CLOSING DATE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2023 AT 23:59 PM EASTERN TIME
ABOUT ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Our mission is to save the lives of severely malnourished children while helping communities become self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disasters, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000 staff in nearly 50 countries, our programs in nutrition, food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 20 million people each year.
ABOUT ACTION AGAINST HUNGER CANADA
With an annual Budget of $46million and a staff strength of nearly 40 people, Action Against Hunger Canada (est. in 2006) works tirelessly in the fight against hunger globally through our specialized nutrition technical programs that build the knowledge and skills of nutrition and public health professionals worldwide for the detection, treatment and prevention of malnutrition. We are a leading recipient of funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and advocate for changes to policy and practice in support of better nutrition and increased food security. Our collaborative programmatic model brings together communities, civil society, government, and the international assistance community to work jointly on fundamental public health issues that contribute to hunger in this world.
To learn more about Action Against Hunger, visit our website at www.actionagainsthunger.ca
ABOUT THE ROLE
Action Against Hunger Canada is building a roster of professionals with experience in drafting and finalization of concept notes and full proposals to Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donor agencies. If approved, the candidate will remain in the Consultant Roster database for 36 months, unless they request to be removed earlier. During this period, candidates may be contacted to confirm their interest and suitability for specific mandates. They may be engaged in consultancies several times, depending on requests flow. The duration of the assignments will vary but is typically between 2 and 6 weeks. Work is generally conducted remotely; however some specific assignments may require travel to country office locations in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East.
- Advanced University degree and/or relevant experience in one of the following fields: social sciences, gender studies, nutrition, public health, agronomy, or other related disciplines.
2) Work experience
- At least five years of experience in grants writing, unsolicited or in response to calls for proposals from Global Affairs Canada. Experience of proposals writing on health & nutrition, food security, climate-change adaptation and gender-related issues is a strong asset.
- A proven track-record of successful proposals submitted to Global Affairs Canada, particularly for development programming.
- Grant writing experience with other institutional donor agencies will be considered an asset.
- Knowledge of international development issues. Knowledge of Action Against Hunger is a plus.
- Strong understanding of gender equality approaches and the promotion of women and girls’ empowerment within development and humanitarian programming.
- Extensive knowledge of GAC’s funding mechanism, rules and expectations.
- Strong research capacity; interpreting, analyzing, complex international development issues and representing such information in a clear and concise written manner.
- Conscientiousness and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and meeting results.
- Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.
- Excellent writing skills in English and/or French
Applications including a cover letter and a current C.V. should be sent by e-mail no later than September 30, 2023, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your application, please specify the official languages (English and/or French) in which you are able to produce a quality written proposal.
Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from BIPOC, the LGBTQ2S+ community, persons with disabilities and other equity-deserving groups.
Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to promoting the well-being of people around the world and focuses its efforts on saving lives through the elimination of hunger. To that end, we uphold the principles of Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, Free and Direct Access to assistance, Professionalism, and Transparency in all our operations. We have ZERO TOLERANCE towards any behaviour violating our Code of Conduct, including workplace violence, harassment, sexual harassment, any form of exploitation or abuse, corruption, fraud, and any behaviour lacking integrity.
Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to safeguarding children and adults in the communities where we work. Our safeguarding commitment is to ensure that children and adults are protected from both deliberate and unintentional harm or abuse caused by Action Against Hunger staff, including the Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).