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Building a better world starts with you

IFAD’s strength lies in the diversity of our staff and their commitment to our mandate.

We value professionals with strategic vision, a proven capacity to work in teams and generate results, and a deep understanding of and strong commitment to international development.

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 grant up to university level, home leave, medical insurance and social security.

Browse the jobs below and join us today in making a difference.

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Meet our staff

Working at IFAD means being part of a learning, growing and thriving organization, where each member of our global team contributes to the overall mission of investing in rural people. 

Interested in working at IFAD? Explore the different options below:

Interested in working at IFAD? Explore the different options below:

IFAD advertises vacancies at both the Professional and General Service staff levels. Professional-level positions normally require an advanced university degree.

Consultancies play a critical role in the execution of IFAD’s mandate and our impact on the ground. Consultancies are designed for junior and senior experts whose skills are required for specific project assignments. Qualifications and experience in the relevant field are required and vary depending on the assignment. Consultants can be recruited for a maximum of 11 months in a 12-month period.

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme involves sponsorship by Member Governments of young university-trained professionals for employment in UN-system organizations. Candidates for the JPO Programme are selected on a highly competitive basis.

The regular Internship Programme (IP) and Enhanced Internship Programme (EIP) offer a unique learning experience of six months to recent university graduates or students who are currently specializing in areas of work relevant to IFAD's mission. Candidates for the Internship Programme must be 30 years old or less and must be enrolled in an accredited university or graduate school, have attended courses in the last 12 months, and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies when joining the programme.