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Program Officer CDI

Country: Senegal
Organization: International Development Research Centre
Closing date: 15 Feb 2023

There are those who dream of living in a better world, and there are those who live the dream by joining IDRC to build a better world!

Are you ready to manage project grants, support the implementation of program strategies for knowledge synthesis, monitoring and evaluation, and communications and engagement?

If you see yourself as a future Program Officer, this may be of interest to you.

10 good reasons to apply to the Centre:

  • Contribute to our mission: Building a more sustainable and inclusive world.
  • Work for an organization that values and models diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team from diverse cultures.
  • Nurture enriching relationships with diverse and experienced stakeholders.
  • Supporting the implementation of program strategies for knowledge synthesis, monitoring and evaluation, as well as communications and engagement strategies.
  • Implementing competitive call processes to attract, select and approve new projects that strengthen the resilience of education systems.
  • Have the chance to bring continuous innovations to your work.
  • Work for an organization that supports your professional development.
  • Have the flexibility to work in hybrid mode (Minimum 3 days out of 10 in the office).
  • Enjoy a long list of employee benefits.

And more: be part of a pre-qualified pool of candidates, eligible to be considered for future employment opportunities that matches you profile in case you are not selected for the current role.

Only 6 requirements for the chance to be selected:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Proficiency in French and English (reading, writing and speaking). **
  • Demonstrated research experience and understanding of current global education policy challenges.
  • Significant experience with project management, problem-solving and facilitating collaborative and transdisciplinary research.
  • Experience in grant management, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge mobilization.
  • A strong grasp of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the improvement of global education systems.

Locations (Hybrid Mode*):

  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Employment Status: Term until March 2026

Do the math, you would probably win!

Together we can accomplish great things, so let us start now !

Last chance to apply: 15 February 2023, at 11:59 PM EST

As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC champions and funds research and innovation within and alongside developing regions to drive global change.

The Centre is committed to creating and fostering a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the people’s lives we impact and the Canadian community we work within, where everyone can truly be themselves. We welcome Indigenous peoples and persons from all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, as well as persons with physical or mental disabilities to be part of our team.

How to apply

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  • date de publication:
  • Date d'expiration: 23 février 2023
  • Emplacement: Anywhere
  • Titre d'emploi: Program Officer

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