Program Director - 2SCALE

Program Director - 2SCALE

IFDC - International Fertilizer Development Center

Accra, Abuja, Bamako, Nairobi or Addis Ababa

Position Summary

The Program Director is responsible for overall leadership of the 2SCALE project in Africa, with activities in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Kenya. S/he ensures the project provides high-quality technical products and services, delivers required results, and uses resources efficiently as stated in the project proposal. The program director, chairs the project management team, supervises key project staff and provides team leadership. S/he serves as the principal interlocutor with key partners involved in project activities and ensures compliance with IFDC policies and donor’s rules and regulations. The Program Director will be posted in one of the IFDC offices in Africa and will travel extensively (50% of time, including regular visits to the Netherlands).



  • Provide the overall vision and leadership of the project;
  • Build, guide and steer a strong implementation team of experts of the three consortium partners in 8 countries;
  • Supervise and guide the deputy program director and the project coordinators of the three consortium partners;
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with DGIS, Netherlands Embassies in target countries, medium- and large-scale agro-enterprises, other international players, and leaders in different sectors;
  • Represent the project in meetings, conferences, and other opportunities conducive to publicizing, promoting, and marketing the project’s (and project partners’) achievements;
  • Maintain coherence between activities in East and West Africa, activities by project partners in the Netherlands and the private sector partners.

Overall programmatic management

  • Lead regular project management meetings with consortium members SNV and BoP Inc and strategic partner PRC;
  • Initiate and organize project supervisory board meetings at least twice a year;
  • Ensure consistency among activities implemented in the 5 priority countries and 3 focus countries;
  • Monitor project overall expenditure and private sector contribution against budgets and ensure financial compliance to both donor requirements and IFDC procedures;
  • Supervise completion of timely and high-quality work plans, progress reports and financial reports;
  • Monitor project indicators in accordance with the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, evaluate program results and take necessary corrective actions whenever needed;
  • Collaborate with IFDC HQ to ensure that managerial, administrative and financial procedures comply with provisions of the project contract, DGIS regulations and IFDC policies.

Communications and outreach

  • Oversee the Communications strategy of the project;
  • Supervise Communications Specialists and guide them on topics to be highlighted through success stories, case studies, fact sheets and other outreach materials;
  • Oversee the Knowledge & Learning incl advocacy strategy of the project;
  • Review and approve all Public Relations materials;
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen relationships with IFDC and consortium member colleagues involved in other projects relevant to 2SCALE, advisory committees, the donor and Dutch embassies, cluster stakeholders, government officials and the private sector in participating countries;
  • Facilitate the internal communication and sharing of experiences among staff, including among consortium members.

Finance and administration

  • Approve and Monitor overall project expenditure;
  • Ensure all activities are conducted within the scope of the project budget;
  • Assure that cost share is obtained from partners as planned and properly accounted for;
  • Compile and approve annual financial reporting;
  • Compile and approve Monitor & Evaluation reports and outcomes.


  • At least 15 years experience in International Agricultural Development, including experience in Africa;
  • Senior Management Experience;
  • Experience in Public Private Partnership Development;
  • Fluent in French and English;
  • Strong communicator;
  • Experienced traveler, hardship resistant;
  • Good understanding of the Development Objectives of the Netherlands; preferably experience in implementation of Dutch Development Programs;
  • Experience with the Dutch Ministry and Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
  • Especially candidates with Dutch nationality are encouraged to apply.

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