Regional Programme Officer, Americas (Haïti)
Rights & Democracy
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Reference:
Democracy is a Canadian institution created by Canada's Parliament in 1988, with
an international mandate; this independent organization promotes, advocates and
defends the democratic and human rights set out in the International Bill of
Human Rights. In cooperation with civil society and governments in Canada and
abroad, Rights & Democracy initiates and supports programmes aimed at
strengthening laws and democratic institutions, principally in developing
Rights & Democracy
is currently accepting applications for the following position:
Programme Officer, Americas (Haïti)
Reporting to the
Director of Programmes, the Regional Programming Officer, Americas is
responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating projects and
activities related to human rights and democratic development proposed or
initiated by Rights & Democracy in the Americas. In collaboration with the
development team, he/she also contributes to the search for external funding and
The candidate will
have the following main responsibilities:
Develop and update strategic analyses and geopolitical knowledge of the country;
Develop, implement, manage and evaluate projects and activities related to
human rights and democratic development. Draft project proposals in accordance
with the main political, economic and social issues in the Americas, and
specifically in Haiti, and in keeping with the strategic orientations of Rights
Plan and organize exploratory and follow-up missions in the field in order to
organize the implementation of his/her projects and follow-up with donor
agencies. Actively seek external funding opportunities for his/her territory;
Develop, evaluate and maintain networks of local partners and key actors with
the potential to contribute to the initiatives of Rights & Democracy. Offer
support to local partners while ensuring that their contributions are in keeping
with their contractual obligations;
Collaborate with the development team for the drafting of proposals and the
implementation of activities related to calls for tenders and calls for
proposals in accordance with the funds available;
Perform any other tasks required to support Rights & Democracy’s organizational
objectives and the development of his/her work team.
Education and work experience
Undergraduate university degree in a field related to human rights and
democratic development or equivalent experience;
least 4 to 5 years’ experience in project management in the area of
international development, particularly in Haiti;
Proven experience in fundraising and the drafting of proposals.
Mastery of human rights and democratic development issues as well as of the best
capacity-building practices for democratic institutions in accordance with the
specific context of his/her territory;
Excellent prioritizing, planning and organizational skills;
Good project management, evaluation and monitoring skills in accordance with the
prescribed models (logical framework, multi-donor financial packages, etc.);
Ability to manage projects, including monitoring activities, respecting budgets
and schedules and conducting project follow-up and evaluation;
Good capacity to evaluate security risks in the field and during travel;
Ability to work in a team;
Excellent mastery of written and spoken French and English. Knowledge of Spanish
will be considered an asset;
Proficient use of computer tools and social media.
The person selected must hold Canadian citizenship or have
permanent resident status in Canada.
A short-term position, for a period of one year.
is a Level IV, unionized position as per the collective agreement.
Start date: Immediately
Please submit your application (CV and cover letter) to Michel
Poirier by email only at
with the mention “DDP-001
Programme Officer, Rights & Democracy
” no later than Friday , July 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Rights & Democracy thanks all applicants. However, only those
candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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