Term until August 2021 - Ottawa, Canada or New Delhi, India
IDRC is seeking a new Senior Program Specialist or Officer to take the lead in managing and developing a portfolio of research on innovative policies and practices that promote growth that works for everyone. This includes research on promoting better jobs for women and youth, including in global value chains. It also includes research on new business and financing models (social entrepreneurs, financial inclusion, supplier diversity) that can help empower women and young people. IDRC programming has a global focus, enabling learning across regions; the focus of this portfolio is likely to be in Asia.
Overview of Qualifications
- PhD or Master’s degree with significant work experience and a record of publication in relevant fields such as economics, public policy, business or international development.
- Eight (8) years’ relevant experience, which includes: development and analysis of inclusive growth and new roles for the private sector in international development, gender analysis and public policies; building partnerships with research organizations, practitioners, funding agencies and end users; consulting with decision-makers to identify research needs and facilitating research uptake; leading, managing or undertaking research, analysis in developing regions; measuring and communicating key results; and assessing and strengthening research capacities through mentoring and supervising. Candidates with less than eight years’ experience may be considered for appointment at the level of Senior Program Officer.
- Bilingual position (English and French) at an intermediate level.
For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, visit our website at idrc.ca/careers.
Application Deadline: September 19, 2017 at 11:59 EST