Careers

IDRC is home to people who share a passion for international development research. With the right support and the right people, development research makes a real difference. We look for employees who truly believe that innovation and knowledge can solve some of the world’s most critical development challenges.

We have more than 350 dedicated employees who speak more than 25 languages. They work from five offices around the world, in Ottawa, Canada; Amman, Jordan; Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; and New Delhi, India. Our cultural diversity enables us to build strong connections with research communities and decision-makers who have a need for the research we fund.

Career opportunities are varied and range from program officers who support researchers in developing countries, to administrators who help manage our operations.

Diversity is key to our success

We value a diverse workforce and are committed to achieving employment equity. If you are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability, or a woman, we especially encourage you to apply.

What we offer

IDRC offers a stimulating work environment with colleagues who share your passion for international development. We provide ongoing opportunities for learning and professional development through speaker series, forums, presentations, and workshops with respected experts from around the world.

You will work with people who are socially and environmentally conscientious and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. With our focus on continuous improvement, we celebrate knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas. Ultimately, we learn from and inspire one another.

Our competitive salaries and benefits include

  • Personal and professional development – international conferences and networks, in-house and private language training, coaching and mentoring, and tuition reimbursement
  • Employer-paid leave –  vacation and paid leave, flexible work hours, and alternate working arrangements, such as compressed work week, telework, and compensatory time off for travel
  • Insurance coverage – comprehensive medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Pension plan – defined benefit and contribution pension plans
  • Travel health services
  • Employee wellness programs

Opportunities