The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is a global think tank based in Waterloo, Ontario. Founded in 2001, CIGI conducts policy research on international governance issues, including the global economy, global security and politics, and international law. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Our major research projects and activities reflect today’s top public policy concerns while anticipating emerging trends. It is within this context that CIGI wishes to hire a new Director for the Global Economy Program.

This position, reporting to the President, will oversee the strategic development and execution of CIGI’s Global Economy Program and its research and impact related activities. This role includes development and design of the program framework, assist in creating an annual workplan and budget, initiate and maintain strategic and funding relationships with national and international partners, actively contribute to research activities and publications, and manage staff and Fellows in the Global Economy Program.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience conducting and managing applied research on economic policy in one or more of the following topics in international trade and finance, and an acquaintance with the rest: China’s role in the world economy; financing for sustainable development; innovation strategies and intellectual property regimes; and sovereign debt distress and its resolution. A strong publication record is preferred. You are a strategic thinker, an inspiring manager and a champion for quality public policy research. Your distinguished career combines academic excellence with public policy and/or private or corporate practice and you are credible and comfortable in academic and public-sector settings.

You have a Graduate degree in macroeconomics, financial economics or in a related field such as international trade, monetary economics, public finance, or environmental economics and a minimum of six years of experience of general management in a research institution, government, business or non-profit operations. Fluency in French, Spanish or Mandarin would be an asset.

To explore this exciting opportunity, please contact Eric Lathrop or Richard Rankin of Boyden at 613-742-3207, or via email at [email protected].