International Development Week Provincial Consultants - New Brunswick & Newfoundland

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  • Duration: January 2018-March 2018
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017  4:00 pm AST
  • Hours: 13-15 days estimated
  • Contract Value: $1500
  • Start: January 8, 2015
  • Location: St. John’s, NL (1 position) and Fredericton or Sackville/Moncton area, NB (1 position)

Background:

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 two consultants in New Brunswick and 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 4th to 10th, 2018.

The Provincial Consultant (s) 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.

IDW Objective

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.

Competencies:

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. S/he 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 ACIC ‘Ideas’ Groups, 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;
  • Provide support for ACIC’s ACT 4 Global Change www.act4globalchange.ca youth mini conferences; and
  • 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

Application Details:

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 hiring@acic-caci.org by 4:00 pm AST on December 6, 2017. Please ensure that you indicate the position title in your subject line. Thank you for applying. 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.

 

 

 

 

Program Teaching Staff - Indigenous Programs

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The Opportunity

The Coady International Institute is inviting applications for an Indigenous Program Teaching Staff member for a three-year, renewable position. We are seeking a motivated professional, committed to excellence, experienced in community-driven leadership development. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Working with the Associate Director, Women’s Leadership and Indigenous Programming and Manager, Indigenous Programming, the successful individual will take the lead in the ongoing design and development of the indigenous educational programs, and their delivery on and off-campus. The successful candidate will collaborate and at times oversee key special initiatives which contribute to and enhance Coady’s thematic streams. In particular, the candidate will facilitate the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership education programs both off and on-campus. The successful candidate will lead new curriculum development and learning plans as well as action research that contributes to innovation and new knowledge.

The candidate will collaborate in strategic partnerships that contribute to these goals.


This position is located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with potential travel of approximately 30 days per year. About the Coady International Institute Located on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, the Coady International Institute is a world-class leader in citizen-led, asset-based, community-driven leadership education. In collaboration with partners in Canada and the global South, the Institute is committed to strengthening local economies, building resilient communities, and promoting accountable democracies.

A Coady education is a transformative learning experience that equips community development leaders with new knowledge, practical skills and renewed commitment to build equitable and inclusive communities and societies. In addition to its internationally recognized Diploma in Development Leadership, Coady offers a range of certificates and shorter courses related to its thematic interests, including a focus on women, youth, and Indigenous leadership, both in Canada and internationally.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

§ Design and facilitate educational programs, develop curricula;
§ Design and conduct action research/community-based (citizen-led) research that leads to building knowledge that potentially contribute to two of Coady’s thematic areas;
§ Develop and coordinate special projects and initiatives to advance Coady’s thematic areas;
§ Oversee mentorships and participant projects for related programs;
§ Strategic and constructive engagement with partners, donors and participants that may involve collaboration in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Coady programs as well as reporting;
§ Contribute to the life of Coady and Coady programs as a mentor, advisor, and colleague.

The Candidates must have:
§ Knowledge of and extensive experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada, with a particular focus on gender and women’s leadership;
§ Knowledge and experience with adult education methodologies and facilitation;
§ Proven expertise in action research and / or community-based (citizen-led) research;
§ Evidence of leadership in the development of knowledge products, publications;
§ Between 5 – 10 years’ experience and expertise as a community development practitioner, using community driven approaches working with programs in indigenous communities. Additional experience in indigenous programs globally is an asset;
§ A Master’s degree in a related area of study or equivalent; PhD in adult education and / or a related field is an asset;
§ Proven leadership, communication, interpersonal skills and organizational skills;
§ Demonstrated analytical and writing skills.

Knowledge and Expertise in at least two of the following:

§ Indigenous women’s leadership and empowerment; indigenous feminisms
§ Building Resilient Communities, with a focus on community health (including social determinants of health, community-driven health impact assessment, global health issues, health policy, and crosscultural health issues);
§ Indigenous governance with a focus on community engagement, advocacy and/or social accountability; and
§ Strengthening Local Economies that may include specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: building inclusive rural and urban economies, livelihoods & markets, participatory value chain analysis, asset-building strategies, finance for citizen-led development, entrepreneurship, or social enterprise development.

Additional Skills

§ Proven experience working in a distance learning and / or blended learning environment is an asset;
§ Demonstrated capacity for networking;
§ Demonstrated knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation;
§ Recognized ability to work independently while ensuring outcomes are met; and
§ Ability to travel in Canada and internationally.
§ A strong proficiency in a First Nation or other indigenous language would be an asset in this position.

This is an Association of University Teachers (AUT) position and subject to the terms and conditions of the AUT Collective Agreement. Rank and Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s experience.

