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IFAD is hiring a Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist National Officer (Local Recruitment in Cote d'Ivoire)

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Published on: 14 May 2022

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 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. 

The IFAD HR team in Cote d'Ivoire seek a Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist to provide professional technical assistance and foster knowledge management and partnership building, through an integrated approach, to increase gender equality, women's empowerment, the inclusion of youth and indigenous people (social inclusion) and improved nutrition impact of IFAD's portfolio (loans, grants, and policy engagement) related to these thematic areas.

Read more about this job opportunity and apply below - Applications Close 31 May 2022. 

Applicants for vacancies in the National Professional Officer (NPO) category must be nationals of the country in which the position is located (Cote d'Ivoire). IFAD is committed to achieving gender diversity. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Social Inclusion Analyst/Specialist works under the overall strategic, policy and management guidance of the Division Director and the Regional Director of the Regional Division to which s/he is mapped. S/he works under the direct supervision of the Lead Technical Specialist (Social Inclusion Cluster Coordinator), with dual reporting to the respective Country Director/Head of the IFAD Multi-Country Offices. 

S/He will work in close cooperation with the all Technical Specialist in the Social Inclusion Cluster as well as with other Technical Specialists and Country Programme Managers to ensure consistency, cohesion, and synergy in the application of technical advice and provision of programme development support facilitating knowledge flows and building of communities of practice.

Key Functions and Results

    • Technical and Country Programme Advice
    • Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
    • Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting - The Social Inclusion
    • Managerial Functions


Essential Criteria to Apply

Education:  Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in a technically relevant area. The advanced university degree may be substituted by a first university degree and at least four (4) additional years of relevant professional experience over and above the minimum number of years of experience as stipulated below.

Areas - social sciences, gender studies, sociology, economics, human or development geography, rural development, nutrition/public health.

The degree must be from an accredited institution listed on

Work experience: 

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in, and demonstrated understanding of, poverty analysis, social inclusion (gender equality and women's empowerment, inclusion of youth and indigenous peoples) and improved nutrition issues in rural development initiatives.  
  • Two (2) years preferably in the United Nations or an international financial institution, or another multicultural organization or institution or a national organization providing support on a global scope.
  • Position-specific experience: In-depth technical expertise, demonstrated by substantive work experience, and a solid understanding of social inclusion and improved nutrition issues and impacts on rural development, ideally acquired by working on rural development or poverty reduction projects. Access to networks of technical and professional resources and expertise can be brought to bear on IFAD’s work on gender and social inclusion.


  • Required English and French (4 – Excellent) 

You must hold a Cote d'Ivoire nationality to apply for this vacancy. 


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