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Health Advisor - Bilingual(English and Spanish)

Plan Canada


Organization: Plan International Canada
Reports to: Senior Health Advisor
Location: Toronto (Mount Pleasant & Eglinton)

About You

Are you passionate about equal rights for all children and equality for girls? Can you see yourself being an integral member of a team that works towards transforming lives in developing countries? Are you confident that you can work in a matrix environment with a different group of people contributing to the success of the programs? Are you calm under pressure and able to prioritize competing urgent activities/duties? Are you confident that you can navigate the challenging global health environment working with multiple stakeholders including local governments and developmental partners and balancing the competing priorities of the stakeholders while making sure that the program objectives are met?


Are you passionate about bringing change in the lives of women, adolescent girls and children especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized? Are you passionate about human rights including sexual and reproductive rights? Are you an experienced developmental worker especially in health and nutrition including in the humanitarian situation? Have you had success with delivering results in challenging and fast paced environment with tight deadlines? Are you  a trusted health and nutrition specialist with experience working in the developing country and a collaborative working style and an ability to engage with diverse internal stakeholders adding value to organizational excellence and encouraging creative problem solving?

Why a career with Plan?

A career with Plan International Canada offers individuals a meaningful experience that drives professional development and a rewarding opportunity to use their skills and talents to help make a difference in promoting child rights to end child poverty. Are you ready for an opportunity to join one of the largest International NGOs in the world, creator of the award winning “Because I am a Girl” global movement, working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights? Are you excited about playing an important role in determining the future of millions of children and families globally?


Employees at Plan International Canada’s National Office strive to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through sustainable, child-focused community development.

Joining our dynamic team of experts and specialists can change your life too! Our unique culture fosters a supportive, flexible workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a diverse, dynamic, high-performing team, each Plan employee is driven to learn, valued for their contribution and approaches each day excited to make an impact.


We are proud of our award winning corporate culture validated by our Canadian Non-profit Employer of Choice award for 2015 and 2016 and Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures since 2012.


Join our high performing team and change your career…change the world!


The Organization

Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan International strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global movement to transform power relations so that girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive.


Plan Canada’s Toronto and Ottawa-based offices undertake fundraising, donor engagement and public outreach initiatives that support programs that are implemented in more than 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan has a dedicated staff of over 200 employees whose role is to support quality programming in the areas of health, education, water and sanitation, economic security, gender equity, child protection and participation, and humanitarian assistance.


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The Position

Reporting to the Senior Health Advisor, the Health Advisor will play an important role in guiding, strengthening and supporting Plan Canada and Plan’s global capacity and expertise in health and nutrition programming with a strong focus on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right.


The Health Advisor role consists of providing technical advice and capacity building to Plan’s Country Offices and local implementing partners; supporting and/or leading health related project proposal development, developing project implementation plans and undertaking policy, research and networking work.


The Health Advisor will work with a range of individuals and teams within Plan Canada, Plan’s country offices and the global organization, to develop systems, tools and processes to build Plan’s capacities.


We are looking for a candidate that can bring a strategic approach to new business development, provision of timely technical assistance, strengthening strategic partnership with stakeholders and quality assurance of health and nutrition programs; someone who is mission driven, able to work in a matrix and fast paced environment and deliver results. Our successful candidate will be experienced in development of concept note and project proposal, write, review, edit and/or polish project implementation plans, reports and research results; design/update monitoring and supportive supervision tools and other relevant documents and

provide technical assistance to country offices and implementing partners. Committed to bring change in the lives of children, excellent team player skill and eager to learning and self- development are critical factors for success.

What does success looks like?

    • Provide health related technical assistance to program teams in Plan Canada, in Plan’s overseas Country Offices, and Plan’s external partners to ensure high quality project implementation
    • Design/update monitoring and supportive supervision tools and other relevant documents
    • Contribute to visibility & engagement of Plans’ work in international development and health forums & networks in Canada and abroad
    • Develop project implementation plan and prepare for baseline, mid-term reviews and final project evaluations
    • Support and /or lead the development of new concept notes and proposals on MNCH/SRH and Nutrition
    • Write, review, edit and/or polish draft concept notes and project proposals related to health or nutrition

As our ideal candidate you will have:

    • Proven track record in mobilising grant funding and designing/managing projects related to sexual and reproductive health and right/nutrition
    • Flexible and ability to adapt to change in timelines, schedules
    • Experience in project management cycle and data analysis
    • Knowledge of child rights-based approach to programming
    • Good capacity in team working, pitch-in attitude is a must
    • Demonstrated ability to review, synthesize information and produce quality technical documents
    • Knowledge of child rights-based approach to programming
    • Solid grasp of Results Based Management or other Logical Frameworks
    • Experience working for Non-Governmental Organization in Latin America strong asset
    • Business acumen and the ability to influence others by fostering strong business relationships
    • A flexible and adaptable work style; open to collaboration with strong personalities and professionals; thrive in a fast-paced evolving work culture
    • A passion for mission driven work and personal values aligned with those of Plan International Canada’s corporate values
    • Appreciation of diverse working cultures, and commitment to gender equality
    • Excellent capacity in English and Spanish, knowledge of Portuguese strong asset
    • Able to travel 40% of time to field offices.
    • Proven computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and internet use

How to apply:

To express interest in this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization and a high performing team please forward your CV and covering letter, outlining your skills, experience and salary expectations to by April 20, 2018. Please  reference Health Advisor in the subject line.

Plan International Canada is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity.


Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.


Consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.


Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term. Proof of eligibility will be required.


Plan International Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Thank you for your interest in a career at Plan!





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