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IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development

At the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) we invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. We help them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development.

IFAD is an international financial institution and specialized United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people.

 

IFAD's vision:

 

Rural transformation that lasts

 

 

The challenge

With a growing global population that will exceed 9 billion by 2050, a widening gap between rich and poor, and growing competition for resources, the major issues facing humanity cannot wait.

IFAD works where poverty and hunger are deepest: in the most remote regions of developing countries and fragile situations, where few development agencies venture.

We’ve developed a cost-effective, people-centred and partnership-oriented approach that delivers results. Small-scale agriculture is central to our development model, which connects farmers and poor rural women and men to markets and services so they can grow more and earn more.

The opportunity

Agriculture is a proven engine for poverty reduction. GDP growth generated by agriculture is more effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other sector. In sub-Saharan Africa, growth in agriculture reduces poverty up to 11 times faster than growth in other sectors.

IFAD-supported projects have shown that − with access to finance, markets, technology and information − rural people can lift themselves out of poverty.

But our work does more than help rural people grow and earn more. It also promotes gender equality and inclusiveness, builds the capacity of local organizations and communities, and strengthens resilience to climate change.

By advocating for poor rural people and financing projects that transform rural areas, our work is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

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Current jobs

Lead Evaluation Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2019-02-21
Rome (Italy)
Technical Specialist, SAFIN1. Technical Advice
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-02-28
Rome (Italy)
Knowledge Management Analyst, SAFIN
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-02-28
Rome (Italy)
Country Programme Officer* (Local Recruitment Lima, Peru)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-02-19
Lima (Peru)
Call for Interest - Financial Management Consultant Roster
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Regional Finance Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-03-10
Panama (United States of America)
Lead Regional Environment and Climate Specialist (Asia and the Pacific Region)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-03-17
Delhi (India)
Junior Professional Officer (SECAP, OPR) *Netherlands
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-04
Rome (Italy)
Junior Professional Officer (SECAP, OPR) *Netherlands
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-04
Rome (Italy)
Junior Professional Officer (ESA Addis Ababa Hub & SSTC/KC) *Netherlands
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-04
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Junior Professional Officer (ESA Addis Ababa Hub & SSTC/KC) *Netherlands
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-04
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Junior Professional Officer (IFAD West Africa Hub) *Netherlands for DC candidates
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-04
Dakar (Senegal)
Junior Professional Officer (IFAD West Africa Hub) *Netherlands for DC candidates
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-04
Dakar (Senegal)
Gender and Social Inclusion Analyst * (Local recruitment Panama City, Panama)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-02-28
Panama (United States of America)
Procurement Consultant Roster (OPR)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-02-20
Rome (Italy)