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Job Posting -- Africa Program Manager

420 -700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Job Posting: Executive Director
Canada K1G 0Y9
ph: 613-857-0521
web: www.vetswithoutborders.ca
 
Position

Position title: Africa Program Manager

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reports to: International Program Director
Salary: Negotiable based on experience and expertise.
Term: full-time, 2-year term (renewable based on performance and funding)
Application deadline: October 17, 2021 
Anticipated Start date: as soon as possible 
 
Position Overview: 

Reporting to the International Program Director, the Africa Program Manager will manage project activities, project expenditures and coordinate work with consultants and volunteers in the VWB/VSF programs within Eastern and Western Africa. The Africa Program Manager will have overall responsibility for preparing and submitting narrative reports on a regular basis to donor organizations, will oversee the preparation and approval of annual activity - based project budgets as well as monthly and quarterly financial reports. The Africa Program Manager will ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements. As part of this role the Africa Program Manager may be call upon to employ resourcefulness in implementation and monitoring of projects and trouble shoot problems, in order to identify and implement creative solutions.

Working in close collaboration with the International Program Director, the Africa Program Manager will ensure the VWB/VSF program activities comply with the policies and regulations of the donor organizations and be responsible for the program deliverables, program planning, budgeting, action plans and monitoring processes.  

About Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) – Canada

Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Canada (VWB/VSF) is a charitable, humanitarian organization whose mission is to work for, and with, those in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic Direction
  • Drive Strategy and impactful programming at the national, sub-national and regional level; contribute to the global vision for VWB/VSF Canada’s work
  • Lead strategy design for VWB/VSF Canada’s work that incorporates a high-level analysis of the nuanced social, economic and political context across the region; remain current to shifting landscapes and ready to seize opportunities.
Program Management and Implementation 
  • The Africa Program Manager will contribute to the effective implementation of programming across Africa to the highest standards and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, including rural communities, funders, local partners and project collaborators:
  • Lead the development of project implementation plans, strategies, annual workplans, spending plans, project agreements, annual partnership reviews, contracts and MOUs;
  • Ensure the program budget is well managed, monitor and revise budgets, working with VWB/VSF’s Finance and Administration Director, International Program Director and Finance Officer; 
  • Conduct final review and approval of project level financial reports with regional partners 
  • Monitor project implementation to ensure that all project activities are on schedule and adhere to VWB/VSF policies and procedures;
  • Prepare and submit program technical reports, capturing results and lessons learned; 
  • Working through a gender equality lens, ensure that gender equality is a cross-cutting theme mainstreamed throughout VWB/VSF programs and reporting
  • Oversee the management and professional development of Regional Project staff
Volunteer Administration 
  • Lead the volunteer engagement process including outreach, recruitment, logistics, in-country plans, and post-placement activities 
  • Help build project partnerships and guide volunteer placement planning in collaboration with the Program Director
  • Lead the VWB/VSF Young Volunteer Program (YVP) alongside the Asia Program Manager
  • Maintain health and evacuation insurance for VWB/VSF’s international volunteers
  • Ensure all legal documents and contracts are collected and safely stored for each volunteer (contracts, waivers, etc.)
  • Distribute, update and maintain volunteer handbooks, in-country guides, safety and security protocols, and resource folders for volunteers.
  • Lead volunteer debriefing sessions with returned volunteers, ensuring proper documentation and lessons learned shared with VWB/VSF team and project partners
  • Deliver pre-departure training sessions to outgoing volunteers alongside Africa Program Officer and consultants
  • Under new PSEA requirements, ensure appropriate measures (protocols, training) are in place as well as needed follow up in the case of reported incidents.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning 
  • Ensure high-quality programming that achieves impact through consistent focus on monitoring, evaluation and learning in program planning and implementation.
  • Support the development and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans, based on gender transformative One Health principles
  • In coordination with the VWB/VSF Country Coordinators, ensure timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation of country projects including the compilation, documentation and analysis of country specific data
  • Develop, implement, and oversee data collection instruments and conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Develop templates to document learning including dissemination plans
  • Organize Monitoring and Evaluation visits in coordination with country offices for VWB/VSF Canada
Program Development Support
  • Mobilize resources: Identify and cultivate prospective regional multilateral, corporate, foundation, and individual donors, promoting and identifying new and creative resource streams for humanitarian crises response and longer-term development.
  • Write, review and edit proposal narratives, concept notes, and other business/program development documents 
  • Review proposals and supporting documentation and annexes for accuracy and compliance with donor regulations as required
  • Support assessments and program design workshops as needed ensuring strategic alignment with country and regional strategies
  • Support countries with the development and implementation of country program development and donor engagement strategies 
Representation & Communication
  • Act as VWB/VSF Canada’s principal external representative for the region with a range of key donors, policy makers, governments, public and private partners, and news media.
  • Attend and participate in external meetings, workshops, conferences etc. and brief the Asia/Africa team as needed.
  • Work closely with the Engagement Manager and volunteers to arrange public engagement events (webinars, seminars, etc) including the preparation and distribution of presentation materials, event registration, etc.
  • Support Public Engagement activities and provide input for the website updates and ways of profiling VWB/VSF to a wider audience. 

