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Job Number:  43870
Latin America Program Coordinator
Job Posted: Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
(10 days ago)
MiningWatch Canada
Region: Ottawa area Type: Full time
Location: Ottawa Salary: 65,000

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – MiningWatch Canada

 

Position: Latin America Program Coordinator
Term: Full-time permanent
Organization: MiningWatch Canada (www.miningwatch.ca)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application deadline: May 18, 2018
Starting date: August 1, 2018
Salary: $65,000/yr (full time) with four weeks’ holidays, December break, and a generous benefits package

 

Do you want to be an integral part of a dynamic and creative coalition working for environmental and social justice in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities with great opportunities for learning?

 

MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Indigenous and labour organisations from across the country. The organization works to provide timely support to mining-affected communities and related organizations; do research and analysis of industrial mining and related policies and laws, in Canada and concerning Canadian mining operations abroad; to engage in related campaigns and movement building; and to advocate for greater protections for Indigenous peoples and affected communities, including women and mineworkers, as well as justice and reparations for harms from mining through changes to the policies, laws and economic conditions that perpetuate mining-related abuses and injustice. Our mandate extends to mining in Canada and by Canadian mining companies operating internationally.

 

MiningWatch Canada has a small staff team with a shared management model and no clerical or secretarial support; such tasks are shared by all staff.

 

As indicated in the job title, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating MiningWatch's work on Latin America.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Latin America Program Coordinator's responsibilities are chiefly:

  • Coordinating solidarity campaigns in support of Indigenous peoples and communities affected by Canadian mining activities throughout Latin America with Canadian, regional and international organisations, networks and experts;
  • Networking and maintaining collaborative relationships with community groups, organisations, networks and individual experts and activists throughout Latin America;
  • Researching and analysing mining companies, projects and related policies, and their environmental and social impacts;
  • Promoting mining policies that respect Indigenous peoples, communities and the environment with the media, the public, investors, and government decision-makers, including public participation and Indigenous Peoples’ rights;
  • Working with others in the field to advocate for the improvement and enforcement of laws and regulations to protect the environment, workers, and communities;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with funders and support institutions; and
  • Working with other staff as a co-management team to ensure the continued well-being of the organisation.

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the social, economic, and political context of Canadian mining in Latin America and familiarity with the policy context in Canada; will have demonstrated in previous work experiences, a commitment to social justice, the environment, and Indigenous, human, and labour rights; and will have affinity with the mandate and philosophy of MiningWatch Canada. This person will be self-directed, highly organized and have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and will be fluent in English and Spanish. French ability will be an asset but not a requirement.
  • The successful candidate will need to be willing to travel 2 -3 months per year.
  • Candidates must have legal permission to work in Canada.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Relevant post-secondary education;
  • Relevant work experience, especially with non-governmental organizations;
  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples, mining-affected communities and grassroots organisations;
  • Technical knowledge of different aspects of mining and its impacts;
  • Experience working in different parts of the global south, particularly Latin America;
  • Communication skills including research and analysis, writing, media work, public presentations, and online communications;
  • Organising and people skills including strategic thinking and campaigning, building movements and coalitions, facilitation and shared leadership, coordinating meetings, and working with diverse groups;
  • Institutional skills including project management, relating to foundations and other funders, financial development and management, and working with a volunteer Board.

 

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Submit applications by e-mail by May 18, 2018 to:

Diana Martin,
Resource Development and Administration Coordinator
MiningWatch Canada


In your covering letter, please describe how your skills, experience, and interests would contribute to meeting MiningWatch’s mandate and describe your level of spoken and written Spanish fluency.

We will confirm receipt of all applications by e-mail. However, we will only follow up with candidates who have been chosen for interviews. Candidates must be available for interviews between June 4-8. The interview will be in English and Spanish and will also include a writing exercise in both languages.
Contact Details:
Diana Martin
MiningWatch Canada
250 City Centre Avenue
Suite 508
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6K7

Tel: (613) 569-3439
E-mail:
www:   www.miningwatch.ca/


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