Public Engagement Coordinator

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The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is a coalition of organizations involved in international development who are committed to:
  • Respect, empowerment and self-determination for all peoples;
  • Development that protects the world’s environment; and 
  • Global understanding, cooperation and social justice.
MCIC’s mission as a coordinating structure is to promote public awareness of international issues, to foster member interaction, and to administer funds for international development.

Job Profile

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Public Engagement Coordinator is an integral part of the MCIC staff team. The Public Engagement Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning and executing events, public engagement activities and capacity building workshops for the  public and member agencies as outlined in the funding agreement with the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. The Public Engagement Coordinator will also assist in planning, implementing and progress monitoring of MCIC’s programs, preparing proposals and  reports for funding agencies. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Public Engagement
• Coordinates public engagement events
• Delivers presentation to schools and community groups
• Develops a pilot for Discussion Groups
• Coordinate Public Engagement Group meetings
• Coordinates capacity building events for members and public
• Assists Youth Engagement Coordinator with Generating Momentum Conferences
• Assists with International Development Week programming
Program Coordination
• Oversees the planning, implementing and progress monitoring of MCIC’s programs
• Assists program staff in developing appropriate measurement tools for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of MCIC’s programs, and ensuring those tools are being used
• Develops and maintains appropriate reporting systems for staff meetings, board meetings and funders
• Coordinates and prepares funding proposals and reports
• Seeks out additional funding opportunities that can support MCIC’s programming goals and strategic directions
• Assists with special projects as needed
• Provides reports to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and other funders


The Public Engagement Coordinator is accountable for:
• Upholding the mission statement and values of MCIC
• Ensuring that all planned public engagement and capacity building events operate within the policies, procedures and budget established by MCIC and any outside funding agency
• Ensuring that events are well managed and follow up is completed in an appropriate and timely manner
• Ensuring appropriate measurement, monitoring and evaluation processes for all programming
• Providing reports to stakeholders in the format required in a timely manner
• Representing MCIC in a positive manner through professional conduct
• Treating fellow employees with respect and dignity, understanding their jobs and their importance to MCIC, and cooperating in achieving their goals
• Ensuring details are handled accurately and in a timely fashion
• Ensuring MCIC constituents are dealt with in a courteous and efficient manner
• Functioning as a supportive team player and accepting direction from the Executive Director
• Bringing energy and commitment to the work


• University degree in a related subject such as education or international development
• Certificate in special event coordination an asset
• Combination of education and experience will also be considered

Professional designation:
• None
• Experience in developing and delivering workshops using non-formal and participatory education techniques
• Experience working with youth in a program setting 
• Experience with special event coordination an asset
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation of programs within a results based management framework a definite asset
• Experience in a voluntary sector, non-profit organization dealing with international development issues is an asset
Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Confidence in public speaking and facilitating groups
• Ability to develop creative and engaging resources for students, educators and public
• Ability to be flexible and creative in working with limited resources and multiple deadlines
• Skilled at setting priorities, developing work schedules, monitoring progress and tracking details, data, information and activities
• Knowledge of program management especially related to international development
• Knowledge of results based management and program monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent organizational abilities and focused attention to details
• Skilled in oral and written communication, especially the writing of proposals and reports
• Knowledge of international development and social justice issues
• Proficiency in computer applications – MS Office, database programs
• Cross-cultural and gender sensitivity
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally
• Ability to work cooperatively with others 
• Valid Driver’s License

More information:

Position: 28 hours/week
Wages: $18 - $22 per hour
Application Deadline: Wednesday August 27, 2014
Start Date: as soon as possible
Please submit resume with cover letter and names and contact information of three references by email at by Wednesday August 27, 2014.
27 Aug 2014
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
Winnipeg  Manitoba