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FEWS NET VII - Food Security/Early Warning Communications Advisor (Washingon, DC) Needed

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Natalia Douma

DAI

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4 Sep 2016, 20:53

FEWS NET is a complex activity designed to deliver evidence-based analysis and early warning of hazards, food insecurity, vulnerability to food insecurity, and famine to the US Government and USAID, and to national governments and regional, international and non-governmental organizations in the countries of FEWS NET coverage. The project will be implemented from our DC headquarters in collaboration with approximately 24 country offices located largely in Africa, as well as via coverage of additional countries throughout the world. FEWS NET will monitor, analyze, and report on food security conditions in countries that collaborate with the activity.

Responsibilities
The position will be based in Washington, DC with intermittent travel to field offices. The Food Security/Early Warning Communications Advisor will provide technical support in the area of food security monitoring and assessment spanning the technical fields of agriculture, agricultural economics, early warning, economics, emergency response, food security, geography, planning, public health and rural development. The Food Security/Early Warning Communications Advisor will be responsible for the following activities:
• Manage a team to analyze and report on food security conditions in over twenty countries
• Lead the development of early warning and food security information products;
• Contribute to the technical direction of the project
• Develop new information products targeted to specific decision makers (as required)
• In coordination with the Technical DCOP, lead FEWS NET’s Washington-based decision support and reporting processes
• Facilitate field decision support and reporting processes
• Provide information briefings to senior staff within USAID, other USG agencies, UN agencies, and other partners; and
• Assure timely and high-quality delivery of the activity’s core information products into decision-making processes.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Geography, Public Health, or Economics preferred
• Minimum of 8 years of prior work experience in, and training directly relevant to the position
• Minimum of 5 years of experience living and working in a region in which FEWS NET field staff work
• Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills
• Excellent analytical, communication, editing and writing skills with the ability to understand the strategic implications of findings of other team members and incorporate them into assessments and reports
• Demonstrated project management, leadership, and technical skills
• Fluency in English required. French and/or Spanish language skills of the FS 2+ level or greater is preferred; and
• Eligibility to work in the US required.

Interested candidates, please respond with a Cover Letter and CV to fewsnet@dai.com

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