International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada: Project and Partnership Officer
Position Number: 796
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Salary Range: $66,967 - $80,393
Duration: Term position ending September 30, 2009
Closing Date: January 30, 2009 at Midnight (Canadian EST)
How to Apply: Please complete the Online Application form here
IDRC builds and maintains close collaborations with like-minded development agencies, multilateral organizations, foundations and the private sector. The Partnership and Business Development Division (PBDD) provides strategic and technical support to build and develop partnership activities that will enhance the scope and impact of IDRC supported research in developing regions of the world.
The Project and Partnership Officer supports various collaboration and resource mobilisation (RM) initiatives of the Centre; provides strategic and technical assistance to Program staff; provides support in proposal writing, negotiations with multilateral and bilateral development institutions, foundations and the private sector; budget preparation and compiling specific donor information and research.
Masters degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, International Affairs or in a development-related discipline
This position normally requires 3 years of relevant experience including:
- planning and managing projects;
- negotiating collaboration agreements;
- preparing research documents;
- working on international relations or development issues.
A superior knowledge of English is essential for this position
- Knowledge of Canadian international development policies, priorities and key agencies
- Knowledge of IDRC programs and priorities
- Knowledge of trends in financing for international development and research
- Knowledge of project management
- Ability to plan and manage a portfolio of projects
- Ability to prepare project proposals and budgets, and ability to negotiate agreements
- Ability to establish, manage and monitor relationships with clients and external partners
- Ability to provide advice and guidance to clients and managers
- Ability to conduct research and develop strategies
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Sound judgment and initiative
- Awareness of and sensitivity to individual, gender and cultural differences.
This position requires a willingness to travel internationally, an average of 40 days per year. This competition may be used to fill other similar IDRC positions with various linguistic requirements.
Source URL: http://www.idrc.ca/careers/