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Remote-Work Opportunity: Project Manager – Food Security

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC) is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada. We foster greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.

By choosing PIWC, you are taking an active role in changing lives of the Inuit. Likewise, PIWC recognizes your value and is dedicated to supporting you and creating environments that fits our employee’s diverse lifestyles. We value your time and in addition to the recognition of public holidays, we celebrate holidays that recognize women and indigenous people.  Our Social Committee are actively engaged in creating space to connect, share experiences, celebrate each other, and recognize our work. Join our team!

This position will be offer opportunity to work remotely during the project term.

The Position:

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased an already strong need to improve programs and services for Inuit living out of Inuit Nunangat.

We are seeking a skilled individual to fill the role of Project Manager supporting the Food Security initiative for a 6-month temporary full-time position. This project focuses on Inuit living outside of their homelands, a large and growing population. With principles of inclusivity and equity, the project will support Inuit eligible for the pandemic supports with dignity and respect at the forefront of our approach.

An excellent communicator, the Project Manager will play a key role in implementing Pauktuutit’s Pandemic Community Support Fund.

As an ideal candidate, you are an engaging, self-motivated team player with exceptional project management skills, within a policy and program environment. You have knowledge and experience of the North and share our deep commitment to advocating for, and supporting, Inuit women and their families.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Be a project lead: adhering to best practices for community engagement, through innovation and safe practice, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate project activities in accordance with the contribution agreement; establish timelines and outlines.
  • Manage project, project budget, project timelines, and collaborate with other resources assigned to the specific projects to ensure timely completion of project deliverables in line with criteria specified by funder.
  • Plan, develop, and implement project work plan for project.
  • Support effective engagements with key stakeholders spanning Government Agencies, Indigenous Organizations and other key stakeholders as needed.
  • Lead the program goals in supporting Inuit women and their families who do not live in Inuit Nunangat.
  • Build out cultural approaches that ensure excellence in respect, communication, participation and creativity.
  • Write reports, summaries, correspondence, program content, etc.
  • Build and sustain partnerships and relationships with other Inuit organizations, communities, and service organizations as well as general outreach activities.
  • Provide project updates and briefings to the department leader.
  • Assist the leadership team in liaising with national and regional Inuit organizations and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide internal and external consultation, as required.

Administrative/Other responsibilities include:

  • Communicate appropriately about sensitive issues.
  • Participate in training and professional development initiatives as required.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all files where appropriate.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • A university or college degree in community development, sociology, gender studies, or other relevant subject or equivalent combination of education and experience working on issues impacting Inuit people.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ project management experience.
  • Experience with network building.
  • Knowledge of Inuit culture and socio-economic conditions within Inuit Nunangat are highly desirable.
  • Experience working with stakeholders, consultants, funders.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential and experience with project management software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of capacity building practices and concepts.
  • Knowledge of government systems with regards to funding, grants, and contributions
  • Experience with strategic and operational planning and program review.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of project management elements including resource management, managing budgets and report writing
  • Knowledge of current political and health, violence and abuse prevention, and socio-economic issues of Inuit highly desirable.
  • Ability to travel (post-pandemic) to remote communities is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management certification is an asset.
  • Spoken and written Inuktut language is desirable. French is an asset.

About PIWC:

Pauktuutit is a small but mighty team of individuals who work to improve the quality of life for all Inuit women. Our mission is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women and create change to advance women’s full social, economic, and cultural participation in communities in Inuit Nunangat, as well as cities across Canada where Inuit live.

Pauktuutit is an equal opportunity employer, with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive, accessible, and respectful work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Inuit and other Indigenous people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, and regulations.

We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please indicate so in your application. 

How to apply:

Please include a cover letter with your resume and send them to jobs@pauktuutit.ca or apply directly on our website at www.pauktuutit.ca/careers/

We thank all applicants for their interest in Pauktuutit; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

More Information

Location: Opportunity to work remotely during the project term
Status: 6-month temporary full-time position
Language Requirement: Spoken and written Inuktut language is desirable. French is an asset.