Posted on :
8 Mar, 2023
8 Mar, 2023
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
Since 2018, IFDC is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development West Africa Mission’s (USAID/WA) Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) program, in partnership with ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS, CORAF, and WAFA, inter-alia.
USAID/WA is considering a 3-year cost and time extension of the EnGRAIS project, with a focus on four workstreams: (workstream 1) Boosting the private sector-led supply of quality fertilizer and seed inputs through public-private partnerships (PPPs); (workstream 2) Increasing nutrient use efficiency through scaling up of dissemination and adoption of innovative and efficient agricultural input packages (AIPs) under the framework of the ECOWAS Regional Agricultural Input Strategy; (workstream 3) improving and harmonizing fertilizer policy and regulatory systems across West Africa in accordance with ECOWAS guidance, and (workstream 4) Facilitating knowledge dissemination of large-scale, high-quality fertilizer market data.
Job Title: Team Leader
IFDC is seeking to recruit a Policy Team Leader. He/she will be responsible to facilitate harmonization and improvement of fertilizer policy and regulatory systems across West Africa in accordance with ECOWAS guidance.
The Policy Team Leader will work to facilitate the harmonization and implementation process for fertilizer subsidy policies and regulations.
In addition, he/she will work to ensure the harmonization of policies and regulations for duty- and tax-free movement across regions and the development of capacity for quality control.
The Policy Team Leader will work closely with and support the Deputy Chief of the Party (DCoP) in implementing the overall project and lead the implementation of the third workstream (policies).
1.3 Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) in charge of the implementation of the EnGRAIS project, the successful candidate shall among other things perform the following roles and responsibilities
1.4 Duty station
This position may be posted to any of the current IFDC office locations in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, or Togo). He/she should be available to travel frequently within and outside the region when called upon to.
The position is open for the duration of the project (March 2023 – Feb 2026), subject to the availability of funding.
1.6 Equal opportunity
IFDC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered for employment with no discrimination on the basis of their protected characteristics (race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, age, marital status, or disability).
Interested candidates must send their resumes in English accompanied with a motivation letter in either English or French.