Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights seeks a full-time Development Policy Officer.
The Development Policy Officer plays a leading role developing tools and resources, conducting analysis, driving coalition work, and engaging with and building the capacities of decision-makers towards increasing investment in and political support for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada’s foreign policy and development assistance. The Development Policy Officer works closely with members of the Government Relations and Campaigns team to identify opportunities to hold the Government of Canada accountable to its human rights obligations, to collaboratively develop and leverage engaging communications strategies, campaigns strategies, public events, knowledge translation, partnerships and other strategies.
Who We Are
Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice human rights-based charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.
We are an organization that works in Canada and around the world to promote health, wellbeing, and rights related to sexuality and reproduction. Building on the 50-year legacy of the organizations that formed Action Canada, we provide direct support, referrals, and information to the people who need it most, partner with groups and organizations on a range of campaigns using a collaborative, movement-building approach, and work with decision-makers to advance progressive policies on access to abortion, stigma-free healthcare, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, sex workers’ rights, and inclusive sex-ed.
We believe in a world where every person controls their sexuality, reproduction, gender expression, and health. In our fight for sexual and reproductive rights for all, Action Canada challenges the systems that create unequal access to information, health care, and rights.
For more information, visit actioncanadashr.org.
Who You Are
You are an experienced policy specialist with a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights. You bring a feminist intersectional lens to your work – including your analysis, collaborations, and communication style. You are critical of the unequal power dynamics established and upheld by colonial, racist and patriarchal practices that remain dominant within the international development sector and seek to dismantle them. You are a strategic thinker with experience operating in fast-paced, sometimes reactive advocacy environments. You have experience working with colleagues across teams, including communications and programs, coordinating coalition work, and engaging parliamentarians as well as other government officials. You have strong writing, knowledge translation and analytical skills. You are not intimidated by change and are excited to work within a small but mighty organization.
Primary job responsibilities:
Hiring Process and Timeline:
Send your cover letter and CV by 5pm EST on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to:
SUBJECT: Development Policy Officer
Short-listed candidates will be contacted by Friday, May 21, 2021. We anticipate that interviews for this position will take place over Zoom during the week of May 24, 2021.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), salaried position. Salary for this position is $52,517 to $59,604 per annum, commensurate with experience. Action Canada also provides a generous benefits program, including extended health and dental benefits, and RRSP contributions.
Recognizing that we are in the midst of an unprecedented and unusual time, we have made adjustments to our hiring processes. At this time, all staff at Action Canada are working from home, and the interviewing and on-boarding process will occur remotely. We acknowledge that COVID-19 has caused disruptions to many lives and people may require additional accommodations.
Action Canada is committed to working within an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework. We encourage members of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities, and members of other equity-seeking groups, to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We welcome applications from people living with disabilities; please let us know if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
April 29, 2021
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