Immediate Supervisors: Director, Research, Policy and Practice
Term: 2-year contract renewable
Classification: Level 6, Step 0 (Unionized)
Start Date: June / July
Please note that this is a unionized position. Full proficiency in both English and French is a requirement for this position. Hiring for this role and exact start date are contingent on project funding approval.
About the Organization
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s national coalition of international development and humanitarian organizations working to achieve sustainable human development. Our members some from across Canada and represent the wide diversity of actors in our sector, from faith-based and secular groups to labour unions, cooperatives and professional associations. CCIC seeks to end global poverty and to promote social justice and human dignity for all. We play a critical role in ensuring that the Canadian international cooperation organizations work in a catalytic and strategic way to create and enhance the conditions for ambitious Canadian investments in global development cooperation. Learn more about CCIC at www.ccic.ca
Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance sector has identified a need to enhance collaboration and coordination in preventing and addressing sexual misconduct – including sexual abuse and sexual exploitation – of beneficiaries, partners, staff and volunteers working globally and in Canada. CCIC is committed to improving the capacity of the Canadian international development sector to address and prevent all forms of sexual misconduct.
To this end, CCIC’s sector hub for expertise and support on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Digna, facilitates knowledge and information sharing, provide practical tools and trainings, connect Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) to international efforts and learning opportunities, and disseminate minimum standards in a joint commitment to address and prevent sexual misconduct.
About the Job
The Manager plays a critical role at CCIC in delivering on Digna’s activities. In this role, you will manage project funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to develop and deploy trainings and related materials, develop a repository of best practice and management tools/policies, conduct research, liaise and coordinate with international PSEA initiatives, and provide on-going technical assistance to stakeholders across Canada.
With the support of a program assistant, you will be an integral part of the CCIC Research, Policy and Practice team and work closely with our Public Affairs and Member Services team to integrate Digna activities into CCIC’s ongoing work.
Responsibilities of the role, which is based in Ottawa, include, but are not limited to:
- Ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting on the GAC-funded project, Digna, according to relevant GAC policies and protocols;
- Establish bench-markers and measuring processes to monitor PHEA policy and practice improvements of organizations participating in Digna activities;
- Coordinate the delivery of high quality and relevant training and training materials on PSEA tailored to required audience (managers, staff, partners, communities etc…) including Training of Trainers, webinars, online resources, and modular and adaptable training materials for all relevant target audiences;
- Liaise with and continue to identify focal point-persons in organizations participating in Digna activities;
- Secure and integrate expert guidance for Digna activities as needed, including from the Digna Advisory Committee and Working Groups;
- Communicate and coordinate effectively with Canadian and International organizations and networks working to advance PHEA, with the objective of maximizing synergies and limiting duplication;
- Conduct feasibility research on potential future survivor support services which could be provided to the sector;
- Develop and compile PSEA case studies for use of managers, trainers and stakeholders;
- Support development of e-learning and information dissemination tools, technologies and content for Digna participants;
- Act as primary contact point for Digna activities with CCIC members and sector stakeholders;
- Support and coordinate the Digna Advisory Committee and its associated Working Groups;
- Coordinate the creation of online communities of practice with safe communication protocols;
- Regularly engage CCIC’s membership through committees, attendance at events and ongoing communications which relate to your portfolio;
- Represent CCIC, its membership and the sector in communications and in meetings with external stakeholders, including Global Affairs Canada and elected officials.
- Organizational management – strategic planning and implementation, staff recruitment and performance management, financial oversight of activity portfolio.
You are interested in this role because you know of CCIC’s reputation and critical role in supporting Canadian international development and humanitarian organizations. You have experience working on issues related to gender and with the sector, have demonstrated capacity to manage complex, government funded projects and know how to engage diverse stakeholders to work towards common goals. You are a good writer with research experience and you value collaboration. You see the importance and potential to grow CCIC’s capacity to service its members through creative partnerships and grants.
If you are applying for this job, you are entirely bilingual (French and English), you know the positive potential of knowledge when it gets into the right hands and you love to build. With sustainability in mind, you are good at actively recruiting supporters and resources to assist in your work.
Regular travel within Canada, and occasional international travel, are a requirement of this position. This may amount to between 3-5 weeks a year.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Fully bilingual in English and French (written and spoken);
- Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience;
- Master’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience;
- Demonstrated experience in the development, management and delivery and/or coordination of training and learning events to diverse and large audiences (for example: senior and mid-level managers, head office teams, field staff, program and business services staff, volunteers);
- Experience in gender analysis, the importance of gender equality, and/or the role of women in development;
- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and work independently with a high degree of professionalism, to achieve objectives, as well as work collaboratively within a team;
- Demonstrated ability to develop effective professional networks with a range of peers within an organization, and externally, in order to influence, progress an agenda, ensure relevance and best practice, and make an impact;
- Demonstrated ability to quickly build personal rapport and trust with diverse audiences;
- Able to work professionally and with a high degree of confidentiality at all times;
- Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to produce professional materials and written reports;
- Experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and approaches;
- Sound knowledge of theory, policy and practice regarding international development and humanitarian assistance;
- Experience working with the civil society community, including knowledge of international networks and civil-society partnership relations;
- Experience managing others;
- Understanding of human rights-based approaches to development;
- Demonstrated experience (2 years) in managing donor-funded programs and budgets;
- Good computer skills, including data analysis.
- Demonstrate experience in the areas of safeguarding/PSEA and gender-based violence, including formal training
- Experience and knowledge of Human Resources management in a Canadian context, particularly with respect to safe, inclusive workplaces, ideally including familiarity with relevant labour codes and statutes.
Posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Please submit resume and letter of interest online via: https://ccic.bamboohr.com/jobs/
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
To apply for this job please visit ccic.bamboohr.com.