The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an International Financial Institution and a Specialized United Nations Agency whose mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty. IFAD's headquarters is in Rome, Italy, and is present in more than 80 countries to develop and finance programmes and projects aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and incomes.
Functions/Key Results Expected
Under the general supervision of the Country Programme Manager (CPM) and the direct supervision of the Country Programme Officer (CPO), the Associate Professional Officer (APO) would be responsible for working with the Country Programme Officer mainly on implementation support to the Projects through capacity building, knowledge sharing and collation of lessons from implementation. S/he will initiate follow-up on recommendations, document technological and institutional innovations for scaling up, organize training and project lesson-sharing workshops and create a roster of national expertise and institutions. S/he will work on identified select partnerships with private sector, civil society and other development partners. By the end of the assignment, s/he would have gained project management experience under IFAD-supported projects.
Summary of key functions
Duties and Responsibilities
Programme Development, Supervision and Implementation Support:
Identify and follow up on opportunities for building strategic partnerships with particularly with the private sector through the conduct of the implementation support and knowledge management interventions.
Qualifications and Experience
The selected candidate will be awarded fixed-term appointment funded against the availability of resources provided by Netherlands Government. The initial offer will be for a period of one year. The appointment is conditional to the availability of the resources mentioned above, and may be extended for further one year and only up to total three years. The appointment will expire after the donor funds are exhausted and carries no expectation of renewal, continuous employment or conversion to any other type of appointment with IFAD.
Interested candidates are requested to apply by completing IFAD's Personal History Form (PHF) in English. A separate CV may be attached if you so desire, but only as a supplement to and NOT as a substitute for the PHF. The application should be made through the online system only. In this regard, please review our home pagefor any job openings and link your application to a specific vacancy number. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the instructions in How to apply to current job opportunitiesbefore you start. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If applicants do not hear from IFAD HRD within three months from the date of application, they should consider their application unsuccessful.
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