Application deadline: April 3, 2017

As Associate Director – Food Security, in the Agriculture and Environment Program Area, you lead IDRC’s global programming in agriculture, food security, and livestock health. You inspire, motivate and manage high-performing teams of at least 20 staff in Ottawa and IDRC’s regional offices, to deliver innovation for large-scale positive change in developing regions of the world; build leaders for today and tomorrow; and, to position IDRC as a partner of choice. Your expertise and networks contribute to ensuring that IDRC contributes thought leadership and demonstrable, gender transformative outcomes in the most relevant aspects of global food security internationally, and in a context of complex, global change. Building on IDRC’s historically strong focus on agricultural innovation, you will lead a strategy of partnership for program growth, with a focus on uptake and scaling-up for large-scale impact. You will develop and lead efforts to strengthen institutional relations and capacities, such that IDRC contributes significantly to Canada’s contribution to global goals, including achieving the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. You embody IDRC’s mandate and values, engage actively in the development of the Centre’s vision for the future; and lead by example as an advocate for excellence, diversity and respect in the workplace.

This is a permanent position based out of Ottawa and requires a willingness to travel internationally, an average of 60-90 days per year. Salary range: $115,536 – $146, 249. Start date: May 2017.

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Application deadline: Until filled

The Director of the Climate Change Agenda will be in charge of contributing to IDDRI’s strategic orientations, developing and coordinating the implementation of the Climate Change Agenda’s programme of work within the framework of the five year strategic plan, and representing IDDRI in both policymaking and scientific forums and networks at the national and international level.

The Director will work under the supervision of the Director of Programmes, in charge of coordinating the annual action plans, and in close cooperation with the Coordinator of the Strategic Action Programmes, Scientific Director and the Communication and Development Director.

Moreover, the Director will also be responsible for coordination and interaction with IDDRI’s other Agenda Directors (biodiversity, governance and oceans) and the Directors of the Strategic Action Programmes and their respective teams. She/he will also be in charge of ensuring the effective integration of the climate change issue across IDDRI’s overall strategy.

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Application deadline: April 3, 2017

IDDRI is looking for a Researcher on sustainability of agro-food commodities 

Projects for which Iddri is hiring a researcher 

The researcher will contribute to a project on the cocoa market and the sustainability of the territories in West Africa and in other Anglophone as well as Francophone countries. The aim is to analyze how the organization and governance of the vertical cocoa value chain affect agricultural production patterns and the management of biodiversity and natural resources in the selected territories.

Besides the activities to which the researcher could contribute, depending on her / his profile and on the evolution of the projects, also concern the palm oil sector, tuna, and more generally the European agricultural value chains.

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Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 22, 2017

We’re looking for a dynamic organizer to help build this powerful student movement for good food for all in Canada. Our work is growing quickly and needs an inspiring storyteller, compelling champion and skilled campaigner to lead this work. The students we support are achieving landmark changes in contracts, policies, and culture on campuses across Canada, however, there is still much more work to build a healthy, just and resilient food system. To get there, we need to coordinate and amplify student voices across the country. We’re looking for the right person to come in and catalyze this growing movement!

This is a 12 month contract, with opportunity to extend.
Full time (37.5 hours/week), or flexible part-time for the right candidate. Start Date is May 1, 2017 and salary is commensurate with experience.
Location: Meal Exchange National Office, 401 Richmond St W., Toronto, Ontario

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Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 22, 2017

Meal Exchange has a rich history of student engagement, and an inspiring future, working towards a just and sustainable food system. Our work is growing fast and needs an inspiring storyteller, skilled fundraiser and passionate event planner to create the conditions for success. This is an opportunity to develop your skills in coordinating national events and fundraising campaigns that involve multiple stakeholders and donors. As an organization that is focused on the big, complex, messy problems of the world, we value bold thinking and innovative approaches. We’re looking for the right person to come in and help us fuel the growth and impact of this inspiring work!

This is a 12 month contract, with opportunity to extend.
Full time (37.5 hours/week), or flexible part-time for the right candidate. Start Date is May 1, 2017 and salary is commensurate with experience.
Location: Meal Exchange National Office, 401 Richmond St W., Toronto, Ontario

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Post-Doc Position: COMMUNITY FOR GLOBAL HEALTH EQUITYUniversity of Buffalo

The Global Health Equity Community of Excellence is pleased to announce an exciting post-doctoral opportunity at the University of Buffalo for outstanding candidates interested in the connection between global health equity and planning/policy. The post-doc will join a newly formed university-wide Center that includes the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Applications are being accepted immediately, and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see the information below for further details.

About the position
Applications are invited for an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to join a university-wide interdisciplinary research initiative on Global Health Equity. Joining an interdisciplinary team of faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and research staff across multiple schools, including the Schools of Public Health and Health Professions, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the selected postdoctoral scholar will focus her/his research on addressing global health inequities by harnessing the power of non-health disciplines including architecture, applied economics, engineering, international development, social work, urban, regional and rural planning and policy, and related disciplines to address challenging global health inequities. The candidate will develop a research portfolio working under the guidance of faculty mentors in the School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

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Research Grant Competition: BCFN YES!
Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation, Italy  

Deadline for research proposal submissions: June 28th, 2017
Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation analyzes the major issues related to food and nutrition, health and sustainability, producing high scientific content to enable people to make informed decisions about the food they eat. How can we ensure healthy and sustainable food for future generations is a very complex question, and the answer lies in the commitment of different stakeholders with different backgrounds and expertise. 
The BCFN considers young researchers an essential resource to address these issues with concrete solutions and impact. For this reason, it has launched the sixth edition of BCFN YES! Young Earth Solutions, an international competition for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers under 35, from all over the world and from any educational background.

This year, three research grants of € 20,000 will be awarded in favour of innovative proposals to promote environmental, economic and/or social sustainability in agro-food system. The research proposals can be submitted by individual researchers and multidisciplinary teams, until June 28th, 2017. More information is available on


Deadline to apply is Friday March 10, 2017
One year contract: March 2017 – February 2018.

School Grown is a schoolyard farming social enterprise that provides paid jobs and school credits for high school youth. We grow at three high schools Bendale BTI, Heydon Park SS, and Eastdale CI. For more information on our program, please visit:

Main Tasks:
Working with the School Grown Senior Coordinator, lead the youth engagement and education aspects of the School Grown program. Provide ongoing mentorship, support and training for youth working with School Grown. Support youth in achieving their self-determined goals (finding employment, going to school, starting their own community project). Develop and facilitate food justice workshops and food systems field trips, as well as coordinate workshops with visiting chefs and other FoodShare staff. Lead the Farmers Market shifts; ensuring youth staff have the training and support to be successful. Connect youth to job opportunities in our network of restaurant clients.

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Please send applications to Human Resources – by 5:00 pm on Friday March 10, 2017. Pay rate: $36,000 annually plus benefits.

Cloverbelt Local Food Coop 

We are hiring in Thunder Bay, Rainy River District, Sioux Lookout and Kenora!

Help us grow again! The Cloverbelt Local Food Coop has new exciting and unique opportunities available to contribute to a stronger local food system in Northwestern Ontario. We are hiring four part time coordinators to help us establish and grow new food distribution points, and develop a food charter for the Kenora & Rainy River districts, with support from our community partners. This one year project begins April 1st.

More details available here: Community Coordinators Job Posting