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Friday, May 3, 2013

World Accord seeking to hire a Program Officer

Want to make a serious difference? Here is your chance!

World Accord supports sustainable long-term development overseas by partnering with local organizations to promote equitable, locally-led responses to poverty and injustice. The program officer will have lead responsibility for coordinating relations with international partners, and with resourcing World Accord’s education and engagement work in Canada. This is a one-year contract with the opportunity to transition to full-time permanent status.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading or supporting the organization in the following key areas:

1. Partnership Animation:

Maintaining effective engagement and communication with international partners, including planning, and capacity building.

2. Administration & Reporting:

Preparing and managing program budgets, agreements and reports.

3. Engaging Canadians:

Designing and delivering educational resources and materials. Planning and leading exposure and learning trips to countries with active partners and programming. Maintaining World Accord’s public presence through articles, public presentations, and online resources.

The successful candidate will have:

• A proven track record of managing international or community development programs – minimum five years of experience.

• An advanced degree in a relevant field of studies.

• A sound understanding of international development and sustainability issues, and how these relate to local concerns and action.

• Broad knowledge and commitment to the use of inclusive, anti-oppression and participatory approaches and methodologies in their work.

• The ability to manage and maintain equitable, respectful and inclusive institutional and personal relations across varied cultural, religious, and cross-cultural settings.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills for various publics.

• A superior organizational and budget management skills.

• Good command of verbal and written Spanish.

• The ability to travel internationally and in Canada.

• A very high level of personal integrity.

• The drive to ensure deadlines are never missed.

This is a one-year contract position that can lead to permanent employment for the successful candidate. There is a requirement for substantial international travel with this position and the ability to work and travel independently is crucial.

Application Process

Please submit applications to by May 30, 2013. While we are grateful for all applications, World Accord can only contact those applicants invited to an interview. World Accord is committed to Employment Equity.

for Peace and Prosperity

David Barth, Executive Director
World Accord 1C - 185 Frobisher Dr.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2E6 CANADA
Ph. 519-747-2215 or 1-800-525-3545

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu


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