The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time regional data assistant based in Niamey, Niger or Bamako, Mali. 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.
Chemonics International (Chemonics) implements the FEWS NET EWT, a team charged with integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.
The West Africa data assistant will support the effective execution of technical activities in the regional office. The data assistant is responsible for activities in a number of areas including coordinating data collection activities by enumerators and field monitors; serving as a regional point of contact for all FEWS NET EWT enumerators and/or monitors; ensuring that the data collected by FEWS NET EWT field enumerators and/or monitors is collated and processed to use as inputs for food security monitoring and early warning analysis.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
- Proficiency in written and spoken English and French is required; other local language skills are highly desirable.
- Prior relevant work experience in the food security space is required. Previous experience with development of data collection methodologies and tools and processing, data quality control and working with NGOs or UN agencies is highly desirable.
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, agronomy, agroclimatology, or other discipline that is directly relevant to socio-economic data collection and processing is required.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel is required.
The application deadline for the West Africa data assistant position is September 15th (11:59 p.m. EDT). A full scope of work for this position and application information can be found at www.fews.net/vacancies.
All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.