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International aid and development project officers

OaSIS code 41403.05

International aid and development project officers conduct research, develop policy, and implement and administer programs in international aid and international development.

Overview

Also known as

  • International aid and development project officer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize and administer foreign aid and international development policies and programs.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts (41401)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

41 – Professional occupations in law, education, social, community and government services

Sub-major group

414 – Professional occupations in government services

Minor group

4140 – Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers

Unit group

41403 – Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Occupational profile

41403.05 – International aid and development project officers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
4 - High Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
4 - High Level
Clerical Activities
4 - High Level
Communicating with Coworkers
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously

Workplaces/employers

  • Consulting firms
  • Education institutions
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Industry
  • International organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Research institutes
  • Self-employment

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
4 - High Level
Deductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level
Decision Making
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important