The Lead Technical Specialist, technically supports country/regional programmes as well as the corporate agenda by providing state-of-the-art technical advice throughout the project cycle (strategic and operational) on issues related to Rural Institutions. Within her/his areas of responsibility, the Lead Technical Specialist, exercises a high degree of independence in providing reliable programme delivery. The incumbent at this level performs the full complexity range of work independently, including analysis and approval of complex and/or precedent-setting cases, with the aim of ensuring cohesion and synergy in the application of technical advice and provision of programme development support.
Position specific: The Lead Global Technical Specialist ICT4D acts as the global anchor in this discipline, leading in information and communication technologies for development with strong experience in implementing ICT solutions in the area of agriculture, markets/value chains, rural finance and agritech. The incumbent manages key programs and initiatives related to ICT4D, supports country/regional programs by providing state-of-the-art global technical advice throughout the project cycle (strategic and operational), as well as contributes to the corporate agenda, in the technical area of ICT4D. The incumbent works collaboratively with the thematic Technical Specialists covering other areas in PMI, Country Directors (CD)/Heads of Multi-country Offices (MCO) and other staff to ensure consistency, cohesion and synergy in the application of technical advice and provision of programme development support. The Lead Global Technical Specialist- ICT4D also represents IFAD at the global level within thier area of expertise (ICT4D), and ensures knowledge flows among the regionally-mapped technical staff within thier area of expertise.