Programme Analyst

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Bamako, Mali

The Country Programme Analyst is responsible for established programme/project coordination. S/he is expected to perform functions related to IFAD’s mandate of improving rural foods security and nutrition and enabling poor rural men and women to overcome their poverty and to overall efforts by IFAD within the UN Common System to increase capacity-building and sustainable development in developing countries.

Key Functions and Results:

Country Office Support:

  • The Country Programme Analyst is accountable for day-to-day support to administration and reporting in support of the CD. S/He provides analysis of and inputs to budget preparation, monitors expenditures and grant portfolios providing support as requested.

Country Programme Support:

  • The Country Programme Analyst collects and analyzes data to acquire a basic understanding of international practices and HQ procedures to complement her/his knowledge of national practices in support of programme / project activities. S/He enhances the technical quality of IFAD country activities by supporting programme (COSOP) and project (grants and loans) design, supervision, and implementation and completion (PCR) activities. The Analyst specifically provides substantive contributions to monitoring and evaluation (RIMS) and reporting (PSR). The Country Programme Analyst participates in capacity building activities including support to the identification, analysis, documentation, harmonization and dissemination of both national and local issues as well as conditions, best practices and lessons learned among partner development agencies.

Support To Partnership Building:

  • As a country team member, the Country Programme Analyst supports the CO's relationships through the identification of potential partners, development initiatives and best practices. S/He analyzes findings in comparison with the assigned Fund strategies, identifying potential opportunities. The Analyst maintains counterpart contacts needed to promote programme and project implementation. Activities encompass tracking project/programme documentation through the project cycle, including completion.

Support To Policy Development/knowledge Management:

  • As a country team member, the Country Programme Analyst participates in relevant policy meetings and events of interest to IFAD's target groups, which involve the government, donors, and civil society, including NGOs, in order to analyze and draft reports on innovations and developments for knowledge sharing. From a national perspective and in-depth knowledge of government structure, development environment and local culture, s/he gathers evidenced based data from projects in support of linking the realities on the ground and the voices of the poor with the policies and programmes of the government.


  • The Country Programme Analyst is accountable for supporting communications with headquarters as well as the drafting regular and periodic reports and documents. Reports may include project, country office, thematic or country portfolio reports. S/He compiles data for and drafts the country office half-yearly and annual reports including lessons learned from design and implementation support experience as well as occasional reports and specific information and documents per request.

Managerial Functions:

  • The Country Programme Analyst is accountable for IFAD core values and code of conduct, including integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of IFAD resources.

Position Specific:

  • Maintaining a stakeholder/partnerships database for ease of communication and strengthening of said partnerships.


  • Education includes Advanced university degree from an accredited institution listed on in rural development, agriculture, economics, rural finance, development policy or related field is required .


  • At least two (2) years' progressively responsible professional experience in development institutions and/or government service.
  • Position-specific experience: Qualifying work experience in country programme analysis or loan/grant administration with International financial institutions, development cooperation agencies, etc., would be an asset.


  • English 
  • Spanish or Arabic 
  • Position-specific requirement:
  • Excellent command of French is mandatory.