INADES-Formation General Secretariat: Advocacy and Forecasting Officer (CPP)


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RECRUITMENT extended to April 19, 2024 at 23:59 GMT

Introducing INADES-Formation

African Institute for Economic and Social Development-African Training Center
(Inades-Formation), is an international association created in 1975 under Ivorian law.
recognized as a public utility by the Ivorian government. The General Secretariat (its international headquarters) is based in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). It operates in ten (10) African countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad and Togo. From these countries, Inades-Formation operates in other neighboring countries, notably within the framework of advocacy platforms. Inades-Formation’s mission is “to work for the social and economic advancement of populations, giving particular importance to their free and responsible participation in the transformation of their societies”.

Through this mission, Inades-Formation is committed to helping the people of Africa, and in particular to
particularly the most disadvantaged, to organize themselves to take their destiny into their own hands. The target audience
Inades-Formation’s client base is made up of farmers and their organizations (self-help groups, farmers’ cooperatives, women’s and youth organizations, networks of farmers’ organizations, local communities, development mutuals, etc.), local authorities, NGO staff, staff from parastatal development institutions, civil society organizations.

From a general point of view, the General Secretariat’s mission is to promote within the entire Inades-Training Network : (i) the unity of inspiration and quality of the educational activities, while respecting the particularities linked to the context of intervention in each country and (ii) solidarity and balance in finance and management, with the resources of the institution being made available to serve its purposes wherever deemed necessary.

In order to strengthen its operational team at the General Secretariat, based in Abidjan, Inades-Formation is recruiting ONE ADVOCACY AND PROSPECTIVE OFFICER (CPP).

Terms of the employment contract:

Job title Advocacy and Foresight Officer (CPP)
Location-Country of assignment Abidjan-Côte d’Ivoire, with the possibility of travelling abroad,
particularly in the countries where we are based.
Line manager General Secretary
Nature and duration of contract Fixed-term contract (CDD) of one (1) year with possibility of renewal, after evaluation
Probable starting date May 15, 2024
Status Executive
Salary According to current salary scale
Employee benefits Insurance and other benefits in accordance with the articles of association

Job description

Reporting to the Secretary General of Inades-Formation, the Advocacy and Foresight Officer will have the following main responsibilities and tasks:

1. Contribute to the definition and implementation of an Influence Policy and Advocacy Strategy at Inades-Formation
v Develop influence policy and advocacy/campaign strategies
aimed at achieving political change;
v Develop and implement advocacy plans, campaigns and targeted initiatives at national and regional levels;
v Develop and implement advocacy strategies and programs to defend the interests and rights of rural communities;
v Coordinate the production of strategic guidelines on advocacy issues
v Contribute to the development and implementation of Inades- financing policy.
v Manage advocacy projects and coordinate their implementation;
v Coordinate the team under his/her responsibility.

2. Coordinate and carry out prospective studies and monitor advocacy actions at the level of the General Secretariat on all targeted themes.
v Provide an analysis of the network’s strategic positioning on certain
advocacy ;
v Stimulate and support creativity and innovation in approaches, methods and products.
and services of Inades-Formation in the field of policy analysis and advocacy ;
v Manage network-wide studies and forecasts relating to advocacy issues, and
monitor these areas;
v Keep a watch on advocacy issues;
v Participate in team discussions to improve the Secretariat’s tools and practices.
General related to advocacy ;
v Oversee the preparation and execution of research studies in the field of
campaigns at the General Secretariat level ;
v Identify and analyze opportunities and obstacles to influence policymakers
and stakeholders for lobbying purposes.

3. Support Inades-Formation’s national offices in planning, conducting, monitoring and evaluating and capitalizing on advocacy campaigns
v Providing technical support to national associations in conducting
advocacy at national level, based on clearly expressed needs ;
v Ensure quality control of the work of network entities in the field of
policy and advocacy ;
v Establish knowledge management mechanisms within the network and ensure the capitalization of experiences and other “best practices” in the field of advocacy;
v Oversee the preparation and execution of research studies in the field of
campaigns at BN level;
v Promote a culture of citizen watch within the network

4. Contribute to the animation of the website and to the visibility of INADES-Formation.
v Manage or contribute to the development of editorial publications;
v Helping to publicize Inades-Formation’s activities to partners outside the company.
network ;
v Take an active part in regional and international exchanges/conferences and forums
with other platforms working on the same advocacy issues as Inades-.

5. Carry out any other task entrusted to it by the Secretary General in the fulfilment of Inades-Formation’s mission. of Inades-Formation.

