Assistant national technical manager

Chemonics, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th October, 2017

Job Description

Chemonics seeks an assistant national technical manager for the USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) in Abuja, Nigeria. The initial assignment will extend through June 4. 2018, with the possibility of an extension. The manager will work closely with the country, regional, and U.S. teams of FEWS NET to support activities in Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and update a knowledge base composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, subnational seasonal monitoring calendars, commodity price data, nutrition data, and other technical data including levels of rainfall, agricultural production, population, and historical assistance flows
  • Develop and update seasonal monitoring plans and undertake food security monitoring
  • Provide high-quality and effective early warning of threats to food security, and support efforts to mitigate food insecurity and prevent food crises through communication of actionable food security analysis


  • Advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET preferred; bachelor's degree with more than five years of relevant experience also considered
  • Minimum two years of relevant experience in early warning/food security information systems, food security analysis, or other related field
  • Strong English speaking and writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills are an advantage
  • English fluency required; knowledge of relevant local languages an advantage


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