[Sust-mar] ACIC - Atlantic Regional Public Engagement Coordinator Job Opportunity

Ailish Morgan-Welden intern at acic-caci.org
Mon Aug 15 10:30:53 EDT 2011

Atlantic Regional PE Coordinator


Term: 1 year part-time contract (3 days/week) with the possibility of

Deadline: September 2, 2011 (3PM AST)

Salary: $37,000 + benefits (pro-rated)

Interviews: September 7-8 

Location: Remotely – within Atlantic Canada

Beginning:  ASAP after interviews




The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition of
individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region,
which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and
healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation
for all. ACIC supports its members in international cooperation and
education through collective leadership, networking, information, training
and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with
government and others. 


ACIC is one of seven Provincial and Regional member-based Councils for
International Cooperation across Canada which, as a coalition, form the
Inter-Council Network (ICN). 


Rooted in communities across Canada, the Councils are leaders in public
engagement and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities
to the national level. The ICN provides a forum in which the Councils
collaborate to improve development effectiveness, learn from each others’
specific skills, and identify common priorities for collective action.


Members include the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC), Atlantic
Council for International Cooperation (ACIC), Association québécoise des
organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), British Columbia Council
for International Cooperation (BCCIC), Manitoba Council for International
Cooperation (MCIC), Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) and
Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).


Position Description


The ICN is undertaking a national knowledge-sharing initiative that seeks to
understand and analyse the current state of public engagement (PE) leading
to active global citizenship in Canada, in order to increase the
effectiveness of PE practitioners in the international cooperation sector,
and to reduce duplication and increase collaboration amongst them.


The Atlantic Regional PE Coordinator will contribute to this initiative by
working with other Regional Coordinators to conduct an inventory and
“mapping” of current PE work that leads to active global citizenship across
Canada.  This will provide groundwork for the creation of
practitioner-focused Knowledge Hubs around specific topics.   

The insights from Knowledge Hubs will be captured and shared through various
channels to strengthen the capacity of the ICN and Canadian international
development organizations to implement good practices and evaluate the
effectiveness of PE leading to active global citizenship. 

The Atlantic Regional PE Coordinator will also contribute to ACIC’s Public
Engagement Regional Consultation Project, which will strengthen Atlantic
Canadian PE practice through enhanced collaboration by ACIC members.  This
project seeks to better understand the overarching ‘voice’ of the region and
to determine how ACIC members can further collaborate to engage more
Atlantic Canadians in a meaningful way.   Through a series of membership
meetings, ACIC will collect and analyse information regarding PE practices
in the Atlantic region, and through this process, develop a collaborative
regional PE project. 




The Atlantic Regional PE Coordinator will work with the ICN National
Coordinator, in collaboration with other Regional Coordinators across Canada


*	conduct an inventory of PE activities in Atlantic through a range of
activities (such as web research, administering a survey, conducting focus
groups, web-research, individual interviews, and data analysis);
*	convene practitioners in a thematic “Knowledge Hub” for critical
reflection and learning on a regular basis, over a one year period;
*	support the development of a community of reflective PE practice
across Canada;
*	document good practices and lessons learned in undertaking PE
towards active global citizenship;
*	participate in the development of a national Good Practices PE
Toolkit and training module;
*	assist with the design of a national Good Practices in PE
Conference; and
*	monitor, evaluate and provide information for reporting to CIDA


The Atlantic Regional PE Coordinator will also work with direction and
support of the ACIC Executive Director to: 

*	provide support to ACIC’s programs committee, who will provide
leadership on the PE Regional initiative;
*	conduct an analysis of the results of the ICN inventory that
highlights points of intersection and discusses regional strengths in the

·         Develop a strategy for engaging ACIC members in a regionally based
PE project;

*	convene practitioners to develop ideas for a one-year regional
collaborative PE project

·         Work with ACIC members to design a collaborative regional PE
project, including objectives, description, timelines and monitoring and
evaluation strategies;

·         Conduct research into possible funding mechanisms to support the
regional  PE project and prepare funding proposals, as needed; and

·         Monitor, evaluate and provide information for reporting to CIDA.


Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications:


*	Relevant university degree, and 2-5 years relevant professional
*	Knowledge of the international cooperation sector and approaches to
public engagement
*	Demonstrated experience with program development, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation
*	Effective facilitation skills
*	Knowledge of and experience with participatory research
*	Detail oriented, with experience managing logistics
*	Experience working with funders, such as the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA)
*	Understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) (desirable)
*	Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
*	Ability to travel within Atlantic for focus-group activities


Application Details: 


Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter (which
indicates preferred location), resume and contact information for three
references to hiring at acic-caci.org by no later than 3 pm, AST, Friday,
September 2, 2011. Please ensure that you include the job title in the
subject line.   Interviews with short-listed candidates will be conducted
September 7th and 8th , 2011.  


ACIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals
who reflect the diversity of Canadian communities. As such, we strongly
encourage First Nations people and members of a visible minority to apply. 


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