International Fertilizer Development Center requires a Senior Policy Specialist

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The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a science-based public international organization.

Vacancy: Not specified

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Role: Senior Policy Specialist (Readvertised)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze relevant policy papers within the scope of the CSA Activity and prepare a roadmap to deal with the relevant policy matters, especially on the seed and fertilizer component that will ease the pathway, especially for the private sector actors.
  • Prepare a policy-related training calendar for the MoA and DAE staff per the original plan approved by USAID.
  • Review seed policy and modify relevant clauses detrimental to the participation of the private sector. The review's outcome will be a short policy analysis report and outcome-driven policy dialogue with GOB.
  • Assess Bangladesh Seed Rules 2020 and seed regulatory framework and develop system appraisal with recommendations to assure seed quality and truth in labelling. Organize sharing sessions with the relevant stakeholders to keep all informed on the assessment and progress of work.
  • Review of policies/regulations in activity-related CSA technologies and inputs and prepare briefing notes to support the key activity leads on key policy issues related to CSA.
  • Regular meetings with the policy actors to ensure timely follow-up on the identified policy matters and prepare short briefs for the COP to support her with tangible guidelines and timelines to achieve certain goals re. policy matters.
  • Prepare monthly reports on the policy-related issues as conducted by the CSA activity to keep USAID informed on the progress and also support the private sector partners on the progress on burning matters re. policy especially for the actors in the field of seed and fertilizer.
  • Work closely with the cross-cutting team leads for Environment, Access to Finance, and the various activity leads i.e., Extension, Soil Health, Seed, Mechanization, Water Management, Capacity Development, and Climate Smart Agriculture. The objective of such interaction is to support each of the experts where they may need policy-related clarity, guidelines, or advocacy.
  • Develop a policy briefing guide for all key activity leads so that all the experts will be aware of the existing policy matters related to CSA activity while the policy briefing guide will be a living document where all the changes, modifications, and expected modifications will be updated with probable deadline for such intended changes.
  • Contribute to the periodic reports, especially the USAID Technical Report, on policy updates alongside CSA’s contribution and probable impact of such change on policy matters, especially for Seed and Fertilizer.
  • Work closely with the COP and DCOP to keep them on top of all the updates re. policy matters while s/he will also take on additional tasks by the Supervisor, such as and when necessary.


  • An advanced degree in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Public Administration, Development Economics, Social Science, Political Science, or other related degrees).
  • Experience: At least 10 years.

Additional Requirements:                           

  • At least 10 years' experience working in an international organization with in-depth knowledge of the agricultural development project and expertise as a Senior Policy Specialist is a MUST.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills are required to manage communications and disseminate information.
  • English language fluency is required.
  • Must be a self-directed, highly organized person who can prioritize and follow through on multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and team working skills with the ability to maintain effective work relationships.
  • Previous experience as a Senior Policy Specialist or any relevant experience in a USAID-funded project is highly desired.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly, logically, and effectively.
  • Ability to assess priorities and work on your own initiative.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to the achievement of goals.
  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.


Job Location: Dhaka.

Salary: Negotiable

Benefits: As per the organization policy.

Application Deadline: 07 March 2024

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