International Disaster Response - Project Manager

  • Added Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 14 January 2019

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Do you have a heart for responding to disasters around the world? Do you have a passion and gift in project management and administration? World Renew is looking to hire a Project Manager to join our International Disaster Response Team.


Grant and Project Management

  • Pursue opportunities and secure funding for World Renew's disaster response by designing and submitting funding proposals for disaster response projects to Global Affairs Canada and other funding agencies
  • Manage the implementation and administration of multiple disaster response projects including those with large multi-year budgets in accordance with donor requirements while ensuring participation of key stakeholders
  • Ensure that proposals for submission and the implementation of projects include key components and analysis of gender and environmental principles in disaster response work with particular attention paid to Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy
  • Manage and support the regular monitoring of grant/project implementation to track milestones, compliance, timeliness and deliverables through the analysis of periodic reports and provision of feedback to partners, including regular visits to project sites
  • Manage and maintain all contractual terms and conditions of a grant/project to ensure the integrity of the relationship with the granting institution and the successful outcome of the grant/project
  • Ensure regular and effective communication between all stakeholders (e.g. field staff and partners, World Renew Community Development staff and International Relief Managers)
  • Manage a process that ensures timely and appropriate transfer of funds for programming, and local purchases of resources or transport
  • Maintain records and data associated with the projects

Coordination and Collaboration

  • Contribute to the strengthening of relationships with relevant government funding departments, particularly Global Affairs Canada, by attending meetings and networking events in North America (e.g. Humanitarian Response Network, Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, InterAction, ACT Alliance, Integral Alliance)
  • Support colleagues in the International Disaster Response team by collaborating on proposals for submission, supporting needs assessments, providing surge capacity in sudden-onset emergencies and participating in project evaluations
  • Monitor trends and developments in humanitarian funding and advise on appropriate strategies to respond to these emerging trends while maintaining the integrity of World Renew’s programming approach
  • Liaise with the US based Grants Manager to ensure disaster response funding opportunities with US funding institutions, such as Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance/United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are pursued and relationships developed
  • Contribute and collaborate with other partner agencies in managing and coordinating projects in consortium ensuring the integrity of World Renew’s commitment and the success of the overall program
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the team and contribute to a team culture of mutual support, accountability and learning
  • Perform other duties as assigned

More information about this position and the full job description can be found on our website:

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