International Fertilizer Development Center Recruitment

By | May 27, 2021

International Fertilizer Development Center Recruitment 2024

International Fertilizer Development Center Recruitment: Apply Now

The International Fertilizer Development Center has published new recruitment opportunities for 2024.See Full details below

Overview of International Fertilizer Development Center

The International Fertilizer Development Center is a science-based public international organization working to alleviate global hunger by introducing improved agricultural practices and fertilizer technologies to farmers and by linking farmers to markets.

The following positions are available at the International Fertilizer Development Center: Explore your position of choice and then apply according to the information provided.

Available International Fertilizer Development Center Recruitment Application 2024 Positions & Details

Job Title: Internship: Food Safety and Quality Standards

Main Responsibilities

This position offers the intern an opportunity to learn and perform the following functions:

  • Assist the NBD (New Business Development) team in identifying and/or designing projects that fully promote adoption and compliance of food safety principles and quality standards, e.g., HACCP, GlobalGAP, Codex norms, etc., among stakeholders to meet off-takers’ quality standards.
  • Work closely with IFDC projects’ beneficiaries, e.g. farmers, processors, etc. to ensure they are quality-audit-ready
  • Assist in training project beneficiaries’ employees on best food safety, hygiene and handling procedures necessary to prevent contamination of food products and hazards
  • Assist in preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the key projects beneficiaries and conduct meetings or workshops to explain and operationalize the SOPs with the target beneficiaries
  • Assist target project beneficiaries to understand and ensure compliance with all the relevant standards administered by Food and Drug Authority (FDA), Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), traceability, etc.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary


  • A graduate in Food Safety, Food Quality Management, Food Science, Food Technology, Postharvest Technology, Agronomy, and other related fields from an accredited institution
  • Must have appreciable knowledge and skills in upstream food safety and quality standards, e.g. HACCP, GlobalGAP, Codex norms, etc.
  • Good communication in English (both writing and speaking) and presentation skills using PowerPoint
  • Proposal writing skills and a working knowledge of French is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click HERE to apply.

Job Title: Internship: Irrigation Agronomy

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the inclusion of irrigation project components in concept notes and proposals that require irrigation, mainly small-scale irrigation for new business development;
  • Assist in preparing work plans and budgets in line with project proposals with an irrigation component;
  • Advise on suitable irrigation systems for food crops, vegetables, fruit trees and fodder in smallholder farmers’ settings;
  • Prepare training modules and materials on improved agronomic practices under irrigation and the setup and maintenance of small-scale irrigation systems in collaboration with NBD and other IFDC staff;
  • Design and assist in implementing irrigation demonstration plots, with particular emphasis  on drip irrigation systems as innovative agricultural practice;
  • Assist in planning the setting up of functional water user groups (associations) in local communities;
  • Contribute to the elaboration of environmental and social impact assessments for individual measures in new proposals;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the line manager.


  • A graduate degree in Agronomy, Irrigation Agronomy, plant sciences, Arid land agriculture, Extension and other related disciplines from an accredited institution
  • Good communication in English (both writing and speaking) and presentation skills
  • Proposal writing skills and a working knowledge of French is a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills within the  IFDC NBD team
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to prepare illustrated PowerPoint presentations for a broad audience

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: June 4, 2024

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