International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 200 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
IISD’s Resilience Program is a multidisciplinary team of policy researchers who work with governments, civil society, communities, and businesses to help them manage risks linked to climate change, biodiversity loss, and conflict. Its work focuses on planning, people, and nature—preparing for a different or uncertain future, making sure different genders and social groups influence and benefit from investments in resilience, and harnessing the role of ecosystems to help communities manage risks.
The Project Manager will be responsible for managing multi-million-dollar grants from Global Affairs Canada to support climate adaptation in developing countries. The candidate will work as part of a program, with supervision, to contribute to the delivery of projects, the development of new projects, and support for research and outreach content. One of the projects that this role will manage is the Climate Adaptation and Protected Areas (CAPA) Initiative. The CAPA Initiative seeks to promote natural solutions to strengthen climate resilience and protect biodiversity in and around protected areas and critical landscapes in the Global South. The CAPA Initiative’s intervention sites cover marine, coastal, and terrestrial ecosystems and landscapes in Belize, Fiji, and the Greater Virunga and Kavango-Zambezi landscapes. The CAPA Initiative is jointly implemented with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Regional Office for Africa and its country offices in Uganda and Zambia, alongside the Fiji and Belize offices of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Operations and project management:
Donor relations and fundraising activities
Communications and Outreach
Actively maintain a network of project partners and contacts, including individuals from governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, and academia.
Participate in the planning and organization of conferences, briefings, seminars, workshops, programs, and other initiatives hosted or facilitated by the program.
Knowledge and Experience (Essential)
A minimum of 5+ years of experience in project management.
Experience in international development and working in developing countries.
Experience managing grants from Global Affairs Canada.
Relevant work experience in the field of nature-based solutions, climate change adaptation, and/or conservation.
Experience developing and managing work plans, budgets, and milestones.
A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Excel) and experience in handling web-based communications and other project management systems.
Experience working in fast-paced, multi-project environments.
Demonstrated organizational and planning skills, including an ability to coordinate meetings and events.
Good communication skills and the ability to work interactively with stakeholders from different contexts, countries, and backgrounds.
Fluent in written and spoken English; ability to work (read, write, speak) in French or Spanish would be considered an asset.
Analytical capacity and ability to become familiar with new topics quickly.
Behavioural Competencies (Essential)
Location: Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal, or Geneva
Salary: Canada: CAD 55,000–77,000, depending on location and experience
Geneva: CHF 76,000–96,000, depending on experience
Deadline for receiving applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the ideal candidate is identified.
Start date: As soon as possible
All submissions must be in English.
Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR.
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for 1 year.
IISD has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees who are required or choose to be at an office or participate in in-person team events or in-person meetings/events to be fully vaccinated. Anyone unable to be fully vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being fully vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.
IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQIA+, to apply for this position. Preference will be given to the equity-deserving groups during the hiring process. We offer reasonable accommodations in our recruitment process and seek applicants' advice on how best to accommodate their needs. Please self-identify and answer our employment equity questionnaire on our applicant tracking system when you apply.
IISD does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, colour, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status