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National Technical Manager FEWS NET 7

National Technical Manager FEWS NET 7

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1
Job Locations 
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RW-Rwanda
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TZ-Tanzania
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Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

This opportinities are forecasted to be in the following countries:

 

Guatemala, Haiti, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal. Sierra Leone

 

 

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm with experience working in more than 80 countries. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. CAMRIS applies a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

 

CAMRIS International seeks a national technical manager for the upcoming, USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET 7) project.  FEWS NET 7 collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and analysis of potential, emerging, and evolving food security issues to inform appropriate humanitarian response and strengthen regional and national capabilities in food security. We are looking for collaborative, inquisitive trailblazers that want to help people live healthier, better lives around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure efficient focused food security monitoring, early warning analysis, and response planning
  • Provide communication of this analysis to partners and decision-makers through high-quality reports and briefings
  • Develop capacity strengthening and network management
  • Provide quality control for the deliverables of the project and ensure that activities and products are delivered in a timely manner
  • Maintain a knowledge base composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, sub-national seasonal monitoring calendars, and technical databases covering commodity prices, rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, and nutrition/health
  • Develop and update seasonal monitoring plans
  • Provide effective communication of actionable food security analysis
  • Conduct strategic planning and execute technical activities including early warning, livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, monitoring tools and methods development, capacity development, markets and trade analysis, response planning, and developing/strengthening networks
  • Collaborate with national, regional, and international partners in food security monitoring and analysis through the implementation of the Integrated Phase Classification protocols
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relations, both formal and informal, with USAID mission/representatives, U.S. Embassy technical contacts, UN agency representatives, government ministries, and key international NGOs to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, and resolve any potential conflicts
  • Working with USAID mission to support broad food security efforts including Feed the Future programs
  • Play a leading role in collecting, archiving, analyzing, and sharing food security data and information
  • Organize the documentation and files of the project and update all essential data used in early warning and food security monitoring and assessment
  • Conduct regular field assessments of food security conditions, both independently and with partners, especially members of the network
  • Develop capacity and consensus with network partners on technical issues and activities to facilitate joint, coordinated actions to mitigate food insecurity
  • Fulfill monthly reporting requirements including writing food security outlooks and updates and providing regular briefings to the U.S. government and other partners
  • Contribute to other FEWS NET 7 information products required locally and by the Washington-based technical team
  • Ensure current and accurate information on the country page of the FEWS NET 7website
  • Reinforce network capacity and management at the national and sub-national levels through training and skills transfers
  • Contribute to FEWS NET 7methods development and testing
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff in the FEWS NET 7 office
  • Work with the Washington-based project management unit and chief of party in the administrative and financial management of the office

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, or other relevant field required
  • Minimum five years of relevant country or regional experience in early warning/food security information systems, and food security analysis
  • GIS applications and mapping skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience effectively working and coordinating with partners and stakeholders
  • Supervisory, management, and donor coordination experience
  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and versatility      
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required