Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is seeking applications for the regular full-time position of IFEX Network Programme Coordinator. IFEX is a network of 88 member organisations worldwide that defend and promote the right to free expression (www.ifex.org). The IFEX Secretariat is based in Toronto, where it is managed by IFEX member organisation CJFE (www.cjfe.org). IFEX's Network Development Programme aims to provide support opportunities that strengthen IFEX members and contribute to the development of the IFEX network as a diverse, engaged, and effective international freedom of expression community. Job purpose: The priority in this role is to support IFEX’s overall network development goals by coordinating designated regional networking projects; providing institutional strengthening support to IFEX members; and liaising with a wide range of potential partner and member organisations. This is primarily a project management role with the need for familiarity and experience with facilitating and advancing the work of networks, scanning for support opportunities, planning and managing annual programme and project budgets, and managing projects and contractors remotely. Main duties and responsibilities of the Network Programme Coordinator: • Coordinate all aspects of designated projects, generally related to regional networking, including project agreements with partners, implementation plans, events and/or workshops planning, consultants, project budgets, as well as project evaluation and reporting • Provide institutional strengthening support to IFEX member organisations in coordination with relevant IFEX staff and external consultants • Foster strong relationships and assess opportunities for engagement with a wide range of organisations to identify potential strategic partners and IFEX members • Provide support to membership and network engagement initiatives • Contribute to ongoing development of Network Development Programme strategy • Other duties as required CJFE provides a competitive salary and benefits program and a rewarding work environment. Experience, skills and qualifications: • University degree in a related field such as political science, international relations, or equivalent qualifications; • 1-3 years’ experience in international project management; • Experience in organising and facilitating workshops and training events; • Experience working internationally and/or with partners/service providers overseas; • Experience working with NGOs, networks and/or coalitions; • Solid understanding of human rights, freedom of expression and democratic development issues; • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish; Arabic and/or French an asset; • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a variety of contexts; • Excellent organisational and administrative skills, strong attention to detail; • Familiarity/experience using a wide variety of digital tools and social media • Must be eligible to work in Canada.