Regional Food Security Specialist – Nutrition

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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 to inform decisions on humanitarian response and other assistance programs. 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.

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, DC, has been contracted by USAID to manage FEWS NET’s technical and field activities. Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced West African professionals to fill one full-time Regional Food Security Specialist – Nutrition (RFSS-N), based in West Africa. The RFSS-N will support the Nutrition Coordinator in implementing FEWS NET’s nutrition priorities and will coordinate nutrition field work in the West Africa region. Chemonics seeks to engage the RFSS-N for an initial contract to last up to December 31, 2019 with the possibility of an extension

The overarching goal for FEWS NET’s nutrition sector is to develop an in-depth nutrition knowledge base and fully integrate nutritional information into FEWS NET’s early warning and food security analysis. This goal is achieved through:

·        Building internal capacity and nutrition knowledge base;

·        Conducting rapid nutrition assessments when needed;

·        Improving understanding of the causes of acute and chronic undernutrition; and,

·        Contributing to global food security and nutrition protocols and initiatives

Minimum qualifications for the West Africa RFSS-N position include:

·        Fluency in English and French is required, local language skills desirable

·        Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher) in nutrition, public health, or a related technical field. Directly related professional experience can substitute for education experience

·        Significant regional experience in analyzing and interpreting nutrition data

·        Significant relevant regional experience with Household Economy Analysis (HEA), early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields

·        Demonstrated ability to effectively conduct nutrition assessments, particularly SMART surveys, focus group discussions, key information interviews, and other rural rapid appraisal techniques

·        Understanding of nutrition surveillance and information systems.

·        Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with regional partners and stakeholders

·        Experience leading capacity building activities

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·        Excellent analytical and report-writing skills

·        Excellent computer skills

The West Africa RFSS-N position will remain open for applications through July 11, 2019. Full details of the position and application information can be found at www.fews.net/vacancies

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