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Program Officer Level 2 (PO2)



Title:  Program Officer - Level 2 (PO2)
Organization: Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education
Status: 35 hours/week
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Start Date: July 2018
Salary Scale: $47,000 - $52,000 (commensurate with experience) + benefits
Application deadline:  May 10 ,2018

Only applicants currently eligible to work in Canada can be considered.


Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education is a non-profit organization based in Montreal that advances equality, social justice and respect for human dignity through innovative education programs globally.



Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education ( is seeking a Program Officer - level 2 (PO2) to lead implementation of its innovative human rights education programs focused on building children and youth leadership and community action in Quebec and across Canada.



Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs (Canada), the Program Officer 2 will be responsible for:



  • leading program strategy and overseeing the administration, financial management, and evaluation of the programs under his/her responsibility working with the Canadian project team


  • coordinating local and national-level human rights education activities


  • developing and maintaining relationships with key partners and stakeholders who make up Equitas national network


  • developing funding proposals and managing funder relations


  • contributing actively to communications and knowledge building and sharing activities (KBS) related to the Canadian program


  • collaborating closely with other members of the project team, staff from the Equitas’ Program, Education and Finance and Administration Units, as well as with interns, volunteers, outside consultants, and partners


  • other duties as determined in consultation with the Associate Director of Programs.





Skills and experience:


  • 3-5 years demonstrated experience in project management: excellent planning, budgeting and organizational skills


  • Proven experience developing project proposals, securing funds and managing relationships with donor agencies


  • Facilitation skills and experience working with community organizations and/or schools delivering programs for children and youth


  • Knowledge of human rights education and/or social justice issues in Quebec and Canada


  • Experience in partnership development and experience working in the NGO sector; experience at a national level is an asset


  • Excellent communication and writing skills in French and English


  • Analytical skills and the ability to act independently


  • Ability to do multiple tasks at the same time in a fast-paced environment


  • Ability to work as part of a small team in a cross-cultural environment with a diversity of partners


  • Enthusiasm, tact and adaptability


  • Strong skills in information management (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; experience in InDesign is an asset



Language Requirements: fluently bilingual in French and English




Other Considerations


  • Commitment to Equitas’ mission and values


  • Ability to travel up to 4 to 6 times a year for an average of 4-5 days at a time


  • Applicants must have the right to work in Canada




For further information about Equitas consult our website at Equitas supports employment practices that promote diversity and respect human rights and offers a competitive salary and benefits for a program position in the NGO sector.



Equitas thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



Please send 1 attachment (cover letter and C.V.) with your name and PO2 Canada in the subject line by June 6, 2018 to Catalina Lomanto :




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