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Title: Regional Coordinator (Contract)
Project: Canada Green Corps
Organization: United Nations Association in Canada

Locations: Remote – located in one of the following cities across Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax or Yellowknife)

Length of Assignment: As soon as possible – December 31, 2020

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: Recruitment on a rolling basis until position is filled

Consultant Fee: $165/day Consultant fee + applicable sales tax

About UNA-Canada

UNA-Canada is an historic national charitable organization with the mandate of educating and engaging Canadians in the work of the United Nations (UN) and the critical global issues that affect us both in Canada and internationally. Established in 1946, we are committed to growing global citizens who embrace the principles of the UN in order to build a stronger, more outward-looking Canada. As the leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada, UNA-Canada holds the elected Chair of the World Federation of UNAs representing global civil society.

Canada Green Corps (CGC)

The Canada Green Corps programme is an innovative youth employment programme designed to help Canadian youth aged 15-30 (inclusive) acquire meaningful employment and/or career related skills in the green sector. Youth participants undertake paid Work-Integrated Learning (WiL) internships with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada. It is also designed to provide youth with career, learning and market information in finding meaningful employment.

UNA-Canada is looking for Regional Coordinators (3 contractors) located in Western Canada, Atlantic Canada and Quebec, with strong networks, great writing skills, excellent project management and organizational skills, successful experience in multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaborations, and solid knowledge of the civil society and academic communities in Canada.

Overview of Role

The Regional Coordinator (RC) is primarily responsible for identifying and securing agreements with various partner organizations to host CGC Interns for six-month work-integrated learning experiences. They are integral to the operational, and communications support in the development and execution of CGC at the regional level.

Key Deliverables:

  • Identify and secure a select number of Internships with employer partners for CGC (~40% of time);
  • Work with Project Officers (POs) to recruit & support CGC Interns (~15% of time);
  • New partnership building with eligible employer partners in the STEM and green sector (~10% of time)
  • Promote CGC activities through social media platforms, including the development and maintenance of websites, listservs and other social media accounts such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram (~5% of time);
  • Attend community engagement sessions, meetings, and/or presentations hosted by CGC Interns to ensure maximum outreach and promotion (~5% of time)
  • Review all first month, mid-term and final reports, blogs and other required documentation (such as reimbursement paperwork) submitted by both Interns and Employer Partner Supervisors and regularly report to the Programme Manager and CGC team on progress and challenges (~15% of time);
  • Other duties as required which may include, but are not limited to: (~10% of time)
    • Develop and manage hand-over guide;
    • Track dates and hours worked;
    • Identify like-minded community organisations with similar objectives and recommend ways to engage them in the project activities;
    • Assist the coordination of training sessions in consultation with the PM and POs, to enhance knowledge and skills among targeted youth, engaging subject-matter experts as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant experience in coordinating projects at a regional and national level.
  • Possess or be currently pursuing a college/university degree in relevant field of study in Public Administration, Education, Political Science, Business, Communications, Environmental Science or related field;
  • Have proven facilitation, project management and excellent leadership skills;
  • Be able to work well independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Have experience working with youth (aged 18-30), NGOs, government, and in the private sector;
  • Be comfortable working remotely with the UNA-Canada team;
  • Experience with SurveyMonkey Apply, Google Forms, and Google Sheets
  • Have interest in, and knowledge of programme management and coordinating files and progress;
  • Having 1-2 years of related experience in the above activities is considered a strong asset.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) required for Quebec contractor position. Fluency in English required for all other contractor positions.

Recruitment Process

UNA-Canada is committed to the principles of equity and applies GBA+ analysis in our recruitment processes. Applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people living with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women (QTBIPOC). Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all stages of the selection process.

Application Details

Interested candidates should submit a Request for Proposal, Résumé, and one page Cover Letter in pdf format to the attention of Programme Manager Bonita Mathew (bonita.mathew@unac.org) as soon as possible as recruitment is on a rolling basis.

In the subject line, please put: Last name, First name – CGC Regional Coordinator (City).

UNA-Canada will not accept calls or emails regarding the position. Due to the high volume of applications, UNA-Canada will only contact shortlisted candidates selected for an interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 27 2020    ID: 57137