Bilingual Project Officer

Position: Bilingual Project Officer
Location:
Toronto or Montréal
Language: English and French
Supervisor:
Director of Programs (For the DAMCAM, My Voice, My Health Project) and Program Manager (For the Volunteer Cooperation Program)
Position Type: Full-Time, permanent
Job Requirement: Must be able to work in Canada
Travel: Occasional travel abroad and in Canada (after the COVID-19 pandemic)
Hiring Range: $60,452 to $63,475
Closing Date: 5pm on May 4, 2021

 

The POSITION

The Project Officer is a member of the Crossroads Program Team. 50% of his/her responsibilities are dedicated to the My Voice, My Health (Damcam) project and the other 50% to the Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP), two projects funded by Global Affairs Canada. For the My Voice, My Health project, the incumbent works in close collaboration with the Project Director and in coordination with the Regional Representative for West Africa, both based in Senegal. In this capacity, the Project Officer monitors the adequacy of project planning and implementation with the contractual terms of the donor, Global Affairs Canada. For the VCP, in collaboration with the Sectoral Program Officers and the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer based in Canada, the incumbent coordinates the management process of Crossroads’ special projects on women’s and girls’ rights, access to justice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, reduction of violence against women and girls, women’s and girls’ leadership and women’s economic empowerment. The incumbent ensures that gender and human rights based cross-cutting approaches and best practices in results-based management (RBM) are integrated into all projects.

 

geNERAL CONTEXT

Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP)

This 7-year project (2020-2027) funded by Global Affairs Canada aims to reduce gender inequality and alleviate poverty by addressing gender-based violence, inequalities in access to resources and economic opportunities, and barriers to the exercise of strategic forms of choice, voice and influence that are the result of unequal and discriminatory power relations embedded in society. Seven hundred and seventy (770) Canadian and Southern volunteers will be deployed in our countries of intervention to implement short-, medium- and long-term mandates to support partner organizations in 11 sub-Saharan African countries (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia).

DAMCAM, My Voice, My Health Project

This project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Kédougou, Senegal, by improving access, quality, and utilization of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. This project is supported by Carrefour International and ActionAid International Senegal, along with two local partners, APROFES and CONAFE.

Overarching Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Crossroads International’s mission, strategic priorities, policies, standards and systems;
  • Work closely with other members of the Program Team;
  • Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate Degree in a relevant field (Feminist Studies, Social Science, Project Management, International Development, Public Health) or equivalent experience – PMP Certification an asset;
  • Minimum seven (7) year experience in international development, including 5 years in development project management (according to RBM standards) – Field experience in a developing country an asset;
  • Recent experience in managing development projects funded by Global Affairs Canada;
  • Demonstrated skills in managing development projects related to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, reducing gender-based violence, women and girls’ rights, and women and youth economic empowerment;
  • Knowledge of issues related to gender-based violence, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, gender inequality, women’s and girls’ rights, women’s economic empowerment;
  • Ease in the use of common computer software;
  • Bilingualism (French and English) required.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English;
  • Analytical skills, concern for quality work and ability to manage time and priorities;
  • Commitment to personal growth, development and leadership; and
  • Commitment to inclusion, equity/equality, women’s rights, diversity and empowerment.

 

Eligibility critieria and essential Conditions


the organization

Crossroads International is a leader in international cooperation and has been fighting inequality for over 60 years. Crossroads works in some of the world’s poorest nations in Africa, with local partner organizations to create decent jobs and to empower women to become leaders and live free from violence.  Every year, we engage experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address global issues. Together we are leveraging knowledge, expertise and dollars to create a more just and equitable world.

Crossroads is a registered charity supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), other government and non-government funders, and many individual donors around the world.

Crossroads is committed to principles and values of access and equity. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Crossroads is also committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct, and advancing anti-racism. To that end, the organization is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct, and the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s international cooperation sector.

 

OUR VISION

ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.

 

APPLICATION

If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your résumé and cover letter in one document (Word or pdf) before 5pm on May 4, 2021 by e-mail to rh_hr@cintl.org. Applications must include “Bilingual Project Officer – Your Name” in the subject line of the e-mail. All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Crossroads is an equal opportunity employer.  Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment. Crossroads is committed to diversity in the workforce and individuals from all minority groups are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.