IDW Provincial Consultant
Duration: December 2018- March 2019
Hours: approximately 13 to 15 days
Contract Value: $1,500
Start: December 3, 2018
Location: St. John’s, NL (1 position) and Fredericton or Sackville/ Moncton area, NB (1 position)
Deadline: November 2, 2018 4:00 pm AST
The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. For more information, please refer to our website at www.acic-caci.org.
ACIC is seeking one consultant in New Brunswick and one consultant in Newfoundland to further engage with ACIC members and other partners to help facilitate International Development Week (IDW) activities.
Since its inception in 1991, International Development Week has sought to celebrate Canadian contributions to poverty reduction in the developing world, and engage Canadians to learn about those efforts. IDW takes place during the first week in February each year. The next International Development Week will be held February 3rd to 9th, 2019.
The Provincial Consultants will work closely with ACIC staff, youth volunteers, provincial members and other stakeholders in the planning, coordination and delivery of International Development Week events, public engagement programming, and knowledge sharing.
To facilitate a coordinated, measurable, multi-partner week-long series of events:
1) Showcasing International Development Work conducted by organizations throughout Atlantic Canada
2) Fostering awareness and global citizenship amongst Atlantic Canadians
3) Strengthening connections between organizations, furthering knowledge and resource sharing, that will in turn lead to greater impact
The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of the local development cooperation community and related stakeholders, strong communications skills, an ability to build positive relationships, experience engaging the public on international development issues, and strong organizational and networking skills. They must be able to work independently, demonstrate progress on deliverables and motivate others to participate. Ability to speak/read and write French is an asset.
Scope of Work:
Primary responsibilities include:
Build and grow relationships with and among existing provincial ACIC members and partners
Assist in identifying and approaching potential new partners and developing relationships with strategic partners with respect to International Development Week events/activities
Coordinate webinars, conference calls and meetings with provincial ACIC Members, and assist with planning & implementation of IDW activities
Support communications efforts to amplify efforts to engage Atlantic Canadians, including development of web content, print and in-person communications
Provide support for ACIC’s social media partnership campaign
Encourage and facilitate broad-based participation in ACIC’s provincial/regional IDW activities;
Liaise with local public libraries to promote IDW
Provide support for ACIC’s ACT 4 Global Change www.act4globalchange.ca youth events
Organize at least one provincial public event during International Development Week highlighting the work of ACIC members
Provincial Consultants will also be required to:
Ensure activities are completed according to the intended outcomes, budget and timelines established
Submit brief reports on activities, including documentation of good practices and lessons learned
Reside in the location of the contract (St. John’s, NL or Fredericton/ Moncton/ Sackville, NB)
Have their own equipment and work space
Please submit your resume, cover letter, the names and contact information of three references and where you heard about the job posting, in ONE document, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 pm AST on November 2, 2017. Please ensure that you indicate the position title and province in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.
As an equity seeking organization, ACIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.