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: Chief of Party (EnGRAIS) Project
IFDC is seeking to recruit a Chief of Party. He will provide overall vision, leadership, and guidance of the project internally with project staff and externally with USAID, host governments, other donors and stakeholders.
He/she will be leading IFDC’s team and serving as the primary point of contact with USAID about day to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract, ensure on-time and on budget performance, leading to achievement of all program objectives, and on-time reporting and compliance with all laws and requirements; and provide special leadership in building alliances, high-level policy discussions, and maintaining constructive relationships with partners and major sub-grantees.
1.3 Duties and Responsibilities
1.4 Duty station
He/she will be based in any IFDC office in West Africa and 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 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, age, marital status, disability).
Interested candidates must send their resumes in English accompanied with a motivation letter in either English or French.