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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Program Officer/Veterinary Technician Northern Canada

Job posting: Program Officer/Veterinary Technician Northern Canada

Position: Program Officer/Veterinary Technician, Northern Canada

Location: Remote office with up to 30% travel

Reports to: Northern Canada Program Manager

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


Program Support

·       Works and contributes within the team to the northern Canada program strategy and related projects  

·       Co-ordinate the recruiting, onboarding, and evaluating of volunteers for clinic delivery

·       Manage and monitor grants and prepare funding reports

·       Manage administrative duties within the Northern Canada programs team

·       Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for the program

·       Support international companion animal program administration as required

·       Represent the organization and program in external meetings, workshops, conferences etc.

Temporary Clinic oversight

·       Ensure inventory and ordering of consumables, supplies for temporary clinics to meet needs

·       Veterinary technician tasks during identified temporary clinics

·       Lead set-up, execution and take-down of temporary clinics

·       Work with community members and stakeholders to ensure successful clinic and ongoing partnership

·       Support, oversee and motivate volunteers on identified temporary clinic trips

·       Develop best practices to improve overall clinic delivery and program impact

Skills and Experience  

·       Ideally 2+ years experience working as a veterinary technician, ideally in different clinic circumstances Demonstrated skills in program planning and support, stakeholder relations and community outreach  

·       Previous experience as an RVT in remote area or Northern Canada an asset

·       Excellent written and verbal communications in 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

·       Event planning experience is an asset

·       Available February 15, 2023


Please send your CV and cover letter to by January 3, 2023, however applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Salary scale: $55,000-$65,000

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans Frontières is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of our team. We are committed to inclusive and equitable employment practices and strive to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

VWB/VSF Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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