Deadline : 6 August 2020
Chemonics is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Regional Food Security Specialist in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The mission of Chemonics is to promote meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Regional Food Security Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Compile market data including but not limited to staple food prices, exchange rates, consumer price indices, trade flows (formal and informal), crop production, and commodity balance sheet estimates collected in countries monitored by FEWS NET in Southern Africa.
- Enter secondary data into the FEWS NET price database for selected countries.
- Help establish and/or maintain systematic and efficient data collection and management processes among country, regional, and home office staff.
- Control the quality of data and ensure the timeliness of market data flows from field offices in the region.
- Prepare regional market reports (bi-annual Regional Supply and Market Outlook report, monthly Price Watch report, monthly cross-border trade bulletin) and, as needed, ad hocdecision-support products.
- Gather and analyze market information and draft analytical reports.
- Provide quality assurance for national and regional Price Bulletin reports.
- Monitor and analyze market and policy developments concerning staple food commodities, livestock, cash crops, and other commodities relevant to livelihoods and food security analysis.
Applicants must have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography is required.
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or higher) is desirable.
- At least 2 year’s of relevant experience (with PhD), 4 year’s of relevant experience (with Master’s Degree), or 6 year’s of relevant experience (with Bachelor’s Degree) is required.
- Relevant experience includes working on food security information systems, food security analysis, early warning, or other related fields.
- Experience working with UN agencies and/or NGOs is desirable.
- At least 3 year’s of relevant regional experience analyzing agricultural markets in Southern Africa is required.
- Previous experience with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is preferred.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English is required and working proficiency in French is highly desired.
- Local language skills relevant to Southern Africa are also desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit Chemonics.