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Rome, Italy

Human Resources Director

IFAD are seeking a dynamic, international, senior HR professional to become their Director of Human Resources, based in Rome. This is a tremendous opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to IFAD’s work: achieving development that is inclusive, sustainable and people-centered.

You will lead a dedicated team of HR professionals and will play a pivotal role in ensuring that IFAD delivers against their overarching goal of rural transformation, with special focus on smallholder agriculture in rural areas in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

This is a life changing prospect, affording the successful candidate the chance to work at the centre of a global hub.


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