Associate Director - Food Security
Agriculture and Environment
Permanent Position (Secondments will be considered)
IDRC - International Development Research Centre
The goal of the Agriculture and Food Security program is to support innovation for more efficient and sustainable agricultural production to enhance food security, incomes, and nutrition that benefit small-scale farmers (particularly women).
Join our team of professionals to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world’s most critical challenges. As the Associate Director - Food Security, you will you lead IDRC’s global programming in agriculture, food security, and livestock health. You will inspire, motivate and manage high-performing teams of at least 20 staff in Ottawa and IDRC’s regional offices, to deliver innovation for large-scale positive change in developing regions of the world; build leaders for today and tomorrow; and, to position IDRC as a partner of choice.
Overview of Qualifications
- PhD or Master with significant experience and a record of applied research and of publication relevant to international development, agriculture and food security in developing regions;
- Seven to ten years of relevant experience, in agriculture, nutrition or food security research, or a related, relevant field in international development;
- Strong knowledge of agriculture, food security, sustainable international development issues;
- Strong networks of key actors in developing regions and internationally who are relevant to agriculture and food security research and research uptake;
- Knowledge of Canadian international development priorities not essential but would be an asset;
- Bilingual position requiring English and French language skills at an intermediate level.
For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at idrc.ca/careers.
Application Deadline: April 3, 2017 at 23:59 EST
Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.
IDRC encourages applications from qualified women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.