Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction, overseeing the development of a new five-year strategic plan, and accelerating the growth of Action Against Hunger’s (ACF) reach in Canada.
Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger / Action contre la faim (ACF) is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. ACF saves the lives of malnourished children while helping communities become self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000 staff in nearly 50 countries, their programs in nutrition, food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 20 million people each year.
Action Against Hunger Canada is a core member of ACF’s Global office network, devoted to the cause of ending malnutrition in children. Following the successful execution of it’s most recent five year strategic plan, ACF is positioned to accelerate the reach and impact of the programs, services, and advocacy locally and globally and is seeking a new leader to drive the organization further forward.
The Executive Director is a challenging role offering a unique and exciting opportunity for an accomplished professional in the not-for-profit sector who is seeking to put their experience and skills to work towards growing the Canadian office of a globally renowned and respected NGO. Action Against Hunger Canada is one of six-member headquarters in the organization’s international network with offices at Bathurst and Bloor in downtown Toronto. The Canadian office works with significant donors in Canada and is the center of expertise for the SMART methodology and Gender programs.
Expanded Strategic Mandate for the Executive Director:
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:
The head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. Post Covid travel restrictions, there is travel associated with this role across Canada to meet with significant donors and international travel to attend meetings of Action Against Hunger internationally and also to visit areas that donors have programs.
Action Against Hunger Canada has a zero-tolerance policy for any behaviour violating the code of conduct, including workplace violence, harassment and sexual harassment, any form of exploitation and abuse, corruption, fraud, and any behaviour lacking integrity. Action Against Hunger recruits new team members who demonstrate a commitment to organizational values and principals.
We welcome applications from: women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, persons from racialized communities, and others who may contribute to the organizational diversity and who share the values of the organization.
All employment offers with Action Against Hunger Canada are conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references and the signing the Code of Conduct and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy. Certain positions may be subject to appropriate screening checks.
To learn more about Action Against Hunger, visit www.actionagainsthunger.ca
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to:
Louise Finn, Associate Principal
The Bedford Consulting Group, Inc.
E: [email protected]
If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
The Bedford Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. It is also our policy to source and present candidates on a non-discriminatory basis. Proactively, we make every good faith effort to include a diverse pool of candidates in our search assignment.
We appreciate all applications, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
February 10, 2021
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