senior program officer, climate-resilient food systems | ottawa | IDRC


ongoing deadline | senior program officer climate-resilient food systems | Ottawa | IDRC


The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a great place to work if you’re looking for a career opportunity, want to give meaning to your professional accomplishments, want to make the world a better place by participating in international development, and are passionate about enhancing climate resilience in climate-sensitive hotspots, supporting leadership in climate action within the global south, and acting as a knowledge broker informing climate-resilient development.

People who are passionate about conducting research on international development can be found at IDRC. We seek people that think knowledge and innovation can help address some of the most pressing problems facing the globe.

Come work with us to create a more inclusive and sustainable society by joining our team in the Climate-Resilient Food Systems Program Division!

Currently, we have the following job openings: Program Officer Senior

Location: Ottawa, Canada (Hybrid Mode*)

Check your profile to see if it suits IDRC for a moment:

You possess

  • a master’s degree in a subject area that is pertinent, such as gender studies, international development, or science or adaptation to climate change.
  • proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking in both French and English.
  • recent knowledge of leading multi-stakeholder, large-scale research activities.
  • Knowing how to create and use a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) framework to enable program-level synthesis.
  • a deeper understanding of the current research priorities and controversies surrounding gender transformational social transformation of climate change adaptation.

It is you:

  • In line with the IDRC’s culture and value statements: At IDRC, we emphasize accountability, respect, and intentionality.
  • a strong communicator who can convey consideration for cultural, gendered, and individual diversity.
  • driven and capable of carrying out plans through efficient implementation procedures.
  • Result-driven with excellent planning, bargaining, and problem-solving abilities.
  • an accomplished analytical thinker with a track record.

You’re curious about:

  • Conducting research initiatives on topics relevant to climate change adaptation in underdeveloped regions.
  • By connecting ongoing research with national decision-making and global networks, maintaining and encouraging collaborative partnerships between a variety of organizations and people—including decision- and policy-makers—improves research uptake.
  • taking part in knowledge management and sharing research findings with other researchers, decision-makers, and the public.
  • joining a company that promotes and exemplifies equity, inclusiveness, and diversity.
  • Consequently, we are intrigued by your profile!
  • We encourage your professional development at IDRC.

Additional Details:

View Job Details for additional information on the main tasks and duties.

  • Hybrid Mode: Be able to work in a hybrid mode (at least three days out of ten spent in the office).

Travel to other countries is frequently required for this job.

The Centre may create a pool of pre-qualified candidates as a consequence of this procedure for upcoming permanent and temporary openings in the Climate-Resilient Food Systems Program Division.

Although we appreciate your interest, we will only get in touch with those who will be approached for an interview.

The International Development Research Centre is dedicated to establishing and promoting a respectful, inclusive, varied, and equitable workplace culture that reflects the lives of the people we affect and the Canadian society in which we operate and in which everyone is free to be who they actually are. Indigenous peoples, people of all races and ethnicities, individuals who identify as female or male, people of all sexual orientations, and people who have physical or mental disabilities are all welcome to join our team.

We make an effort to ensure selection procedures are barrier-free. Please let the person from the People and Corporate Culture Division know if you are contacted about a job opportunity, a test, or an interview if you require accommodations in order to be evaluated fairly and equally.

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