We are now recruiting for the position of Research Network Coordinator to support the planning and implementation of the next phase of the IDRC Research Chairs Network on Forced Displacement.

This is a full-time, grant-funded fixed term, based at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

The IDRC Research Chairs Network on Forced Displacement is a collaborative project, focused on supporting collaboration between twelve Research Chairs based in the global South working on forced displacement issues and amplifying the work of the Chairs to global research and policy audiences. Following the principles of localizing knowledge production and the value of localized knowledge ecosystems, the Network responds to the priorities and opportunities identified by Chairs in the global South.

This initiative is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and is supported by Carleton University.

The Research Network Coordinator will lead in the implementation of the goals and activities of the Network and will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day functions of the Network.

The position is under the supervision of the Project Director, James Milner, Department of Political Science and Project Director of the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), and will work closely with other members of the LERRN Secretariat.

Position duration: 12 months, full time (35 hours per week), with the possibility of renewal (pending available funding)

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Start date: 24 July 2024

Remuneration: C$72,000 to C$78,000 per annum, depending on experience, plus benefits

Application deadline: 24 June 2024


The Research Network Coordinator will hold responsibilities in the areas of Network Collaboration, Project Management, Research and Policy Facilitation, Knowledge Mobilization, and Network Sustainability.

Please read full job description and how to apply here.

Application process:

To apply, please send the following electronically to the Project Director (James.Milner@carleton.ca) with the subject line “IDRC Research Network Coordinator” by 9am EST on 24 June 2024:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages)
  • CV (max 3 pages)
  • Sample single-authored publication related to the position.
  • Names of three reference (only references of short-listed candidates will be contacted)

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 28 June 2024 to arrange an interview in person or virtually during the period of 2 to 4 July 2024.