Project Assistant Job Vacancy at the Gaia Foundation - Africa & the Extractive Industries
Gaia is recruiting a Project Assistant to work with their team and partner organisations to support the successful implementation of activities for the project "Strengthening African Civil Society Organisation networks to respond to the rapid growth of extractive industries".
Gaia is looking for someone with experience in working on campaigns and with coalitions; a good understanding of the challenges faced by African communities as a result of the growth of the extractive industries; and excellent organisational and administration skills. The three-year project, supported by the European Commission, aims to support communities in five African countries to have their voices heard at key decision making for and platforms regarding how extractive industries, especially mining, are affecting their land rights, community governance systems, access to water and their food systems. The Project Assistant will play a key role in project monitoring and reporting, communication between partners, as well as the creation of advocacy materials for use with a variety of stakeholders.
Guinea Coordinator for RWI - Mining Sector Support
RWI is seeking an experienced professional to be based in Conakry, Guinea to manage its mining-sector technical assistance project with the government of Guinea.
The project coordinator will manage RWI’s technical assistance to the government. S/he will be posted in the Ministry of Mines and work daily with officials from the Ministry and the two government committees managing Guinea’s mining contract review process, to support legal and fiscal reform as well as the contract review. The consultant will serve as the primary liaison between the Guinean government, RWI management and technical staff, and other international experts brought in to support the Government’s efforts.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and English and French writing samples to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Guinea Coordinator Application” in the subject line.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions
The Nunatsiavut Government, Memorial University and Trent University invite applications for 2 postdoctoral researcher positions to direct research into: 1. Social indicators of community health and well-being and their association with mineral development in Nunatsiavut (Labrador) and 2. Impacts and monitoring of mineral development on biophysical systems in Nunatsiavut (Labrador). The successful candidates will also contribute to an in-depth publication involving all facets of the Voisey’s Bay 10-year review project, with the goal of informing future mining and monitoring policy in the region and across the Canadian Arctic.
To apply for one of these positions, please send a cover letter, CV highlighting relevant experience and the names and contact information of three academic and/or community references to either Dr. Chris Furgal
) or Dr. Arn Keeling
) and Dr. Trevor Bell
). Please clearly identify which position you are applying for in your covering material. Closing date for applications in November 1st, 2012 or until the positions are filled.
Extractive Industry Research Network Coordinator
Contract – one year, with a possibility of renewal
Negotiable but preferably by September 3, 2012
20 hours per week
$20 per hour/no benefits
Closing Date for Applications:
Posted until filled
Post secondary degree in a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One to two years of recent project coordination experience including maintaining and reconciling budgets in an educational or non-profit environment.
Application Process Details:
- Strong administrative and financial administration skills
- Strong communication skills, including excellent verbal and written English skills
- Excellent interpersonal and team work skills
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent organizational skills to work effectively
- Ability to set priorities and maintain deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail
- Tact, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with others
- Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, take initiative and solve problems
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Minute taking skills
- Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Fluency in French and/or Spanish is an asset.
- Experience with web page and web platform management is an asset
Your complete application package must include a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of at least three references.
Please ensure that “EI Research Network Coordinator” is quoted in e-mail subject lines and all hard copy applications.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Priority consideration is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada. York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
Applications should be submitted to:
EI Research Network Coordinator Hiring Committee
The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation
Fifth Floor, York Research Tower
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
National Education Coordinator - USHRN
The US Human Rights Network (USHRN), a national human rights network with a membership of more than 300 organizations and 3,000 individual members, seeks a National Education Coordinator (full time position).
The National Education Coordinator will be responsible for the USHRN’s efforts to build and bolster the capacity of our membership in human rights education, organizing, and advocacy. The National Education Coordinator will work within the framework of a USHRN plan to coordinate, develop, implement, grow, and evaluate the USHRN’s human rights education and skills building programs. S/he will strengthen the USHRN’s membership base among directly-affected communities, grassroots and community based organizations, policy advocacy groups, civil rights organizations, and others by deepening understanding of human rights organizing, standards, laws and mechanisms, and building connections between members and different issue groups.
Network Coordinator: Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application deadline: Thursday June 7, 2012
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) unites over 20 environmental, international development, faith-based, labour and social justice organizations around the shared objective of improving the accountability of Canadian corporations. Canadian civil society organizations created the CNCA in 2005 to provide a forum for information sharing and collaboration on activities related to the regulation of Canadian companies. The Network currently has a focus on mining, oil and gas companies that operate in developing countries.
The CNCA is hiring a part-time coordinator (4 days per week) who will report to the CNCA Steering Committee. The position will be based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the activities of the CNCA, and helping the group elaborate strategies for policy development and promotion, and public awareness. Working under the direction of a Reference Group and in collaboration with the Steering Committee, the Coordinator will facilitate strategy development and assist in the implementation of network activities in collaboration with CNCA members.
