East Africa Regional Data Assistant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Famine Early Warning System Network 

Position Title: East Africa Regional Data Assistant

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time East Africa regional data assistant based in Nairobi, Kenya. FEWS NET is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis.

Chemonics International (Chemonics) implements the FEWS NET EWT, a team charged with integrated emergency food security analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.

The data assistant plays an integral role in these efforts by collating and processing data relevant to food security early warning efforts to meet decision support needs.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; other local language skills are highly desirable.
  • Prior relevant work experience in the food security space is required. Previous experience with the development of data collection methodologies, tools and processes, data quality control, and working with NGOs or UN agencies is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, agronomy, agro climatology, or other disciplines directly relevant to socio-economic data collection and processing is required.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills are required.
  • Strong data management skills and attention to detail are required.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should apply to the East Africa regional data assistant position 11:59 p.m. EST September 14th, 2023. A full scope of work for this position and application information can be found at https://fews.net/jobs.

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.