Job Posting 76123

Northern Canada Program Manager
Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Canada (VWB/VSF)
Work From Home, Ottawa area
Ottawa or remote
closed 11 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time

Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Canada (VWB/VSF) is a charitable, humanitarian organization whose mission is to work for, and with, those in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. More information about the organization can be found at


VWB/VSF Canada is looking for a dynamic and action-oriented Program Manager for the Northern Canada Animal Health Initiative, who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director and who will oversee all program activities undertaken by VWB/VSF Canada in Northern Canada.




Program Development & Implementation

  • Operationalize the Northern Program strategic plan alongside the Executive Director
  • Manage the Northern Program budget alongside the Finance Director
  • Represent VWB/VSF Canada towards external partners
  • Build and develop sustainable long-term relationships with key partners involved in animal and community health in northern Canada who will jointly develop programming
  • Manage the VWB/VSF clinic coordinator to plan and roll out the annual veterinary clinics in the Northern Communities
  • Plan and manage the annual summit and workshops
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and ensure that the stated indicators are collected
  • Prepare internal and external reports for VWB/VSF Canada donors and key stakeholders, expenditure plans and operational updates
  • Forecast, on a monthly basis, project planning, and update team on a weekly basis on the planning and achievements of program activities


Resource Development

  • Alongside the Executive Director, identify, build, and develop donor base
    • Support the development and submission of proposals
  • Alongside the Executive Director, manage and foster the relationships with donors and corporate sponsors
  • Manage grant administration for Northern grants, grant reporting and compliance calendar.


  • 2+years experience in non-profit organization in a managerial role
  • Experience in external representation, coordination and working at the community level
  • Experience in program cycle management, including program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Skills in budget management and donor reporting/accountability/compliance
  • You are pragmatic and results oriented, creative and an out of the box thinker, and you have proven ability to work independently under pressure with tight deadlines
  • You are flexible and able to adapt quickly
  • You are able to manage competing priorities and programs of large size and scope
  • You have strong communication skills
  • Familiarity/experience with northern community life and/or training in Canadian Indigenous history
  • You are culturally sensitive


  • Experience living and working in with remote northern Canadian communities
  • Familiarity with the One Health concept

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