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Program management officer needed at Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program, CIFSRF

The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program finances applied research initiatives that generate solutions for more equitable and productive small-scale agriculture and help solve immediate and concrete food security and nutrition challenges in the developing world.

Program activities include the implementation of large co-funded programs such as the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (supported jointly with Global Affairs) and the Cultivating Africa’s Future (in partnership with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) and the exploration of new partnership opportunities. The program has a strong emphasis on knowledge translation and scaling up the use of research findings into development outcomes by direct engagement with research users, including with public-private partnerships.

Candidate Profile 

  1. Master’s degree in an applied research related to agriculture and/or food security.
  2. This position requires one to three years of relevant work experience, which includes:
  • coordinating, monitoring and supporting projects, conferences and meetings;
  • building and maintaining partnerships; notably reporting to development agencies;
  • monitoring and compiling research results;
  • preparing and writing material for communicating research results including producing reports and briefing notes;
  • undertaking independent research;
  • working with social media and collaboration software tools;
  • using data analysis software and managing a database and website is an asset;
  • Supervising summer students and casual workers.
  1. Bilingual position (English/French) at an intermediate level.
  2. Knowledge of agriculture and food security issues in developing countries;
  3. Knowledge of organizations and institutions working on related topics;
  4. Knowledge of research methods and approaches;
  5. Familiarity with database management an asset.

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.

More information at Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program website

Program Management Officer needed at Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program, CIFSRF