Job Posting: Program Officer – Knowledge Translation @ International Development Research Centre

IDRC’s Climate Resilient Food Systems program supports research that helps build equitable, inclusive and sustainable food systems in developing countries. Join our team to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world’s most critical challenges.



Term Position until September 2027

Ottawa, Canada 

As a Program Officer – Knowledge Translation, you will play a key role in capturing learning, facilitating knowledge exchange and leading communication efforts for the Catalysing Change for Healthy, Sustainable Food Systems initiative that will support efforts to scale up and scale out and achieve greater impact. You will support the team in thought leadership and facilitating research impact and uptake. 

Overview of Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD degree and a record of publication in a relevant social science discipline such as nutrition, public health, food systems, or international development.
  • Three years of work experience relevant to knowledge translation and communication of research.
  • Bilingual (English/French) position at an intermediate level.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with food systems challenges in LMICs, especially policies and strategies for influencing demand and improving consumer food environments.

For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit IDRC’s Careers website.

Application Deadline:  8 December 2021 at 23:59 EST


As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC champions and funds research and innovation within and alongside developing regions to drive global change.

IDRC is committed to creating and fostering a respectfuldiverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the people’s lives we impact and the Canadian community we work within, where everyone is comfortable being their authentic selves. We welcome Indigenous peoples and persons from all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and physical or mental abilities to be part of our team.

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