• Contract
  • Ottawa


The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s independent national voice for international development. Together with 80+ member organizations, CCIC seeks to end global poverty and promote social justice and human dignity for all.

Location:                                             Ottawa

Immediate Supervisors:               PSHEA Sector Hub Manager

Term:                                                    2-year contract renewable

Classification:                                   Level 4, Step 0 (Unionized)

Salary:                                                   $56,311.05

Start Date:                                          October


Please note that this is a unionized position. CCIC is an equal opportunity employer, however 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 come from across Canada and represent the wide diversity of actors in our sector, from faith-based and secular non-governmental organizations (NGOs) 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 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


A Sector Hub for PSHEA

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, sexual exploitation, and sexual harassment – 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 has committed to create a sector hub for expertise and support on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA) (referred to hereafter as the “Sector Hub”) to facilitate 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

Under the supervision of the PSHEA Sector Hub Manager, the Program Assistant is responsible for administrative and logistical support for the Sector Hub, including developing, planning, executing and monitoring program activities, and communications related to these activities. In this role, you will support the PSHEA Sector Hub Manager as the Hub develops and deploys trainings and related materials.  You will support the development of a repository of best practice, e-learning modules and management policies, conduct research, liaise and coordinate with international PSEA initiatives.  You will also occasionally be called on to help address the technical assistance needs of stakeholders across Canada.


The PSHEA Sector Hub will become an integral part of the CCIC Research, Policy and Practice team as CCIC anchors its role in providing members with tailored capacity building services.  As such, you will also work closely with our Public Affairs and Member Services team to integrate Sector Hub activities into CCIC’s ongoing work and member services.


Responsibilities of the role, which is based in Ottawa, include, but are not limited to the following

  1. Administrative and logistical support for the implementation, monitoring and reporting on the GAC-funded project for a PSHEA Sector Hub.
  • Help organize and provide logistical support for the CCIC Steering Committee on Sexual Misconduct, and any other sector engagement meetings essential to the successful design and implementation of the Sector Hub;
  • Organize and provide support for meetings, monthly trainings, webinars, online surveys and outreach to other platforms to promote Sector Hub objectives;
  • Draft meeting minutes and action points from these meetings, including reports as required;
  • Manage schedules and correspondence for the Sector Hub;
  • Provide any other administrative and logistical support related to aspects of the Sector Hub, as deemed necessary by the Manager;
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership in the effective application of CCIC internal procedures in the implementation of Sector Hub Activities (finance, accounting, communications, workplanning, etc.).


  1. Provide communication and research support:
  • Support general research as required for Sector Hub design and activities;
  • Support development of e-learning and information dissemination tools, technologies and content for Sector Hub participants. Work closely with the Public Affairs and Members Services (PAMS) team to support the creation of communications products related to the Sector Hub (website, booklets, training modules, presentations, event invitations, audio-visual materials, member and public content, etc.);
  • Contribute as needed to CCIC internal and external communications, such as the monthly newsletter, blogs, the annual report, reports to the board, donor reports, etc.
  • Assist in the recruitment and liaison with consultants, trainers and researchers contracted to deliver on Sector Hub activities;


  1. Other Organizational Tasks
  • Participate in CCIC’s regular workplanning and reporting processes as required;
  • Participate in implementation of key CCIC events;
  • Perform other duties identified as a priority by the Sector Hub Manager.


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 a background in gender and knowledge of issues related to PSHEA and/or in Education.  You have a reputation for being extremely organized and reliable.  You value efficiency and rigorous processes, and are a good collaborator.


If you are applying for this job, you are entirely bilingual (French and English) and are willing to live in the Ottawa region.



Regular travel is a requirement of this position.  This may amount to between 3-5 weeks a year.





  • Fully bilingual in English and French (written and spoken);
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience;
  • University or college degree(s) in relevant field(s);
  • Knowledge and experience in any of the following areas: safeguarding/PSEA, gender-based violence and/or gender analysis;
  • 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;
  • Superior reputation for effective organization and administrative support;
  • 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;
  • Good computer skills and use of MS Office Suite, including data analysis and familiarity with collaborative online applications (ex. Zoom) and basic website content management.



  • Experience with Human Resource processes;
  • Experience with development of online training resources;
  • Formal administrative training.


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.