IFAD Associate Job Vacancy Kenya
Posted: Aug 26, 2013
IFAD Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department Job Vacancy
Associate Vice – President, Programme Management Department
Level: Assistant Secretary – General
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 financing programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and by advocating at the local, national and international level for policies that enable poor rural people to overcome poverty.
The Programme Management Department (PMD) is responsible for the delivery of this work. It is led by the Associate Vice-President (AVP), who reports directly to the President of IFAD. The PMD is responsible for developing and managing IFAD’s programme portfolio.
When co-financing is included, the scale of this is currently over $2 billion annually. The AVP provides leadership to the over 250 staff of the Department, including staff in 40 IFAD country offices. S/he oversees project identification, design, financing, and supervision work.
IFAD is looking for professionals with strategic vision, a solid team orientation, proven capacity to generate results, and a deep understanding of and commitment to development.
Candidates will bring strong management experience in complex organizations and a track record of working effectively in multi-stakeholder environments.
They will be respected and experienced contributors to the international policy debates on agricultural development.
IFAD offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package that includes tax-free salary dependency allowance, education grant up to university level, medical and group life insurance, home leave and pension plan.
IFAD is committed to achieving diversity and is seeking a balanced workforce from IFAD’s Member States.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please send your application through the IFAD online system by 15 September 2013