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Program Officer – Canada

Title: Program Officer – Level 2 (PO2)
Location: Montreal, Canada
Status: Full time, 12 month contract – 35 hours/per week
Start date: May 2017
Salary range: $48,000 – $52,000 (commensurate with experience) + benefits

Application deadline:  Friday, April 21st, 2017
Applicants must have the right to work in Canada

Equitas is seeking a Program Officer – level 2  to lead implementation of its human rights education programs with children and youth in Quebec and across Canada.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs (Canada), the Program Officer 2 will be responsible for:

  •  leading program strategy and overseeing the implementation, administration, financial management, and evaluation of the programs under his/her responsibility with the project team
  • developing and maintaining relationships with funders and with key partners and stakeholders
  • contributing to the development of Equitas’ program strategy in Canada
  • contributing actively to communications related to the Canadian program and knowledge building and sharing activities (KBS)
  • collaborating closely with other members of the project team, staff from the Equitas Program, Education and Finance and Administration Units, as well as with interns, volunteers, outside consultants, and partners
  • other duties as determined in consultation with the Associate Director of Programs


Skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years demonstrated experience in project management: excellent planning, budgeting and organizational skills
  • Proven experience developing project proposals, securing funds and managing relationships with donor agencies
  • Facilitation skills and experience working with community organizations and/or schools delivering programs for children and youth
  • Knowledge of human rights education and/or social justice issues in Quebec and Canada
  • Experience in partnership development and experience working in the NGO sector, experience at a national level is an asset
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in French and English
  • Analytical skills and the ability to act independently
  • Ability to do multiple tasks at the same time in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a small team in a cross-cultural environment with a diversity of partners
  • Enthusiasm, tact and adaptability
  • Strong skills in information management (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; experience in InDesign is an asset)

Language Requirements:

  • Fluently bilingual in French and English

 Other Considerations

  • Commitment to Equitas’ mission and values
  • Ability to travel up to 4 to 6 times a year for an average of 4-5 days at a time

Equitas is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Equitas offers a competitive salary and benefits for a program position in the NGO sector.

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

Please send 1 attachment (cover letter and C.V.) with your name and PO2 Canada in the subject line by Friday, April 21, 2017 to:

Anne-Sarah Côté : ascote@equitas.org