FEWS NET LAC Regional Food Security Specialist – Remote Monitoring Advertisement

De Lunes, Junio 8, 2020 hasta Domingo, Junio 14, 2020

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 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. FEWS NET’s work is implemented across several pillars by a team of partners that includes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Geological Survey, the University of California-Santa Barbara’s Climate Hazards Center, Kimetrica, and Chemonics International (Chemonics).

Chemonics houses FEWS NET’s Early Warning Team, a team charged with integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices. Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced Guatemalan professionals or work permit holders to fill one full-time Regional Food Security Specialist – Remote Monitoring (RFSS-RM) position, based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The RFSS-RM will work with the Regional Representative (RR), the regional team, the country teams in the region, and partners to design, execute, and coordinate regional activities.

Minimum qualifications for the LAC RFSS-RM position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; local language skills relevant to the region are 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

The LAC RFSS-RM position will remain open for applications through June 14, 2020. The full position description, scope of work, desired qualifications, and application instructions can be found on the FEWS NET website: www.fews.net/vacancies

Lun, 06/08/2020 - 14:56 -- Laura Mendez