Director of Innovation, Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) / Directeur ou la Directrice de l’innovation, le Fonds pour l’innovation et la transformation (FIT)

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Job Posting – Director of Innovation, FIT

The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change, and represent nearly 400 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. The ICN provides a national forum in which the Councils collaborate for improved effectiveness and identify common priorities for collective action. Rooted in communities across Canada, we are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level, and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level.

As part of the ICN, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) supports, connects, and amplifies the work of our members and partners, directly engaging and collaborating with Manitobans for global sustainability. As a coordinating structure, we promote public awareness of international issues, foster member interaction, and administer funds for international development.

MCIC, on behalf of the Inter-Council Network, is launching an innovation initiative named FIT - Fund for Innovation and Transformation/Fond pour l’innovation et la transformation, to test innovative solutions to development challenges. Its purpose is to advance the effective use of and learn from innovative solutions that will improve the lives, equality and empowerment of women and girls, their families and communities in the Global South.

ICN is seeking a qualified and experienced bilingual individual to join this exciting new initiative in the role of Director of Innovation.

Job Profile

Reporting to the Executive Director of MCIC, the Director of Innovation, Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) will oversee an effective staff team of up to 8 that will be responsible for the successful development, implementation and management of the FIT program. In addition to reviewing and evaluating proposals, disbursing funds, and monitoring, evaluating and reporting on progress of projects, this position will be a spokesperson for innovation and transformation and will cultivate meaningful relationships and share knowledge and learnings with internal and external stakeholders.

This is a full-time bilingual (English/French) position based in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a term of up to five (5) years. Regular domestic and international travel will be required.

Full job descriptions can be seen at:

English Posting

French Posting

$76,000 - $82,000 per year
Start Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2019
16 Jan 2019
Manitoba Council for International Cooperation on behalf of the Inter-Council Network
302-280 SMITH ST
WINNIPEG  Manitoba
International CED
Sustainable Development