Jordan: REGIONAL DIRECTOR – MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Organization: International Development Research Centre
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 20 May 2018

Pursue a Career with Impact

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

4 Year Term (Possibility of Renewal) – Amman, Jordan

IDRC’s new Regional Office in Amman will work in partnership with stakeholders in the region on programs related to advances in information and communication technologies, peacebuilding, urban agriculture, trade, health, and biodiversity.

Working closely with researchers and research institutions, this new regional office will help identify solutions for local development challenges that can be incorporated into usable policies. It is within this context that IDRC is currently seeking an experienced leader as its next Regional Director, Middle-East and North Africa.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a post graduate degree within a discipline related to IDRC’s program areas. You have extensive work experience or knowledge of the complexity and diversity of the region, and are sensitive to the dynamics there. Diplomatic with exceptional relationship building skills, you have a successful track record of building partnerships with academia, government, and private sector organizations. You are articulate and persuasive communicator, with sound knowledge of translating research into policy and practice for research programs and institutions. Your creative and innovative management and leadership style will be essential in leading a small, yet highly skilled team in a matrix environment. Your ability to communicate in English, French and Arabic will help you interact in the International fora in which IDRC operates.

To learn more or apply for this high profile and challenging leadership role, please contact Kathy Rahme or Eric Lathrop of Boyden via idrc@boyden.com .

Application Deadline: May 20, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most. IDRC encourages applications from qualified women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

How to apply:

To learn more or apply for this high profile and challenging leadership role, please contact Kathy Rahme or Eric Lathrop of Boyden via idrc@boyden.com .

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