The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa.

It resolved that “an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries.” One of the most important insights emerging from the conference was that the causes of food insecurity and famine were not so much failures in food production but structural problems relating to poverty, and to the fact that the majority of the developing world’s poor populations were concentrated in rural areas.

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IFAD is currently seeking to strengthen its global financial management consultant roster, ideally under retainer contracts up to a maximum of 11 months in support of IFAD-financed projects. Tasks usually include financial management capacity and risk assessments, design of financial management processes, fiduciary supervision and implementation support. Language skills in Arabic, English, French and/or Spanish are required for most assignments.
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