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  • Executive Director The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

    Executive Director The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund The Anglican Church of Canada (Full-time, start date June 1, 2016, Toronto ON)

    The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund seeks a truly just, healthy and peaceful world. As an instrument of faith, PWRDF connects Anglicans in Canada to communities around the world in dynamic partnerships to advance development, respond to emergencies, assist refugees and act for positive change. PWRDF is looking for an experienced Executive Director to guide its passionate team. Joining PWRDF at an exciting time of expansion and growth, the Executive Director will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of a rapidly evolving organization.

    The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who has a minimum of five years in senior management, experience guiding managers and unionized staff and holds a university degree in a related field. KEY OBJECTIVES: The Executive Director, as the face of the organization, will be an enthusiastic leader who will share the vision and values of PWRDF. He/she will enable staff, directors, constituents and partners to transform themselves and the world. The ideal candidate will be able to direct change positively and respond to it quickly and productively.

    The Executive Director will serve the Board of Directors as employee, partner and ambassador. The Executive Director must be able and willing to travel frequently in Canada and overseas, sometimes in rudimentary conditions. As part of the mandate, the Executive Director will play a key role in: Board governance, operations, planning, human resources, finance, global affairs, government relations, performance management, PWRDF staff team management, Anglican Church relations, organizational effectiveness and employee relations.

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with cross-cultural environments and knowledge of the Anglican Communion will be essential. Excellent command of English and one of French, Portuguese, Spanish or Swahili will be expected and proficiency in other languages will be an asset. The ideal candidate will have experience working in international development, community development with Indigenous communities in Canada and public engagement/education programming. The Executive Director will be knowledgeable about current international development trends and issues and have expertise working with volunteers. He/she will possess strong financial stewardship, management skills, project management and planning ability.

    For a more detailed position profile please contact Elizabeth.westgate@optimussbr.com

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  • National Coordinator (Bilingual - French/English): Inter-Council Network

    Title: National Coordinator (Bilingual – French/English) Accountable To: Executive Director of the BC Council for International Cooperation

    Duration: Full-time (37.5 hours/week) one-year parental leave replacement.

    Salary: Salary starting at $45,000 and with benefits is $50,000

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Start Date: March 28, 2016

    The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a dynamic network of provincial and regional member-based Councils for International Cooperation committed to social justice and social change. Rooted in communities across Canada and representing almost 400 international cooperation organizations, the Councils are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level, and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level. The ICN provides a forum in which the Councils collaborate to improve development effectiveness, learn from each other’s specific skills, and identify common priorities for collective action.

    The ICN is seeking a bilingual National Coordinator for a parental leave replacement position based in the Vancouver Office of BCCIC. The ideal candidate will be creative, with communications experience including strong writing skills, media relations experience and a passion for creating positive social change locally and globally. S/he will have the ability to juggle competing priorities, deliver multi-stakeholder projects and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. S/he will have strengths in both high-level strategic thinking, and on-the-ground production.

    This job posting indicates the general areas of responsibility and ongoing tasks associated with this position. Additional tasks and priorities may be identified through annual work planning, and as assigned.

    Responsibilities: In support of the ICN’s strategic directions, the ICN National Coordinator will coordinate the development, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the ICN’s communications strategy and capacity building program initiatives. The ICN National Coordinator is responsible for: • Supporting, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive new ICN communications strategy • Assisting in developing and implementing a National Poll to measure levels of awareness and engagement of the Canadian public on global poverty issues • Supporting the creation and communication of research on emerging international development issues • Assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of a national training program on good public engagement practice • Organizing and hosting national sector-specific capacity building thematic webinars • Coordinating learning exchanges between Councils and key stakeholders • Organizing face-to-face meetings of the ICN Executive Directors • Monitoring and evaluation of the ICN work, and reporting to Global Affairs Canada • Promoting, preparing content for, and monitoring the Global Hive website (http://globalhive.ca/)

    The ICN National Coordinator may be required to work occasional evenings, weekends or additional hours, and is required to travel within Canada approximately 12 days a year.

    Qualifications, Abilities and Experience: • Fluently bilingual in English and French • A minimum of three years of experience working in the international development and/or not-profit sector in communications, media or public relations • Demonstrated program management experience, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and financial management • Post-secondary degree in communications, international development, adult education or another related field • Superior written, oral and online communication skills • Superior proficiency in social and emerging digital media platforms and tools, such as webcasting, Google Drive, Twitter, SlideShare, etc. • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, strategic working relationships with key stakeholders and decision-makers • Ability to work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve conflicts, and make decisions • Excellent time management, decision making, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills • Demonstrated self-starter with flexibility, creativity and initiative • Comfortable working with minimal supervision in a deadline-oriented environment Shows a keen attention to detail and a sense of humour • Assets: experience with Results Based Management (RBM)

    Application Details: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample of no more than 500 words, and the names and contact information of two references by no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, February 15, 2016 to icnjobs.emploircc@gmail.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be conducted February 29 – March 4, 2016.

    As an equity seeking network, the ICN 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.

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Volunteering

  • Become a Uniterra Volunteer!

    Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean through the exchange of expertise and knowledge through Canadian volunteers. Visit http://Uniterra.ca to see current volunteer opportunities.

  • iDE Canada: Interns Wanted

    iDE Canada welcomes interns and practicum students from all areas of study: business, communications, marketing, administration, international studies, human rights and pretty much any other program. We would be happy to help you gain valuable work experience. If you’re interested, please send a letter of introduction to Bill Pratt at bpratt@ide-canada.org.

  • Ten Thousand Villages at Henderson Highway looking for volunteers

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