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Advisor, Planning and capacity building

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Author alnationtalk
Date August 19, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Canadian Red Cross
Salary $35.07 - Per Hour
Location Montréal, QC
Category Advisor
Client Canadian Red Cross
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Title : Advisor, Planning and capacity building
Location : Montréal, Québec
Employment status : Temporary, 3 months
Hourly rate : $35.07

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking  an Advisor, Planning and capacity building to join our team.

You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.

At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

The incumbent will help internal partners and management develop, manage, assess, and close out Emergency Management program projects and mandates in Quebec. Working in collaboration with the Deputy Director, Systems, Information Management and Capacity Building, with a functional reporting line to the Director, Operations Management and Development, the incumbent must have a thorough understanding of CRC Emergency Management roles, response structure, and programs.


Responsability 1 – Overall coordination

  • Mentor, coach and support employees and volunteers under their supervision.
  • Facilitate and participate in team meetings to coordinate operations.
  • Work with Emergency Management staff to develop the program and relevant documentation.
  • Work effectively with external partners through expert negotiations and collaborative strategies.
  • Represent the Quebec team on national working groups.
  • Ensure service quality and compliance with established standards and procedures across the CRC and in Quebec.
  • Support the implementation of all People Services policies and best practices while encouraging professional development, recognizing and celebrating successes, and cultivating a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and innovation across all levels and functions of the organization.

Responsability 2 – Monitor mandates

  • Schedule, organize, and facilitate project team meetings with internal and external partners to better identify projects planning needs.
  • Build relationships with external partners to stay informed about the needs of the various mandates target populations (health, education, community, etc.).
  • Develop recovery plans for Quebec.
  • Advise and assist management with analyses, studies, funding requests, service offerings, plans, decision statements, project proposals, and reports.
  • Liaise with the actors of the national office responsible for project development.
  • Coordinate the development of work plans, timelines and monitoring of various projects under their supervision.
  • Perform monthly/quarterly monitoring of all projects under their supervision (dashboard, project progress, budgets, timelines, etc.).
  •  Monitor the assigned projects’ budget in coordination with Finance (finance dashboard).
  • Maintain relationships with government, municipal, national, philanthropic, community, and other partners.
  • Prepare reports/presentations for philanthropic donors, in collaboration with the Systems and information management team.
  • Prepare final reports and statistics in collaboration with the Systems and information management team.
  • In collaboration with external partners, define accountability needs.
  • Produce accountability reports for external needs.

Responsability 3 – Emergency response

  • Support the Field Operations Team to plan the mandates as needed.
  • Work with Emergency Management team members to develop and implement plans to be ready to respond to emergencies.
  • Implement and regularly update the various components of the Red Cross assistance program to adequately meet the needs of people targeted by the program.
  • Liaise with other actors involved in the response to maximize needs coverage.
  • Ensure that services are delivered in compliance with established standards/procedures.
  • Participate in major or large-scale disaster responses in Canada, as required.

What we are looking for:

  • A university degree in a related field; a combination of relevant experience may be considered.
  • Minimum three to five years of relevant work experience in project management.
  • Experience coordinating work within a team that is responsible for accomplishing a project.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English.
  • An ability to interpret complex information and communicate it to various groups of people.
  • Demonstrated project management and presentation skills.
  • Strong collaboration, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

Working conditions:

  • This is a temporary full time, unionized position.
  • The position can be in person or hybrid.
  • The incumbent might be required to respond in disaster areas, in difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients) that may have physical and psychological impacts.
  • They might have to stay in rudimentary lodging.
  • They could be required to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e., late night or weekends) and work long hours in a demanding context.
  • They may be required to be on call, as scheduled.
  • They could have to be deployed throughout their assigned territory, as needed.
  • This position requires a satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

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