Senior Program Officer

International Development Research Centre

Ottawa, Canada

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required :

IDRC is home to people who share a passion for international development research. We look for employees who believe that knowledge and innovation can help solve the world’s most critical challenges.

You have:

  • A Ph.D. and a record of publication in an area of applied research related to animal health: veterinary medicine, immunology, vaccinology, infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) etc. and international development as applied to low-middle income countries (LMICs) context OR a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and significant work experience and publications.  
  • English and French intermediate reading, writing, and speaking skills. 
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in research related to the development of innovative solutions for livestock with a focus on AMR. 
  • An in-depth understanding of innovation, product development and alternative to antibiotics technologies.  
  • An enhanced knowledge of commercialization of vaccines or other livestock innovation within LMICs.  

You are:

  • A skilled communicator with great interpersonal skills. 
  • Competent in planning, organizing, coordinating, negotiating and problem-solving. 
  • Able to work under pressure using your initiative and sound judgment. 
  • A team player within a multidisciplinary group of people from diverse cultures.  
  • Qualified to establish, manage, and monitor relationships with diverse and experienced stakeholders.