National Technical Manager – Chemonics International Inc.


Chemonics
International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in
Washington, D.C, seeks experienced professionals for USAID’s Famine Early
Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET III), the world’s premier provider of high
quality food security analysis and early warning. Created in response to the
1984 famines in East and West Africa, this $200 million, five-year activity
(2012-2016) aims to collaborate 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
appropriate humanitarian response. The project currently covers 31 countries,
with plans to expand over the coming five-year phase. This position is based in
Kampala, Uganda.
Position Description
The National
Technical Manager (NTM) serves as the technical and administrative head of the
Uganda office. The NTM is responsible for activities in four areas:
  • Efficient, focused food security
    monitoring, early warning analysis, and response planning, including
    maintaining 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; and developing and updating seasonal monitoring plans;
  • Effective communication of this
    analysis to partners and decision-makers through high quality reports and
    briefings;
  • Capacity strengthening and network
    management, including collaborating with national, regional and
    international partners;
  • Project administration and
    management, including regular reporting requirements;
  • S/He will collaborate with a team
    of regional technical experts and other technical mangers of the area. The
    NTM will be required to conduct regular field assessments of food security
    conditions and travel intensely within his/ her country of posting, and
    some international travel in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United
    States may be required.
Qualifications
  • At minimum, a degree in a
    discipline that is directly relevant to food security analysis
  • At least five years of relevant
    country or regional experience in early warning/food security information
    systems, food security analysis, as well as other related fields;
  • GIS applications and mapping
    skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills, coordinating with partners and stakeholders;.
  • Supervisory, management, and donor
    coordination experience; and
  • Excellent analytical and
    report-writing skills.
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Ability to speak local languages
    other than the national language will be an asset.
How
to apply:
Chemonics
International Inc. is looking for individuals who have a passion for making a
difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership,
versatility, and integrity in their work. Interested candidates should send
their CV and cover letter to: UgandaNTM@gmail.com by Thursday, March 1,
2012.

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