The Famine Early Warning Systems Network Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time East Africa Regional Representative (RR)


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network Early Warning Team (EWT) seeks a full-time East Africa Regional Representative (RR). 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, Inc. (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 FEWS NET EWT maintains field offices in Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. These offices are organized into various regions to facilitate technical and administrative management. Each regional office is typically composed of a cadre of technical experts and administrative staff led by a Regional Representative (RR) who serves as the technical and administrative head of that office and region.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; other local language skills relevant to the region are 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 six years of relevant experience (with PhD), ten years of relevant experience (with Master’s degree), or 15 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
  • Demonstrated experience setting the strategic direction for or otherwise leading and managing a team of colleagues, including an ability to mentor and coach staff
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical, and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others at all levels, including an ability to effectively liaise with host governments, UN, NGO, and other relevant stakeholders and an ability to coordinate effectively with remote colleagues;
  • Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills are desirable

How to apply

The East Africa RR position will remain open for applications through May 31, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EST). A full scope of work for this position can be found at

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. For applicants located in the EU, please see Chemonics Data Privacy Notice linked here:

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