Program Manager, Bilingual (French/Spanish)

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Position: Program Manager, Bilingual (French/Spanish)

Employer: Plan International Canada

Location: Toronto/Ottawa

Deadline: July 9, 2023

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: July 9, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Organization: Plan International Canada

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Location: Toronto or Ottawa (up to 30% international travel annually)

Status: Full-time, Permanent

Contact level: A

Grade level: 7

What can you expect from joining a leading organization in the global movement to advance children’s rights and equality for girls?

We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and here’s why: together, we have created a climate of trust and inclusivity – where diversity in people, ideas and approaches is not only respected, it’s encouraged.  

Though we will evolve in many respects, our mission and strategic ambition will not change – and our work has never been so imperative. We will never stop believing in the multiplying power of girls and that every child deserves that right to learn, lead, decide and thrive. Our future success will be founded upon Plan International Canada’s 80+ year history of focusing on our mission, our core values, responding to challenges and seizing opportunities with purpose, relevance and impact. 

Further information can be found at:  

The Position

Support Plan International Country Offices through the full cycle of project management including project planning and start-up, implementation and routine monitoring, development of annual work plans and budgets, and project close out in line with donor requirements and Plan International internal procedures.

Monitor assigned projects to ensure adherence to donor agreements, project management and programmatic performance targets, visiting project sites in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, and Central America as required

Review and support the preparation of progress reports, both to donors as well as internally within Plan International Canada

Work collaboratively with Compliance Managers to review and oversee project budgets, forecasts and donor financial reports ensure financial targets are being met

Work closely with technical counterparts (health advisors, gender equality and inclusion advisors, monitoring and evaluation, etc.) to review and support technical aspects of project implementation to ensure quality programming and donor targets are being met

Support Plan country offices in the development of annual detailed implementation plans, funding proposals and participate actively during negotiation processes with donors

Support the development and maintenance of systems and tools to improve efficiencies of managing the Global Fund portfolio of grants

What does success look like?

Build productive working relationships with colleagues, country offices, donors and other partners

Establish priorities within a time-sensitive environment, meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail

A clear ability to work within a results-based management and/or performance-based financing programmatic framework

Strong collaboration and collegiality demonstrated to work independently and manage work from a distance

A strong commitment to the principles of gender equality, social inclusion, safeguarding for children and youth, and an ability to translate that understanding into concrete action plans with respect to ongoing project implementation

As our ideal candidate you will have:

Exceptional oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish OR English and French, and a clear ability to manage not only compiling reports but analyzing information and making decisions

Demonstrated experience in work related to global health delivery or equivalent experience in grant management and project management; experience with gender-transformative programming would be an asset

Strong capacity to successfully manage multiple projects while simultaneously coordinating inter-departmental collaboration

Experience contributing to risk assurance planning linked to program, finance, and data quality and ability to think through risk mitigation measures and assurance mechanisms

Experience working with multilateral funders such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, or other large-scale health donors, would be valued

Ability to balance project-related processes as well as maintaining assurance related to organizational policies

How to apply: 
To express interest in this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization and a high performing team please forward your resume and cover letter to by July 9th, 2023. Please reference Bilingual Program Manager GFU in the subject line.

Plan International Canada is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Consistent with our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term. Proof of eligibility will be required.

Plan International Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest in a career at Plan International Canada!

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