Markets and Trade Coordinator , Zambia

ICF is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified experts in food security analysis to fill a position for an upcoming USAID-funded food security project that is based in Washington, D.C. The position requires experience and sound knowledge of food and agricultural markets and trade in the developing country context. The focus of this position is to provide expertise in the topic area to project staff who develop routine monthly reports and special analyses. The position will also advise on conditions and strategies in famine affected areas. The project staff this position will support are located in D.C. as well as 20+ countries and 5 regional hubs.

Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding.


Basic Qualifications:    

Individuals proposed shall have at a Masters degree in a relevant field (e.g., international development, agricultural economics) with a Ph.D. preferred.
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)
Excellent analytic skills in the assigned area, showing a facility working with different topical data (e.g., World Bank LSMS datasets; household agricultural inputs and outputs) different data sources (qualitative and quantitative), and different formats (e.g., numerical, geospatial).
At least 5 years of work experience abroad preferred.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Experience providing consultative and advisory support to both specialists and non-specialists in the topic area. This includes either advising staff internal to one’s organizations or external.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on experience working with a diverse cross-cultural staff.
Proven problem solving skills around challenging technical issues.
Experience providing advice and consultation to outside organizations, especially senior staff members of those organizations.
Showing a mix of technical and practical, logistically-oriented in-county experiences.

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