Appointment Brief

IFAD Coutry Programme Manager (Central Asia) Appointment Brief – final


Responsible for IFAD’s activities in Uzbekistan and one other country in the Central Asia portfolio (yet to be determined), the Country Programme Manager will oversee multiple programmes. This role offers an exceptional opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders to support priorities in the region including horticultural support and dairy value chain development.


UN P5 salary range: US$ 84,721 – US$ 103,835, net-base salary, plus post-adjustment, not taxable in host country, with standard UN compensation package.  Please see this site for details:


2 years fixed term.

Full description

The CPM is accountable for the IFAD core values of integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of assigned IFAD programmes.

The CPM’s accountabilities and key results include advocacy for and enhancement of national government programmes that improve the access of poor rural people to natural resources; agricultural technologies; financial services; markets; employment opportunities and enterprise development.

The CPM additionally promotes capacity building of the rural poor in terms of the skills required for their participation in national and local policy and programming processes.

The key results expected comprise five broad thematic areas, which are reviewed in more detail in the Job Description below:

  • Country Programme Strategy
  • Country Programme Management
  • Partnership Building
  • Policy dialogue
  • Knowledge management

Application Instructions

Oxford HR has been retained as an executive search consultancy to assist IFAD in finding suitable candidates for this role.

IMPORTANT: It is essential that you apply via the IFAD website, following the link below.  Candidates who do not apply through IFAD will not be considered for this role.  We would be grateful if you also register your interest using the Oxford HR application form, but this is less urgent.

To apply for this post, please download and read the Appointment Brief, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.

You will be asked to submit the following information:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:

Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Appointment Brief

IFAD Coutry Programme Manager (Central Asia) Appointment Brief – final


Investing in rural people

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people.