Program Officer – Level 2 (PO2)

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Title: Program Officer

Status: Full time, 12 months contract (maternity leave replacement) 35 hours/per week

Location: Montreal

Start date: July 2018

Salary Range: $47,000 – $52,000 (commensurate with experience) + benefits

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 06 2018


Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education ( is seeking a

Program Officer – level 2 (PO2) to lead implementation of its innovative human rights education programs focused on building children and youth leadership and community action 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 administration, financial management, and evaluation of the programs under his/her responsibility working with the Canadian project team
  • coordinating local and national-level human rights education activities
  • developing and maintaining relationships with key partners and stakeholders who make up Equitas national network
  • developing funding proposals and managing funder relations
  • contributing actively to communications and knowledge building and sharing activities (KBS) related to the Canadian program
  • 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
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Canada


How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to Catalina Lomanto, HR-Office Manager at

Deadline is Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.


We thank all applicants for their expression of interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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