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Pursue a Career with Impact

IDRC’s Democratic and Inclusive Governance Program Division funds research and innovation so that people around the world can enjoy the benefits that democracy and inclusive governance bring to everyday life. Join our team to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world’s most critical challenges.



Term Position until March 2024 – Ottawa, Canada

As a Senior Program Officer you will be identify critical research and capacity issue, contribute to the development and implementation of the research strategy and manage, monitor, and evaluate a portfolio of research projects. Also, you will provide intellectual leadership to identify and create strategic synergies with other thematic programs in IDRC including with regional offices, the government of Canada, partner agencies, and other international organizations to ensure that IDRC is supporting key development challenges and opportunities in low and middle-income countries

Overview of Qualifications

· PhD (preferred) and a record of research and publication in a relevant discipline such as international development, peace and conflict studies, international law, political science or political economy. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with two (2) additional of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of a PhD. Requires three (3) years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, including development of evaluation plans, compiling research results, and evaluating project and program progress …

· Bilingual (English/French) position at an intermediate level

· Knowledge of, current debates and research agendas on authoritarianism, fragility, violence, justice and promoting community engagement for democracy and governance in developing countries

How to apply

For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at

Application Deadline: 6 December 2021 at 23:59 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.

IDRC 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 is comfortable being their authentic selves. We welcome Indigenous peoples and persons from all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and physical or mental abilities to be part of our team.