The goal of IDRC’s Employment and Growth Program, part of the Inclusive Economies Program Area, support research that contributes to economic opportunities in developing countries, particularly for women and youth. Our current portfolio of projects focuses on women’s economic empowerment, youth employment, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and innovative business models. Future programming will ensure that IDRC addresses key development challenges and supports opportunities, including in promoting both public and private initiatives and policies for inclusive growth, and Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy.
As the Senior Program Specialist or Officer, you will take the lead in managing and developing a portfolio of research on innovative policies and practices that promote growth that works for everyone. This includes research on promoting better jobs for women and youth, including in global value chains. It also includes research on new business and financing models (social entrepreneurs, financial inclusion, supplier diversity) that can help empower women and young people. IDRC programming has a global focus, enabling learning across regions; the focus of this portfolio is likely to be in Asia.
Reporting to the Program Leader, you will be part of a diverse and dynamic team, and engage with a network of specialists across IDRC. You will interact with experts in the field and represent IDRC in a variety of fora, promoting strategic thinking and drawing attention to new developments in research and practice.
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