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Partnership Officer

World Food Programme (WFP)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Jobs

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 engaging in client negotiations and business development with in an organizational environment, which relies on external client partnerships, then 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 in the Programs and Partnership Branch (PPB) and help us build a more sustainable and inclusive world!

Our employment opportunity of the moment: Partnership Officer

The Programs and Partnerships Branch (PPB) is responsible for driving the International Development and Research Centre’s (IDRC) pursuit of increased global impact and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Comprised of five distinct program divisions:

PPB’s continued development of external partnerships is fundamental to IDRC’s 2030 strategic research for development goals.

Location :Ottawa, Canada(Hybrid Mode*)

Take a minute to see if your profile fits IDRC:

You have:

  • A Master’s degree in business or public administration, international development, economics, marketing, or finance. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) will be considered as an asset.
  • Proficiency in French and English (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Recentexperience in fostering and maintaining client relationships and partnerships within a variety of both research and non-research-based environments.
  • An in-depth understanding of organizational level business growth management strategies.
  • An enhanced knowledge of negotiation, marketing, and advertising tactics, which have been proven to be successful in relation to partnership network expansion.

You are:

  • Aligned with the IDRC’s culture and value statements: At IDRC we are respectful, intentional and accountable.
  • A professional with a demonstrated track record of building new connections within your respective field.
  • Competent and comfortable in the communication, negotiation and coordination of organizational initiatives and projects.
  • Driven by an ability to increase your organizations wider footprint via business networks including those within both the private and public domain.
  • A collaborator in a team environment with strong interpersonal skills, comfortable within a multidisciplinary group of people from diverse cultures.
  • Qualified to establish, manage, and monitor relationships with diverse and experienced stakeholders.

You are interested in:

  • Providing strategic advice on organizational relationships, business development and external relationship management.
  • Negotiating international agreements, contracts or memoranda in a fast-pace and innovative research environment.
  • Facilitating business growth through the application and implementation of proven relationship development strategies.
  • Maintaining existing client partnerships of the Centre, to ensure progress of on-going project initiatives.
  • 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.

Some positions may be filled as term assignments.

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

This position requires occasional international travel.

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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