 

Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years management experience in an international development setting
  • Experience leading GAC programming an asset.
  • Minimum of 1 year working in relevant African countries
  • Knowledge and experience in program cycle management, including program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Africa once or twice per annum
  • Skills in budget management and donor reporting/accountability/compliance
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in French and English
  • Strong organizational skills. ability to multi-task, and/or provide timely feedback on an as needed and/or urgent basis
  • Demonstrated intercultural sensitivity and effective interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful team player who can also be very effective independently 
  • Familiarity with the One Health concept an asset

 

APPLICATION

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VWB/VSF is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We are particularly keen to consider applications from new Canadians and/or individuals from diaspora communities from the countries where we are working (Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and South Sudan).

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Job Posting -- Engagement Manager

420 -700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Job Posting: Executive Director
Canada K1G 0Y9
ph: 613-857-0521
web: www.vetswithoutborders.ca
Position

Position title: Engagement Manager

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Negotiable based on experience and expertise.
Term: full-time, 2-year term (renewable based on performance and funding)
Application deadline: October 15, 2021 
Anticipated Start date: as soon as possible 
Position Overview: 

VWB/VSF Canada is looking for a dynamic and action-oriented Engagement Manager, who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director and who will oversee communications, fundraising and marketing activities for the organization in both French and English.

About Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) – Canada
VWB/VSF is a charitable, humanitarian organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to work for, and with, those in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. Our organization engages in activities around the world related to the health of farm animals, domestic animals, and wildlife, as well as public and ecosystem health. See www.vetswithoutborders.ca for more details.
VWB/VSF has identified unique areas of expertise in One Health, gender and climate change where the organization can improve this impact. Essential to this approach is leveraging volunteer and expert networks in Canada and overseas as well as our VSF International partnerships to mobilize resources toward implementing development projects. VWB/VSF’s 2020-2025 strategic plan aims to enhance the organization’s work through four strategic directions:
  1. Improve the lives of people in vulnerable/marginalized communities, including those in crisis, by delivering effective programs using a One Health approach that address contextual challenges, especially gender equality and climate change.
  2. Progress from a pilot project to a Canadian Program operating successfully in several northern communities.
  3. Strengthen financial sustainability through revenue growth and diversification in order to enhance capacity for core functions and allocation of adequate resources for business development.
  4. Enhance visibility among the Canadian veterinary and animal health communities, the general public, government entities and local and international NGOs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Fundraising Management
  • With the Executive Director, develop and lead the fundraising strategy that incorporates key targets around individual, corporate, private and public donors, planned giving, yearly events and campaigns, and associated budgets.
  • Identify, build and strategically steward individual, private, public, corporate donors with the goal of converting one-time donors to recurring donors, and smaller donors to larger and major donors.
  • Manages grant administration; works with staff to support grant reporting and compliance calendar.
  • Works closely with Executive Director and board directors on the fundraising communication and marketing committee to execute the committee’s annual action plan and deliverables.
  • Develop and foster relationships with student groups at targeted universities
  • Works closely with leadership & staff to create solicitations and design campaigns to increase member acquisition and retention/renewal
  • Develop and manages VWB/VSF Canada’s planned/legacy giving program
Communications
  • Develops and leads the communications and outreach strategy, including oversight and integration of VWB/VSF Canada’s brand identity into written and electronic (email, web, social media) communications
  • Leads the growth of the VWB/VSF Canada’s visibility and raise awareness of the organization’s profile with development of strategic content for social media platforms, website management, interpretation of data from Google analytics and AdWords, email marketing and other forms of outreach. Ensure digital assets are updated consistently with appropriate, compelling content related to project themes.
  • Serves as the lead for producing and maintaining key communication materials for donors, board directors and key stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for developing and leading in collaboration with the Executive Director, the organisation’s public relations, communications, and media networking through the creation of informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related content. Prepare reports on media metrics and reach through regular monitoring.
  • Alongside the Executive Director work with VSF International to coordinate communication and advocacy initiatives for the network.
Essential
  • 5+ years’ experience in non-profit organizational /association fundraising & communications
  • Major gift fundraising and event planning experience, use of CRM systems and donor databases, managing individual giving and issue-based campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience managing e-mail marketing (experience with MailChimp considered an asset);
  • Creative and extremely detail-oriented, with strong story-telling skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to use channels effectively to deliver news and content;
  • Demonstrated experience producing quality materials with Adobe Creative Suite and other design tools and Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web standards
  • Demonstrated experience managing non-profit social media platforms and digital properties;
  • Demonstrated commitment to VWB/VSF Canada’s mission and values;
  • Ability to absorb and manage workloads and stress without affecting the quality of deliverables;
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork traits;
  • Fluency in verbal and written English and French
Preferred
  • Knowledge of and networks in Canadian philanthropy
  • Previous experience in international development and humanitarian aid considered an asset;

APPLICATION

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VWB/VSF is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds. 

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Job Posting -- Northern Canada Program Manager

420 -700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Job Posting: Executive Director
Canada K1G 0Y9
ph: 613-857-0521
web: www.vetswithoutborders.ca
 
Position

Position title: Northern Canada Program Manager

Location: Northern Canada, Ottawa or Remote Considered
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Negotiable based on experience and expertise.
Term: full-time, 2-year term (renewable based on performance and funding)
Application deadline: October 15, 2021 
Anticipated Start date: as soon as possible 
 
Position Overview: 

VWB/VSF Canada is looking for a dynamic and action-oriented Program Manager for the Northern Canada Animal Health Initiative, who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director and who will oversee all program activities undertaken by VWB/VSF Canada in Northern Canada.

About Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) – Canada
VWB/VSF is a charitable, humanitarian organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to work for, and with, those in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. Our organization engages in activities around the world related to the health of farm animals, domestic animals, and wildlife, as well as public and ecosystem health. See www.vetswithoutborders.ca for more details.
 
