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  • Posted: Mar 1, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

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    Deputy Chief of Party for Operations

    Position description
    IFDC is seeking to recruit a Deputy Chief of Party for Operations, responsible for the operations and administration. He/she will work in close collaboration with USAID/WA. He/she will provide the required support to the technical teams.

    • The Deputy Chief of Party for Operations will assist the technical team in the development of key deliverables; communicate regularly and monitor activities and donor deliverables related to grants, contracts and partnerships.
    • He/she may also be called to perform other duties assigned by the EnGRAIS CoP to support the achievement of the program’s overall objectives.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The Deputy Chief of Party for Operations will directly report to the EnGRAIS Chief of Party (CoP) till the project’s end. He/she will perform a broad range of operations, administrative, financial, grants, and other duties including the following:
    • Administration:
    • Work closely with the administration team to ensure smooth and effective running of the activities by overseeing the implementation of work plans and supervising all related operational aspects such as travel organization, minutes and actions preparation, follow-up and facilities/services booking.
    • Finance:
    • Work with the Accounting team to manage and monitor the activity’s budget, respond to fund and financial requests of EnGRAIS, track and analyze all costs incurred, ensure timely financial reporting and alignment with budget lines.
    • Grant management:
    • Work with the Grants/Contracts specialist to ensure proper management of grants. Oversee the planning and development of grants and contracts agreements, and assist in the reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

    Duty station:

    • He/she will be based in Accra (Ghana) and should be available to travel frequently within and outside the region when called upon to. The DCoP should be available to travel frequently within and outside the region when called upon to. 


    • The position is open for the duration of the project (March 2023 – Feb 2026), subject to availability of funding.

    Equal opportunity:

    • IFDC is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered for employment with no discrimination on the basis of their protected characteristics (race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, age, marital status, disability).

    Interested candidates must send their resumes in English accompanied with a motivation letter in either English or French. 

    Required Skills

    • Master’s degree with at least 6-10 years of administrative support experience
    • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality administrative finance and grant support to both management and staff.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
    • Ability to learn and improve quickly.
    • Solutions-oriented and pro-active team player.
    • Excellent command of writing/editing skills
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Experience in multicultural, and multilingual environments.
    • Excellent command in oral and written communication skills in English or French, and working knowledge in the other.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Fertilizer Development (IFDC) on to apply

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