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Employment Opportunity – Education Specialist, Haiti

Title: Education specialist – Haiti

Location: Montreal, Canada

Status: Full time 35 hours/per week

Application Deadline: November 28, 2022 (Applications analyzed upon receipt)

Salary scale: 48 000 $ – 55 000 $

Start date: As soon as possible

Be part of positive social change

Imagine working for an organization whose primary mission is to advance equality, social justice and respect for human dignity. Imagine that your work aligns with your personal values and that you participate every day in creating positive social change through transformative human rights education programs. Alongside 60 like-minded colleagues in Canada and partners around the world, you could help empower people to fight inequality and discrimination, and work to build more inclusive and rights-respecting communities with Equitas.


The opportunity

Equitas is seeking a highly motivated Education Specialist with a passion for human rights, equality and inclusion and experience in the design, development, and facilitation of educational materials. The Education Specialist will be responsible for developing, delivering, and evaluating human rights education activities to marginalized communities in Haiti. The project aims to increase the empowerment of community members, including marginalized groups, for the promotion of human rights in remote communities. Reporting to the Senior Education Specialist, the successful candidate must be a team player and will work closely with the Program Officer assigned to the project, as well as with other education specialists.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct instructional design, development, and production of training materials, primarily for text-based training resources but also for digital resources based on the text model. This includes materials for educational needs assessments, application forms, pre-assignment training programs, training guides, assessment instruments, all for a low literacy target group.
  • Review and revise education materials in consultation with program staff and partner organizations.
  • Conduct and facilitate training sessions on specific projects. This includes working with Equitas partners in different regions to develop training content, facilitate trainings, orient the local facilitation team, lead and/or participate in debriefings during trainings, and ensure effective evaluation of results.
  • Provide mentoring and follow-up to partners on all aspects of educational design, implementation, and evaluation of local mobilization efforts.
  • Participate in other activities related to program delivery, including performing administrative tasks as needed.
  • Prepare and conduct preliminary studies and needs assessments.
  • Design evaluation and monitoring processes and tools, analyze data and write reports.
  • Contribute to the implementation of Equitas’ knowledge sharing strategy both internally and externally, in collaboration with the Knowledge Manager
  • Facilitate information/education sessions for Equitas staff.
  • To share good practices in education, particularly on Equitas’ online spaces and social media, in order to increase understanding of human rights education and Equitas’ programs.
  • Contribute to the development of new programs and annual planning.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals.
  • Participate in meetings with key stakeholders, partners, and decision-makers.
  • Contribute, as assigned, to the continued growth and strengthening of Equitas and its programs.


Who are you?

You are passionate about human rights and social justice. You are motivated by and strongly committed to Equitas’ mission, vision and values. You are motivated to foster an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of the Equitas community. You have proven conceptual and analytical skills, and demonstrated skills in designing, implementing and evaluating training programs. You have demonstrated facilitation skills and the ability to work in a team environment.


What is essential to the role

  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Ability to communicate, read and understand documents produced in French and ability to communicate in English.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in learner-centered instructional design and training delivery.
  • Formal education/instructional design/curriculum development training (or equivalent experience).
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word for text design, InDesign, Photoshop, Survey Monkey for data collection and analysis, Excel and PowerPoint, Moodle.


What is an asset for the position?

  • Work experience in Haiti
  • Experience working on anti-racism, gender equality and/or other social justice issues that have an impact in Canada.
  • Experience in designing e-learning courses
  • Involvement in human rights, human rights education and/or social justice issues.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Salesforce and other software is an asset
  • Understanding and mastery of Haitian Creole in oral and written form is an important asset.


What we offer

  • We offer the opportunity to be part of a diverse and committed team that is making a significant contribution, in its own way, to positive social change in Canada and around the world.
  • We value self-care, inclusion and empathy for all team members and place a high value on work-life balance. In addition to vacations, we offer two weeks off during the winter break.
  • Learning is at the heart of our business, and we offer all employees the opportunity to participate in learning committees according to their interests and to take part in a company culture that constantly seeks to improve and innovate.
  • We have a central office with a magnificent view of Mount Royal
  • We believe in trust and openness and offer a flexible work environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary for the NGO sector, 3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after 3 years), paid personal days, medical, dental and life insurance, a group RRSP and much more!


Join us!

Given the nature of our work, we encourage applications from anyone with experiences of marginalization, particularly Black people, Aboriginal people, people of color, LGBTQ2I people and people living with disabilities. Applicants who wish to do so may identify themselves in their application. Equitas offers a competitive salary and benefits package in the NGO sector.

Harassment, discrimination, violence or any other form of abuse is not tolerated at Equitas. All offers of employment are conditional upon signing the Equitas Human Resources Policy and the Sexual Violence, Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy, and satisfactory references.

Equitas thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Equitas, visit our website at www.equitas.org.


How to apply?

Please send 1 attachment (cover letter and resume) with your name and Education Specialist in the subject line by November 28, 2022, to rhequitas@equitas.org