• Vacancy at Chemonics International

  • Posted on: 16 October, 2012 Deadline: 22 October, 2012
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  • Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

    Position: Field Monitor Coordinator

    Chemonics International Inc. a leading international consulting firm based in Washington. D.C., seeks experienced professionals for
    the position of field monitor coordinator (FMC) in the Nigeria field office. Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS
    NET III) is the world's premier provider of high quality food security analysis and early warning. Created in response to the 1984 famines in East and West Africa, this $200 million, five-year activity (2012-2016) aims to collaborate 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 appropriate humanitarian response.
    The project currently covers 31 countries, with plans to expand over the coming five-year phase.

    Position Description

    The Field Monitor Coordinator (FMC) works closely with the National Technical Manager (NTM) to support all FEWS NET
    activities in Nigeria. This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria. The FMC is responsible for supporting the NTM in:

    Assist the NTM of FEWS NET Nigeria in the recruitment of additional monitors;
    Serve as contact point for FEWS NET field monitors;
    Review and summarize monitors' monthly reports;
    Ensure that reporting is delivered properly to FEWS NET partners;
    Assist NTM of FEWS NET Nigeria in developing a reporting format for field monitors;
    Provide monitors with optimum technical guidance to assist them in generating the required data/information/reports;
    Assist in the supervision of field monitors, under guidance of NTM; and
    Actively contribute to FEWS NET's food security analysis and reporting as advised by the NTM or his/her nominee.
    The FMC will assist the NTM to provide quality control for the deliverables of the project and will help ensure that activities and
    products are delivered in a timely manner.

    Qualifications
    At minimum, a degree in a discipline that is directly relevant to or provides central skills in food security analysis, including economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography;
    Five years of relevant country or regional experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields;
    GIS applications and mapping skills;
    Excellent computer skills;
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    Experience effectively working and coordinating with partners and stakeholders;
    Donor coordination experience; and
    Excellent analytical and report-writing skills.

    Chemonics International Inc. is looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility and integrity in their work.

    Method of Application
    Interested candidates should send in their CV, cover letter and three references to: FEWSNigeriaFMCrecruit@gmail.com
    on or before Monday, October 22, 2012.
    Finalists will be contacted.
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