The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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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Dakar, Senegal
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The Financial Management Consultant will use IFAD’s FM Assessment Questionnaire to collect relevant information concerning financial management systems.
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The Regional Analyst provides analytical and technical support, as well as data management solutions required for effective program management in the region
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Rome, Italy
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The Director ensures that evaluation contributes to IFAD’s strategy by bringing an independent perspective to the assessment of progress.
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The Investigation Officer will serve with accountability for integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of IFAD resources.
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The Technical Specialist will work under the supervision of the Lead Technical Specialist (Nutrition) and overall strategic, policy and management guidance, and supervision of the division Director.
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The Technical Specialist (TS) will coordinate the implementation of the youth integrated agribusiness initiative supported by IFAD.
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The Administrative Assistant is accountable for operational support services to assist in the smooth running of a Sustainable Agriculture Programme.
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