Uganda Assistant National Technical Manager

Chemonics International Inc

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FEWS NET Uganda Assistant National Technical Manager

USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is a leading global provider of objective, evidence-based food security information and analysis to inform decisions on humanitarian response and other assistance programs. 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.

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, DC, has been contracted by USAID to manage FEWS NET’S technical and field activities. Chemonics seeks applications from qualified and experienced Ugandan professionals to fill one full-time Assistant National Technical Manager (ANTM) position in Kampala, Uganda. Chemonics seeks to engage the ANTM for an initial contract to last up to 4 December 2017, with the possibility of an extension. The ANTM will work closely with the FEWS NET country, regional, and U.S. teams to support the analysis following activities in Uganda:

Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessments, and early warning

  • Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers through contributions to high quality reports and briefings and formal and informal meetings
  • Close collaboration with key network partners with more diffuse field presence, such as host-government counterparts. WFP. FAO. and UNICEF, among others
  • Network development through capacity strengthening with respect to FEWS NET’S tools and analysis

Minimum qualifications for the Uganda ANTM position include:

  • An advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET; a bachelor’s degree may be accepted for candidates with more than 5 years of relevant experience
  • At least two years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields
  • Fluency in English is required: knowledge of other local languages is an advantage
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills: GIS applications and mapping skills are an advantage

The Uganda ANTM position will remain open for applications through June 30, 2017

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