Overview of actors

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 people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve their families' nutrition and increase their incomes. IFAD also helps them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Quality Education
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Climate Action

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. IFAD goes 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 envisions vibrant, inclusive and sustainable rural economies, where people live free from poverty and hunger.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Banking and Finance
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Health and Nutrition
Human Resources Management
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Social Development
Supply Chain Management

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.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities yes
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation

UN organisation

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation


Rome, Italy

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
North America
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

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