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Program Coordinator


About Presbyterian World Service & Development

Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) provides an opportunity to align your work with your values and be part of an innovative team committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives in Canada and around the world. PWS&D is the development, relief and refugee sponsorship agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada with a budget of over $4.4 million in 2018. PWS&D responds with partners overseas and Canadians here at home to help communities overcome poverty, recover from emergency situations and provide new futures for vulnerable people. PWS&D works with churches and local organizations seeking to transform their communities by promoting justice, peace and the integrity of creation through programs in the areas of food security, sustainable livelihoods, health, peace and human rights.


Position Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of PWS&D, the Program Coordinator works as a member of the program team, with direct responsibility for coordinating a portfolio of assigned programs with international partners. PWS&D has partnerships in Africa, South Asia, and in Central America and the Caribbean. The Program Coordinator is responsible for working with international partners - churches and locally-based organizations - to ensure the effective planning, coordination and outcome of projects. The Program Coordinator will manage and monitor programs and budgets in coordination and in collaboration with a program team. Programs may include those co-funded by Global Affairs Canada as well as those involving PWS&D’s membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). As such, the Program Coordinator must have a solid understanding of results-based management tools.




  1. Recognized university degree or equivalent in international development studies or in a related field;
  2. Work experience managing projects overseas, preferably with locally based organizations;
  3. Experience in project management processes using the latest results-based management methodologies;
  4. Ability to understand and meet Global Affairs Canada requirements for proposal development and reporting;
  5. Ability to analyze and prepare financial and narrative reports and ability to work with spreadsheets;
  6. Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects, positively contributing to enhanced development results;
  7. Demonstrated commitment to work cooperatively and effectively and to contribute to a positive and supportive working environment;
  8. Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills; ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders and meet deadlines;
  9. Excellent written, oral and new media communication skills;
  10. Ability for creative, engaging and meaningful communication with individuals and groups;
  11. Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and ability to use new technologies;
  12. Respect for the beliefs, structure, programs and polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada;
  13. Ability to travel as required, sometimes for extended periods in challenging environments;
  14. Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience;
  15. Fluency in Spanish required;
  16. Fluency in French an asset;
  17. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

  1. Clean Criminal Records Check – Vulnerable Sector

Please see attached for complete position description. Start Date: May 2018 (negotiable)


What We Offer:

The Presbyterian Church in Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make a positive impact on people and communities in Canada and around the world. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, caring and inclusive.


In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can truly make a difference every day.

This position falls within Band Four in the salary system. The Band Four salary range is $53,905 -$65,884.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter with the title “PWS&D Program Coordinator” in the subject line to Colleen McCue, Senior Administrator (


This external posting will remain active until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018.

The Presbyterian Church in Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We have an Accommodation Policy and accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their needs known to us.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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