Grand Challenges Canada is seeking a Partnerships Coordinator to play a critical role in supporting the GCC’s leadership team in expanding and fostering Grand Challenges Canada’s partnerships globally.
Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. We are funded primarily by the Government of Canada and we fund innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. Grand Challenges Canada works closely with Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and a global network of partners to bring successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact.
The Partnerships Coordinator works across multiple GCC Programs including those supporting innovation in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, and humanitarian settings.
Description of responsibilities
Under the direction of the Director of Programs, and working closely with the co-CEOs and as required with others on the team, the Partnerships Coordinator will ensure efficient, high quality production and communication of partnership building materials while engaging directly and indirectly with multi-level government, individual and organization partners. The primary responsibility for this role will be compiling and producing materials for external collaborations, presentations and communications with potential partners, innovators, external thought leaders, including Canadian government representatives. Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:• Consolidating information from GCC programs to create partnership building materials such as slide decks, briefing notes, memoranda and speaking notes for the co-CEOs and GCC management team to share with current and potential partners.
• Supporting partnership building across multiple sectors to increase the likelihood of scale and sustainability of the innovations we support. Partners are likely to include GCC program-specific partners, local and national government stakeholders, WHO, World Bank, foundations, and other external stakeholders for collective action.
• Supporting engagements with GCC’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Competencies and qualities
• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
• At minimum, one (1) year relevant work experience, preferably in partnership building, program support, project management and/or coordination
• Excellent verbal, written and visual communications skills; bilingual English/French an asset
• Demonstrated proficiency with word-processing, presentation, database and spreadsheet software (including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite)
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of relevant domains (e.g., global health, international development, social finance/impact investing, humanitarian settings)
• Demonstrated commitment to impact; proactive, balancing planning and execution
• The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a team
• Start date: December 1, 2018
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line HERE. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.