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Executive Assistant

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)



If you are looking for a career opportunity, want to give meaning to your professional achievements and contribute to making the world a better place by playing a part in international development, and are passionate about organizing and leading administrative activities for a senior manager’s office, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is the place for you!

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.

Come join our team and help us build a more sustainable and inclusive world!

Our employment opportunity of the moment: Executive Assistant

Program: Global Health

Location of work: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Hybrid Mode)

Take a minute to see if:

You have:

  • A college diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Post-diploma training in executive management (an asset).
  • English and French advanced reading, writing, and speaking skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in providing administrative and operational support in a senior manager’s office.
  • An in-depth understanding of administrative and operational procedures.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the Centre’s mission and work relevant to Global Health.

You are:

  • Aligned with the IDRC’s culture and value statements: At IDRC we are respectful, intentional and accountable.
  • A skilled communicator with great interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Competent in planning, organizing and coordinating daily activities while paying close attention to details.
  • Resourceful and dependable, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while juggling competing priorities.
  • A team player and service-oriented with great initiative and sound judgment.
  • Qualified to establish, manage, and monitor relationships with diverse and experienced stakeholders

You are interested in:

  • Advancing IDRC’s mission and strategic goals by supporting the current and future activities of the Global Health Program.
  • Coordinating the daily activities of the Global Health Program Director and prioritizing the incoming flow of work.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, screening correspondence and analysing information required for a response
  • Joining an organization that values and models diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Then we are interested in your profile!

At IDRC, we support your professional development.

Additional Information:

For more details on the primary duties and responsibilities, view Job Details.

Hybrid Mode: Have the flexibility to work in hybrid mode (3 days out of 10 in the office).

As a result of this process, the Centre may establish a pool of pre-qualified candidates for future permanent and term opportunities.

We appreciate your interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The International Development Research Centre is committed to creating and fostering a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the people’s lives we impact and the Canadian community we work within, where everyone can truly be themselves. We welcome Indigenous peoples and persons from all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, as well as persons with physical or mental disabilities to be part of our team.

We strive to ensure barrier-free selection processes. If you are contacted regarding a career opportunity, testing or interview, please advise the People and Corporate Culture Division representative of the accommodation measures that must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Who can apply? Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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