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National Policy Economist, seconded to ECOWAS (20120364)

Background:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
IFDC North and West Africa is seeking to recruit a National Policy Economist for its program "Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS)" to be implemented in the West Africa sub-region.
The National Policy Economist will be seconded to ECOWAS and will be responsible for liaising with ECOWAS and other regional institutions to support the implementation of the EnGRAIS program.
The National Policy Economist seconded to ECOWAS will be supervised by and report to the program's CoP. He/she may also be called to perform other duties assigned by the CoP as deemed necessary to support the achievement of the program's overall objective.
Duties and responsibilities
Liaise with ECOWAS officials, particularly in the Agriculture Department, regarding regional initiatives and issues related to the agricultural inputs and particularly fertilizer sector.
Facilitate ECOWAS/IFDC coordination on planned fora, meetings, initiatives and implementation.
Advocate, as appropriate and needed, on behalf of USAID/IFDC initiatives;
Provide at least monthly updates on all ECOWAS activities related to USAID/IFDC ongoing work and current and potential initiatives; and
Perform other tasks as assigned by the COP of EnGRAIS or his designee.



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