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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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    IFDC, established in October 1974, is known for its expertise in fertilizers that service developing countries.
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    Deputy Program Director – Technical

    Position Summary

    • The Deputy Program Director – Technical will be responsible for overseeing the technical areas of the program to work towards sustainable management of soil fertility. (S)he will work closely with and support the Program Director in implementing the overall program.
    • (S)he will be posted in one of the four focus countries and may also be called to perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director to support the achievement of the program’s overall objectives.


    • Coordinate with the Program Director in the management of technical workstreams of the program, providing leadership and support overseeing the planning of activities to meet the program’s goals and objectives;
    • Together with the Program Director and Deputy Program Director – Operations ensure timely submission of complete and high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required;
    • Assist the Program Director in the day-to-day program operations, staff management, overall program planning, and implementation of the program;
    • Help ensure results-oriented technical workstreams and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports, focusing on synergistic coordination of all technical areas;
    • Ensure that technical assistance/services provided by experts and the program team are technically sound and appropriate regarding the specific program agreements.

    Reporting and Work Relationships

    • The Deputy Program Director - Technical is supervised by and reports to the Program Director. (S)he works in close collaboration with Country Director, project colleagues, other IFDC staff and colleagues from other project consortium members.


    • This role is for nationally recruited staff and is based in one of the IFDC offices in Niger, Northern Nigeria, Mali, or Burkina Faso.


    • IFDC's benefits include annual and sick leave, health and group life insurance coverage, a 13th-month salary, social security and pension contribution in compliance with local laws and end-of-contract benefits.

    Salary Clause

    • The salary grade for this position is BG 10.
    • The determination of new employee salaries considers numerous factors. These include the salary range linked to the assigned job grade, the candidate's qualifications in relation to the job's responsibilities and prerequisites, internal fairness, the competitive state of the job market, as well as potential organizational and budgetary considerations.

    Diversity Clause

    • IFDC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, and offers equal employment opportunities based on ability, performance, and potential. Equal opportunity is integral to the recruitment and selection practices at IFDC. IFDC recognizes the value in recruiting employees with different backgrounds, knowledge, experiences, perspectives, and beliefs. IFDC recognizes and values the contribution of people with a diverse background in capabilities, experience, and perspectives. Diversity encompasses gender, age, experience, education, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds as well as other dimensions such as lifestyle and family responsibilities.

    Job Requirements

    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in business management, agriculture, agronomy, soil science, or another related field
    • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in international development in West Africa, specifically in agricultural program implementation and evaluation
    • Substantial experience managing complex, multi-year donor-funded programs
    • Demonstrated technical leadership in multi-sectoral agricultural programming
    • Key knowledge of agriculture in West Africa, specifically soil fertility
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with public and private sector partners, including donor agencies, government officials, and industry groups
    • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
    • Excelled interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders
    • Experience in multicultural, multilingual environments
    • Fluency in speaking and writing English and French
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the West African region
    • Experience with the Dutch Ministry and Embassies of the Kingdom

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