Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)
Scope of Work
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, and transparent food security early warning information and analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides global coverage through a mix of presence and remote monitoring. FEWS NET’s work is implemented across several pillars by a team of partners that includes NASA, NOAA, USGS, Kimetrica, and Chemonics International (Chemonics). Chemonics implements FEWS NET’s integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical office and more than 20 field offices.
Based on an in-depth understanding of local livelihoods, FEWS NET analysts monitor information and data on factors that affect food security, such as weather conditions and climate, crops, pasture, markets and trade, and nutrition. FEWS NET produces regular reports, including Food Security Outlooks and Outlook Updates, emergency alerts, market and price updates, and global weather hazards. FEWS NET makes reports available at www.fews.net and distributes them globally to governments, relief agencies, and other organizations engaged in humanitarian response and development programs.
The seventh phase of FEWS NET (FEWS NET 7) began in 2019 and relies on close collaboration with international, regional, and national partners on food security analysis. Major activities include joint monitoring and assessments, data exchanges, collaborative analysis and report writing, and technical capacity strengthening. FEWS NET supports local and regional food security networks to contribute to achieving the global objective of food security for all.
The Office Janitor is responsible for providing effective cleaning and administrative support to the Cameroon project office.
The main responsibilities of the Office Janitor include, but are not limited to:
- Clean the project office daily and ensure that the offices, hallways, and auxiliary rooms remain clean throughout the day.
- Empty wastebaskets and proper disposal of trash.
- Wash windows and cleaning light fixtures and blinds.
- Maintain a safe working environment by ensuring the office floors are cleaned and dry before daily office operations.
- Ensure daily cleaning assignments are completed and performing routine checks for cleanliness and servicing.
- Maintain supply closets clean and orderly and notifying his/her supervisor when additional supplies are required.
- Report out-of-order office equipment (e.g., leaking or broken fixtures) to the Office Manager/Accountant. Performing office maintenance tasks, e.g. changing light bulbs, replenishing supplies in all bathrooms and other duties as assigned by the Office Manager/Accountant.
- Oversee the proper functioning and maintenance of the generator.
- Read and follow all label instructions on chemical materials and operating instructions for powered equipment.
- Prepare coffee and tea upon arrival.
- Wash dishes, mugs and glass cups; ensure that the kitchen and reception areas are kept clean and sanitary at all times.
- Assist with other tasks as required.
- 2 years of experience as a janitor or office cleaner and ability to complete administrative tasks.
- Understanding of proper cleaning techniques.
- Ability to accomplish various light office maintenance and repair tasks, such as those listed above.
- Proficient in French or English, and good working knowledge of the other.
Location and Reporting
The Office Janitor will be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and will work under the direct supervision of the Office Manager/Accountant. For office administration, the Janitor will collaborate with the Administrative Assistant and other country office colleagues.
Chemonics International Inc. is looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work.
Qualified Cameroonian candidates should send their application (CV and cover letter) by email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them at the FEWS NET Office at Nouvelle Route Bastos beside Dispensaire des Nations Unies, Yaoundé - Cameroon by June 9, 2022. No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.