Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Food
Security Specialist - Markets and Trade
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is an integrated set of activi-ties funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) inten-ded to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides global coverage through a mix of presence and re-mote monitoring. FEWS NET's work is implemented across several pillars by a team of partners that includes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Geological Survey, the University of California-Santa Barbara's Clima¬te Hazards Center, Kimetrica, and Chemonics International (Chemonics).
Chemonics houses FEWS NET's Early Warning Team (EWT), a team charged with in-tegrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices. The FEWS NET seeks applications from qualified and experienced professionals or work permit holders to fill one full-time Regional Food Security Specialist - Markets and Trade (RFSS-MT) position, based in the Latin Ameri¬can and Caribbean region, preferably in Guatemala, while other regional posts will be considered. The RFSS-MT will work with the Regional Representative (RR), the regional team, the country teams in the region, and partners to design, execute, and coordinate regional activities.
Minimum qualifications for the RFSS-MT position include:
• Proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish is required; local language skills relevant to the region are desirable.
• Bachelor's degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as econo-mics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or so¬cial 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
The Regional Food Security Specialist - Markets and Trade position
will remain open for applications through July 27, 2020. The full position
description, scope of work, desired qualifications, and application
instructions can be found on the FEWS NET