Friday, October 01, 2010
EMPLOYMENT: IFAD Country Programme Manager
IFAD’s Programme Management Department (PMD) is responsible for the overall lending programme of the Fund, and is composed of five (5) regional divisions and a Technical Advisory Services Division. The West and Central Africa (WCA) Division is currently recruiting Country Programme Managers, based in Rome or West/Central Africa with responsibilities provided below.
Under the overall supervision and strategic, policy and management guidance of the divisional Director WCA, the Country Programme Manager will be responsible for managing the country programme(s) as assigned by the Director. Specifically, the incumbent will be required to:
- Lead and manage the development and implementation of medium to longer-term strategies for IFAD’s collaboration with governments and other national stakeholders for rural poverty reduction.
- Lead the design and supervision of the IFAD-financed programmes assigned by the Director. Support their effective implementation with a view to maximising development effectiveness, impact and sustainable development results. Analyse relevant information and assist in the periodic evaluation of results achieved.
- Play a catalytic role in the development of pro-poor rural poverty reduction policies and in enabling the rural poor to advocate for institutional transformation.
- Build effective partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders in rural poverty reduction, including government and non-governmental institutions, bilateral and multilateral financing institutions, civil society organisations, research centres and the private sector.
- Lead loan and grant negotiations with the borrowing and donor governments, in accordance with IFAD’s lending policies and criteria.
- Promote knowledge management and learning in IFAD’s country programmes. Promote innovative approaches to poverty reduction and collaborate with partner institutions to facilitate their replication and scaling up.
- Contribute effectively to the IFAD organizational change agenda, with particular reference to issues related to the IFAD direct supervision modalities.
Deadline: October 23, 2010