Technical Adviser – Fisheries and Aquaculture

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an International Financial Institution and a Specialized United Nations Agency whose mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty. IFAD’s headquarters is in Rome, Italy, and is present in more than 80 countries to develop and finance programmes and projects aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and incomes. The Programme Management Department (PMD) is responsible for the overall lending programme of the Fund, and is composed of five Regional Divisions, Environment and Climate Division (ECD) and a Policy and Technical Advisory Division (PTA).

The Policy and technical Advisory Division has two principal functions (a) learning and knowledge, and (b) quality assurance of IFAD programmes. The Policy and technical Advisory Division currently provides technical support in the fields of agronomy, livestock, water management and rural infrastructure, rural finance, the environment, gender, household food security, health and nutrition, policy and institutions, and economic and financial analysis from in-house resources.

The Technical Adviser on Fisheries and Aquaculture will, together with a team of IFAD staff from the Policy and Technical Advisory Division (PTA), the Environment and Climate Change Division (ECD), the Regional Divisions and the Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKM), work on fisheries (including aquaculture) and associated natural resource governance issues. to enhance the quality, relevance and effectiveness of IFAD country programmes, loan and grant funded projects, policy advisory support and knowledge management. The position will be located at the IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy but will involve extensive and at times prolonged travel in client countries.

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Application deadline: 08.03.2014

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