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  • Posted on: 22 September, 2015 Deadline: 12 October, 2015
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  • At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service—service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff.
    From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact.

    Nutrition officer

     

    Chemonics seeks a nutrition officer for the ongoing USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) in Nigeria. 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. 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 warning analysis. The nutrition officer will be based in Action Against Hunger's office in Abuja or Maiduguri Nigeria.​ We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Enhance nutrition support in northeast Nigeria to better understand the current nutrition and mortality situation and improve decision support
    • Monitor nutrition outcomes nation-wide in Nigeria, effectively and efficiently
    • Integrate nutrition monitoring in food security and early warning analysis
    • Travel frequently within Nigeria to accomplish project work and travel to some extent in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States, as required

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree in nutrition or public health with focus on nutrition, or a related field
    • A minimum of five 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 training sessions and assessments (i.e. screenings, surveys) in the field
    • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical analysis software - such as SPSS or STATA)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experience supervising standardized monitoring and assessment of relief and transitions (SMART) surveys is desirable
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills in English; proficiency in one or more national languages preferred​

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    Food security specialist

     

    Chemonics seeks a food security specialist (FSS) for the ongoing USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) in Nigeria. 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 to inform decisions and guide response. The food security specialist (FSS) will work under the supervision of the Nigeria National Technical Manager (NTM) in close collaboration with FEWS NET Nigeria's country team, as well as with national and regional partners to monitor food security in Nigeria and contribute timely early warning analysis. This position will be based in the FEWS NET office in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Monitor food security, early warning analysis, and response-planning efficiently and effectively
    • Communicate analyses to partners and decision-makers through high-quality reports and briefings
    • Strengthen project capacity and manage partner networks
    • Travel on an extensive basis within Nigeria to accomplish project work and travel to some extent in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States as required

    Qualifications:

    • A degree in a discipline directly relevant to food security analysis, including economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, or agro-climatology
    • 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 skills
    • Experience working and coordinating with partners and stakeholders effectively
    • Willingness to travel extensively throughout Nigeria
    • Experience conducting field assessments and knowledge of standard data collection methodology
    • GIS applications and mapping skills preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
    • Fluency in English required; fluency or proficiency in one or more local languages preferred​

    Method of Application

    Send electronic submissions to fewsnet.nutritionofficer.ng@gmail.com by October 12, 2015. Please include "nutrition officer" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

    In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.comwith only "nutrition officer - FEWS NET" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

    ​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

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