International Education and Training Advisor - Cawst, Calgary

Closing date:  28 Oct 2011

Position Summary:

The International Education and Training Advisor is responsible for building the capacity of CAWST staff and client trainers in effective facilitation skills. Another key aspect of the position is to support clients in the education development process to customize and develop their own education and training materials. This position will also help to develop and improve CAWST’s suite of education and training materials on water, hygiene and sanitation.
International travel approximately 3-4 trips per year, up to 50% of time.

Build Capacity of Trainers • Increase capacity of CAWST staff and client trainers to effectively deliver workshops, exchange information, and communicate with their target audiences. • Increase capacity of clients to customize and develop their own education and training materials that take into consideration the local context, gender and the environment. • Assist with the coordination and facilitation of bi-annual Learning Exchanges to support professional development, knowledge sharing and feedback within CAWST and client networks. • Manage and supervise staff, contractors and volunteers who assist with capacity building.

Education Program Development
• Support the development and improvement of CAWST’s education and training materials related to water, hygiene and sanitation. • Develop customized training materials for clients, as required.

Business Development
• Create demand for our services through active outreach to clients. • Assist with proposal writing, fund development and donor reporting, as required.

Education Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent with preference given to those with a second degree, diploma or equivalent training in engineering, science, public health, or international development.

Experience Requirements: • International development and education experience (2-5 yrs) with focus on at least one of the following areas: capacity building, participatory training, curriculum development, effective facilitation skills, mentoring and coaching. • Related experience (1-3 yrs) on water, hygiene and/or sanitation. • Proficient in Windows-based computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint). • Preferred experience in information and communication technology (e.g. website management, use of multimedia tools for education and training).

Skills and Attributes: • Languages: Fluent French required (verbal and written). • Communication: Excellent written and verbal English with the ability to target different and cross-cultural audiences. Build rapport to engage and motivate individuals. • Facilitation: Create a participatory learning environment and use a range of cross-cultural facilitation methods. • Team Player: An accomplished professional who can work well both independently and within a team. • Innovation and Creativity: Create new and interesting concepts or activities, strategic thinking as well as proactive coordinator. • Able to work in challenging situations internationally in different cultures. • Organizational: Able to handle multiple tasks and balance priorities with various stakeholders. • Analytical Capability: Assess opportunities and make recommendations. • Good Judgement: Be a self-starter and work independently. • Entrepreneurial: Comfortable with the risk of participating in a young, innovative organization. • Credible: Able to quickly establish credibility with potential clients and other stakeholders. • Lifelong Learner: Committed to professional development and sharing new learning with others.

Additional Requirments: • Only candidates who are eligible to work in Canada should apply. • Candidates need to submit the attached questionnaire as part of their application.

Compensation: Will be discussed in personal interview.

Start Date: January 5, 2012

To Apply:
Please download and fill out the questionnaire

Please send your resume, cover letter and questionnaire responses by Friday, October 28, 2011 to . No calls please - only qualified candidates with complete applications will be contacted.