Partnership Africa Canada Job Vacancy: Director, Field Operations - Ottawa, Canada

Position: Director, Field Operations
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Deadline for applications: Friday, August 19, 2016
Starting date: As soon as possible
Salary: $81,267 (This figure includes fringe benefits)

About Partnership Africa Canada
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) is a global leader in developing innovative approaches to strengthen natural resource governance in high-risk and conflict regions. For 30 years, PAC has collaborated with partners to promote policy dialogue and solutions for sustainable development.

PAC focuses on:
  • Investigating and reporting on the lack of accountability, poor governance, and human rights violations associated with conflict minerals.
  • Developing and implementing solutions in collaboration with local partners to improve natural resource governance, including the certification of conflict minerals and clean supply chains.
  • Providing capacity-building and technical assistance to support transparency in the mining sector, including the development of industry guidelines.
  • Promoting policies and programs that support gender equality and women's entrepreneurship in artisanal mining.
We were co-nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for our work to end the trade of conflict diamonds and our efforts to help establish the Kimberley Process diamond certification scheme. PAC collaborates closely with regional and international initiatives, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

To maximize PAC’s impact, our international activities will be implemented by a Field Operations team. This team will work in collaboration with our subject matter experts, the Technical and Operations Support team, to ensure the mobilization of PAC’s expertise in keeping with our strategic direction.

Partnership Africa Canada is based in Ottawa, with offices in in Kampala (Uganda), Bunia and Mambasa (Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo), Bukavu (South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo), and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Director, Field Operations

The Field Operations Director, reporting to the Executive Director, is a senior position at Partnership Africa Canada. The Field Operations Director is responsible for the management of all country offices, overall implementation of field activities, and the reporting on progress of activities.

Program Management:
  • Responsible for overall implementation of field operations and delegated responsibility for field delivery of high-quality programing.
  • In collaboration with Technical and Operations Support team and Field Project Managers, implement innovative, high-quality programs that align with Partnership Africa Canada’s strategic direction.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with stakeholders and PAC partners including governments, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society to ensure successful program delivery.
  • With the support of the Technical and Operations Support team, ensure PAC’s gender and environment strategies are implemented throughout all programs.
  • Collaborate with the Impact & Innovation team on program development, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and the sharing of learnings.
Staff Management:
  • Oversee all Partnership Africa Canada field offices, including compliance of organizational policies, as well as donor and host-country regulations.
  • Manage the Field Operations team, including hiring, capacity-building, and performance evaluations.
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to the Field Operations team.
  • Work with field offices to improve and streamline operational systems, processes, and policies.
Reporting and Budget Management:
  • Serve as a budget holder for field programs, and manage and support sub-budget holders.
  • Ensure the preparation of timely and high quality progress reports, program reports, and donor reports.
  • In collaboration with the Finance team, support the planning, monitoring, execution and reporting on program budgets.
  • In close coordination with other members of Partnership Africa Canada’s leadership team, stand accountable for program progress and delivery in accordance with grant agreements, objectives, milestones, timeframes, and on budget.
Candidates are asked to clearly demonstrate in their applications how they meet the following requirements of the position:
  • A minimum of seven years of senior management experience in a non-profit environment, including significant experience managing field operations.
  • A university degree (masters or equivalent work experience) in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs over $5 million.
  • Demonstrated task management, with experience managing a complex workload.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, with conflict resolution experience in international team settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in reporting on progress to organizational leadership, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control, including managing grants from major institutional donors.
  • Experience managing and developing a high performing team, with the ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Understanding of issues surrounding natural resource governance, including human rights and conflict, as well as transparency and accountability in the extractive sector.
  • Fluency in English and French (written and verbal).
  • Ability to travel internationally, possibly frequently and to difficult environments.
PAC’s headquarters are located in Ottawa. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

How to apply:
Send the following information by email to
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • The completed Supplementary Information Form (CLICK HERE)
The deadline for applications is Friday, August 19, 2016.

No telephone calls or walk-ins please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.