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Job Number:  44231
Projects and Foundations Officer
Job Posted: Thursday, 3 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
(81 days ago)
Humanity & Inclusion Canada
Region: Ottawa area, Montreal Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Montreal Salary: (not entered)

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. It works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. It operates as a federation made up of a network of 8 national offices that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.


Context and responsibilities

To contribute to the growth of north-American financial contributions necessary for the implementation of humanitarian and development projects of HI, HI Canada is looking for a Projects and Foundations Officer who will be part of both Institutional Funding and Private Funding divisions (until December 2019).


Under the authority of the Executive Director of HI Canada, responsible for the implementation of the 2016-2025 HI strategy through the Institutional Funding and Private Funding development plans, the Projects and Foundations Officer will participate to the increase of the funds granted to HI Canada by working closely with the Institutional Partnerships Manager (based in Ottawa) and the Philanthropic Partnerships Manager (based in Montreal). His/her responsibilities will be:


- To identify, develop and coordinate funding opportunities coming from private foundations in Canada;

- To submit proposals, to follow and to report on some projects funded by institutional Canadian donors, especially from Quebec;

- To contribute to the strengthening of HI’s reputation towards donors and civil society networks in Canada, especially in Quebec;

- To support the process of enhancing collaboration between HI Canada and HI USA teams.




Identify, develop and coordinate funding opportunities coming from private foundations in Canada

- Identify new foundations;

- Realize and submit proposals;

- Follow projects already granted and to build up foundations loyalty via a qualitative reporting and relationship;

- Support and attend events organized by the Fundraising and Communications division in order to foster networking with foundations decision makers and prescribers;

- Follow philanthropic market evolutions regarding foundations in order to feed and adapt HI’s action plans;

- Coordinate his/her activities with the Philanthropic Partnerships Manager and HI USA colleagues by developing some mutualized tools and enhancing the impact of the initiatives;

- Collaborate with HI Federation teams and colleagues from other national entities of HI, including fields, to coordinate actions and benefit from experiences and contents already existing.


Submit proposals, follow and report on projects funded by institutional Canadian donors, especially by MRIF

- Participate in the identification of funding opportunities and in the preparation and submission of proposals;

 - Ensure the follow-up of some projects and contracts thanks to a close relation with desks and fields to be compliant with donors’ rules;

- Contribute to a better and updated knowledge of donors’ rules and requirements within HI;

- Answer to the requests coming from the HI Institutional Funding Direction (donor details, national analysis, reporting, regulation…);

- If needed, visit HI fields and/or to facilitate donors field visits to guarantee a high level of knowledge about projects funded by Canadian funds.


Contribute to the strengthening of HI’s reputation towards donors and civil society networks in Canada, especially in Quebec

- Represent HI within Quebec sectorial networks;

- Promote specific HI expertise such as inclusion, access to services, explosive weapons and, of course, disability;

- Share and promote HI studies and analysis within relevant Canadian forums.


To support the process of enhancing collaboration between HI Canada and HI USA teams

- Guarantee the overall follow-up of the collaborative work between HI Canada and HI USA (calendar, milestones, resources, budget);

- Contribute to the efforts and pilot activities between HI Canada and HI USA.




Higher educational level (university or equivalent, at least 1st cycle) in a relevant field (project management, international development, philanthropy, etc.)



Minimum of 3 years experience in international development (headquarters or field);

Experience in developing and delivering engagement strategies with institutional donors, partners or other relevant stakeholders;

Experience in institutional and/or private fundraising;

Experience of managing contracts with institutional donors;

Experience in the field of disability and/or gender, an asset.



An entrepreneurial thinker with a strong ability to identify opportunities, cultivate partnerships and drive/deliver on strategic aims;

Ability to be part of a multi-stakeholders project-writing team;

Excellent relationship-building and networking skills, both internal and external;

Good understanding of donor relations management;

Pedagogical skills, ability to synthesize;

Excellent written communication skills in English and French;

Experience in drafting international correspondence, project proposals, funding applications, monitoring and evaluation reports, etc.;

Financial and budget skills



Fluent in French and English;

Spanish could be an asset.


Personal qualities:

Initiative, ability to work independently, flexibility, adaptability, ability to work under pressure, ability to work in diverse cultural environments, highly developed ethical sense, respect for diversity in all its forms, diplomacy;

Proven ability to build and maintain relationships;

Ability to integrate in a team, a strategy, an action plan by providing his/her best added value;

Ability to work remotely and in open-space contexts;

Good understanding of potential coordination challenges within an international organization such as HI (8 chapters, 57 countries, 1 operational center);

Good exposure and ability to broaden an occupational network;

Ability to travel nationally (on a regular basis) and internationally, according to the needs of the organization.



  • Applicants must be already legally authorized to work in Canada (citizen, permanent resident or work permit already obtained)
  • Salary will be defined according to the experience and the internal salary scale
  • Attractive benefits (health insurance, paid holidays, and pension plan “RRSP”)
  • Full time (5 days/35 hours per week)
  • Temporary position until December 2019
  • Located in Montreal
  • Teleworking policy
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
• Applicants must be already legally authorized to work in Canada (citizen, permanent resident or work permit already obtained)

Please provide an updated resume and a motivation letter specifying:
- Which personal experiences and skills will you rely on to support HI Canada in its development strategy until December 2019?
- Which annual gross salary are you expecting?

Kindly apply only via this email below until May 25th, 2018:

No phone calls.
Only applicants invited for an interview will be notified of their application outcome.
For more details about the organization: www.hi-canada.org
Thanks for your interest.
Contact Details:
Humanity & Inclusion Canada
50 Sainte Catherine West
Suite 500b
Montreal, QC, H2X 3V4

www:   www.hi-canada.org

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