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Director – National Reconciliation Program, Temporary Full Time (1 year)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 16, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Save the Children
Location Toronto, ON
Category Child Care-in-home and child care centre
Client Save the Children
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Director – National Reconciliation Program, Temporary Full Time (1 year)

Save the Children Canada (SCC) is a member of Save the Children International (SCI), a federation that works in more than 120 countries worldwide delivering programs focused on health and nutrition, education, child protection, child poverty, humanitarian response, and child rights governance. As the world’s leading independent organization for children, Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every girl and boy attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation. We live our values every day– Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Reporting to the Chief Program and Policy Officer, this position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Indigenous and Canadian Programs and ensuring the development of strong partnerships and high quality programming portfolio are developed to achieve immediate and lasting change for Indigenous children and youth in Canada including supporting emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain relationships with community stakeholders, partners, donors, practitioners,
  • Cultivate new partnerships to grow program portfolio and reach, collaborating with business development teams to identify, solicit and secure new funding for Indigenous Programs and emergency response and recovery efforts
  • Strengthen SCC’s external profile and voice through representation at community and network events, sector panels, corporate events
  • Oversee development and implementation of high quality programming portfolio in the context of the Indigenous communities’ right to self – determination to achieve impact
  • Accountable for ensuring program management frameworks, tools and processes are in place to support full project lifecycle including proposal development, program design, program delivery/implementation support, grant management, MEAL, donor reporting and knowledge management
  • Collaborate across Departments to integrate National Indigenous Programs, Emergency Response and Recovery Programming into fundraising, Global Campaign, advocacy, and communications plans
  • Collaborate with International Programs to seek opportunities for collaboration, synergies and efficiencies

Qualifications (include but are not limited to):

  • Master degree in Education / Arts / Social Work / Social Sciences / History
  • 10+ years’ progressive experience working in Indigenous community development contexts in Canada or combined equivalent education and work experience
  • Knowledge and experience with International Development / INGO sector is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Children’s Rights/ Human Rights/Gender
  • Deep knowledge of Canada’s historical context as it relates to Indigenous Peoples, including governance systems, political landscape, current issues and reconciliation
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading team of professionals with demonstrated skills in motivating, coordinating and supporting technical, project management, knowledge management and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with child rights programming in areas of Health, Education, Child Protection, Child Poverty and a deep understanding of social determinants of health for Indigenous children and their families in Canada
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in new business development, with proven track record to secure new funding for programs
  • Knowledge of culturally relevant gender equality principles and practices

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to by Friday, May 31, 2019, with subject heading “Director, National. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While self-identifying Indigenous candidates will be given preference, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

SCC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’) . If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources (416) 221-5501 ext. 262.

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