Thursday, July 21, 2011


EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies in IFAD’s Office of Strategy Knowledge Management (SKM)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an International Financial Institution and a Specialized United Nations Agency whose mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty. IFAD’s headquarters is in Rome, Italy, and is present in more than 80 countries to develop and finance programmes and projects aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and incomes.

The mission of the Office of the Strategy Knowledge Management (SKM), led by the Chief Development Strategist, is to enhance IFAD’s analytical and leadership capacity in the global dialogue on rural and smallholder development and ensure that IFAD’s development work is guided by state of the art thinking on rural on agricultural and rural development issues. Towards this end, SKM produces periodic and regular analyses on subject matters relevant to IFAD’s mission and strategic objectives. In addition to producing periodic papers and analysis, the Office is also responsible for producing   the flagship publication of the Fund the IFAD Rural Poverty Report. SKM is also responsible for producing key high-level policy papers such as IFAD’s Strategic Framework which provides overall guidance to IFAD’s work in its developing member counties.  To carry out its mandate, SKM works closely with other Divisions of the Fund and is also responsible for establishing strategic partnerships with research and academic institutions and development agencies in both developing and developed member states.

SKM is accepting applications for the following two Rome-based positions:

Deadline: July 27, 2011

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