Deadline:  March 22, 2021 5:00 pm

The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) headquartered in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), is seeking an experienced professional to fill a staff position as Project Lead, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement.

This is a full-time, two-year position, based at the CEC Secretariat in Montreal, with the possibility of renewal (must be legally eligible to work in Canada – Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident Status). This position reports to the Head, Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement.

The incumbent will be working in a unit responsible for implementing the activities of the CEC’s advisory bodies, namely the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Expert Group (TEKEG), as well as for overseeing strategic relationships with the business community in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The incumbent will also be leading related projects of priority to the three parties.

If you are interested in helping address sustainable development issues in North America, gaining a unique experience in an environment that seeks to enhance cooperation among governments and communities, and working for an international organization that is committed to integrity, transparency, inclusiveness, collaboration and excellence, you should apply for this position.

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Key responsibilities:

Leading the design and implementation of projects and activities supporting the mandate of JPAC and TEKEG and operational plans:

  • Develop annual work plans, and coordinate and support meetings.
  • Develop work plans, budgets, and performance measures, and maintain a tracking system.
  • Prepare briefing material and progress reports.
  • Coordinate quality assurance.
  • Provide technical and administrative support.
  • Coordinate production of reports, website content, and outreach material.
  • Lead projects that fall under the work program.

Coordinating procurement and overseeing consultant services:

  • Develop terms of reference, requests for proposals, and contracts.,
  • Coordinate the selection process and make recommendations.
  • Oversee consultants’ work and review deliverables

Coordinating and participating in Advisory Bodies’ meetings:

  • Plan meetings, develop agendas, presentations and supporting documents.
  • Participate in meetings and facilitate discussions.
  • Coordinate post-meeting outreach and integrate outputs into projects.
  • Draft summary notes and coordinate translation.

Helping build and maintain stakeholder engagement, with emphasis on CEC’s relations with business sectors in the three countries:

  • Design and implement private sector engagement, serving as a point of contact.
  • Advise on, and coordinate engagement opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities leading to collaboration, partnerships and outcomes.
  • Participate in and represent the CEC at events.
  • Contribute to strategies, action plans, and agreements.
  • Organize meetings and events to promote mutual understanding of sustainable development issues and solutions.

Attributes and qualifications

The successful applicant will have the following education, experience, language and competencies requirements:

  • University degree in a field of work related to the environment or a relevant discipline, and five (5) years of related experience.
  • Business administration and experience in developing, coordinating, or managing projects are assets.
  • Knowledge of current environmental policies and issues.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and good knowledge of one of the other two official languages of the CEC (French and Spanish).
  • Strong organizational planning skills and ability to develop work plans and meet objectives and timelines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment and with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Capacity to work in a team and maintain good relations with all the contacts.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and solve problems rapidly and precisely.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic environment.
  • Effective writing skills with minimal direction.
  • Excellent research skills with an ability to identify trends.

The work is carried out in accordance with the: Environmental Cooperation Agreement, Chapter 24 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, CEC Council Resolutions and recommendations and the CEC Headquarters Agreement with Canada and Quebec.

The salary range for this position is from a minimum of $47,900 to a maximum of $64,900, plus 25% benefits on the annual salary, based on a weekly schedule of 37.5 hours.

The CEC promotes employment equity and encourages diversity. Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to the address below by 22 March 2021. No phone calls or email message inquiries will be accepted.

Human Resources
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
700 de la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3B 5M2