Closing date for applications is December 8th, 2017. To express your interest in this role, please direct your resume (CV) and a 500-word statement describing your interest, experience, and the approach you would bring to this position in confidence to:
Jim Marlow
Coady International Institute
Antigonish Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5
StFX University
Email: coady@stfx.ca

 

Coordinator, Systems & Technology

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The Opportunity

The Coady Institute is seeking a motivated professional committed to excellence to join our team as the Coordinator, Systems and Technology. Working with the Associate Director, Finance and Administration, the successful individual will coordinate the Institute's implementation of website, alumni networks, and blended and online learning programs in order to enhance Coady graduates’ capacity to apply new knowledge in their organizations, communities, and countries. This position involves working with colleagues to develop capacity to reach and engage practitioners, participants, and alumni in a more direct and intentional way to extend their experience.
 
This is a full-time position located at the Coady International Institute on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This position is in salary band C, with a salary between $42,021 and $51,338

About the Coady International Institute

The Coady International Institute is a leader in citizen-led, asset-based, community-driven, development leadership education. In collaboration with partners in Canada and the global South, the Institute is committed to strengthening local economies, building resilient communities, and promoting accountable democracies.

A Coady Institute education is a transformative learning experience that equips development leaders with new knowledge, practical skills, and renewed commitment to build communities and societies. In addition to its internationally recognized Diploma in Development Leadership, the Coady Institute offers a range of certificates and shorter courses related to its thematic interests, including programs focused on leadership of women, youth, and indigenous people, both in Canada and internationally.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

• Lead and implement website enhancement for Coady;
• Work with StFX IT Services team and vendors to ensure technical infrastructure is maintained and supported;
• Work with the Manager, Networks and Ongoing Learning to support the Coady’s learning platform(s) and support Facilitators with instructional design best practices; and
• Support the development of training materials and innovative resource materials such as webinars and other virtual learning approaches

The ideal candidate will have:
• 3–5 years’ experience in a technical role supporting web technology and learning management systems;
• 3–5 years’ experience in developing content for virtual learning using instructional design best practices;
• Experience in Web development tools and platforms, or as a Web Master;
• Excellent written and digital communication skills, with hands-on experience collaborating with others in person or virtually to produce high-quality interactive digital content;
• Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills;
• Excellent organizational skills and be a problem-solver with an ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines; and
• Experience working within a learning organization and in virtual learning spaces. International development experience is an asset.

Closing date for this position is November 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm. To express your interest in this role, please direct your electronic application in confidence to:
Human Resources
St. Francis Xavier University
Email: careers@stfx.ca
www.coady.stfx.ca

International Auditor, Chalice

Chalice is looking for a mission-driven, personable, adaptable, energetic, articulate and committed individual for the position of International Auditor. The person they are seeking should have a university degree in business administration or a community college diploma with a concentration in accounting. They are open to providing on-the-job support and training for the right candidate. This position is open to applications from recent graduates.

They are looking for someone who loves travelling, and has the mental and physical stamina required for working in remote locations, as he or she will be on overseas field visits about 3 weeks per quarter. The successful candidate will enjoy the distinct privilege of interacting with various peoples and cultures across 4 continents while doing the Lord's work of helping the poor. 

Job Title: International Auditor (IA)

Reports to: International Finance Manager (IFM)

Job Purpose:

The International Auditor (IA) provides professional support to Chalice management in directing and controlling the utilization of Chalice's funds by assisting the International Finance Manager (IFM) and Chief Finance Manger (CFM) in the development, administration, and review of budgeting, financial reporting, and internal control processes covering all overseas sponsor sites. The IA also supports the IFM and the International Managers (IMs) in reviewing and auditing financial management and internal control practices of the sites, developing and communicating best practices, monitoring compliance, and conducting structured or ad-hoc training for site staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
 

  • Supports the IFM in developing, documenting, reviewing and updating, in consultation with the CFM and IMs, the budgeting and financial reporting processes for the sponsor sites. This responsibility includes drafting financial manuals and working with members of the International Finance Office based overseas.

  • Supports the IFM in developing and facilitating financial training for overseas partners to enable them to comply with Chalice's standards.

  • Supports the IFM in developing, reviewing, and updating Chalice's internal control and financial management best practices, and criteria to be used in assessing the sponsor sites' financial reporting performance, as well as promoting and driving the adoption of these best practices by Chalice's partners; monitors the effectiveness of current processes and procedures and makes recommendations for improvements.

