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Job Number:  45424
Program Officer, Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change
Job Posted: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 2 July 2018
(80 days ago)
CARE Canada
Region: Ottawa area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Ottawa Salary: (not entered)

CARE Canada is currently seeking a Program Officer, Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change for a one-year contract.


CARE Canada’s International Operations & Programs (IOP) unit is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s programs in both development and humanitarian assistance focusing on the injustice of poverty and gender inequality.  The Unit is currently seeking a Program Officer (Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change) with prior experience integrating gender issues into the program management cycle, supporting the design of Monitoring and evaluation systems, and a good knowledge of feminist approaches in development, to provide technical guidance and administration support to a growing portfolio of programs in Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change, the Program Officer will provide overall support and coordination for on-going projects, as well as provide support to the unit’s program development efforts as needed. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with team members within FNS-RCC, Women Economic Empowerment and the Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency team, as well as with CARE’s Senior Gender and Monitoring & Evaluation Advisors and other colleagues within the IOP unit and across the organization.

This position will work on a range of projects focusing on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience programming, with a current focus on programing in Honduras, Cuba & Ethiopia.


The Program Officer, Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change focuses on the management of projects and programs, project administration, and the development of projects and programs.


What you offer:

  • A minimum of 2 years working with international development projects
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in program cycle management, results measurement and coaching
  • Experience using participatory and collaborative approaches to move teams towards results
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Experience working with Results-Based Management tools
  • A knowledge of Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change programming
  • A knowledge of development issues in low and middle income countries
  • Working knowledge of MS Office is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in Spanish
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, environment studies, agriculture, food Security, international development studies, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience as a minimum


What would make you extraordinary (Assets)?

  • Field experience working overseas, in a development context
  • A knowledge of development and humanitarian issues in complex environments
  • Familiarity with the development branch of Global Affairs Canada
  • Experience in capacity building with partners and colleagues
  • Experience working with projects focused on agricultural development, market-based approaches (value chains), rural tourism, and private sector engagement
  • A knowledge of financial management
  • Written and verbal communications skills in French


What we offer:


  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure;
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services;
  • Learning and Development opportunities, and specialised training;
  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy;
  • A family and dog-friendly environment;
  • Free parking; transportation routes, central location which is close to popular amenities;
  • Business casual four days per week, Jeans Fridays;
  • Onsite BBQ and shower facilities;


About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls, living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit www.care.ca



CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.



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How to Apply:
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If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you. Please apply directly at https://goo.gl/M5VX94 before July 2, 2018. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is identified.
Contact Details:
Annie Pilon
CARE Canada
9 Gurdwara Road
Ottawa, ON, K2E7X6

Tel: 613-228-5600
www:   care.ca/

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