VWB/VSF has identified unique areas of expertise in One Health, gender and climate change where the organization can improve this impact. Essential to this approach is leveraging volunteer and expert networks in Canada and overseas as well as our VSF International partnerships to mobilize resources toward implementing development projects. VWB/VSF’s 2020-2025 strategic plan aims to enhance the organization’s work through four strategic directions:
  1. Improve the lives of people in vulnerable/marginalized communities, including those in crisis, by delivering effective programs using a One Health approach that address contextual challenges, especially gender equality and climate change.
  2. Progress from a pilot project to a Canadian Program operating successfully in several northern communities.
  3. Strengthen financial sustainability through revenue growth and diversification in order to enhance capacity for core functions and allocation of adequate resources for business development.
  4. Enhance visibility among the Canadian veterinary and animal health communities, the general public, government entities and local and international NGOs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Development & Implementation
  • Operationalize the Northern Program strategic plan alongside the Executive Director
  • Manage the Northern Program budget alongside the Finance Director
  • Represent VWB/VSF Canada towards external partners
  • Build and develop sustainable long-term relationships with key partners involved in animal and community health in northern Canada who will jointly develop programming
  • Manage the VWB/VSF clinic coordinator to plan and roll out the annual veterinary clinics in the Northern Communities
  • Plan and manage the annual summit and workshops
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and ensure that the stated indicators are collected
  • Prepare internal and external reports for VWB/VSF Canada donors and key stakeholders, expenditure plans and operational updates
  • Forecast, on a monthly basis, project planning, and update team on a weekly basis on the planning and achievements of program activities
Resource Development
  • Alongside the Executive Director, identify, build, and develop donor base
  • Support the development and submission of proposals
  • Alongside the Executive Director, manage and foster the relationships with donors and corporate sponsors
  • Manage grant administration for Northern grants, grant reporting and compliance calendar.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential
  • 2+years experience in non-profit organization in a managerial role
  • Experience in external representation, coordination and working at the community level
  • Experience in program cycle management, including program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Skills in budget management and donor reporting/accountability/compliance
  • You are pragmatic and results oriented, creative and an out of the box thinker, and you have proven ability to work independently under pressure with tight deadlines
  • You are flexible and able to adapt quickly
  • You are able to manage competing priorities and programs of large size and scope
  • You have strong communication skills
  • Familiarity/experience with northern community life and/or training in Canadian Indigenous history
  • You are culturally sensitive
Preferred
  • Experience living and working in with remote northern Canadian communities
  • Familiarity with the One Health concept

APPLICATION

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VWB/VSF is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds. 

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Board of Directors Application and Nomination Form

Application Form pdf

Veterinarians without Borders / Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF)’s mission is to work for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the ecosystems that sustain us.

We seek a world where communities have the capacity to:

  1. Produce, market, and consume their food in a sustainable, equitable, and safe manner;
  2. Balance the threats posed by emerging diseases with their social and cultural values;
  3. Develop solutions to health threats that respect local culture, animal welfare, and natural ecology;
  4. Build successful local and international partnerships that promote and protect the health of people, animals, and the ecosystems that sustain them; and
  5. Respond effectively to the challenges posed by environmental, climatic and socio-economic change.

 

VWB/VSF Canada’s Board is comprised of a minimum of 3 directors and a maximum of 15 directors. Directors must support the Mission of the organization, be at least 18 years of age, and have the ability to enter into legal contracts. The membership of the Board is public information and is disclosed in the Annual Report and other means. The Board constitutes the Membership of VWB/VSF Canada as a corporate entity, which convenes at least once a year to conduct the specific business of the Annual General Meeting.

Directors serve in their individual, independent and voluntary capacity – they may not represent or otherwise act on behalf of another entity in their role as a Director of VWB/VSF Canada, may not be a staff member, and may not be remunerated for their work on the Board. Membership in the Board is incompatible with a senior position in a political party or with elected office in the national, provincial, territorial administrative, policy-making or legislative bodies of Canada.

VWB/VSF Canada recruits its Board nationally and seeks to bring together an optimal blend of the highest level of skills and the highest level of diversity. Directors are recruited primarily on the basis of their skills and ability to provide for the governance and strategic needs of the organization. In addition, while we do not use quotas in the composition of our Board membership or leadership, we do seek to ensure gender balance and cultural diversity, and to reflect the different regions and Official Languages of Canada.

Directors are normally elected for a term of three years. A Director may be elected to a maximum of three consecutive terms.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Veterinarians without Borders / Vétérinaires sans frontières, send a CV and completed application and nomination form via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board of Directors Application

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Veterinarians without Borders / Vétérinaires sans Frontières, send a completed application, resume and nomination form via email to:

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PART 1: APPLICATION

Contact Information

Name:         

 

Address:                     

Home Phone:                                                        Work Phone:             

Email:      

Occupation:           

1.      Why do you want to serve on the VWB/VSF Board of Directors?

     

  1. Have you previously served, or are you currently serving, on other nonprofit boards? Please elaborate.

     

  1. What motivates you as a volunteer?

     

 

  1. Please describe your management and/or leadership experience, and any specific skills, experience, or background that you would bring to the VWB/VSF Board.

