CARE Canada

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Project Administrative Officer

Nov 23, 2018
Various Locations, Ontario
Entry Level

CARE Canada is currently seeking a Project Administrative Officer to be based in Ottawa, Canada.

The CARE Canada global health department is a dynamic and inspired group of gender equality and health champions currently seeking a Project Administrative Officer to support the Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project implemented by CARE Canada in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The Project Administrative Officer will be a key part of the SANI project’s success and will work with the Program Manager for SANI to support the grant management and administration of the project, which includes communicating to partner organizations and Country Offices to ensure they are meeting their contractual requirements.  As a highly organized and detailed oriented individual, you will successfully ensure that project requirements are met and the project information system is maintained.  Your strong communication skills, including inter-cultural communication, allows you to collaborate well with SANI project partners and Country Offices to solve problems.   You will also be supporting the CARE partnership with Cuso International by providing ongoing assistance to the volunteers from recruitment to repatriation.

Enthusiasm for excellence in Global Health programming with a passion for gender equality and health make you an ideal candidate.  Colleagues encourage one another to innovate, use participatory approaches, learn iteratively and strive for program excellence. The Project Administrative Officer will be able to draw support from CARE’s basic programming and coaching resources online and from colleagues around the CARE world. 


  • Promote and maintain an organizational culture that advances gender equality, reduces power abuse and inequalities, and fosters trust and safety.
  • Create an environment within CARE's workplaces, programming, and communities where CARE works, that is free from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation and child abuse (SHEA-CA).
  • Ensure high standards of prevention and response measures for SHEA-CA are in place consistent with the CARE International Policy on PSEA-CP and CARE International Performance Standards. 

What you offer:

  • You have a College or Bachelor’s degree in international development studies, women’s studies, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience as a minimum.
  • You have a minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in an office environment
  • You have advanced organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • You have experience working in an administrative support role
  • You have strong computer literacy (MS Office Suite), especially in Excel and Word
  • You have excellent writing skills for reports and correspondence
  • You have excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • You have excellent written and verbal communications skills in either Spanish or Portuguese

What would make you extraordinary (Assets)?

  • You have field experience working overseas, in a development context
  • You have a knowledge of development issues in low and middle income countries
  • You have a knowledge of global health programming
  • You have a familiarity with the development branch of Global Affairs Canada
  • You have experience in capacity building with partners and colleagues

What we offer:

  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services
  • Learning and development opportunities, and specialised training
  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy
  • A family friendly environment
  • Free parking, access to public transportation; central location close to popular amenities
  • Business casual four days per week, Jeans Fridays
  • Onsite BBQ and shower facilities

About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls, living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit

If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you. Please apply here before November 23, 2018.  Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.

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