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Senior Program Officer

Closing: Apr 17, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (17 days ago)

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You have:

  • A Ph. D with five (5) years of relevant continuous experience in an artificial intelligence, data science, cognitive science, technology and development or a master’s degree with eight (8) years of relevant continuous experience in any of these fields.
  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • A significant recent experience developing and managing research projects, as well as communicating and translating science and evidence and sharing knowledge for various audiences, all preferably within the context of issues on technology and international development. Experience working in a low and middle-income country (LMIC), particularly in Africa.
  • A track record of publication in technology and international development.
  • An in-depth understanding of the transformative potential of AI to advance development.


Responsibilities

You have:

  • A Ph. D with five (5) years of relevant continuous experience in an artificial intelligence, data science, cognitive science, technology and development or a master’s degree with eight (8) years of relevant continuous experience in any of these fields.
  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • A significant recent experience developing and managing research projects, as well as communicating and translating science and evidence and sharing knowledge for various audiences, all preferably within the context of issues on technology and international development. Experience working in a low and middle-income country (LMIC), particularly in Africa.
  • A track record of publication in technology and international development.
  • An in-depth understanding of the transformative potential of AI to advance development.


You are:

  •  Aligned with the IDRC’s culture and value statements: At IDRC we are respectful, intentional and accountable.
  • A recognized leader with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Experienced in project management, problem-solving and facilitating collaborative and transdisciplinary research. 
  • Sensitive to the importance of gender equity, inclusion, and diversity within research.
  • Able to provide specialized advice and guidance to professional partnerships.
  • A proven team player who works well within a multidisciplinary group of people from diverse cultures.

You are interested in: 

  • Providing intellectual advice for areas of the Program connected to your specialized knowledge.
  • Developing, monitoring, managing, and evaluating research projects.
  • Assessing proposals, including conceptual, methodological, operational, evaluative, and financial aspects, and identifying and developing research proposals in accordance with the Centre policies.
  • Managing the preparation of contracts and grant letters, analysis of financial statements, adjustment of budgets and schedules, and project closures.
  • Collaborating at the Centre-wide level with different stakeholders and contributing to knowledge dissemination and utilization.
  • Joining an organization that values and models diversity, inclusion, and equity. 


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