• Chemonics International Is Recrutiting

  • Posted on: 22 August, 2013 Deadline: 28 August, 2013
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  • Chemonics International, an international development consulting firm, seeks a field monitor coordinator and an assistant national technical manager for a five-year USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) project (2012-2016). The project is the world's premier provider of high quality food security analysis and early warning and 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. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    This positions are based in Abuja, Nigeria. 

    Field Monitor Coordinator

     

    Roles:

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

    •Recruiting market field monitors; 

    •Managing and reporting FEWS NET's market data and information; 

    •Supervising field monitor activities, including report review; 

    •Collecting and entering market price data from field monitors and performing analyses on the data (ex. calculating averages, percentage changes, etc.) Summarizing in written or verbal form qualitative and quantitative market information for FEWS NET reports, briefings, and ad hoc requests; Providing monitors with optimum technical guidance to assist them in generating the required data/information/reports; 

    •Ensuring that reporting is delivered properly to FEWS NET partners. 

    Qualifications: 

    • At minimum, a degree in a discipline that is directly relevant to or provides central skills in food security and agricultural market analysis, including economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, or related fields; 

    • Two years of relevant country or regional experience in early warning/food security/markets information systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields; 

    •Strong knowledge of agricultural marketing systems in Nigeria; 

    •Experience supervising the work of other staff members; 

    •Excellent computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel; 

    •Experience managing and analyzing data bases; 

    •Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 

    •Experience effectively working and coordinating with partners and stakeholders; 

    •Experience conducting field assessments and knowledge of standard data collection methodology; 

    •Willingness to travel extensively throughout Nigeria; and 

    •Excellent analytical and report-writing skills. 

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    Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM)

     

    Roles:

    The Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM) is a senior technical professional who works closely with the National Technical Manager (NTM) to support all FEWS NET activities in Nigeria and serves in a role similar to that of a deputy country representative. Where appropriate, the ANTM will also support remote-monitoring in selected countries. The ANTM is responsible for supporting the NTM in: 

    • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, early warning analysis, and response planning;
    • Effective communication of this analysis to partners and decision-makers through high quality reports and briefings;
    • Capacity strengthening and network management; 
    • Conducting strategic planning and executing technical activities including early warning, livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, monitoring tools and methods development, capacity development, markets and trade analysis, response planning; and 
    • Collecting, archiving, analyzing and sharing food security data and information. 

    Qualifications: 

    •       At a minimum, a degree in a discipline that is directly relevant to or provides central skills in food security analysis, including economics, aqricultural 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 preferred; 

    •Excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; 

    •Excellent communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills; 

    •Experience effectively working and coordinating with partners and stakeholders; 

    •Willingness to travel extensively throughout Nigeria; 

    •Experience conducting field assessments and knowledge of standard data collection methodology; 

    •Donor coordination experience; and 

    •       Excellent analytical and report-writing skills. 

    Method of Application

    Please send electronic submissions, including CV and cover letter to FEWSNETNigeria@gmaiLcom by August 28,2013. Please note "Field Monitor Coordinator" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted. 

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