Job profile (skills, knowledge and qualities expected)
According to the Inades-Formation job description, the candidate must have the following profile
o Hold an engineering degree or equivalent (at least 5 years of higher education) – Political Science or a university degree in law, international relations/international development, communications.
or human sciences, agronomy, agro-economics, or any other similar discipline;
o Be between 30 and 45 years of age and have a minimum of seven (7) years experience working for a development NGO in an advocacy and/or foresight position;
o Demonstrate strong experience in designing and running workshops or seminars, analyzing
foresight, programming, monitoring and evaluation of change processes ;
o Evaluate systems, policies/programs ;
o Have good managerial and team management skills;
o Strong knowledge production skills (able to prepare high quality reports for a wide range of audiences);
o Ability to analyze, write, synthesize and make decisions;
o Demonstrate autonomy in the organization of your work and take initiatives in the
within its area of responsibility;
o Planning and organizational skills and experience;
o Know the tools and techniques of project management;
o Team player, diplomat, good listener and discreet;
o Ability to adapt, innovate and react quickly;
o Experience working with Inades-Formation or a similar organization is an asset.
comparative advantage ;
o Good command of French and English
Other skills
o Ability to work with multiple and complex tasks;
o Discretion, creativity, flexibility, tenacity and work ethic ;
o Ability to work in a team, in a multicultural environment and in a French and English speaking environment;
o Good listening skills and ability to work under pressure;
o Excellent oral and written communication skills;
o Be courteous and honest, discreet and of good character;
o Commitment to the underprivileged, particularly in rural areas;
o Driver’s license ;
o Ability to travel.

Application forms
Applications must include:
– a cover letter;
– birth certificate or equivalent document;
– a detailed curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) with photo and contacts for three (3) people
the candidate’s professional references;
– a photocopy of the diplomas obtained;
– a photocopy of an identity document ;
– work certificates.
Applications, bearing the words ” candidature au poste de Chargé/e de Plaidaidoyer et Prospectives d’Inades-Formation “, must be sent to Inades-Formation, at the following address:, no later than April 19, 2024 at 23 hours 59 minutes GMT.
For any questions, please call (225) 27 22 40 02 16 / 27 22 40 02 20.
NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Incomplete, non-compliant or late applications will not be considered. Inades-Formation reserves the right to give a favourable response only to selected candidates.

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ABCD2 project

Projet ABCD-Un élève un arbre COP28

1. Project title

Supporting the scaling-up of community experiences and citizen monitoring of public policies in response to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa (ABCD 2 project)

2. Summary

The project to scale up community experiences and dynamics of citizen monitoring of public policies in the face of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa is the continuation of an initial project to capitalize on these experiences.

In fact, in 2022, with funding from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (ABCD), Inades-Formation carried out the project “Study-capitalization of best practices in the face of the challenges of climate change and local governance in sub-Saharan Africa “This project capitalized on 50 experiences, including 31 on adaptation to climate change and 19 on governance, in 11 sub-Saharan African countries.

Based on the results of this pilot project, we have been able to identify and capitalize on some of the living realities of community efforts to combat the problems posed by climate change in Africa. They have been developed by a variety of players, including public services specializing in environmental and climate change management, civil society organizations and farmers’ organizations.

This second phase of the project, which will run for 30 months (2022-2024), aims to (i) scale up these good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience to climate change and of (ii) support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of the associated policy and regulatory frameworks.

3. General objective

Contribute to the fight against global warming, through the large-scale promotion of local experiences and concerted policy measures relating to adaptation, mitigation and resilience mechanisms for vulnerable populations, especially rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

4. Specific objectives

  • Scale up the good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change.
  • Support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of related policy and regulatory frameworks

5. Completion period: June 2022 to November 2024

6. Project area

The project is being carried out in 11 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo.

7. Financial partner

Basque Agency for Cooperation and Development (ABCD)

9. Implementation partners

17 local development organizations with projects that will replicate the good experiences capitalized on in phase 1 of the project. They were selected on the basis of the evaluation criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and gender equity, following a call for projects launched by Inades-Formation.

List of organizations and their projects



Project title


Burkina Faso


Strengthening women’s resilience to climate change by promoting agroecological practices. Case study of the agroecological farm run by the women of the Union des Groupements Féminins Ce Dwane Nyee (UGF/CDN), Sanguie province, Centre West region, Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso

Inades-Formation Burkina

Strengthening eco-citizenship through environmental education for pupils in the commune of Arbollé in the northern region of Burkina Faso



Inades-Formation Burundi

Promoting environmental education in schools to tackle climate change




Promotion of Community Initiatives to Protect Common Interest Resources in Cameroon


Côte d’Ivoire


One pupil, one tree to combat coastal erosion and the disappearance of mangroves


DR Congo

UWAKI North Kivu

Projet d’appui à la valorisation des semences paysannes dans les unions de Luofu, Kipese et Lubero en territoire de Lubero au Nord-Kivu / RDC. Inspired by the experience of the Union des groupements Naam de Koumbri in Burkina Faso


DR Congo


Grassroots environmental education to tackle climate change in the Kaziba chiefdom in DR Congo



Inades-Formation Kenya

The scaling up of experiences developed by communities and the dynamics of school-based re-afforestation initiatives to address climate change in Kenya



RECOR Rwanda

Affordable solar pumps for small-scale irrigation, a revolutionary technology to help farmers increase their resilience capacity to climate change issues in Rwanda



Inades-Formation Rwanda

Replication of the practice of grafting fruit trees to increase the resilience of farmers in the Bugesera district to climate change.




