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Pursue a Career with Impact

IDRC’s Education and Science program supports research to ensure children and youth from vulnerable populations are in school and benefit from high-quality education. The program also supports women’s leadership in strong science systems that produce knowledge and innovation and improve lives.


Permanent position

New Delhi, India


This position will have a primary focus on artificial intelligence for development (AI4D) including strengthening foundational capacity in Asia to develop AI systems, strengthening AI innovation that improves development in areas such as education, climate change, agriculture, health, and gender equality, and strengthening/developing policies that protect civil liberties, human rights, and democracy.  It will also include helping broker partnerships between researchers and organizations in middle income countries to help strengthen AI capacity, innovation, and policy in lower-income countries programming in southern countries in Asia. Beyond the research sector, this position will place a strong emphasis on engaging and brokering partnerships with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations to advance the ethical use of AI.


Overview of Qualifications

  • (preferred) and a record of applied research and publications in a relevant discipline such as such as computer science, data analytics, or a STEM discipline, or a STEM discipline. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, with five years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of a PhD.
  • Requires three years’ relevant experience in Managing research, including technical and financial aspects, monitoring and evaluation of research performance, and reporting and/or experience in leading and conducting research projects involving multiple stakeholders
  • Fluency in English is Essential
  • Knowledge in research, capacity strengthening, and policy for science and innovation systems in Asia is required.

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Application Deadline:  6 February 2022 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.