Project Assistant

Position: Project Assistant

Status: Part-time, Contract

Location: Work-from-home position, based in Canada

Position Reports to: Director, Global Health Impact

Immediate Supervisor: Senior Data Management Officer

Organization Profile

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is a proud membership of more than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOS), academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals partnering to improve health outcomes for women and children in more than 1,000 communities worldwide. CanWaCH unites the expertise and commitment of Canadian organizations and individuals to advance the health and rights of women, children and adolescents globally, envisioning a world where women, children and adolescents, in all their diversity, realize their right to thrive in full health.

CanWaCH is a completely virtual organization, with all staff operating from home offices across Canada. The ability to thrive in a fast paced and complex environment is essential. CanWaCH is a good fit for you if you are able to juggle multiple priorities, navigate changing realities and work effectively with a range of styles and approaches. CanWaCH strives to create an environment of radical candor, matched with a ‘can-do’ attitude and ambition. You would be an excellent fit if you enjoy thinking outside the box, see yourself as a ‘builder’ and inspire community and connections.

Position Description

The Project Assistant will play a supporting role in delivering on the success of CanWaCH’s data and mapping initiatives, such as the Project Explorer and the Network Map. This position is perfect for a student or emerging professional interested in gaining work experience in the field of global health and international cooperation. The Assistant will work approximately 20 hours a month on a flexible schedule and an as-needed basis and will be responsible for delivering on time-bound specific tasks, such as:

  • Entering data into the data portal and maintaining data quality; 
  • Critically reading project information text to extract key data;
  • Conducting online research on specific topics and summarizing findings;
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date country reports; 
  • Entering project information and other content into CanWaCH’s website; 
  • Other tasks, as needed.


  • Basic experience working with Microsoft Office and Google Suite of tools, including Excel 
  • Willing to learn/comfortable using digital web forms to enter data
  • Ability to work efficiently while paying attention to detail to complete tasks within a limited time frame;
  • Ability to work in a virtual office environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Experience with administrative work and tasks;
  • Demonstrated interest in CanWaCH’s areas of work, including global health and international cooperation;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Available for approximately 20 hours per month


The Project Assistant will be paid at a rate of $16 – $18 per hour.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected] before November 1, 2021 at 5:00PM EDT. Please quote “Project Assistant” in the subject line.

NOTE: While we appreciate the interest of all those who apply, we will only communicate with those who are selected to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process. 

How to Apply:

We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Should you require an accommodation or adjustment, please indicate this in your application.

CanWaCH is an equal opportunity employer. We believe deeply in equality and diversity of race,  gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code. CanWaCH particularly welcomes submissions from qualified applicants from diverse communities, including but not limited to: youth, Indigenous communities, newcomer Canadians, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2I communities.

CanWaCH does not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. All offers of employment are conditional upon signing Human Resource Policies.



October 19, 2021


November 1, 2021