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12 Jan 2017

Management Manager, Asia and the Middle East

Colleges and Institutes CanadaOttawa, Ontario, Canada


Job Description


Reporting to the Vice-President, International Partnerships, the Manager is responsible for providing management and oversight for CICan activities in Asia and the Middle East as well as other regions and activities as required. Activities include, but are not limited to, business development, proposal design, proposal preparation, project management (including budgeting), report writing, and marketing campaign oversight.

He/she will cultivate ongoing and effective partnerships and networking relationships with various founders, partners and member institutions. The Manager will provide leadership and direction on program activities for CICan team members.

As a member of the Association’s management team, he/she is expected to contribute to the Association’s strategic planning, priority-setting, and policy discussions as well as to the achievement of the overall goals and objectives of the Association.

The Manager is accountable for fulfilling his/her performance objectives based on agreed-upon annual work plans, and will be required to submit a detailed quarterly report on outputs, outcomes, issues, and lessons learned.



This is a management position which requires leadership, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities. The incumbent must have a sound knowledge of international development, proven experience in managing complex projects and maintaining good relations with funders, partners and our member colleges.

He/she will require sound interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills. An excellent understanding of work planning, budgeting and financial management, results-based management (RBM) and current Government of Canada Logic Model tools, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing are key attributes. It requires the performance of various complex functions of a responsible professional nature.

The Manager will report to the VP, International Partnerships, in all planning, implementation, decision-making, and performance management aspects.

The Manager will lead a team to achieve the goals of the Middle East and Asia team of CICan’s International Partnerships.

He/she must represent the Association at meetings and be fully informed of the overall CICan agenda and programs and relate them to the relevant stakeholders as well as have a solid understanding of the requirements of different funding agencies.

Domestic and international travel is required.



Identifies potential areas for growth for Colleges and Institutes and develops initiatives that represent tangible opportunities for new projects or programs.

Makes strategic and program recommendations and provides accurate and timely information to the VP, International Partnerships.

Leads the development of policies, strategies, procedures and rules regarding the quality, planning and management of programs, projects and services in Asia and the Middle East and other regions as required.

Leads the development of proposals and concept papers, including budget development.

Develops international marketing strategies.

Develops projects and programs from a variety of funders.

Establishes and sustains strong working relationships with funding and government agencies, member-institutions and partners.

Communicates and works effectively and cooperatively with other staff, college/institute personnel, representatives of government departments and agencies, and other organizations.

Ensures adherence to the Association’s Quality Management System.

Represents CICan at meetings, consultations and conferences.

Performs other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.



Graduate from a post-secondary institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Sound knowledge of the college system in Canada and awareness of international activities at colleges and institutes.

Demonstrated understanding of funders, including International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Global Affairs Canada.

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and project development internationally in the areas of priority for the Canadian college/institute system.

Demonstrated ability to lead teams to achieve results.

Familiarity with the strategies of development and the economic and political realities of the developing world, especially in Asia and the Middle East.

Extensive experience in program planning, management, budget development and control. International program/project management experience using a logic model approach.

Extensive experience in institutional development and partnerships as key components of development assistance programming.

Excellent communications skills and ability to interact with senior officials of member institutions and other agencies including government, financial institutions and the private sector.

Excellent writing abilities and experience in preparing concept papers, proposal development, narrative and financial reports, using current Government of Canada logic model requirements.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills.

Fluency in both written and verbal English and French.

Extensive experience in results-based program management (RBM).

Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite (intermediate Excel).

International work experience.


* Contract length: up to six (6) months, with possibility of extension

* Salary: $81,459 – $107,664

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Picard by January 25, 2017 via email to

CICan is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Do not hesitate to contact me if you require alternative arrangements to submit your application.

We thank all applicants in advance however only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Management. Job expires in 23 days.

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