We’re hiring a Project Coordinator for our Rights from the Start Project

Are you an experienced project coordinator? Have you worked on projects funded by Global Affairs Canada? Do you have an interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)? If so, this might be the job for you! 

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator – Rights from the Start based in Canada.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, the Rights from the Start (RFTS) Project Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the sound management of the RFTS project in collaboration with local and global partners. 

The role of the RFTS Project Coordinator is to maintain and facilitate good relationships with the project donor (Global Affairs Canada (GAC)), undertake monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project progress and performance, ensuring compliance with funder requirements, and coordinating with all project partners and the Action Canada team to ensure the successful management of the project.

Who You Are

You are a seasoned international solidarity project manager with experience in the not-for-profit/NGO/social justice sector. You are familiar with GAC funding processes and reporting requirements. You actively apply anti-racist and anti-oppression principles and practices to your work. You possess an understanding of the complex power differentials present in transnational project coordination and an ability to assess, design and implement project management processes that are transparent, participatory and responsive to the needs and priorities of all project partners.

Who We Are

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive rights in Canada and globally. To achieve our mission, Action Canada engages in health promotion, legal and policy advocacy, campaigns, and movement-building.

We believe in a world where every person controls their sexuality, reproduction, gender expression, and health. In our fight for sexual and reproductive rights for all, Action Canada challenges the systems that create unequal access to information, health care, and rights.

For more information, visit actioncanadashr.org

About Rights from the Start

With funding from Global Affairs Canada, the Rights from the Start project is led by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and implemented in partnership with global, regional and local partner organizations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Peru.

The project focuses on:

  • Comprehensive, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion care Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Peru.
  • Gender-sensitive, rights-based comprehensive sexuality education Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Peru.
  • Feminist-movement building and human rights advocacy to demand for fulfilment of sexual and reproductive rights including abortion rights.
  • Increased awareness of and support for feminist and human rights-based approaches to SRHR in Canada.

Position Overview

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate with domestic and global partners to ensure participatory, transparent and responsive project management processes;
  • In collaboration with project partners, prepare and submit high-quality activity and results reports to Global Affairs Canada;
  • Co-convene project partner committees to ensure effective coordination, communication and collaboration across all aspects of project implementation;
  • Manage and maintain thorough and efficient program administration across all aspects of the project implementation;
  • Develop and coordinate monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure quality reporting to a range of stakeholders;
  • Manage external consultants as required;
  • Document learnings, challenges and promising practices;
  • Advance anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and practices in Action Canada’s internal and external work;
  • Actively participate in Action Canada all-staff and relevant team meetings to support the achievement of organizational strategic goals;
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Employer.


  • A minimum of three years’ experience in program/project management; program/project management certification is a strong asset;
  • Experience managing or supporting complex, multi-stakeholder projects;
  • Proven experience in the development and application of performance measurement frameworks and results-based management;
  • Strong track record of timely, accurate and high-quality reporting to funders;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both in a self-directed manner and collaboratively with other staff and stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Action Canada’s mission and values;
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and practices;
  • Flexible and adaptive, able to respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances;
  • Priority management, strong multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Commitment to and demonstrated effectiveness working as part of a diverse and participatory team;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while exhibiting strong initiative and judgment;
  • Strong computer skills including with online conferencing tools (Zoom, Skype etc), project management (Asana), cloud-based document management (Dropbox, Sharepoint) and Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy, service delivery and programming is an asset;
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with Global South civil society organizations is an asset;
  • Eligible to work in Canada;
  • Fluency in Spanish is a strong asset.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), salaried position. This is a unionized position in CUPE Local 2722-05. Salary for this position is $63,000 per annum. Action Canada also provides a generous benefits program, including extended health and dental benefits, leave allowances, and RRSP contributions.


Action Canada's offices are based in Ottawa, Ontario; however, some staff members work in other locations under a remote work agreement. Action Canada will prioritize hiring candidates based in the province of Ontario (or willing to relocate), but will consider applications from all jurisdictions within Canada. All candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.

To Apply

Send your cover letter, clearly outlining how your experience matches the job requirements, and CV, to: [email protected] with the subject line: RFTS Project Coordinator – [Your Last Name] by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Hiring Process and Timeline

Applications will be accepted until June 26, 2022. Interviews will be held in early July, with an anticipated start date shortly thereafter.

Action Canada is committed to working within an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework and dismantling the white supremacy inherent to the SRHR movement. We are explicitly inviting women and gender diverse members of Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to apply and self-identify in your cover letter. We welcome applications from people living with disabilities; please let us know if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process.

Recognizing that we are in the midst of an unprecedented and unusual time, we have made adjustments to our hiring processes. At this time, all staff at Action Canada are working from home, and the interviewing and on-boarding process will occur remotely. We acknowledge that COVID-19 has caused disruptions to many lives and people may require additional accommodations. 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

Posted on 2022-06-06
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