International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada: Senior Program Officer or Specialist - Urban Poverty and Environment
Position Number: 400
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Salary Range: $86,383 - $107,979. This position may be filled at a lower level of experience (i.e. minimum of 5 years for Senior Program Officer).
Closing Date: February 6, 2009 at Midnight (Canadian EST) at Midnight (Canadian EST)
How to Apply: Please complete the Online Application form here
The UPE program supports research and scientific capacity development primarily in the South, to address environmental problems that exacerbate poverty in cities. UPE`s projects focus on the following integrated themes: water supply and sanitation, solid waste management, urban agriculture, vulnerability to natural disasters, and land tenure.
The Senior Program Specialist’s role is to develop projects within the UPE priority areas by reviewing, developing, monitoring, managing and evaluating research projects; and liaising and maintaining productive working relationships with partners, researchers and government institutions.
PhD. (preferred) or Masters Degree and a record of publication, in an area of applied environmental research related to urban development, energy or climate change in a developing region of the world.
This position requires a minimum of eight years relevant experience, which includes:
- Experience in conducting and managing research projects from project design to project implementation in developing regions
- Experience in designing and delivering research capacity building activities.
- Demonstrated experience in communicating research and research results to different audiences
- Record of research publication in the areas described above
Bilingual (English and French) position at an intermediate level
- Knowledge of environmental economics will be considered as a strong asset.
- Knowledge of the research environment in the regions targeted by the Program
- Knowledge of organizations and institutions working on related topics
- Understanding of research methods and approaches, including strategies for effectively communicating research results and linking research to policy
- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation strategies and methods
Excellent leadership, interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, including the ability to engage a wide range of audiences
- Good organisational, problem-solving and negotiations skills
- Demonstrated ability to analyse and synthesise complex documents
- Ability to manage complex and diverse tasks while traveling or in the field
- Ability to establish, manage, guide and monitor relationships with diverse stakeholders
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of people from diverse cultures, expertise and experiences
- Ability to work from a people centered perspective
- Awareness of and sensitivity to individual, gender and cultural differences
This position involves travel of 60 - 90 days per year.
Source URL: http://www.idrc.ca/careers/