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Job Number:  41799
Project Officer, First Nations – Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program – Solid Wast
Job Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018
(85 days ago)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Region: Ottawa area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Ottawa Salary: $60,300 - $76,000

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal government. It fosters sustainable communities enjoying a high quality of life by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal government.



Department:                FCM Programs

Classification:             Level 4

Location:                     Ottawa, Canada

Languages:                  Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset

Term:                          Contract until March 31, 2019



Funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the First Nations – Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program – Solid Waste (CIPP) is a pilot Project of FCM. The overall aim of this initiative is to enhance the capacity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities to develop and implement joint solid waste management municipal type service agreements (MTSA); by communicating opportunities to partner with First Nations on waste management solutions to their membership, creating tools to support First Nation – municipal waste partnerships and directly facilitating the development of equitable and sustainable MTSA.


The Community Infrastructure Partnership Program is awaiting final approval from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) with start-up tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2018.


Major Purpose:

Under the supervision of the CIPP Manager, the Project Officer will provide support to the overall implementation of the Program, including providing technical assistance (both face-to-face and virtual) to First Nations-municipal partnerships, coordinating activities with FCM`s partner organization CIER, and promoting the Program through various communications channels and platforms.


If the challenge of working on an innovative Program to foster First Nation and municipal partnerships is something, in which you believe you can make a difference, this position could be an excellent opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, organize, facilitate and report on workshops related to First Nation – municipal relationship-building and joint solid waste management initiatives including composting and recycling
  • Liaise with and provide direct process and technical support to select community partnerships by tracking the progress of the community partnerships and providing long distance support, including developing work plans and MTSA
  • Research and compile information on key topics related to joint First Nation-municipal solid waste cooperation and MTSA
  • Support the creation of additional training opportunities for municipalities and First Nations including possibly webinars and workshops
  • Develop communications and media tools, including social media, website updating, monitoring the First Nation-municipal on-line network, preparing national communications, etc.
  • Provide project management support, including project and financial monitoring, evaluation and control, and the management of relationships, communications, procurement, etc.
  • Provide general administrative support including reporting, developing contracts, document editing, agenda setting, minute-taking, and preparing briefing documents.
  • Contribute to semi-annual and annual reporting as per donor requirements
  • May be called upon to participate in cross-functional teamwork for Projects Department for FCM organizational initiatives i.e. participation of CIPP at FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference or Annual Conference.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field (environment, law, political science, adult education, Indigenous studies, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ of experience in cross-cultural relations, adult learning and facilitation
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Experience developing agenda, note taking, and report writing
  • Experience in designing and implementing workshops and other structured and semi-structured learning interventions
  • Excellent cross-cultural facilitation skills, with the ability to foster collaborative environments between diverse audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish credibility with a multiplicity of parties
  • Knowledge and experience of municipal governments and their function and structure
  • Knowledge and experience of First Nations governments and their function and structure
  • Understanding of current issues, challenges and opportunities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities
  • Strong political acumen, diplomacy, and discretion
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, including with remote team members from partner organizations 
  • Strong computer literacy including experience in using social media (LinkedIn and Twitter) and MS Office
  • Ability to travel extensively within Canada is required
  • Knowledge of sustainable solid waste management practices is considered an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • The ability to communicate in written and verbal format in both official languages or an Indigenous language is considered a strong asset

Other Requirements:

  • Due to the nature of this project, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants meeting the qualifications. Please self-identify upon applying


The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); offices located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services.


How to Apply:
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For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at www.fcm.ca.

Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is midnight February 25, 2018.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept on file for six months following the hiring.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
24 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5P3
www:   www.fcm.ca

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