Program Officer, SAGE

Colleges and Institutes Canada

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le Sep 25, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Skills to Access the Green Economy Program (SAGE), a skills development program of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is a five-year (2019-2024) CDN $15 million program funded by Global Affairs Canada. The program aims to support the growth and sustainability of a new, market-driven approach to skills development across green economic sectors. SAGE will build capacity of Caribbean technical and vocational and education and training (TVET) institutions to deliver effective skills training programs, resulting in youth trained with the right skills sets to find employment or self- employment.

The SAGE program will work with educational institutions and employers in six Caribbean countries (i.e., Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia) to help create a better qualified labour force by supporting demand-driven technical and vocational education training (TVET) in key economic sectors associated with climate change in these Caribbean countries.

The program will work to develop training programs that link adolescent girls and women and youth, educational institutions and employers that help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) become more competitive and adapt to climate change. It will work effectively with key
stakeholder groups in the training, certification, and employment continuum in these Caribbean countries to produce male and female workers with training and certification in key economic sectors, including new "green jobs," where opportunities for employment exist. It will work with vulnerable populations including un- and under-employed adolescent girls and women, out-of school youth, and persons working without the certifications that could lead to higher pay and better employment opportunities.

SAGE will also support Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), particularly the action area of human dignity. SAGE is part of the ongoing $600 million Caribbean Development Commitment (2008-2020) and, as such, complements Canada’s $100 million pledge for Caribbean reconstruction and climate resilience.

SAGE’s ultimate outcomes is to create a more qualified labour force for employment in key economic sectors associated with climate change in the Caribbean.

Connaissances et compétences

  • demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders at different levels.
  • high degree of organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • demonstrated knowledge of project management fundamental concepts.
  • Demonstrated strong ability for proof-reading and editing.
  • proficient in managing information and administrative processes.
  • demonstrated ability in database management.
  • ability to exercise discretion and professionalism.
  • demonstrated ability in the design of reports and presentations.
  • creative and innovative when problem solving.
  • research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced Excel abilities.

Desired Requirements

  • Proficiency in PowerBI
  • Knowledge of Canadian & Caribbean postsecondary, TVET systems
  • French

Core Competencies

Agility: We thrive in a complex environment that requires nimbleness and adaptability, and we anticipate and respond to changes with quick and resourceful actions.

Inspiring Others: We motivate individuals to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, as we create a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in others.

Integrity: We treat others fairly and respectfully, and we further the standing of the organization and its relationships of trust with our members and other stakeholders.

Tâches et responsabilités

General Expectations:

  • organize work effectively and efficiently within a team environment.
  • prioritize multiple tasks and demands from team members simultaneously.
  • perform various and complex tasks of a responsible and professional nature.
  • work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail.
  • have a tolerance for ambiguity.
  • provide information, promotion and document design and review services.
  • troubleshoot as required and provide innovative problem-solving solutions.
  • interact effectively with SAGE staff in Ottawa and the field offices.
  • function with tact, diplomacy, flexibility and autonomy.
  • treat everyone fairly and equitably and maintain high ethical standards.
  • maintain a good understanding of SAGE’s goals and objectives.
  • perform duties in accordance with CICan’s competencies, values and code of ethics.
  • able on occasion to travel internationally.

Specific Expectations:

  • provide support to the Director, STA & SPOs in SAGE implementation activities, particularly around data management and monitoring and evaluation, as described in the Contribution Agreement (CA) with funder.
  • ensure that decisions are followed up in a timely fashion, and that problem areas are brought to the attention of the SAGE team.
  • utilize, implement, and maintain administrative, communication, financial, and data tracking spreadsheets.
  • in collaboration with the CICan Communications Team, support the implementation of communications and SAGE promotion strategies.
  • support SAGE in the delivery of webinars, in collaboration with Canadian and Caribbean partners.
  • support SAGE team members in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • support SPOs in the preparation of activity and financial reporting.
  • prepare and copy edit documents and resource materials.
  • provide the SAGE team with statistical and data reports as required on milestones, risk factors and successes.
  • update and track budgets as well as assist with and process expense claims.
  • perform 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

Comment candidater

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Lisa Daigle, Human Resources Generalist, before 4pm on October 5, 2020 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.

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