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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Job Posting - IDRC: Globalization, Growth and Poverty

JOB POSTING - International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian Crown
corporation, supports research in developing regions of the world to
promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local
solutions that bring choice and change to those who need it most. We are
seeking a dynamic, strategic, innovative leader to join our management
team based in Ottawa, Canada.

PROGRAM LEADER - Globalization, Growth and Poverty

Application Deadline: September 26, 2010.

Job Overview

The goal of the Globalization, Growth and Poverty Program is to support
policy reforms in developing regions aimed at promoting inclusive growth,
by funding policy-oriented research and strengthening the capacities of
researchers. The Program is currently undergoing a renewal to review
programming priorities and strategic approaches to research funding.

As the Program Leader, you will support this renewal and your team’s
focus to develop and maintain a program-level vision; provide intellectual
leadership in identifying critical research issues; and develop, manage
and monitor a portfolio of projects of approximately $10 million
annually. You will lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals based
in Ottawa, Canada as well as in our Regional Offices in the developing
world. You also will represent the Program internationally, support
knowledge dissemination and utilization, and work to expand programming
resources by fostering linkages with other funding agencies.

Candidate Profile
• PhD and a record of research and publication in a relevant
discipline such as economics, public finance, or international
development, with application to developing country contexts OR Masters
degree in a relevant discipline and significant work experience
• Ten years of experience in conducting and managing relevant policy
research and/or in policy formulation and implementation
• Experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary teams and
working in developing regions
• Experience working in an independent policy research organization or
a grant-making organization is an asset
• Bilingual position (English/French) at an intermediate level.
Note: If the successful candidate doesn’t meet the bilingual language
requirement, he/she will be required to take language training.
• Proficiency in Spanish is an asset
• Knowledge of economic and social policy issues in one or more of the
regions targeted by the Program
• Familiarity with the issues and challenges around promoting
inclusive, sustainable growth
• Understanding of policy research methods and approaches, including
strategies for effectively communicating research results and linking
research to policy

• Proven strategic thinking, solid judgement, initiative and creativity
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; sensitivity to
individual, gender and cultural differences
• Strong, planning and project management skills; ability to negotiate
under pressure
• Ability to lead and manage a diverse, multidisciplinary,
international team
• Ability to provide specialized advice and guidance to policy
research organizations supported by the Program on issues of research
design, outreach, and/or organizational development
• Ability to develop and maintain networks of organizations and
partners, including actual and potential funding agencies, grantees, and
government officials

Additional Information

This position requires a willingness to travel internationally, an average
of 30-60 days per year.

If you are interested in a career with a lasting impact, we invite you to
join our team of talented and motivated professionals operating in a
stimulating, multicultural, learning environment. Although this is a
permanent position, we may consider secondments. For more information
about this opportunity and how to apply, visit

Application Deadline: September 26, 2010.

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