International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Ottawa (City), Ontario
April 23, 2019
June 22, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Pursue a Career with Impact

Make a difference by bringing your human resources management expertise and passion to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). As a member of the Human Resources Division’s team, you will contribute to our mission to provide strategic direction, advice, guidance and solutions to our clients while fostering integrity of human resources decisions.


Term Position for 18 Months - Ottawa, Canada

As a Human Resources Business Partner for a client portfolio, you will provide frontline integrated HR solutions for all levels of IDRC staff in Ottawa. In particular, you will make a difference by providing strategic HR leadership, advice and guidance to directors, managers and employees and by putting creative solutions in place to meet operational challenges, and to add strategic value. You will partner with clients in a diverse range of areas such as: workforce planning, job classification and organizational design, international and national talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, learning and development, performance management, and employee relations.

Overview of Qualifications                   

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or other related fields
  • Five years of experience in providing strategic advice and guidance to all levels of staff in the areas of workforce planning, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, performance management and employee relations
  • Experience recruiting at the international level is an asset
  • Bilingual position requiring English and French languages skills at an advanced level.
  • In-depth knowledge of human resources trends, disciplines and best practices
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of relevant HR legislation, policies and processes

For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at

Application Deadline:  May 19, 2019 at 23:59 EST

Beyond the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about their work, we offer competitive salaries and extensive benefits including opportunities for professional growth, flexible work hours, employer-paid leave, a pension plan, and medical, dental, and life insurance coverage.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.  

IDRC values a diverse workforce and is committed to achieving employment equity.  So, if you are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman, don’t hesitate to apply and identify yourself!