Global Partnerships Coordinator: Africa and Climate Justice
Position Title: Global Partnerships Coordinator: Africa and Climate Justice
Reports to: Partnerships Manager
Classification: Level 11 Step 1 Unionized
Status: Full-time Permanent (35 hours/ week)
Work Model (Location): Hybrid (Toronto)
Application Deadline: December 15th 2023
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights. KAIROS includes three program Circles, a network of activists, and regional representatives, educators, and partners in Canada and around the world who help guide our work. Staff are located in the Toronto office and home offices across the country. (www.kairoscanada.org)
KAIROS is seeking a dedicated, highly organized, relational, Global Partnerships coordinator who, as a member of the Partnership Team, supports KAIROS’ Africa partnerships programs and cross-cutting issues of climate change and global partnerships.
The Global Partnerships Coordinator: Africa and Climate Justice is responsible for the coordination, education and advocacy for the Africa partnerships programs and cross-cutting issues of climate change and global partnerships. They also contribute to program and policy development.
Primary Areas of Responsibility
- Program, Policy Development and Advocacy
- Contribute to the development and coordination of KAIROS’ program initiatives in the area of global partnerships working with other Partnerships staff as required;
- Coordinate South-South initiatives related to the partnership program;
- Plan and implement capacity building and training activities for Southern partners to promote empowerment and sustainability of partners’ projects and activities;
- Integrate the perspectives and recommendations from Partners in Africa to relevant KAIROS’, discussion forums, and advocacy initiatives;
- Prepare proposals, policy briefs, letters, and advocacy strategies relevant to climate change, global and Africa partnerships;
- Collaborate with Canadian NGO’s and human rights organizations, ecumenical bodies, and other groups to help build public pressure for change in federal government legislation and policies related to global justice issues; and
- In collaboration with relevant KAIROS staff, monitor and analyze Canadian government and international policy issues related to Africa, women, peace and security and climate justice.
- Program Administration and Reporting
- Coordinate, analyze and compile the monitoring and evaluation reporting related to partners’
- Maintain regular communication including monthly check-ins with partners, while maintaining accurate documentation and follow-up;
- Coordinate and compile in a timely manner regular financial and narrative reporting, including supporting documentation from partners, according to donor funding and KAIROS’ reporting requirements and monitoring and supporting partners with allocated funds for full expenditure;
- Develop and coordinate KAIROS’ partnerships program for Africa, working within the approved framework and program directives and in close collaboration with relevant staff and partners;
- Assist in the coordination of advocacy, education and proposals related to global partnerships and climate justice, working within the approved framework and program directives and in close collaboration Ecological Justice Coordinator and partners;
- Assist with fundraising and grant-writing related to partnerships priorities and work;
- Assist Program Manager to determine, review and monitor use of the funding allocations and disbursements for Africa partners to ensure full expenditure and achievement of project outcomes, and work with partners to complete narrative and financial reports, including using monitoring and evaluation (RBM) reporting, ensuring the compilation, completion, submission and internal filing of all required documentation; and
- Travel overseas and within Canada for a duration of up to 2-3 weeks per trip, as required, to monitor and evaluate KAIROS’ Africa partnerships and overall partnerships programming and to consult with the program partners on issues of critical concern and mutual interest, as well as relationship building and maintenance
- Building Solidarity
- Facilitate, as appropriate, the exchange of information and resource materials between KAIROS and Canadian and overseas organizations and networks;
- Act as a spokesperson for KAIROS’ work with Africa partners and in relation to global partnerships and climate change;
- Assist in the development of related educational and campaign resources, the facilitation of workshops and other educational/mobilization activities, and the provision of information and material for the KAIROS website;
- Assist with the planning and coordination of Africa and global climate justice partner visits to Canada and KAIROS delegations to Africa;
- Contribute to the development and strengthening of partnerships with solidarity groups, diasporic communities, and organizations in Canada in relation to Africa partnerships, global partnerships, and climate change; and
- Assist in movement building by educating, mobilizing, and supporting KAIROS members and networks in relation to global climate justice and Africa partnerships, collaborate with other KAIROS’ programs staff to promote and support cross-cutting work
Your job title does not define or limit your duties and you may be required to carry out other work within your abilities from time to time at our request. We reserve the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments, which may impact upon your job duties or methods of working.
All KAIROS staff will exhibit practices that recognize and uphold principles of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), anti-colonialism, anti-racism, and anti-oppression (ARAO), exemplifying these principles in their day- to-day interactions with colleagues, partners, hosts, members, donors, supporters, and the public, and contribute to the organization’s DEI and ARAO development at the individual, team, and organizational levels.
Position Qualifications Education
- University degree in political science, international development or another related field.
- 3-5 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in the area of global justice and solidarity, as well as Africa, gender justice and climate change issues.
Skills and Abilities
- Understanding of how civil society can effect social transformation;
- Fluency in French is required; proficiency in another language would be an asset;
- Strong computer skills in the use of various software applications – Office 365, Dynamics, SharePoint, One Drive, Teams, Zoom, and other social media and online platforms;
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail, including writing, proofreading and editing abilities and the ability to create and deliver public presentations in both French and English;
- Skilled and experienced in report writing, including monitoring and evaluation reporting;
- Effective organizational, project and time management skills with multitasking capabilities;
- Proven analytical skills together with an aptitude for numbers with strong budgeting and financial accountability and reporting skills;
- Ability to work collaboratively with churches, Canadian and global South partners, displaying professionalism, cultural sensitivity and adaptation while working in various contexts as a KAIROS representative;
- Knowledge and experience of grant writing and results-based management monitoring and evaluation reporting, including financial reporting;
- Ability to travel overseas and in Canada for periods of 1-3 weeks and carry out some weekend work;
- Ability to work independently, collaboratively and respectfully within a diverse team-oriented work environment.
- Commitment to the mission and values of KAIROS and to social and ecological justice and solidarity;
- Recognition of personal and professional boundaries
KAIROS has adopted a hybrid workplace model, providing flexibility for this position. This position will work both remotely off-site and have in-office working days in the Toronto office. Sitting and viewing a computer screen for long periods, keyboarding/using voice recognition software, intermittent physical activity including sitting, standing and being on the phone for long periods of time will be required. Additional hours, on occasion, may be required.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, KAIROS will aid employees who request accommodation throughout their employment with us, unless the position is deemed to be a bona fide occupational requirement and/or to the point of undue hardship considering issues of health, safety and cost.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume quoting the job number in the subject line Attn: Director of Programs to the following email address. firstname.lastname@example.org