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Regional Food Security Specialist (RFSS) At Chemonics International – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA , PhD/Fellowship
  • Experience2 – 6 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldAgriculture / Agro-Allied  , Project Management  , Security / Intelligence 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the RR in completing and/or providing quality control of project deliverables, including drafting and/or reviewing Food Security Outlooks (FSOs) and FSO Updates, monthly key messages, remote monitoring reports, and other FEWS NET EWT information products required regionally and by the Washington-based technical team;
  • Supporting field offices in the region in maintaining an evidence base composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, sub-national seasonal monitoring calendars, and technical databases covering commodity prices, rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, and nutrition/health;
  • In collaboration with the RR, providing high quality and effective early warning of acute food insecurity and supporting efforts to mitigate acute food insecurity and prevent food crises through the effective communication of actionable food security analysis;
  • Participating in strategic planning and executing technical activities in their areas of expertise, including cross-border markets and trade monitoring, regional scenario development, livelihoods analyses, nutrition, and other areas as requested by the RR;
  • Contributing to remote monitoring of non-presence countries in the region, including directly carrying out remote monitoring activities;
  • Collaborating with regional and international partners in acute food insecurity monitoring and analysis, including through the implementation of the IPC;
  • Coordinating with the RR to develop and maintain strong collaborative relations, both formal and informal, with USAID missions/representatives, US Embassy technical contacts, United Nations agency representatives, government ministries, and key international non-governmental organizations to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve any potential conflicts;
  • Supporting national offices in collecting, archiving, analyzing and sharing food security data and information;
  • Providing regular briefings to the US Government and other partners;
  • Contributing to FEWS NET EWT methods development and testing;

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; other local language skills relevant to the region (e.g., Arabic, Dari, Pashtu) 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; 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
  • Previous experience with the IPC or CH is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively conduct assessments, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and analyze information from relevant sectors using both qualitative and quantitative methods is required
  • Demonstrated leadership capacities and an ability to work independently, when necessary is required, as are strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and report-writing skills are required
  • 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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Chemonics International on fews.net to apply

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