She or he will be a self-starter, able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision while ensuring coherence of all activities with the mandate and priorities of the CNCA.
The Coordinator will work closely with the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee of the CNCA. Specific priorities for the CNCA are defined annually in the work plan. Currently, the work of the CNCA is focused on the practical and policy implications of Canadian mining companies' operations in developing countries, informing and educating federal elected officials on the issues, and producing analysis and materials for use by members to raise awareness among the general public.
Complete job posting at www.goodworkcanada.ca/greenjobs.php?id=17326
Director of Publish What You Pay - Canada
Publish What You Pay-Canada is seeking a Director to
service and coordinate the PWYP NGO coalition in Canada and act as the
focal point of information on the Canadian PWYP campaign. The Director
will facilitate strategy development and assist in the implementation of
coalition activities in collaboration with Canadian NGO members and the
International PWYP Secretariat. The Director will liaise with the
global PWYP coalition and represent the Canadian coalition at the
Specialist, Corporate Ethics - Cameco
Deadline for applications is May 4, 2012
POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working with the risk management department, you will be responsible for the effective monitoring, investigation, and timely response to employee disclosure on code of conduct and ethics concerns. You will manage the corporate ethics hotline, including the recording and management of data, follow up and corrective action, and the development and distribution of reports to relevant stakeholders.
You will lead investigations if required as well as participating in internal audit processes as a resource on fraud prevention. You will work to promote awareness throughout the organization by producing materials and relevant training programs for employees.
You will also play an integral role in developing the framework, coordinating and supporting the corporate wide business continuity program.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Requirements of the position:
- Bachelor’s degree in commerce, accounting, or a related field
- Eight to twelve years related work experience
- A minimum of three years experience in leading and conducting fraud/hotline investigations
- Equivalent combination of education and work experience considered
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation
- Demonstrated knowledge of SOX governance and related legislative requirements
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
- Experience performing investigative interviews and analysing responses
- Experienced in utilizing data mining and analysis tools such as ACL
Assets: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation
- Competitive pay
- superior benefits
- employee share ownership plan for all employees
- Live Better wellness program
Cameco values diversity. In keeping with this principle and our employment equity goals, we particularly encourage qualified applicants from the designated equity groups to apply.
To explore this career opportunity, please visit www.cameco.com/careers
. Deadline for applications is May 4, 2012. Please quote competition number C12-121.
Sheldon Chumir Foundation Internship in Ethics in Leadership 2012 - 2013
Application Deadline: March 16, 2012
More information: www.chumirethicsfoundation.ca
Applications are invited from senior university or college students or graduates in any field relevant to ethics in leadership for an Internship with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. Interns work with the Foundation on research, program development and implementation, publications, public engagement, and related administrative support.
The Foundation seeks Interns who display an understanding of ethics in leadership and public life, demonstrated experience in working with the community, strong organizational skills, superior writing skills and a personal commitment to the Foundation's mission.
The deadline for receipt of application packages by the Foundation is March 16, 2012.
Complete details available at www.chumirethicsfoundation.ca
PhD Research Assistant: Socially Responsible Investment-Knowledge Mobilization
Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
More Information: www.cbern.ca/participate/opportunities
CBERN promotes knowledge-sharing within the field of business ethics through a variety of activities and initiatives, often organized around one of CBERN’s themed Clusters. CBERN requires a student currently enrolled in a PhD Program at a Canadian institution to assist CBERN staff and volunteers with a knowledge mobilization initiative by the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Cluster, in advance of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Academic Network Conference 2012
. CBERN will be co-hosting this conference at York University, Toronto, October 1-3.
The successful candidate will assist CBERN’s Research and Outreach Coordinator and Online Program Coordinator to:
Develop and implement a knowledge mobilization strategy to engage researchers and practitioners around Research Snapshots produced in conjunction with:
- Co-Leaders of the SRI Cluster
- Representatives of the UN PRI Academic Network Conference
- Research Impact’s knowledge mobilization team at York University, and,
- Researchers at institutions across Canada working in the field of socially responsible investment
Evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy in advance of and following the UN PRI Academic Network Conference, October 1-3, 2012.
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Kinross Knowledge Chair in Environmental Governance (U of Guelph)
Funded by a generous endowment from the Kinross Gold Corporation,
the Chair in Environmental Governance will be held by an established
contributor to the governance of the environment and natural
resources in Canada or abroad, who will bring extensive experience,
professional expertise and/or scholarly excellence to campus for a period
of approximately four to six months to share existing
knowledge and develop opportunities for further knowledge creation.
Unlike traditional chairs, this is a unique Knowledge Exchange
Chair with the intent of bringing high profile experts to campus
and enriching intellectual conversations both on and off campus.
Deadline for applications: November 11 2011
the complete details on the Call for Applicants (PDF 384KB)