Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Program Coordinator

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Program Coordinator (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Full time, Term position.  1 February 2021 – 15 February 2022.
This is a maternity leave coverage position.

Edmonton, Alberta.
Other locations in Alberta may be considered on a case-by-case basis

Friday December 4, 2020

$57,500 annual salary, plus benefits

30% Travel required (Covid-19 dependent)

Scope of Position/Job Purpose:

In May 2019, ACGC launched a four-year program titled ‘Inspiring Action for Global Citizenship’ which aims to enhance the contribution of Canadians to Canada’s international development efforts towards gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, reducing poverty and inequality and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  ACGC is currently seeking an experienced Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Program Coordinator to help guide programming and drive results of this program.

Reporting to the Executive Director of ACGC, and coordinating a team of staff, the Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Program Coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic and technical assistance to strengthen action towards the SDGs and gender equality outcomes in alignment with the Government of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals in program activities.  The Coordinator will also be in responsible for developing and carrying out the capacity building and knowledge sharing activities.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic and technical guidance for the Inspiring Action for Global Citizenship program, ensuring programming aligns to the feminist international assistance policy and mainstreams principles for gender-sensitive / gender responsive programming.
  2. Provide written policy analysis and response to strengthen the ability of ACGC and Member organizations to achieve gender equality and the SDGs.
  3. Develop and carry out a gender-responsive knowledge sharing and capacity building program for ACGC members and other sector partners in Alberta.
  4. Promote cross-sectoral collaboration and the engagement of Albertans in the achievement UN Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring opportunities for inter-generational knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Key Activities

  1. Organize regular capacity building and knowledge sharing activities that respond to member needs.
  2. Organize the Leadership program (online Winter 2021, In person, Spring 2021)
  3. Organize cross-sectoral dialogues and collaboration on the SDGs (Winter 2021)
  4. Organize ACGC’s annual conference (Fall 2021), with specific focus on building knowledge and capacity to achieve gender equality and the SDGs.
  5. Coordinate delegations of members and youth to national and international forums, ensuring information is shared back to members in Alberta
  6. Act as the focal point for ACGC member organizations, being responsive to needs, providing regular updates, information, and sector news.
  7. Provide strategic and technical resource to ACGC staff and members on gender equality and M&E, coordinating the production of quarterly and annual output reports, ensuring results are met in line with the Project Implementation Plan and Performance Measurement Framework.
  8. Other administrative duties as required for the success of the program.

Key Working Relationships – This position reports to the Executive Director of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation.  This position will help coordinate the activities of ACGC Inspiring Action staff to ensure programming is gender responsive, and that activities are carried out in line with program and donor requirements.

Decision Making – This position is responsible for managing a budget which is set by the Executive Director and the ACGC Board of Directors.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Number of direct reports for programming: 0
  • Number of indirect reports: 0

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality principles within the international development sector and best practices towards achieving gender equality.
  • Advanced university degree (Masters degree or higher preferred) in international development, gender equality, or a combination of academic and work/lived experience in these topics.
  • Minimum 3 years employment experience in the international development sector, with direct work experience in a developing country setting
  • Experience coordinating a team of staff
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience developing and carrying out adult learning activities and/or facilitating capacity building workshops, events, or activities
  • Knowledge of project cycle management, including RBM frameworks, as articulated by Global Affairs Canada

Desired Skills

  • Ability to communicate in French

Desires Competencies

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and resume the following competencies:

Communication Skills:  Strong writing ability; strong group facilitation skills

Event Planning:  Ability to develop and organize events for large numbers of people.

Teamwork:  Ability to collaborate and work in small teams, committees, and across sectors to achieve results

Passionate for Learning:  A desire for lifelong learning and sharing knowledge with others

Sector Expertise:  Technical knowledge of gender equality programming, RBM and M&E in the international development sector

Drive for results: Ability to guide team in setting goals and targets, and achieving results

Position Details:

This position will be based at the ACGC office in Edmonton, Alberta.  The successful candidate must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends, and will be required to travel at least 30% primarily in Alberta, but occasionally across Canada (Covid-19 dependent)

ACGC is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas in the workplace, including visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, persons living with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.

To apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by 5pm (MST) on Friday December 4, 2020.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible, with a mandatory start date of 1 February 2021.

The cover letter must clearly articulate how the candidate meets the requirements of the position.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Those selected for an interview will be asked to provide 3 references, as well as a recent writing sample.

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How to Apply:

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected].


November 5, 2020




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