The Corporate Secretary acts as both the Secretary and corporate governance advisor to the Board of Governors, Chairperson, and Board committees as well as the President and Centre Management Committee. The position functions as a key liaison between the Chairperson and the President and the Board and management more broadly. It provides strategic guidance and support to the President and Chairperson with the objective of ensuring sound Board governance practice. Advice is also provided to the President and management with respect to Board and stakeholder relations. The role entails managerial responsibilities for the delivery of corporate governance and secretarial services.
Master's degree or equivalent in the areas of business administration, public administration or governance.
Ten years of experience as a corporate governance professional in the public or not for profit sector.
Bilingual position (English and French) at an advanced level
An understanding of IDRC’s strategic directions and programs in Canada and abroad and how this impacts corporate functions;
Knowledge of IDRC policies, procedures and activities, as they relate to the Board in particular.
Competencies (Level 1 of IDRC’s Management Competency Profile)
Engaging and Mobilizing Employees
Collaborating and Partnering
Innovating and Managing Change
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Who can apply? Canadian citizens and permanent residents.