Project to promote agro-biodiversity conservation through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Senegal



Inades-Formation Tanzania

Promotion of community seed banks for the conservation of agro-biodiversity through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Kondoa and Chemba Districts of Dodoma Region, Tanzania”.



Inades-Formation Chad

Promotion of seed banks, Scaling up the Seeds Savers Network /Kenya experience




Expand the “One student, one tree” project developed by ACOSYF RD Congo



APAD International Togo

The governance of protected areas: The case of the Agou mountainsides in Togo



Inades-Formation Togo

Continuous and competitive integrated family farming systems for farmer resilience to climate change in Tchamba 2 commune



JVE Togo

Governance of local seed systems among women’s cooperatives in the Assimé classified forest for climate resilience

ACF-AO project

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1. Project title

Feminist Climate Action Project – West Africa ACF-AO

2. Summary

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is being implemented in Côte d’Ivoire to contribute effectively to the resilience and fight against the effects of climate change by ecologically sensitive coastal and island communities, with a particular focus on rural women and young people.

It will build the capacity of communities, particularly women and young people, to implement strategies to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, notably through the adoption of agroecological practices, energy diversification and advocacy. It will strengthen the participation of rural women and young people in local governance of biodiversity and climate action.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada, the ACF AO project is taking place in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Togo.

It is managed in Côte d’Ivoire by SUCO and Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général.

3. Background

Climate change threatens to push nearly a million more Ivorians into extreme poverty, increase the risk of water stress, with more and more regions expected to see more than 10% of their population in water shortage, and increase the resurgence of air- and water-related diseases among susceptible populations (Nationally Determined Contributions, CDN-COTE D’IVOIRE, March 2022). According to the World Bank, by 2050, Côte d’Ivoire will face an average temperature rise of two degrees Celsius, greater rainfall variability and a 30 cm rise in sea level along the coast (World Bank, 2018a).

Climate change affects all development sectors. However, differences between men and women in their relationship with their environment, differences in the composition of economic sectors and unequal access to resources and decision-making will amplify the impacts of climate change on certain categories of the population, including women.

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is a response to this reality.

4. General objective

Strengthening climate change adaptation by rural and indigenous women and young people in ecologically sensitive coastal and island regions of Côte d’Ivoire.

5. Specific objectives

  • Increase the influence of rural and indigenous women and young people in climate policy advocacy and in the governance of high-biodiversity ecosystems vulnerable to climate change.
  • Increase the adoption of nature-based solutions such as agroecology, ecosystem and biodiversity protection and restoration, for climate change adaptation, by rural and indigenous women and young people.
  • Strengthen the climate resilience of rural and indigenous women and young people through economic empowerment and energy diversification.

6. Completion date: 2023 - 2026

7. Target audience / beneficiaries: Young people 41% & Rural and indigenous women 59%.

8. Project area

Adiaké, Grand-Bassam, Jacqueville and Grand-Lahou.

9. Project actions

Diagnose the obstacles and facilitating factors for the active participation of target groups in biodiversity and climate management decision-making bodies;

Participatory diagnoses carried out by local authorities on the climatic vulnerability of ecosystems and identification of gender-sensitive adaptation measures and strategies;

Training for rural and indigenous women and young people to strengthen and maintain their participation in decision-making bodies;

Training of beneficiaries on climate and biodiversity conservation policies;

Participating communities receive training in business development, inclusive value chains, cooperative management, and direct marketing.

Village awareness-raising and training workshops on biodiversity-friendly and gender-sensitive mitigation and adaptation measures carried out in participating communities.

Ecosystem management and development plans designed and implemented in participating communities.

Technical and financial support to participating communities for the implementation of climate-resilient agroecological practices (micro-breeding, agroforestry, market gardening, beekeeping and oyster farming); to strengthen access to productive water, agricultural inputs and equipment; for the installation of tree nurseries and reforestation of coastal ecosystems.

Solar and eco-energy equipment for food production, processing and preservation, and training in equipment use and maintenance.

Women and youth networking and advocacy

Support and strengthening of savings and credit systems provided to women’s groups.

10. Technical and financial partners

Project funded by Affaire Mondiale Canada and implemented by INTERPARES, SUCO and their partners, including Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général pour la Cote d’Ivoire.



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