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Job Posting -- Director Communications & Development

410 -700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Job Posting
Canada K1G 0Y9
web: www.vetswithoutborders.ca

Position: Director Communications & Resource Development
Location: Ottawa, Ontario or Remote
Reports to: Executive Director

Application deadline: May 6th, 2022
Start date: as soon as possible
 
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.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

This role is strategic and tactical, leading the organization’s fundraising and communication efforts, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Development / Communications team. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, smaller organizational environment focused on innovation and advancement.  

DIRECT REPORT(S)

This role leads the communication and resource development team managing 3 staff: Engagement Manager, Business Development Manager and Social Media Coordinator.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Strategy
•    Develop and implement integrated strategy for resource development and communications and inspire the team to align workplans to strategic goals
•    Provides strategic marketing and communications support on fundraising, engagement and campaign initiatives
•    Develop and guide the overarching strategy for VWB’s expanding digital marketing channels


Resource Development
•    Oversee the strategic direction of the resource development department, supporting the team to meet the annual KPIs
•    Oversee the management of the donor database alongside the Engagement Manager
•    Support the growth of the major gifts program including the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
•    Oversee grant seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
•    Oversee the development of the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
•    Build authentic, meaningful relationships with key supporters including government, institutions, donors, media and other stakeholders by leading with trust, empathy and an unwavering commitment to VWB’s mission and values
•    Prioritize efforts to create exceptional donor experiences throughout the donor life cycle through impactful communications and personalized connections
•    Oversee the execution of VWB Canada fundraising events and campaigns.

Communications
•    Oversees, develops and maintains press and public relations relationships on behalf of the organization, including with international media.
•    Oversees development of content (i.e., writing, editing, advising on) for the organizations press releases/advisories.
•    Responsible for managing brand risk and crisis communications and provides oversight for all aspects of the organizations and its leadership in public appearances and media.
•    Advance VWB Canada’s brand identity, broaden awareness of our programs and priorities, and increase the visibility of our programs across key stakeholder audiences
•    Ensures all fundraising, engagement, campaigns and corporate communications support the VWB mission, reflecting our values and commitment to work for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us.
•    Implement digital strategy by coordinating and strategically disseminating social media content with an emphasis on lead conversation and audience segmentation
•    Oversee, create and designs content that aligns with VWB Canada strategy and brand guidelines including website, blogs, newsletters, social media, events and direct marketing campaigns
•    Collect rigorous metrics and KPIs across VWB Canada’s digital footprint to inform the proactive and forward-looking growth of our digital impact

Job Qualifications:
•    10 plus years experience in a fundraising/communications department working at a Senior Management Team level
•    Thorough knowledge of how to launch and maintain online initiatives, such as new or significantly upgraded websites and integrated marketing campaigns
•    Proven hands-on experience delivering multi-channel strategies, developing and delivering against defined KPIs
•    Expertise in modern digital growth strategies including SEO, SEM, social ads, content syndication, analytics platforms, web technologies and more
•    Demonstrable success in generation of increased funds from a variety of income streams, including private and corporate fundraising, major donors, foundations and institutional donors
•    Experienced with CRM platforms
•    Proven experience in proposal development
•    A track record of successful senior level negotiation and the ability to influence the charitable giving decisions of companies, institutions and major donors
•    Experience in managing, monitoring, reporting and forecasting against plans and budgets - Experience in producing persuasive and informative communications materials and brand building
•    Bilingual desirable
•    Desirable to have experience working in international development, humanitarian and/or animal welfare domain
APPLICATION

Please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 -- 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

Please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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