Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Organizational Policy and Learning Consultant(s)

Position: Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Organizational Policy and Learning Consultant(s)

Employer: Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Location: Ontario (working virtually)

Deadline: May 25, 2022

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: May 25, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) invites proposals from a qualified consultant or consultants to help strengthen our efforts to bring an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens to all of our work. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


OCIC is an expanding community of Ontarians working for global social justice, human dignity and participation for all. We have been in operation since 1988 and currently serve a network of more than 100 organizations, networks, institutions and individuals engaged in international cooperation, global social justice and solidarity efforts.

We work strategically to:

- Strengthen capacity, supporting our members in being leaders of good development, adapting to change, and developing innovative solutions to global poverty challenges;
- Increase multi-sectoral dialogue, bringing together sectoral leaders and practitioners, issue-specific experts, advocates, academics, funders and private sector actors to better understand and leverage perspectives, expertise and resources; and
- Influence and inspire, providing communications platforms to amplify the voice of our members, and to influence and inspire key decision makers and the public.

In our current programs, OCIC facilitates and engages our members and other Ontario-based stakeholders to develop capacity to deliver innovative, inclusive programming that advances gender equality in support of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are a signatory to the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International Cooperation Sector (ARC), which was developed and launched in 2021 by an independent advisory group convened by Cooperation Canada, and includes a baseline assessment of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the international cooperation sector in Canada. The Framework outlines Canada’s international cooperation sector commitment to addressing systemic racism, and is a starting point to inform its approach to anti-racism in a collective and proactive way that leaves room for collaboration, knowledge sharing and continuous learning.

OCIC has a core staff of 6 employees, 12 board members, and a number of lead and occasional volunteers and periodic interns. We have approximately 43 organizational members, 10 network/institutional members and 59 individual members, at this time. For more detailed information on our vision, mission, mandate, theory of change, strategic directions and organizational policies, please visit the About Us page of our website.

Scope of Work:

We are seeking support of a qualified consultant or consultants to:

- work with OCIC ‘s Governance and Personnel Committees to review and finalise our recently revised Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Policy;
- update OCIC’s monitoring and evaluation framework with the Policy in mind and provide recommendations for its implementation, with reference to our ARC commitments and standards of good practice for non-profit organizations; and
- help identify opportunities and resources for capacity building of internal and external stakeholders.

Project Budget and Tentative Timeline

The budget for this assignment is $3,500 - $4,000 CAD, inclusive of all applicable costs and/or fees. The tentative timeline is:
May 24 - Deadline for proposal submissions
May 25-30 - Applicant Screening
June 2-3 - Interviews with Select Applicant(s)
June 13-20 - Selected Consultant(s) reviews Draft Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Policy and shares feedback with OCIC management and Committees
June 21-July 13 - Consultant(s) updates M&E framework and provides recommendations for implementation
July 18-26 - Consultant(s) integrates OCIC feedback and helps identify opportunities and resources for capacity building

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate(s) will have:

- nuanced understanding of anti-oppression and anti-racism concepts and practise;
- recent, relevant experience working to support organizational policy development, and to build organizational capacity in anti-oppression and anti-racism in small and medium-sized non-profit organizations (SMOs);
- experience with organizational policy implementation, and with developing monitoring, evaluation and learning guidance frameworks that are actionable and appropriate for SMOs;
- excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and writing skills;
- experience in and/or knowledge of the international cooperation sector, global social justice and solidarity efforts;
- familiarity with ARC (desired).

Working Remotely

OCIC staff and key stakeholders in this assignment are currently working remotely from home. The successful consultant(s) must have access to a computer and high-speed internet connection, and must be able to work virtually with us.

Proposal Requirements and Evaluation Criteria

Please provide a proposal of no more than 6 pages, sharing:
- your experience and qualifications for this assignment, including working with other non-profit and/or charitable organizations seeking similar support, and samples of or links to previous policies and/or recommendations developed;
- an outline of how you propose to provide the services requested, including your approach/methodology, outputs, and tentative work plan; a proposed budget, including estimated number of hours and hourly rate; and
- names and complete contact information for three relevant professional references.

Proposals will be evaluated based on recent and relevant experience and qualifications, approach/methodology, capacity to deliver, availability during the timeline noted, and references.

To apply

Please complete OCIC’s application form and attach your proposal and CV by no later than 5:00 pm ET, May 25, 2022.

OCIC is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. All OCIC staff, Board, volunteers, members, partners, funders, contracted parties and representatives engaged or working with or for OCIC to provide services on behalf of the Council are required to comply fully with our Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct.

As an equity seeking organization, OCIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.

Please contact if you require any accommodations during the application process.

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