  • Provides inputs to the IFM in developing and updating field audit processes, tools, reports, and internal controls and tests to prevent, and detect, fraud at overseas sites and Regional Offices (RO's); investigates suspected or reported incidents of fraud.

  • Conducts field audits in line with the agreed annual schedule or special unplanned audits as may be requested by the IFM; alerts the IFM immediately of any outstanding non-compliances or frauds.

  • Reviews the quarterly financial reports (revenues, expenses, and fund balances) of sites for which there are no ROs, and give written feedback or recommendations to the site directors; examines the reviews conducted by the regional offices for the regions under their responsibilities; prepares for the IFM a summary quarterly report on sponsor site financial reporting performance.

  • Assists the IFM in developing and proposing the annual audit schedule and budget for the International Finance Office, as well as in reviewing financial risks associated with the sites and interpreting the quarterly financial risk matrix.

  • Participates in meetings as required.

  • Supports the IFM in reviewing the sites' annual budget proposals as recommended by IMs.


Qualifications, Competencies:

  • A current passport and ability to obtain the necessary visas for overseas travel is required

  • University degree in business or commerce, or a community college degree in accounting

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required

  • Mission-driven, adaptable, energetic, and committed

  • Above-average interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Extraordinary attention to detail

  • Excellent planning and time-management skills

  • Must be able to work independently, as well as be a team player

  • Previous experience in the preparation or review of simple financial statements is a plus

  • Previous experience conducting internal or external audits would be an advantage but is not required

  • Fluency in a second language is an asset, specifically: French, Haitian Creole, Ukrainian, or Spanish.


Working Conditions:

  • Standard working time is 40 hours per week

  • Availability to work overtime as necessary to discharge duties and responsibilities

  • Approximately 3 calendar weeks every quarter will be spent travelling outside Canada

  • Work within prayer led office celebrating Catholic beliefs and traditions.

Benefits

Chalice offers benefits, including health and travel insurance, and a retirement savings plan.

Applicants should send their resumes, with cover letter, including salary expectations and availability, to Randy Spaulding, randyspaulding@chalice.ca no later than November 25, 2017.

Visit http://www.chalice.ca/get-involved/employment-opportunities for more information.

Marketing Coordinator

The Coady Institute is seeking a motivated professional committed to excellence to join our team as the Marketing Coordinator. Working with the Associate Director, Fund Development and Communications, the successful individual will be responsible to provide professionally researched and strategically written marketing initiatives for Coady International Institute.

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Breaking the Silence is hiring a Maritimes & Intern Coordinator

Breaking the Silence (BTS) is a voluntary network of people in the Maritimes who began to organize in 1988 to support the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice. We recognize that injustice is connected to structural inequalities both within and between countries, and BTS is committed to supporting structural transformation both in Guatemala and in Canada. In order to carry out this work, we are seeking a creative and thoughtful Maritimes & Intern Coordinator. This person will be flexible and self-motivated with strong facilitation and time-management skills, excellent interpersonal communications skills and a demonstrated interest in community engagement. 

Applications are due Monday, October 2nd

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Indigenous Program Teaching Staff Coady International Institute

The Coady International Institute is inviting applications for an Indigenous Program Teaching Staff member for a three-year, renewable position. We are seeking a motivated professional, committed to excellence, experienced in community-driven leadership development. Working with the Associate Director, Women’s Leadership and Indigenous Programming and Manager, Indigenous Programming, the successful individual will take the lead in the ongoing design and development of the indigenous educational programs, and their delivery on and off-campus. The successful candidate will collaborate and at times oversee key special initiatives which contribute to and enhance Coady’s thematic streams. In particular, the candidate will facilitate the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership education programs both off and on-campus.  The successful candidate will lead new curriculum development and learning plans as well as action research that contributes to innovation and new knowledge. The candidate will collaborate in strategic partnerships that contribute to these goals.
Applications due Sept. 15, 2017.
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Coady International Institute is inviting applications for a Director, Education Programs.

This senior administrative position reports to the Vice President, Coady Institute and Extension Department. Serving as a collaborative member of the Senior Management Team, the Director is responsible for safeguarding and advancing Coady’s strong reputation as a world-class center of excellence in community-based leadership education. Applications due Aug. 31. Click for more info.

Mennonite Central Committee Job Openings - Various

MCC has various employment opportunities, both international and domestic. Positions include: Program Director (MCC Saskatchewan), Senior Accountant (British Columbia), Financial Services Assistant (Winnipeg), Administrative Assistant (Pennsylvania), Connecting Peoples Coordinator (Guatemala and El Salvador), Peace Program Coordinator (East Jerusalem), among many others!

For a detailed list of job openings, visit: http://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/