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Southern Africa Regional Food Security Specialist – Markets and Trade

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  • Post Date: July 23, 2020
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Job Overview

The FEWS NET’s Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks applications from qualified and experienced professionals to fill one full-time Regional Food Security Specialist-Markets and Trade (RFSS-MT) position in the Southern Africa region. This position can be based anywhere in the region, with preference for Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Southern Africa RFSS–MT will work with the Southern Africa Regional Representative (RR), the rest of the regional team, the country teams in the region, and partners to design, execute, and coordinate regional activities in the M&T technical area.

The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining M&T data quality assurance
  • Providing technical assistance and guidance
  • Production of regional reports, and relevant market analysis

Minimum qualifications for the Southern Africa RFSS-M&T position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required and working proficiency in French is highly desired. Local language skills relevant to Southern Africa are also 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
  • At least three years of relevant regional experience analyzing agricultural markets in Southern Africa is required.
  • Previous experience with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is preferred.

Please refer and view the full job description of the RFSS-MT for FEWS NET EWT’s Southern Africa region, by clicking HERE. Interested and qualified candidates should fill out the general information form and upload their CV and a cover letter at by August 6, 2020.

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.

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  • Career LevelOther
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  • Experience1-3 Years
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