Monitoring specialist

Full Time Greater Accra, West Africa Chemonics International
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 29/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 6 Years
Career Level: Mid-level
Industry: NGO

hemonics seeks a West Africa regional remote monitoring specialist (RRMS) to be based in either Niamey, Niger, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, or Bamako, Mali. Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis.

Chemonics International (Chemonics) implements the FEWS NET EWT, a team charged with integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.

The FEWS NET EWT maintains offices in a number of countries in Africa, Central America, Central Asia, and the Caribbean. The West Africa regional office reports on six presence countries in the region as well as additional countries under a Remote Monitoring (RM) approach. The West Africa RRMS will work closely with the West Africa Regional Representative (RR), among other FEWS NET EWT staff, to provide decision makers with information on current and likely future acute food insecurity conditions outside of FEWS NET EWT presence countries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Activities include but are not limited to:

Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessment, and early warning analysis
Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers though high-quality reports and, as relevant, participation in briefings and formal and informal meetings
Close collaboration with and project representation to key partners, such as host government ministries, United Nations (UN) agencies, and international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), among others in select RM contexts, as appropriate in RM contexts
Strong partnership and network development and expansion to enhance acute food insecurity early warning efforts
Qualifications include:

Proficient in spoken and written French and English is required; other local language skills relevant to the region are desirable
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 two years of relevant experience (with PhD), four years of relevant experience (with master’s degree), or six years 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
Demonstrated ability to effectively conduct rapid assessments, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, other rapid rural appraisal techniques, and other qualitative and quantitative research and data collection methods required
GIS and quantitative data analysis skills desired
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Application instructions:

Please refer and view the full job description for the West Africa RRMS by clicking on the PDF file link below. Interested and qualified candidates should fill out the general application form and upload their CV and a cover letter at by March 29th, 2021.

All application materials, including responses to the general information form, CVs, and cover letters, should be provided in English. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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