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Country Programme Manager (Nigeria) - IFAD

Abuja (Nigeria)

Country Programme Manager (Nigeria) - IFAD

Closing Date: 7 June 2017 (at midnight Central European Time - GMT+2)


UN P5 salary range: US$ 84,721 – US$ 103,835, net-base salary, plus post-adjustment, not taxable in host country, with standard UN compensation package. Please see this site for details:

Job Summary:

The Country Programme Manager (Nigeria) (CPM) is responsible for management of IFAD’s agricultural development programmes in Nigeria, the Nigeria country office, and related staff. The CPM’s duty station is in the country office in Abuja, Nigeria.

Full Job Description:

Each Country Programme Manager is accountable for the IFAD core values of integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of assigned IFAD programmes.

The CPM’s accountabilities and key results include advocacy for and enhancement of national government programmes that improve the access of poor rural people to natural resources; agricultural technologies; financial services; markets; employment opportunities and enterprise development.

The CPM additionally promotes capacity building of the rural poor in terms of the skills required for their participation in national and local policy and programming processes.

The key results expected comprise five broad thematic areas, which are reviewed in more detail in the Appointment Brief, accessible through the links below:

  • Country Programme Strategy
  • Country Programme Management
  • Partnership Building
  • Policy dialogue
  • Knowledge management

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people.

IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation. These roles will support this activity at country level.

Oxford HR has been retained as an executive search consultant to assist IFAD with the search for suitable candidates.

To apply for this position, please complete the Oxford HR online application using the link below, including:

· An up-to-date CV (no more than 3-4 sides of A4)

· A detailed statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you suitable.

· The Oxford HR Online Form.

· Oxford HR’s Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (optional). Information from this form will not be used as part of the selection process.


Please also go to the following link and submit the IFAD online application form:

You should receive an automatic message confirming your application. For any queries about IFAD’s applicant portal, please contact A

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IFAD - The International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Location: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-07

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