- 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)
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.
To facilitate a coordinated, measurable, multi-partner week-long series of events:
- Showcasing International Development Work conducted by organizations throughout Atlantic Canada;
- Fostering awareness and global citizenship amongst Atlantic Canadians;
- 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. 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
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 email@example.com 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.