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Assistant National Technical Manager Job at Famine Early Warning Systems Network( FEWS NET ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Assistant National Technical Manager

Jobs at:
Famine Early Warning Systems Network( FEWS NET )

Deadline of this Job:
June 30,2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
FEWSNET 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 us. Teams to support the following activities in Uganda:
  • Efficient focused food security monitoring. data collection, assessments, and early warning analysis
  •  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 counter parts,WFP, FAO, and UNICEF among others
  •  Network development through capacity strengthening with respect to FEWS NET‘s tools and analysis
Minimum qualifications of the Uganda ANTM position include:
  • An advanced university degree in discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET; a bachelor’s degree may be accepted for candidates with more than 5 years or 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
Job application procedure
The Uganda ANTM position will remain open for applications through June 30,2017.
Full details of the position and application information can be found at www.fews.net/vacancies.