SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER – THINK TANK CAPACITY BUILDING AND GLOBAL HEALTH

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Apply by 22 January 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 January 2018

Job Description

Pursue a Career with Impact

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. Launched in 2008 and managed by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), TTI is a partnership between five donors.

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER – THINK TANK CAPACITY BUILDING AND GLOBAL HEALTH

Term Position, until September 30, 2019 (with possibility of extension) - Ottawa, Canada

Reporting to and under the guidance of the Associate Director, Think Tank Initiatives and working within the Inclusive Economies program area, you will provide intellectual leadership, strategic advice, and, in collaboration with the Associate Director, directs the initiative’s work on strengthening national policy research organizations in order to contribute to stronger local health systems and to global efforts to improve health.

Overview of Qualifications

  • PhD or a Masters with equivalent work experience, and a record of research and practice in organizational learning and development, and a relevant health sub-discipline
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience, which includes: assessing, coordinating and strengthening research and policy engagement capacities, leading, managing and conducting research projects involving multiple stakeholders on issues related to strengthening public health systems and their governance, establishing and building partnerships with research organizations and end users.
  • English and French language intermediate skills are essential
  • Technical expertise in the area of public health systems, global health and governance
  • Knowledge of organizational and research capacity building concepts, approaches, practices and global public health arena and donor landscape in Canada and internationally

For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at idrc.ca/careers.

Application Deadline: January 22, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

About the Organization

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.

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