IFAD Seeks Director, Independent Office of Evaluation

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an International Financial Institution and a specialized United Nations Agency whose mission is enabling poor rural people to improve their food security and nutrition, raise their incomes, and strengthen their resilience. To achieve these goals. IFAD develops and finances programs and projects aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and incomes and reducing rural poverty. IFAD's headquarters is in Rome, Italy, but has offices in 40 countries and finances programs and projects in more than 90 countries.


Reporting directly to the Executive Board of IFAD and in collaboration with the IFAD management, the IOE Director will be responsible at the highest level for promoting accountability and learning in IFAD, thus contributing to the improvement of the performance of the IFAD's operations and policies.


The main purpose of the position is to ensure that evaluation contributes to IFAD's strategy by bringing an independent perspective to the assessment of progress in relation to IFAD's mission, and to play a catalytic role by contributing feedback for learning and promoting accountability to improve the performance of the Fund's operations and policies. The Fund uses this knowledge to develop even more effective pro-poor instruments and policies, to better enable the rural poor to empower themselves and overcome their poverty.


Deadline for applications: 20 April 2014.


Full details on the position, including on how to apply, available on the IFAD website.