Internal Structure

Under the leadership of its Governing Council and Executive Board, IFAD is managed by the Office of the President and Vice-President, with departments covering financial operations, corporate services, strategy and knowledge management, and programme management.

IFAD currently employs more than 530 staff. Most of them work at IFAD's Rome, Italy, headquarters but a few serve in member countries around the world in small IFAD overseas offices.

With 82 Member States, IFAD strives to employ staff that are as diverse and broadly based geographically as possible. Women currently make up 59 per cent of IFAD staff.

IFAD employs a combination of Professional and higher-category positions, consultancies and General Service positions.

To learn more, please download IFAD's organigramme. Apply for employment here and internships here.


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IFAD organigramme


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