Job Opening Description

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Program Manager, International Disaster Response


Grant and Project Management:
-Pursue opportunities and secure funding for World Renew’s disaster response by designing and submitting funding proposals for disaster response projects to Global Affairs Canada and other funding agencies
-Manage the implementation and administration of multiple disaster response projects including those with large multi-year budgets in accordance with donor requirements while ensuring participation of key stakeholders
-Ensure that proposals for submission and the implementation of projects include key components and analysis of gender and environmental principles in disaster response work with particular attention paid to Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy
-Manage and support the regular monitoring of grant/project implementation to track milestones, compliance, timeliness and deliverables through the analysis of periodic reports and provision of feedback to partners, including regular visits to project sites
-Manage and maintain all contractual terms and conditions of a grant/project to ensure the integrity of the relationship with the granting institution and the successful outcome of the grant/project
-Ensure regular and effective communication between all stakeholders (e.g. field staff and partners, World Renew Community Development staff and International Relief Managers)
-Manage a process that ensures timely and appropriate transfer of funds for programming, and local purchases of resources or transport
-Maintain records and data associated with the projects

Coordination and Collaboration:
-Contribute to the strengthening of relationships with relevant government funding departments, particularly Global Affairs Canada, by attending meetings and networking events in North America (e.g. Humanitarian Response Network, Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, InterAction, ACT Alliance, Integral Alliance)
-Support colleagues in the International Disaster Response team by collaborating on proposals for submission, supporting needs assessments, providing surge capacity in sudden-onset emergencies and participating in project evaluations
-Monitor trends and developments in humanitarian funding and advise on appropriate strategies to respond to these emerging trends while maintaining the integrity of World Renew’s programming approach
-Liaise with the US based Grants Manager to ensure disaster response funding opportunities with US funding institutions, such as Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance/United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are pursued and relationships developed
-Contribute and collaborate with other partner agencies in managing and coordinating projects in consortium ensuring the integrity of World Renew’s commitment and the success of the overall program
-Attend and participate in meetings of the team and contribute to a team culture of mutual support, accountability and learning
-Perform other duties as assigned

Project based position, International Relief Managers (IRMs) and volunteers

-Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement; Christian with a compassionate heart for the poor and suffering
-Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment and respectful relationships that value diversity and equality
-Committed to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
-Proven record of writing successful technical projects responding to solicitation in a limited amount of time with Global Affairs – MDH project proposal submission and management experience
-Demonstrated ability to design and implement appropriate disaster response projects and secure funding for implementation
-Demonstrated working knowledge of Project Management, Result Based Management methodology and programme design that incorporates strong gender and environmental principles
-Demonstrated understanding and ability to submit project funding proposals under Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy
-Ability to communicate effectively with funding agencies and partners
-Working knowledge of disaster response and community development issues and processes
-A flexible team player
-Professional, co-operative demeanor
-Disciplined, self-motivated work style; able to function competently and productively with little supervision
-Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities
-Demonstrated organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
-Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, work with numbers (project data and budgets), prepare and write reports
-Demonstrated ability to manage the pressures of international disaster response program work, including responding on short notice and tight deadlines

-A bachelor’s degree in project management or other relevant related field
-At least four years of international experience in a development or disaster response context including a minimum of three years of experience in managing projects from institutional funders and experience in an administrative role
-Experience with agriculture or livelihoods programming in an emergency context or specialization in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programming is highly desirable, in addition to experience with the submission of successful funding applications

Written and oral competency in English is required. Written and oral competency in Spanish, French and other languages is an asset

More information about this position can be found on our website:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter online, on or before January 14, 2019 at: