Vacancies at USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network, Wednesday 30, September 2015

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USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is a leading global provider of objective, evidence-based food security information and analysis. FEWS NET collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in order to inform decisions and guide response. More information on FEWS NET can be fOUJ1d at www.fews.net.

Chemonics International Inc., based in Washington, DC, has been contracted by USAID to manage FEWS NET technical and field activities. Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced professionals for two positions: FEWS NET Nigeria Nutrition Officer and for FEWS NET National Food Security Spe…t-Nigeria.

NUTRITION OFFICER

The FEWS NET Nigeria Nutrition Officer will support the following activities:

Enhanced nutrition support in northeast Nigeria with the objectives of better understanding the current nutrition and mortality situation and improving decision support
Efficient and effective monitoring of nutrition outcomes nation-wide in Nigeria
Effective integration of nutrition monitoring in food security and early warining analysis
The Nutrition Officer will work under the supervision of the Nigeria National Technical
Manager (NTM) in close collaboration with Action Against Hunger-Nigeria and FEWS NET Nigeria’s country team, as well as with national and regional partners to monitor nutrition in Nigeria and contribute timely early waming analysis.
S/He will sit in Action Against Hunger’s office in Nigeria.
The Nutrition Officer will be required to travel frequently within Nigeria, and some international travel in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Advanced university degree in nutrition, public health with focus on nutrition, or related focus
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field of public health, nutrition, food security and/or early warning systems in Nigeria
Excellent analytical skills
Experience facilitating nutrition/health trainings assessments (i.e. screenings, surveys etc.) in the field
Experience facilitating nutrition/health trainings
Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical analysis software, such as SPSS or STATA)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical and writing skills in English, proficiency in one or more national languages preferred
Previous experience supervising SMART surveys is desirable

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY SPE…T

The FEWS NET National Food Security Spe…t-Nigeria (FSS) will support the following activities:

Efficient, focused food security monitoring, early warning analysis, and response planning
Effective communication of this analysis to partners and decision-makers through high quality reports and briefings
Capacity strengthening and network management
The FSS will work under the supervision of the Nigeria National Technical Manager (NTM) in close collaboration with FEWS NET Nigeria’s country team, and with national and regional partners to monitor food security in Nigeria and contribute timely early warning analysis.
The FSS will be required to travel extensively within Nigeria, and some international travel in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
A degree in a discipline that is directly relevant to or provides central skills in food security analysis, including economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, or agroclimatology;
Five years of relevant country or regional experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, or other related fields
Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
Excellent analytical and report-writing skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
Experience effectively working and coordinating with partners and stakeholders
Willingness to travel extensively throughout Nigeria
Experience conducting field assessments and knowledge of standard data collection methodology
Fluency and/or proficiency in one or more local languages preferred
GIS applications and mapping skills preferred

TO APPLY
The full Vacancy Announcement for the above two positions can be found at www.fews.net/vacancies

Candidates interested in the nutrition officer position should send their CV and cover letter in English to:fewsnet.nutritionofficer.ng@gmail.com by October 21, 2015.
Candidates interested in the Food Security Spe…t position should send their CV and cover letter in English to:fewsnet.fsspe…t.ng@gmail.com by October 21, 2015.
The Nutrition Officer position will be co-located with Action Against Hunger in Abuja or Maiduguri.
The National Food Security Spe…t position will be based in the FEWS NET office in Abuja, Nigeria.
Please note the title of the position you are applying to in the subject line. No telephone inquiries.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Supporting documents will be required while short listed.

DUE DATE: 21 October, 2015

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