Volunteer opportunities


*Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only

Countries: Madagascar, Morocco and Tunisia

Working language: Fluency in English and/or Arabic an asset


Under the responsibility of the PRIDE Programme Officer, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring the implementation of field activities and ensuring that the objectives set out in the project framework are achieved.

These activities include managing and supervising the development workers in his/her region, monitoring the partner strengthening activities and ensuring that the objectives defined in the PRIDE programming framework are met, in accordance with the contribution agreement signed with AMC and the IBCR policies and procedures.


The volunteer will be responsible for :

Management component:

• Ensure the proper implementation of the programme and actively participate in its planning, coordination, evaluation and updating in the countries of intervention in the region.
• Ensure the financial follow-up with the financial analyst of the headquarters of the activities of the PCs in relation to the reinforcement of the partners' skills.
• Contribute to the development of annual PCV work plans for the region according to measurable objectives and realistic timeframes, in compliance with the allocated means and the policies and procedures of the IBCR and the donor.
• Provide all reports and data required for the production of narrative and financial reports for his/her region and transmit information to the Programme Officer according to the programme timelines and IBCR and donor requirements.
• Coordinate field missions and support the organisation of support missions of IBCR staff in the countries of his/her region and under his/her responsibility as security referent, as well as exchanges between local and Canadian partners or other missions requested by the management in the framework of the PCV. 
• Contribute to the development, monitoring, implementation and revision of the reinforcement plans, partner sheets and national strategies.
• Ensure the integration of IBCR and PCV orientations and strategic plan in the framework of the actions carried out in the field.
• At the request of his/her line manager, carry out any other task related to his/her skills and to the smooth running of the Bureau.

VCP supervision component:

• Develop the terms of reference for the CPs' mandates in consultation with the partner organisations, according to the identified institutional capacity building needs, with final approval by the Programme Officer.
• Participate in the recruitment process of the CPs in collaboration with the HR officer at the headquarters
• Manage, supervise, mentor and evaluate the development workers (DPs) assigned in the countries in his/her region.
• Ensure that the CPs in the countries of intervention meet the legal requirements and collaborate with the HR officer if necessary on visa procedures in the field.
• Establish the priorities of action, objectives, work plan and deadlines of the development workers under his/her responsibility in line with the objectives defined in the cooperation programme.
• Ensure the proper use of the CPs' time and approve the time sheets, making sure to respect the compliance and requirements of the IBCR and the donor.

Safety component :

• Monitor the security situation and participate in the review of associated protocols, as provided for in the Bureau's health and safety policy.
• Ensure that safety rules are known to and respected by all CPs and PRIDE partners, and keep the Health and Safety Officer informed of any incident situations immediately and the Programme Officer in due course.

Representation component:

• Ensure the identification of actions to be highlighted under the VCP in the field in order to mobilise the engagement of the Canadian public.
• Follow up on partnership agreements between IBCR and field partners in the framework of the PCV.
• Maintain and develop a network of partnerships and alliances with local organisations and institutions and follow up with the VCP coordination team.
• Represent the IBCR to national authorities and Canadian cooperation in the field. 



Technical skills :

• An undergraduate degree in law, international development, management or a related field
• 3 to 5 years of significant work experience in a coordination or project management capacity, including at least one year in an international organisation 
• Experience of working in team management
• Experience in external representation of the organisation
• Knowledge of donors, particularly AMC
• Fluency in written and spoken French. The person must be able to write, edit, comment and correct texts independently 
• Demonstrated skills in human resources management in a variety of contexts
• Mastery of Microsoft Office 2010 (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Knowledge of MS Project is an asset;
• Knowledge of international development issues in the region and the following countries Madagascar, Morocco and Tunisia
• Knowledge of results-based management and the human rights-based approach
• Knowledge of new information technologies and interest in communication

Human skills :

• Demonstrated leadership and mobilization skills
• Strong analytical and writing skills
• Ability to work independently, and to multi-task
• Knowledge of security measures and their implementation in international cooperation 
• Sensitivity to cultural differences


Already based in one of the mentioned countries (important asset)
• Experience of field work in a developing country 
• Knowledge of children's rights
• Knowledge of the principles of equality between women and men
• Knowledge of the Canadian Volunteer Cooperation Programme

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to criminal record checks and reference checks


In addition to living an incomparable professional and human experience, you will benefit from advantageous conditions including :

• Monthly subsistence allowance
• Accommodation in the field.
• Round trip airfare, visa and residence permit.
• Emergency medical insurance and required vaccinations.
• Pre-departure training.
• Travel and accommodation costs for pre-departure training.
• Leave entitlement (depending on the length of the assignment).
• Join a passionate team committed to justice and human rights

*Vaccines can be reimbursed up to a maximum of $200

Area(s) of expertise:

Organisational management

Project management

Law, children's rights

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Duration of the contract:

12 months

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