Food For The Poor Canada is seeking a SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS to provide expertise for our work in the Caribbean and Latin America. Food For The Poor Canada is going through an exciting period of growth; we are in our 11th year working with Canadians for Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas, Honduras and Guyana. You will play a critical role in driving forward this time of growth by capitalizing on the credibility, network and experience we have gained over the last 11 years, combined with the collaboration, support and partnership of Food For The Poor internationally.
Food For The Poor of Canada, Inc. (FFPC) is a small and nimble charity that has the infrastructure of a large NGO. We work with established partners (Food For The Poor USA, FFP Haiti, FFP Jamaica, FFP Guyana and other partners) to support humanitarian projects that create lasting impact. We build villages, homes, water wells, schools, and clinics and manage sustainability projects funded by FFPC donors. Our work also involves the distribution of goods to schools, orphanages, churches, hospitals, and community leaders that work directly with the people they serve.
Over the last 11 years FFPC and its Canadian donors have built 124 homes and 32 schools, as well as shipped and distributed $32 million worth of food, educational and medical supplies.
As a pivotal member of the Food For The Poor Canada team, the Senior Project Manager will provide exceptional support in the areas of project management, proposal and report writing, preparing and managing budgets, tracking revenue and expenses as well as ongoing relationship management with our Canadian partners and international partners. The candidate will steward donor money by ensuring that projects are done in an effective and efficient manner, keeping records of all receipts, invoices and payments. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Project Manager will support impactful and effective international programming for FFPC. You will be also be responsible for procurement, shipping and logistics, working with Canadian partners to ship and distribute food, medical and educational aid to partners in various countries.
The Senior Project Manager is an integral member of a small team at Food For The Poor Canada. You will be based in Toronto and will work closely with the international offices of FFP in Jamaica, Guyana and Haiti as well as other partners in Honduras and Bahamas and will be engaged in all the various stages of shipping, building and sustainability projects, working on the development, management and execution of FFPC programs and projects. You will manage volunteer project builds, from logistics to safety and execution, the full cycle of a volunteer experience, travelling one to three times a year to the region.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Project Manager will have the following responsibilities:
- Produce written proposals, reports and presentations for donors and prospects
- Track the incoming and outgoing funds for each project, managing the budgets of all projects
- Keep a dashboard of timelines, progress, budget, quality control reports and updates available for each project
- Ensure accurate records on projects are kept, and produce reports to maintain accountability to stakeholders
- Manage volunteer project builds, from logistics to safety and execution, the full cycle of a volunteer experience
- Procure goods in kind, manage shipping, documentation, reporting and logistics of distribution of goods in kind
- Opportunity to support small donor cultivation events as a speaker and representative of FFPC
- Undertake tasks as required for the effective management of FFPC Programs
- Support the identification of new partners and new programming opportunities
- Contribute to designing and developing programs
- Support the fundraising and communication department with the development of communications materials based on lessons learned and stories and infographics
- 3 to 7 years of experience in programming and project management
- A degree in a relevant field: candidates with post-secondary certificates in international development, project management or corporate social responsibility are preferred
- Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
- Well organized, ability to work on complex projects, at a fast pace, in a results-driven environment
- Experience in managing a demanding workload, able to effectively prioritize and work independently
- Excellent strategic thinker with strong analytical abilities and math skills
- Proven accuracy and exceptional attention to detail
- Demonstrated independence, creativity, and resourcefulness, while working within the setting of a dynamic team
- Interested in helping create and maintain a strong process, infrastructure and platform to ensure clarity and accuracy in all projects
- Willingness to travel internationally and to be away between 5 and 15 days a year
Food For The Poor is a Christian relief and development organization working in 18 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. Food For The Poor has provided in excess of $18 billion USD in aid, and has built 400 schools and 84,000 homes in the region over the last 38 years.
Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) uses a unique and powerful combination of basic aid and sustainable development to build strong and prosperous communities in the Caribbean and Latin America. We respond to urgent needs while also building community and social infrastructure where it is needed most, through food, housing, education, health and livelihood.
We offer the opportunity to work with a group of dedicated professionals, as well as mentorship and professional-development opportunities to help support the successful candidate.
Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining why you are interested in joining FFPC and your qualifications for the position.
Applicants from all faiths, beliefs and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Position Type: Full Time
Applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2020. Please note that we will be reviewing and evaluating applications on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found, we encourage early application.
- On February 28, 2020