Position Title: Humanitarian Response Network (HRN) Coordinator
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Research, policy and practice
Classification: Level 5, step 0 (unionized)
Term: 1-year full-time contract (renewable dependant on funding)
Application deadline: August 7th, 2020
Start date: August/September 2020
Please note that this is a unionized position. Full proficiency in both English and French is a requirement for this position.
About the Organization
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s national coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) working globally to achieve sustainable human development. Our members represent a broad range of CSOs working in international development and humanitarian assistance — from faith-based and secular groups to labour unions, cooperatives and professional associations. CCIC seeks to end global poverty and to promote social justice and human dignity for all. Its membership covers the country from coast to coast to coast, and CCIC and its members play a critical role in ensuring that the Canadian civil society sector works in a catalytic and strategic way to create and enhance the conditions for ambitious Canadian investments in global development cooperation.
The Humanitarian Response Network of Canada
Since 2017 CCIC is the permanent host of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN). This network of humanitarian organizations, which was originally created in 1999 has grown over nearly two decades and now includes a diverse set of 37+ agencies. The common thread is that all member agencies are committed in some way to alleviating the suffering of people affected by disasters and complex emergencies in accordance with agreed humanitarian principles and standards, as well as Canadian values and shared learning acquired in the spirit of cooperation and commitment to effective emergency response.
HRN’s members include all key Canadian humanitarian actors – representatives from non-governmental organizations, the Canadian Red Cross Society, and Global Affairs Canada. The goal of the HRN is to strengthen the quality and efficiency of Canadian humanitarian action through capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities and events, to ensure member organizations have current information on humanitarian trends, tools, theories and practices, and can participate in international and national dialogues and initiatives to improve humanitarian practice.
About the job
CCIC is recruiting an HRN Coordinator who, under supervision of the Director of research, policy and practice, and in close coordination with the HRN Executive Committee, will facilitate and support all activities of the HRN, coordinating the programmatic, logistical, and financial needs of the HRN. The Coordinator will be dedicated to ensuring consistent, neutral, and accessible coordination of the HRN in the interest and for the benefit of the network’s broad membership.
1. Project Management: 30%
- Ensures the overall implementation of the HRN strategy, projects and workplan.
- Coordinates financial management for the HRN, including budget planning and allocation of annual membership dues and grants allocated to the HRN.
- Ensures the implementation, monitoring and reporting on the GAC-funded project, according to relevant GAC policies and protocols;
- Manages the HRN membership process including recruitment and retention.
- Drafts concept notes, project proposals and budgets for projects and specific events, and finalizes these in collaboration with the HRN co-chairs and executive committee and/or CCIC management, as appropriate.
- Contributes to CCIC’s shared systems and tools to ensure best practices in program management and proposal development.
2. Coordination and Event Management: 50%
- With the HRN Executive Committee and Co-Chairs, provides leadership and supports a creative strategic vision to effectively bring together a diverse group of humanitarian practitioners to strengthen the quality and efficiency of Canadian humanitarian action by creating a conversation around key humanitarian issues and practices.
- Convenes, chairs and documents meetings of the HRN Executive Committee, and liaises regularly with the Executive Committee, subcommittees, and the co-chairs to ensure effective and consistent governance of the Network.
- Organizes and participates in committees, triannual membership and annual Head of Agency meetings, calls, trainings, and consultations with HRN members on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
- Establishes and maintains contacts with HRN members for information collection and information sharing; serves as a focal point for information exchange; ensures the timely and prompt dissemination of information to all appropriate entities and follow up as necessary.
- Acts as a liaison with Global Affairs Canada for the organization of conference calls relevant for the membership and/or circulation of pertinent information.
- Works closely with the CCIC Research, policy and practice team to build and sustain new bridges and partnerships across the Canadian humanitarian community, linking and learning from both policy and practice.
3. External and Internal Communications: 15%
- Contributes creativity and vision to enable the HRN to effectively establish a common brand and establish a social media and web presence, including by managing the membership mailing list and the HRN website.
- Coordinates with HRN membership for the development of content for communications and/or other public content that may be produced.
4. Other Organizational Tasks: 5%
- Participates in the implementation of key CCIC events as appropriate.
- Contributes to CCIC internal and external reporting, such as reports to the board, donor reports, etc.
- Performs other duties identified as a priority by CCIC and/or the HRN.
Regular travel within Canada to attend HRN meetings and trainings are a requirement of this position. This may amount to between 2-3 weeks a year.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• University degree or equivalent in international development, humanitarian action, or other relevant field
• Bilingual in Canada’s two official languages (written and spoken)
• Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience managing and working with networks and coalitions
• Experience in project development and implementation
• Knowledge of humanitarian and international development issues
• Familiarity with the Canadian international CSO community, including some knowledge of international networks and issues in CSO partnership relations;
• Strong organizational, facilitation, and coordination skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and work under pressure;
• Capacity to work in a self-directed manner, collaborate in a team, and to seek advice as required;
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to be flexible.
• Experience administering Global Affairs Canada projects, including budgeting and reporting (or other institutional donors)
• Some experience in the area of humanitarian assistance, emergency contexts
Please send resume and letter of interest to: https://ccic.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=57
CCIC offers a generous benefits package. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CCIC is committed to employment equity.
To apply for this job please visit ccic.bamboohr.com.