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Regional program to support food and nutrition security in West Africa

Africa subsarienne
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Project description
ECOWAS will start shortly a program to support food security and nutrition in West Africa, supported with AFD funding. This program will contribute to develope the technical content, institutional framework and financial mechanism of ECOWAP, the regional agricultural policy. The program includes four components : (i) Implementation of a renewed approach to food security analysis (FS) - (ii) Promotion of public tools for market regulation - (iii) Management of regional instruments for management of Food Security , (vi) strengthening of ECOWAS institutional capacity to define and implement regional FS policies. This regional program will be coordinated by a team of five staff (a coordinator, an accountant and three thematic program officers) over a four years period, supported by a Technical Assistant for the first two years.

Program officer

Food security
Long term
End recruitment
Job description
The  program officer will be in charge of evaluation, learning, and promotion of innovative instruments for Food Security management
Job qualification
- Postgraduate degree in Agronomy / Economics or equivalent
- At least 5 years of professional experience, with program management and evaluation experience in "rural development" or "food and nutrition security"
-Solid understanding of food insecurity issues in the sub region
-Experience in call for tenders/call for proposals assembling and monitoring
-Good knowledge of regional institutions and integration policies in West Africa
-Excellent analytical and writing skills
-Excellent written and oral communication skills both in English and French
-The candidate should be an ECOWAS citizen and have work experience in at least two countries in the region;
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