Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We link people living in poverty with the opportunities they need to improve their lives by supporting social enterprises that serve their needs, by educating Canadians about de-colonized approaches to global development and by advocating for improved development-related policies in Canada.
EWB is seeking a Community Mobilization Coordinator to engage, develop and mobilize a network of youth advocates from across Canada towards actions that press governments and institutions to adopt policies and practices that will accelerate sustainable, inclusive global development.
Over the past decade, EWB has contributed to several policy wins including an increase in Canada’s ODA bill in budget 2018 by $2 Billion, along with an additional $1.5 billion for innovative finance; the creation of Canada’s DFI, FinDev Canada; and the passage of “The Better Aid Bill” untying Canada’s aid and having Canada sign on to the International Aid Transparency Initiative. As we set our eyes on global post-pandemic recovery, we are going through a period of rapid growth in ambition to build a holistic agenda and develop coherence towards increasing Canada’s contribution for sustainable global development across all financing mechanisms- from grants to concessionary finance to private sector investments.
We are looking for a candidate who is highly engaging and charismatic, and eager to lead a community of youth advocates and change makers.
Reporting to the Campaign Communications Manager and working in tandem with colleagues in EWB’s Community Team, the Community Mobilization Coordinator is responsible for fostering engagement and mobilizing the Engineers Without Borders’ community across Canada towards achieving common impact goals.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Building and providing ongoing support to a robust, sustainable advocacy volunteer leadership network across Canada:
Create and coordinate situation-specific community mobilization activities and annual advocacy campaigns
Conceptualize, organize, facilitate and participate in events for EWB’s Membership, including:
*Strengthen relationship between EWB and Parliament *Inform MPs of our annual campaign/official policy ask
*Demonstration of public support for official policy ask *Targeted at Parliament
*Advocacy training, meetings with MPs and annual campaign closing with the whole of EWB’s advocacy community in Ottawa *Budget response/final ask for MP support
Other duties as assigned
The successful candidate will have or possess the strong potential to develop talents, aptitudes, skills and experiences in the following areas:
EWB is a remote work organization. The candidate should be based in Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area, or Montreal and may be required to travel within Canada.
CompensationThis is a full-time, permanent position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package.
What’s it like to work at EWB?EWB is a high-performing team-based work environment. We are a small team with staff members based across Canada and on the African Continent.
EWB is a remote working office. Our office culture is one of passion, entrepreneurship, pragmatism, thoughtfulness, dedication and hard work. We have a strong commitment to excellence and achieving results. Our leaders, staff, and volunteers are youthful; this manifests in our dynamic and positive outlook.
Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality
EWB embraces diverse cultures, heritages, experiences and opinions in efforts to enrich our programmes and foster inclusive decision making. EWB is committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free employment free from discrimination, and to hiring diverse candidates.EWB believes that gender discrimination is a root cause of global poverty and economic inequality, and the achievement of gender equality is integral to our mission of achieving systemic change and creating a more just society. We seek to achieve a vision of a more equitable society, inherent to which is the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, class, ethnicity, disability, age or another status.
avril 22, 2022
mai 8, 2022
Engineers Without Borders Canada
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