Governor Positions on the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Board

Date of Publication: 
November 9, 2017
Application Deadline: 
November 9, 2017
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Board
Brief Description: 

The appointment process for multiple Governor positions on the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Board of Governors was launched on October 24th, 2017 on the GIC appointments process website. Your assistance in sharing this notice and promoting it with eminent Canadian and international researchers and development experts within your networks would be greatly appreciated.


You may be aware that the Privy Council revised the process for all Order-in-Council appointments. The new approach seeks to support an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process – one that will result in the recommendation of high-quality candidates who achieve gender parity and truly reflect Canada’s diversity. For more information about the new selection process for Governor in Council (GIC) appointments, please visit the GIC webpage.


IDRC is a crown corporation that is accountable to the Parliament of Canada, reporting through the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. The Centre’s core mission is to support Canada’s global affairs and development efforts and to strengthen international development research. IDRC is one of the world’s leading institutions in the generation and application of new and innovative research to meet the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries. It provides institutional support and funds researchers, building capacities of developing countries to help address the priorities they identify as crucial to their societies. For more information about IDRC and areas of their work, please visit IDRC’s website.


All Canadian and international candidates interested in the position of Governor on the IDRC Board of Governors can consult the website noted above, and apply online by the December 15th, 2017 deadline. The notice provides all the necessary information about the position, including job descriptions and required qualifications.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration.

Elissa Golberg            


Elissa Golberg
Assistant Deputy Minister

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