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Title: Project Officer (full-time)
Project: Canada Green Corps Programme
Organization: United Nations Association in Canada
Location: Office located in Ottawa, Ontario (Remote working currently due to COVID-19)

Length of Assignment: As soon as possible - March 31, 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: Recruitment on a rolling basis until position is filled
Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000/Annual Salary

About UNA-Canada

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is a national charitable organisation 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 Vice-Chair of the World Federation of UNAs representing global civil society.

Canada Green Corps Programme

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

UNA-Canada is looking for an experienced bilingual Project Officer, with strong 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. The position is located at our Office in Ottawa but our current operations are working remotely due to COVID-19.

General Responsibilities

The Project Officer (PO) is responsible for providing crucial substantive, administrative, organizational, operational, and communications support in the development and execution of CGC. This includes, but is not limited to, liaising with existing partners, reaching out to new potential partners, and facilitating a large deployment of CGC participants. The PO provides the Programme Manager with critical managerial and logistical support in all aspects of CGC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support the Programme Manager, and work closely with the team including Regional Coordinators (RC), in the overall effective administrative, coordination, implementation and evaluation of CGC (~40%);
  • Develop training materials for CGC training workshops (20%);
  • Liaise and maintain relationships with partners from government, the private sector, foundations, universities, civil society organizations, and participants (10%);
  • Aid with the evaluation of mid-term and final reports of CGC participants and Partner Organizations (5%);
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of marketing and communications on CGC’s webpage and social media accounts (10%);
  • Develop proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, etc (10%);
  • Prepare follow-up reports, notes to funders, community organizations, and CGC Partner Organizations, as well as close out reports (5%);

Mandatory Skills:

  • Exceptional skills in administrative, organizational and operational project work;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize competing tasks to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Good understanding of capacity building in higher education and research;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, and Outlook);
  • Strong aptitude to work within deadlines (both independently and as part of a team);
  • Be comfortable working remotely with the UNA-Canada team;
  • A sound understanding of theories of sustainable development and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies;
  • Bilingual – English and French - required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in Public Administration, Education, Political Science, Business, Communications, Environmental Science or related field;
  • Proven experience with Project Management -- certification or courses taken will be an asset;
  • Communication strategies and best practice principles and proven experience in applying them and achieving results in a complex environment;
  • Exceptional writing and editing experience in a fast-paced professional services and/or business development environment;
  • A results oriented approach with the ability to take responsibility

Equal Opportunity Employer

UNA-Canada is committed to the principles of employment 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 résumé and one page cover letter in pdf format to the attention of Programme Manager Bonita Mathew ( as soon as possible as recruitment is on a rolling basis.

In the subject line, please put: Last name, First name – CGC Project Officer.

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. As a friendly reminder, please ensure that all submission instructions are followed correctly.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 27 2020    ID: 57136