IFDC is a public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency. IFDC focuses on increasing productivity across the agricultural value chain in developing countries. This is achieved by the creation and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
IFDC is governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit Center is supported by bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, private foundations and national governments. The non-profit Center was established in 1974 in response to global food and energy crises. To date, IFDC has provided assistance in nearly 100 countries.
Type of contract: Full-time
Duration: One-year contract, renewable based on performance and availability of funding
Indicative starting date: January, 2016
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
IFDC’s North and West Africa Division (NWAFD) is currently managing two regional projects funded by USAID West Africa (WA): the West Africa Fertilizer Program (WAFP) and the C4 Cotton Partnership (C4CP). Both projects seek to directly support USAID/WA’s efforts to sustainably increase agricultural productivity in the region and its goal for the 2015-2019 performance period of broad-based economic growth and resilience advanced by West Africans.
Both projects’ ability to achieve their goals hinges on the establishment of effective collaboration mechanisms with regional institutions that play a critical role in addressing development constraints in West Africa: the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD); the West African Economic and Monetary Union (French acronym—UEMOA); the Permanent Inter-States Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (French acronym — CILSS); and the Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations in West Africa (French acronym — ROPPA).
IFDC is seeking to second a Policy Economist to ECOWAS to support critical policy reforms for increased availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizer in West Africa.
Qualifications, Experience And Skills Required
Specific job responsibilities
The Incumbent Will Provide Technical Assistance Needed To Improve The Ability Of Both WAFP And C4CP To Achieve Their Goals Through The Establishment Of Effective Collaboration Mechanisms With Regional Institutions. He/she Will
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IFDC is an equal opportunity employer.