Chemonics seeks a food security analyst (FSA) for the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT). This position is part of the Decision Support Group (DSG), a unit within the Washington DC-based FEWS NET team. 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. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (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. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides global coverage through a mix of presence and remote monitoring. Chemonics houses FEWS NET’s Early Warning Team (EWT), a team charged with integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.
Integrate market and trade, nutrition, livelihoods, and other food-security analysis for the development of regular, high-quality, integrated early warning information products
Technically and editorially review field-authored regular and ad hoc food security reporting
Contribute to the development of the monthly Food Assistance Outlook Brief for USAID/Washington staff
Develop and present technical briefings to USG staff and other partners, as requested
Lead or otherwise support the development of special technical reports
Conduct field visits to support assessments and technical analysis
Respond to ad hoc requests for food security and response planning analysis and other support for response and contingency planning processes
Play a lead role in developing analytical and decision-support strategies to effectively develop and communicate pertinent information to decision-makers when potential or ongoing food security crises are identified
Provide technical assistance on complex subject matter to strengthen data collection, analysis, and information dissemination capacities
Provide relevant technical and geographic guidance in their areas of expertise (e.g., agricultural economics, livelihoods, nutrition, pastoralism/ livestock)
Lead/contribute to the development and implementation of guidance materials in the areas of early warning, decision support, and reporting
Support activities to enhance project representatives’ and partners’ understanding of food security early warning and decision support processes.
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 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
Previous experience living and working in a region or country in which FEWS NET project staff work is desirable
Experience using large datasets to analyze trends through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods 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
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft office suite, are required; Adobe Creative Suite and database management skills are desirable
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
Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, security permitting
‘Fluency in English is required; French and/or Spanish language skills are highly preferred
Apply by May 29, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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