Bilingual Volunteer Services Officer

Position: Bilingual Volunteer Services Officer

Employer: CESO

Location: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, NWT

Deadline: September 5, 2021

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: September 5, 2021

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CESO is an international economic development organization dedicated to reducing poverty and fostering economic growth around the world and in Canada. With a vision of stronger economies for better lives, CESO’s initiatives are aimed towards catalyzing and strengthening sustainable economic growth and social development.

The Volunteer Services (VS) Officer is responsible for providing excellent customer services to CESO Advisors (CAs) while preparing them for their assignments. The VS Officer will ensure the smooth deployment and provide CAs with post-assignment feedback. The VS Officer will work closely with Program staff, CESO Advisors and In-Country Teams (ICTs) in the day-to-day delivery of assignments. Duties include data entry, deployment and logistics delivery, pre-assignment CA preparation and post-assignment feedback management and delivery. In addition, the VS Officer will work alongside other members of the VS team on continuous process improvements to ensure efficiency and excellent program delivery to CAs. Work will be done remotely and the successful candidate can be based in either the following provinces/territories: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia & North-West Territories. French is required.

- Provide excellent customer service and administrative support to CAs in preparation for and throughout their assignments (virtual or in-field);
- Provide detailed pre-assignment briefing to CAs around CESO program, partner and country staff, logistics and assignment process, local customs as required;
- Assist CAs to obtain travel visas (as needed), ensure travel documents are valid and that CAs have completed all the necessary forms prior to their departure as required (i.e. medical forms, waivers, expense advances, etc.) through CESO’s online system;
- Partner with CESO’s travel agency to ensure best available travel is booked for CAs and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) compliant;
- Communicate with CESO ICTs and Program Managers (PMs) as needed to ensure smooth assignment logistics (virtual settings or travel);
- Ensure CAs have completed their pre-departure online compliance training modules and provided all required documents;
- Prepare advance requisitions for CAs after thorough review of their situation and liaise with the Accounting department to ensure timely processing of it;
- Throughout the assignments, support successful delivery with troubleshooting support, active follow-up and communication with the different stakeholders;
- Manage post-assignment documents collection from CAs, (i.e. expense claims, timesheets, reports) and follow-up on overdue items;
- Review thoroughly and process expense claims in timely manner;
- Enter all necessary documentation into the database (Quickbase) and ensure all information and documentation is up to date;
- After each assignment, review the CESO Advisor Feedback Form (CAFF) and feedback from ICTs and partner to de-brief with CAs for quality assurance and feedback around CA performance quality;
- Stays current with assignments being recruited for through regular communication with Recruiters;
- Regularly meets with Program staff to stay informed on assignments and CAs actions in the field;
- Other duties as assigned.

- Contribute, in conjunction with the Sr. VS Officer, to the development of new forms and processes to constantly improve the volunteer experience;
Responds to general inquiries regarding CESO’s programs and services.

- University degree or College Diploma in International Development or Business Administration with knowledge in international development
- Excellent customer service skills
- Experience working with volunteers in the not-for-profit sector
- Strong interpersonal awareness and analytical skills
- Able to handle difficult conversations with diplomacy
- Able to readily adapt to change, multi-task, coordinate and prioritize day-to-day workload to meet tight timelines
- Able to manage high volumes of emails, calls and data management
- Able to work proactively and independently
- Proficient computer skills and general knowledge of accounting / office practices and procedures
- Bilingual in English and French is required

Please forward your resume, cover letter, including salary expectations, with Volunteer Services Officer in the subject line to:

Jennifer Rovet, Recruitment Manager

Application deadline: September 5th, 2021

CESO is an equal opportunity employer.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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