     

  1. As you think about the primary board roles —ambassador, advocate, and asker—in which role(s) do you think you will want to be most active?

     

  1. Do you have anything you’d like to add?

     

Sector(s) you have experience with

Business/Corporate                                      

Education                                                        

Government                                                   

Private vet practice                                       

Academia                                                        

Legal                                                                

Financial                                                          

Media                                                               

International development                         

Nonprofit                                                        

Other (please describe)                                      

Areas of Expertise

Evaluation                                                       

Gender                                                             

Legal                                                                

Human Resources                                         

Fundraising                                                     

Financial                                                          

Public Relations                                             

Marketing                                                       

Communications/Social Media                  

Event Planning                                               

Specific Issues areas (describe)                        

PART 2: NOMINATION

 

We, the undersigned, are members in good standing of VWB/VSF, and hereby nominate

 

NAME: ……………………………………………………   as a candidate for election to the VWB/VSF Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature

Please print name

Signature

Please print name

PART 3: ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION

I, ………………………………………………………… (nominee) hereby accept this nomination and declare that I am available and willing to serve as an active and committed member of the VWB/VSF Board. If elected, I agree to fulfill, to the best of my ability, the duties of this office. I confirm that I am a VWB/VSF member in good standing.

I enclose my curriculum vitae and application form and I confirm the correctness of the information presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature

Date

 

Appendix: Definitions/descriptions for categories of the VWB-VSF Skills Matrix

Matrix category

 

Definition/description

Governance

3 years experience on a Board of Directors; or

2 years experience Chair of a board or board committee; or

2 years in a senior leadership role of an association or company (President, vice president, secretary)

Risk Management

2 years or more experience or in a risk management role or other demonstrated working knowledge of risk management practices.  

Legal

2+ years of legal training or studies or related work/volunteer experience in legal affairs related to the non-profit sector.

Audit / Financial

Experience in the financial oversight of an organization or large project, particularly in the nonprofit sector,

Organizational financial literacy and an ability to interpret financial documents and advise on financial matters.

Overseas Project Management

3 years experience managing or coordinating overseas projects.

Senior Government experience

3 years experience at a senior level in federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal government.

Private Sector experience

3+ years experience working in the private sector (in a company/corporation) and ability to engage with the private sector.

Fundraising / Donor relations

2 years professional or volunteer experience in fundraising or donor relations, or experience with capital campaigns, or planned giving,

has raised or stewarded relations resulting in significant contributions.

International Volunteer

Experience as an international volunteer, or experience managing/supervising international volunteers or interns

Ethics

Practical or professional experience in ethics, particularly in relation to international development and international volunteering (power relations between international volunteers and communities; codes of conduct; conflict of interest etc). Experience with research ethics an asset.

EcoHealth

Experience (2+ years) applying integrated approaches to health that work towards addressing the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health; expertise with one or more of the following principles (ways of thinking and/or practical experience) is an asset: systems thinking, transdisciplinarity, participation, knowledge to action, ecosystem sustainability, and/or social and gender equality.

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Recruitment -- Board of Directors

420 -700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Job Posting: Executive Director
Canada K1G 0Y9
ph: 613-857-0521
web: www.vetswithoutborders.ca

VWB/VSF Canada is looking to fill current vacancies on our Board of Directors (BoD). Are you passionate about a healthy world for people, animals and our shared ecosystems? Do you possess leadership skills and knowledge to share with a dynamic and diverse team of professionals to help realize the mission of VWB/VSF Canada?


About VWB/VSF

Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans frontières – Canada (VWB/VSF) is a charitable, humanitarian organization whose mission is to work for, and with, those in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. More information about the organization can be found at www.vetswithoutborders.ca.
We envision a healthy world for people, animals, and our shared ecosystems.

