The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.
The External Relations and Governance Department (ERG), comprising the Communications Division (COM), the Global Engagement Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division (GPR) and the Office of the Secretary (SEC), leads IFAD’s public and political advocacy, including engagement with Member States and other stakeholders through global policy engagement and other global processes.
The Office of the Secretary of IFAD (SEC) is composed of the Front Office, the Conference and Languages Services (CLS) Unit, and the Institutional Governance and Member Relations (IGMR) Unit. The corresponding units work together in the Governing Bodies of the institution, from the Governing Council to the Executive Board and subsidiary bodies, through a series of servies and interactions ranging from official contact with Member States, documentation for Governing Bodies, organization of governing body meetings and translation/interpretation.
The incumbent works under the direct supervision of AVP, ERG.