an ability to interact effectively with government counterparts and private sector executives;
  • English level IV (fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking; a second language preferred, either French or Spanish.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Washington DC | Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Nutrition
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-31

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