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Change for Children
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Program / Project Management
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Position Type
Full Time
AB - Edmonton Area
Career level
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)
$60,000 - $65,000
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Program Manager - International Projects

Posting Date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Closing Date: OCTOBER 6, 2017

Change for Children is an Edmonton-based international development charity with a 40 year history of facilitating community development projects in local communities in Latin America and Africa. Our projects increase the capacity of local people and community-based organizations to innovate for, participate in and advocate for poverty reduction and improved, sustainable livelihoods.

The primary responsibility of the Program Manager for International Projects is to oversee and administer all aspects of CFCA's program of international community development projects in Latin America and Africa through co-management with local partners, in accordance with the association's stated purpose and in such a manner that optimizes the use of financial and agency resources. The Program Manager for International Projects will spend 55% of his/her time on the management and implementation of a large-scale Global Affairs Canada (GAC) project and the balance on the facilitation of Change for Children’s international development program.

Management of CFCA’s International Development Projects Program:

Communication with Project Partners:

  • Communicates with past, present and potential partners to keep them  informed with respect to project policies and requirements of Change for Children and our funders;

  • Ensures that all projects are proceeding as planned and keeps abreast of any problems that arise through regular communication and correspondence;

  • Teaches Results-Based Management reporting formats to project partners;

  • Carries out up to two formal project monitoring trips per year to support the GAC project and up to one project monitoring trip per year to a project or region determined by the Executive Director.

Brigades and Tours:

  • Maintains partnerships with overseas NGOs to facilitate annual dental, donor and teacher brigades.

  • Organizes the logistics for annual brigades through communication with Canadian participants and southern partner organizations.


  • Works with Executive Director and Communications Coordinator to organize speaking engagements for project partners and CFCA staff and volunteers to interested schools, churches, workplaces and donor agencies;  

  • Supports the reporting of results to donors by working with the Communications Coordinator to prepare information about our projects for all CFCA publications and web-based media for dissemination to donors and donor agencies.

  • Prepares all international project proposal submissions for Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Alberta Government’s CIP Program and any other pertinent funding agencies (in coordination with funds development strategies) in results/outcomes based formats;

  • Prepares all project reports for submission to funding agencies;

  • Establishes and/or maintains relationships with funding agencies;

  • Establishes and/or maintains relationships with relevant Canadian CSOs and CSO networks to develop partnerships and learn about new developments in project innovation,design and implementation.

Internal Reporting:

  • Provides partner, funder, and project  information to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors for the planning,implementation and evaluation of the international projects program;

  • Works with the Executive Director and other staff in the planning and evaluating of the international projects program, establishing policies and procedures and ensuring their implementation;


  • Monitors,administers and evaluates the budget and finances of the international projects program;
  • Researches potential new funding agencies, and submits grant/funding proposals for project funds;

  • Researches and networks with community organizations and individuals that are prospective financial sponsors of specific projects;

  • Works with Executive Director and Communications Coordinator to facilitate community educational and fundraising presentations.


Education and Experience:

  • You have leadership experience;

  • You have demonstrated project management skills;

  • You have excellent communication skills ;

  • You are fluent in English and Spanish;

  • You are a team player and problem solver;

  • You have experience with international project administration, knowledge of Results-Based Management processes as well as experience in project monitoring, evaluation and learning feedback processes (PMEAL);

  • You have significant experience working in multicultural environments with multicultural partners;

  • You have a highly developed capacity to establish strong networks, be adaptable, and be a team player;

  • You are a strategic thinker and problem solver and you have skills to analyze information and risks, make informed decisions and deliver strategic advice to management;

  • You have a related degree in project management, international development or equivalent.


The Program Manager position offers a salary range of $60,000 to $65,000 annually + health benefit package.


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