Position Available: Grants Manager/ Programme Manager

April 21, 2023 •

REVISED – The Voluntary Principles Initiative is a global, multistakeholder initiative which helps companies in maintaining security of their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human rights. The Ottawa-based Secretariat is seeking a self-starting Grants Manager/ Programme Manager to join our small team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a small number of grants in different regions of the globe focused on strengthening on-the-ground practices that help reduce human rights violations in business operations.

The Voluntary Principles Initiative supports a range of multi-stakeholder working groups that share best practices, foster multi-stakeholder dialogue at the local level, and raise awareness on local security and human rights challenges.

The successful candidate may also on occasion help support other projects at the initiative. 

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the application, renewal, and reporting of all grants with working groups, supporting alignment with strategic objectives, and results-based reporting;
  • Help improve working group policies and procedures such as reporting templates, grant agreements, and policies;
  • Together with other staff members, coordinate technical and policy support to working groups;
  • Draft KPIs and impact indicators as required to help develop accountability frameworks;
  • Support engagement and sharing of knowledge among different working groups, including by regularly updating content to the WG network platform;
  • Identify important achievements by the working groups and develop written materials and reports for funders and other stakeholders.

Position Requirements:

  • 8 years of experience in grant management or programme management roles.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Robust project management skills. Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Office 365, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Location of employment: the office is located in Ottawa. Hybrid format available (minimum 3 days/week in the office; up to 2 days/week at home if desired). Remote work might be considered for outstanding candidates.
  • Strong English language and communications skills in writing and speaking.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Detail and deadline-oriented.
  • Ability to work in various projects simultaneously; ability to shift priorities on a daily basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Fluency in other languages, particularly French and Spanish.
  • Strong policy analysis and policy development skills.
  • Experience managing grants in other regions of the globe considered a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of the global human rights movement or experience working in the extractive sector.
  • Experience working for a multi-stakeholder initiative or a membership-based organization.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary (commensurable with experience) and generous benefits package.  The ideal candidate is available for full-time long-term employment (37.5 hours/week) but the hiring manager will consider very strong candidates interested in 3 or 4 days/week.

Please forward your covering letter and resume by email by Friday, June 9, 2023 to: careers@voluntaryprinciples.org. Please note interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis.

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