#TORONTO Plan Canada vacancy: Program Manager

Program Manager

Status: Permanent full-time position

Department: International Programs

Reports To: Senior Program Manager

Compensation Band: 3A

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, Emergency Response team, the Program Manager will contribute by expanding the portfolio through developing new projects and the management of an assigned grant portfolio ensuring the effective implementation of quality programming and donor compliance.

The position is based in Toronto, Canada with frequent travel to Plan field offices.

Development and Fundraising
  • Develop concepts and proposals for humanitarian assistance. This entails conducting needs assessments, project design, and proposal writing. 
  • Be familiar with and collaborate with potential donors (including, World Food Program, DFATD, UNICEF, UNHCR etc) and partners to identify and develop new projects and programs.
  • Participate in the creation a sustainable growth plan for the Humanitarian Assistance portfolio. 
  • Provide support to other projects as required.
  • Monitor assigned projects to support Plan field offices in understanding and adhering to donor agreements and Plan compliance guidelines
  • Maintain regular communications with Plan field offices and donors; visit project sites as required.
  • Ensure quality program implementation of approved projects
  • Work closely with Plan field office staff to compile and write progress reports to donors in accordance with donor requirements; help formulate, review and revise annual project workplans and periodic evaluations
  • Work with Compliance managers to review and oversee relevant budgets and financial reports for donors
  • Contribute to the team’s shared systems and tools to ensure best practices in program management
People Leadership and Managerial Responsibilities
The Manager position often will not have people leadership but rather be an individual contributor as part of a wider team with specific accountabilities within a team. If individual is a people leader both team size, budget and projects/program scope will be at departmental level impact. Where individual is accountable for a team, this person is directly responsible for the management of that team and is reflected on his/her performance framework at a minimum 10% of time. Budget and number of staff can be directly correlated to scope of portfolio. Role includes full accountability for recruitment, hiring, setting performance expectations, and managing performance, promotion, demotion and discipline up to and including termination in line with organizational policy and adherence to legislative requirements including ESA and Human Rights Code. Leadership includes the management of: temporary, contract, intern, volunteer or permanent staff.

  • Excellent Proposal Writing Skills 
  • Strong Compliance Skills
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, Plan field offices, donors and partners
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to review, synthesize information and produce quality reports and proposals as per donor requirements
  • Familiarity with Results Based Management (RBM) and a basic understanding of financial management
  • Familiarity with rights based programming 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a collegial manner in a team based context
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in international development project management and development 
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Must speak, read and write in English
  • Able to communicate in French would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to review and synthesize information and produce appropriate reports
  • Master’s degree in relevant area and/or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to travel internationally (a valid passport will be required) 
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), MS Project and internet use
About Plan Canada
Imagine working for a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) that’s dedicated to creating a better world. That’s Plan Canada, a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.

Plan Canada is part of a global network of offices in over 69 countries. Our busy Toronto- and Ottawa-based offices undertake fundraising, donor engagement and public outreach, as well as overseeing a wide variety of field programs led by our International Program Department, which includes experts in health, education, water and sanitation, economic security, gender equity, child protection and participation, and humanitarian assistance.
We at Plan Canada are a dedicated, passionate and diverse team of over 200 employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

Join us and plan to change the world.

How to apply:
To apply for this role please forward your CV and covering letter, outlining your skills and experience to gethired@plancanada.ca by October 20, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please reference Program Manager- Emergencies in the subject line.

Plan sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

Applications from Canadians and Permanent Residents will only be considered.

Plan Canada is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.