We seek a world where communities have the capacity to:

  • Produce, market, and consume their food in a sustainable, equitable, and safe manner;
  • Balance the threats posed by emerging diseases with their social and cultural values;
  • Develop solutions to health threats that respect local culture, animal welfare, and natural ecology;
  • Build successful local and international partnerships that promote and protect the health of people, animals, and the ecosystems that sustain them; and
  • Respond effectively to the challenges posed by environmental, climatic and socio-economic change.
Serving on our Board

VWB/VSF Board Directors provide leadership to VWB/VSF Canada and are accountable individually as well as collectively for the work of the organization. As a Director of the organization, it is the fundamental role of each Board Director to advance the best interests of VWB/VSF Canada, and to exercise due diligence and to take fiduciary responsibility in supervising and directing the work of VWB/VSF Canada. Directors are required to bring independent judgement to bear in decision-making and to exercise primary loyalty to VWB/VSF Canada.

Directors serve in their individual, independent and voluntary capacity – they may not represent or otherwise act on behalf of another entity in their role as a Director of VWB/VSF Canada, may not be a staff member, and may not be remunerated for their work on the Board. Membership in the Board is incompatible with a senior position in a political party or with elected office in the national, provincial, territorial administrative, policy-making or legislative bodies of Canada.

VWB/VSF Canada recruits its Board primarily nationally and seeks to bring together an optimal blend of the highest level of skills and racial, ethnic, geographical and gender diversity. Directors are recruited on the basis of their skills, expertise and ability to support and advocate for the governance and strategic needs of the organization.

VWB/VSF Canada holds quarterly (virtual) meetings including a yearly AGM (September).

A Board Package with all documents, including draft minutes of previous meetings, current meeting agenda, materials and review, and proposed decisions, is sent electronically to all Directors at least five days in advance of a Board meeting. Directors have access to an shared folder with links to all Board policies and documents.

Responsibilities of new director positions:

Each individual board member is expected to:

  • Know the organization’s mission, vision, policies and programs
  • Understand the organization’s financial statements
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to achieve and advance the organization’s mission
  • Prepare, attend, and actively participate in board meetings and in one or more committees

Desirable skillsets for new director positions:

1. International Development Sector

  • Three years’ experience within the international development sectorFamiliar with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and mainstreaming gender
  • A strong understanding of gender equality, power and its intersection with gender, race, culture, class, ability, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and age

2. Senior Government

  • Three years’ experience at a senior level in federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal government.

3. Experience in Northern Canada

  • Lived experience and knowledge of Indigenous culture, history, and methodology in Canada’s North

4. Fundraising and Business Development

  • Experience of demonstrated success in sponsorship/ fundraising in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience and a passion for fundraising through Major Gifts, Grants (institutional, bi-lateral, foundation), Annual Giving, Legacy and Corporate Sponsorship
  • Comfortable engaging with external stakeholders in order to achieve fundraising initiatives

5. Resource Development

  • Knowledge of Global Affairs Canada and/or other bilateral, multilateral, institutional and private donors (foundations/corporations)

Additional competencies:

  • Previous Board experience an asset;
  • Knowledge of international NGO functioning within Canada; and
  • Demonstrated skills in lobbying, problem solving, policy making and risk assessment.

The ideal candidate will be at least 18 years of age and have the ability to enter into legal contracts. The Board constitutes the membership of VWB/VSF Canada as a corporate entity, which convenes at least once a year to conduct the specific business of the Annual General Meeting.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying to serve on the VWB/VSF Board of Directors are invited to submit a resumé and completed application form (below) summarizing their qualifications to Mouhamadou Diaw, Chair of the Governance/Nominations Committee. The address can be found with the application form (below).  The deadline for applications is August 15, 2021.

VWB/VSF is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds. 

We thank everyone for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates nominated by the Governance/Nominating Committee as Director candidates to the Board for a three-year term must be approved by the membership at the 2021 Annual General Meeting to be held in September, 2021.

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