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Senior Program Specialist, Ecosystems and Human Health (Ecohealth), India

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), New Delhi, India, Non-U.S.

As a Senior Program Specialist based in New Delhi, India and under the guidance of the Program Leader, you will contribute to implementing program strategy and achieving program outcomes by developing, managing and monitoring a portfolio of activities in Asia. You will identify opportunities to analyse, synthesize and communicate findings to a variety of audiences: technical, general and policy. You will identify and exploit opportunities to develop programming in collaboration with other IDRC programs, particularly Agriculture and Food Security. You will maintain productive working relationships with partners, researchers and government institutions. You will maintain and extend the program's strategic relationships and influence with various agencies and donors in the region and internationally. Your experience in multi-disciplinary research would span several of the following areas: infectious diseases and environmental change, health- agriculture and nutrition, or health and climate change.

The qualified candidate will have a graduate degree, preferably a Ph.D., and record of publications in a relevant area of applied research for development such as Medical or Veterinary Sciences, Public Health, Food Science and Nutrition, Agricultural Economics, and Environmental Health. The candidate will also have a minimum of eight years relevant experience, which includes:

· conducting applied research in health, nutrition or agricultural economics in Asia (demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and other outputs) with significant related experience in health questions in the agri-food sector or on nutrition and food security or on health and climate change

· conducting and managing research projects in developing regions, from project design to project implementation and evaluating research grant-making

· assessing and strengthening organizational capacities

· consulting with decision-makers and policy actors to identify research needs

· establishing and building partnerships with organizations conducting research


Salary Range (CAD): $91,911 - $114,888

Note: Candidates with less experience (min. of 5 years) may be considered for appointment at the level of Senior Program Officer ($86,426 - $104,128).

To Apply:

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