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Women’s Leadership and Gender Specialist

Date limite: 14 décembre 2012 à 00h00
Types d’emploi: Emploi
Lieu de l’emploi: Au Canada

Women’s Leadership and Gender Specialist

Deadline :
Fri., Dec. 14th 2012
Women’s Leadership and Gender Specialist
Program Staff Position
Coady International Institute

The Coady International Institute is a world-class leader in community-based, citizen-driven development education. In collaboration with partners in Canada and the global south, the institute is committed to reducing poverty and transforming societies by strengthening local economies, building resilient communities, and promoting accountable democracies.

Women’s leadership is a strong focus for the Coady Institute’s work, and gender and power analysis is important in all of our programs. We currently offer four dedicated educational programs for international, Canadian and indigenous women, we are working with partners to develop similar programming in international contexts, and we have launched a publication series devoted to the topic of women’s leadership.

The Institute is in the process of strengthening its capacity in the areas of women’s leadership and gender. As a member of the Coady’s teaching and research team, the successful candidate for this full-time position will have ;

Requirements :

  • Five plus years experience and expertise related to women’s leadership, empowerment and gender
  • analysis ;
  • Knowledge and experience with adult education methodologies and building new knowledge through research initiatives ;
  • Knowledge and experience working with international programs. Additional experience in the Canadian context is also highly desirable ;
  • Capacity for networking and managing collaborative partnerships ;
  • A Masters in related area is highly desirable, though comparable experience will be considered ;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and organizational skills ;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills ;
  • Ability to work independently while ensuring that outcomes are met ;
  • Ability to travel internationally.

Responsibilities :

  • Facilitate educational programs, develop curricula and conduct research initiatives on women’s
  • leadership/empowerment, gender and power analysis ;
  • Manage the Global Change Leaders program (50% time) – a seven-week certificate program aimed at building leadership capacities of emerging women leaders from the global south ;
  • Contribute to donor reports as required ;
  • Contribute to the life of Coady and Coady programs as a mentor, advisor and colleague.
  • This position is a full time permanent position located at the Coady International Institute on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, with potential for travel within North America and overseas. This is an AUT position and subject to the terms and conditions of the AUT Collective Agreement. Rank and Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Closing date for applications is December 14, 2012. To express your interest in this role, please direct your resume (CV) and a 500 word statement describing your interest, experience, and the approach you would bring to this position in confidence to :

Dr. John Gaventa
Coady International Institute
Antigonish Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5
StFX University
Email :

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates, especially women and members of minority groups, are encouraged to apply ; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI)

L’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), est un regroupement de 64 organisations québécoises qui œuvrent, à l’étranger et au Québec, pour un développement durable et humain.

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