Monday, June 20, 2016

Decision and Planning Support Coordinator , Zambia

ICF is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals to fill a position for an upcoming USAID-funded food security project that is based in Washington, D.C. The position requires knowledge of relevant data sources used for food security early warning systems. The person in this position will oversee analysts in 20+ countries who collect and analyze food security data for their country with the goal of producing monthly reports. The positions requires an understanding of the data sources and their uses in famine early warning systems with experience providing guidance to policy makers. It additionally requires someone who can ensure delivery of the monthly reports through sound management practices and ongoing support and trouble-shooting with the in-country analysts. The position also requires some time spent liaising with other donors and country-level counterparts.

Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding.


Basic Qualifications:    

Individuals proposed shall have at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), with a Masters degree in a relevant field (e.g., international development, agricultural economics) preferred.
At least 5 years of experience managing activities in multiple countries.
Understanding and facility with data sources in different formats and from different entities, with experience assessing the quality of data.
At least 10 years of work experience in a closely food security-related field (especially agriculture, agricultural economics, early warning, economics, emergency response, food security assessment, geography, planning, public health, and rural development)
At least 5 years of work experience abroad preferred.
Fluency in French or Spanish a plus.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on experience developing cross-cultural relationships in the context of collaborative, long-term activities where partners are co-equals and have competing agendas.
Experience managing staff in developing country contexts where direct reports may be offsite.
Proven problem solving skills around challenging logistical issues and organizational cooperation.
Showing a mix of technical and practical, logistically-oriented in-county experiences.    

Decision and Planning Support Coordinator


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