International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Jobs 2023

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30 Jan, 2023

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Balanced fertilizers are essential for sustainable agricultural intensification. Widespread adoption of appropriate fertilizers requires a transformation of the fertilizer and food systems that must be driven by evidence-based agro-technical perspectives embedded in multi-stakeholder processes to create enabling conditions for adoption. This public-private program in Ghana “Fertilizer Research and Responsible Implementation (FERARI)” will integrate an on-the-ground implementation program to develop the fertilizer value chain and transdisciplinary research by

Job Description

Job Title: Database and IT support Assistant FERARI

PhDs and Postdocs. The program will, among others, interact with the Ghanaian Agricultural Program “Planting for Food and Jobs” to enhance its impact. The graduates will be supervised by internationally renowned universities and strengthen their research capacity at Ghanaian institutions, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco and IFDC. IFDC leads the program, carrying out the implementation component and co-supervising the researchers in the program.

FERARI needs an assistant in supporting the harmonization of data from agronomic trials and economic surveys, the population of the IFDC-FERARI Files Catalog System, and the development of


FERARI’s database systems. The candidate will have an education in database development and basic experience in working with database systems.


  • Execute work activities under the supervision of the FERARI’s Agronomic modeling and Mapping Specialist and Country Coordinator.
  • Support harmonization and standardization of agronomic data files from agronomic trials and economic surveys.
  • Support collecting and populating data and reports into FERARI’s Files Catalog System
  • Support the development of FERARI’s database system.
  • Participate in meetings to support other related activities under the assigned directorate.
  • Assist in the collection and processing of data using drone technology.
  • Organize all survey instruments for field data collection (KoboCollect – ODK Collect app)

Required Skills

Required Experience


  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Extensive knowledge in the use of Microsoft suite
  • Experienced in the use of data collection tools such as Kobocollect
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the use of IT in agricultural sciences and practice
  • Experienced in working with an international agricultural research organizations in a multicultural environment
  • Good communication skills and ability to teach

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