IFAD is committed to achieving gender diversity. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Director will be responsible for managing the WCA division and office in Abidjan (Côte D´Ivoire) and serving on IFAD's senior management team. The main focus of Director positions is strategic leadership, innovation and management. Most typically as a member of a departmental management team, division Directors are responsible for managing and supervising the delivery of a division's programme of work within an allocated budget.
In particular, Regional Directors manage and co-ordinate the delivery of the Regional portfolio and priorities and is responsible for its human, financial and material IFAD’s resources.
The position is located in West and Central Africa Division and currently oversees all IFAD operations and activities in the region including, but not limited, to the 24 country programmes: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Key Functions and Results
- Vision & Strategy
- Policy Development & Advice
- Programme Management
- Management of Resources
* Please note this is a re-advertisement. Those that have applied previously need not re-apply and will be considered in the next round as well.
Essential Criteria to Apply
Education: Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) - Agriculture and Horticulture
Work experience: 12 Years
- English (4 - Excellent)
- French (4 - Excellent)
Organizational Competencies - Level 2:
- Building relationships and partnerships
- Communicating and negotiating
- Demonstrating leadership
- Focusing on clients
- Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating
- Managing performance and developing staff
- Managing time, resources and information
- Problem-solving and decision-making
- Strategic thinking and organizational development
- Team work
Skills: Advocacy, Policy dialogue, Performance management, Risk management (e.g. reputational), Stakeholder management, Strategy implementation, Planning, Resources management, Change management, Confidentiality & Discretion, Corporate approach, Leadership, Political acumen, Specialized communication skills, Strategic mindset, Evidence-based policy, Programme/Project development, management, Topical expertise.