International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency that is dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.
IFAD invests in rural communities, empowering the people to increase their food security, improve their families’ nutrition and increase their income. We help them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
IFAD works with its member states and stakeholders to generate improved, more resilient livelihoods for all poor rural people – smallholder farmers, land-poor and landless workers, women and youth, marginalised ethnic groups, and victims of disaster and conflict – without undermining the natural resource base. We go where poverty and hunger are most extreme and where few development agencies dare to venture – the most remote regions of developing countries and areas with fragile situations.
... and why
IFAD’s vision of inclusive and sustainable rural transformation is where extreme poverty is eliminated, and every rural family lives with dignity.
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IFAD’s strengths lie in the diversity of its staff and their commitment to our mandate.
In addition to providing a supportive and thriving work environment, IFAD offers professional career development and an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The benefits package includes dependency allowance, education grants up to university level, home leave, medical insurance and social security.
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"I believe that IFAD’s impact goes a long way towards helping the lives of poor rural women and their families, and our support is very appreciated. "
Country Programme Manager, West and Central Africa Division
"I’m proud to work for an institution that promotes smallholder farmers as entrepreneurs and contributes to enabling the poor with innovative solutions in partnership with governments and other partners."
Junior Professional Officer (Finland)
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