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Regional Director - Middle East and North Africa Regional Office
Position #: 211
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Salary Range: CA $117,491 - CA $148,723 (under review)
Duration: 4 Year Term - Renewable
Closing Date: 12/03/10

Job Overview The Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa is the focal point of IDRC's presence and management in the region. Reporting to theVice-President for Corporate Strategy and Regional Management, you will represent IDRC in the region, provide regional intelligence, coordinate the scientific and technical delivery of IDRC's programming in a matrix environment, lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals, and manage the regional office. You will also play a key role in ensuring the coherence and relevance of IDRC's programming in the region. Current IDRC Program Areas are as follows:  Agriculture and Environment; Information and Communication Technologies for Development; Innovation, Policy and Science; Research for Health Equity; and Social and Economic Policy. Candidate Profile   Education
  • PhD in a discipline related to the work of one of IDRC's Program Areas OR a Master's degree and significant relevant experience  
ExperienceThis position requires extensive professional work experience:
  • in research and/or research management in a field related to one or more of IDRC's Program Areas
  • as an articulate and persuasive spokesperson for a research program or institution
  • as a creative and innovative manager capable of leading and engaging a highly skilled team and administering financial resources
  • in consulting and negotiating with stakeholders from different backgrounds
  • in a developing region 
  • Superior French and English language skills
  • Working knowledge of Arabic 
  • Knowledge of development issues in the Middle East and North Africa and understanding of their implications for IDRC's work
  • Knowledge about translating research into policy and practice
  • Knowledge of development cooperation in general and of Canadian foreign and development assistance policy, in particular, is an asset 
  • Management Excellence: manages research, and human and financial resources to meet current and future organizational needs; communicates effectively in a variety of cultural settings and different fora, adapting message to suit audience; embraces and champions change; and feels at ease leading in a culture of participatory decision making and in a matrix management system.  
  • Strategic Agility: contributes to defining IDRC's strategic directions by analyzing and communicating information gathered from various networks and partners in the field
  • Engagement:creates a sense of direction and purpose that inspires, motivates, and guides the regional office team
  • Passion for IDRC's Values, Vision, and Mandate: as IDRC's representative in diplomatic, political, and international circles, communicates its values with conviction.
View Job Details  Remuneration

In addition to base salary, candidates will receive a monthly cost-of-living adjustment and competitive allowances (e.g. housing, transportation, etc.) and benefits. 

For more information regarding position and remuneration, please contact: 

Wendy Hoskin         
Senior Human Resources Advisor                                                               
(613) 696-2068                                                                
OR Claude Olivier, Senior Human Resources Advisor; ; (613) 696-2105 

How to apply: Please provide a cover letter along with your CV, setting out precise examples of how your experience, qualifications, and skills match those required for this position. To apply, please click the button "Apply for this Position", complete the application form, and within this form attach your cover letter and CV.  Should you also wish to apply for the Regional Director position in Nairobi, Kenya and/or Singapore, please clearly indicate your intent and reasons why in your cover letter when applying for this position.

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Source of information IDRC
Geographical coverage Egypt
News date 09/03/2010
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH , FRENCH