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International Development Research Centre Selection Criteria
- A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.
- A post graduate degree would be considered an asset.
- Leadership experience in a multi-disciplinary, decentralized and geographically dispersed organization;
- Experience dealing with the Canadian federal government;
- Experience dealing with a Board of Governors or Board of Directors;
- Experience in setting the strategic direction of an organization and reaching its financial goals;
- Experience in a knowledge-intensive work environment;
- Experience in international development or working in or with the developing regions of the world, would be considered assets.
- Knowledge of, and interest in, the challenges of developing countries;
- Knowledge of, and interest in, Canadian public policy-making and the machinery of government;
- Knowledge of the potential links between research and policy-making;
- Knowledge of current corporate governance and human resource issues;
- Knowledge of research funding institutions, both in Canada and internationally would be an asset.
- Ability to manage and motivate a highly educated and skilled workforce;
- Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in representing the IDRC with the media, stakeholders and senior government officials;
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- Personal and professional integrity
- Superior interpersonal skills
- Sound judgment and objectivity
- Tact and discretion
- Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.
- Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
- The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.