Cuso International is hiring a
Location: Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Addis Ababa, Abuja, Cotonou, Dar es Salaam, Yaoundé, Kinshasa, Kingston Jamaica, Tegucigalpa, Lima, or Bogotá
Reports to: Director, Program Development, Strategy and Innovation (PDSI)
Position type: Full-time
Salary range: $88,000–$95,000 CAD
Language requirements: Fluent English (with either fluent French or Spanish)
ABOUT CUSO INTERNATIONAL
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
ABOUT THE ROLE
After 62 years, Cuso International has embarked on a process of renewal. In an era of rapidly changing contexts for international cooperation, we are looking for a Senior Manager, PDSI to lead a team of 2-4 thematic experts and program development advisors, to grow Cuso International’s programming and impact in its three strategic areas: gender and social inclusion, economic resilience, and climate action. They play a leadership role in coordinating internal teams developing programs which align with Cuso International’s new strategic plan.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for an organizational leader driven by passion and principle to advance human progress in all its forms, and with a focus on social justice, human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability and economic development. The ideal candidate has experience with the complexities of international cooperation and a professional track record of entrepreneurship in a career that has shown success in roles of progressively greater responsibilities. They love a challenge, are highly self-aware and derive their energy from effective teamwork. The Senior Manager, PDSI must have extensive experience in the development of proposals to institutional donors – such as Global Affairs Canada in particular. As a superior communicator in two or more languages, they are a natural collaborator and partnership broker who will be able to work well with Cuso International’s partners and country teams.
We are looking for a leader with feminist principles who is ready to apply their professional ambition to an organization that is re-inventing itself to have a greater impact in the world. We’re looking for someone who is known to have principled opinions; feminist principles; and who brings people together.
Program Development (55%)
Partnerships and Networking (15%)
Leadership and Line Management (20%)
Capacity building (5%)
Tools, Systems, Policies and Implementation (5%)
Knowledge and Skills
Strong understanding of evolving sector norms for integrated, feminist and localized approaches
Significant knowledge and skills of project design, results-based management and MEAL system
Gender-based analysis (GBA+)
Excellent organizational skills, ability to translate complex program and thematic information into proposal development
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
Strong oral and written communication skills; must be comfortable as a spokesperson for Cuso International and representing Cuso International with donors, partners, and key networks
Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications in a virtual office setting
Professional fluency in English is required, and fluency in at least one of Spanish or French
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, feminist principles, equality and human rights, climate action and environmental sustainability
Ability to make decisions and take initiative, as part of managing a complex and varied workload
Ability to work irregular hours and overtime when needed to meet critical deadlines
HOW TO APPLY
Cuso International is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture. We strive to actively celebrate diversity, advance our equitable practices, and drive greater inclusion. We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package and insurance, generous days of paid time off, including vacation and sick days, and more.
Cuso International is committed to the integrity of our volunteers, interns, staff, managers, board members and subcontractors in preventing sexual violence in the way we operate. This is done through a defined framework, code of conduct, values and guiding principles, as well as Cooperation Canada’s Leaders’ Pledge.
Please click the "Apply for This Job" button to submit your application by February 9th, 2024, at 11:59 PM (EST). Your résumé and one-page cover letter should demonstrate how you meet the position requirements. Please note that a confirmation email will be generated once you submit your application, but it may be directed to your spam or junk folders of your email inbox.
Cuso International is an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations will be provided at any stages of the hiring process upon request. Thank you for your interest in Cuso International.