SDG Program Officer

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation Published: August 28, 2020
Location
Edmonton, Alberta
Internship Type
Salary range
20/hour
Hours per week
30
Start Date
2020/10/14
End Date
2021/02/07

Description

Are you skilled in cross sector collaboration, and motivating communities to take action on the SDGs?

Join ACGC as we launch the second year of our Together Alberta initiative, aimed at facilitating cross-sectoral conversations in Alberta, connecting communities, and finding a sustainable way forward based on shared values of ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change.

 

Duties and responsibilities

In this role, you will assist the Program Manager to

  • Develop the purpose and methodology for the round tables.
  • Identify discussion questions, and create facilitation guide
  • Train community members to conduct discussions
  • Collect, sort, and analye information for key findings
  • Organize logistics, invitations, registration of the dialoge events

Knowledge and skills

  • Fearless ability to network, engage, speak to new audiences, facilitate conversations, and make phone calls to strangers!
  • Passion and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Committed to international development, peace, and human rights
  • Strong knowledge of grassroots networks in Alberta
  • Ability to conduct research, analyse qualitative data
  • Stong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, abilty to work independently
  • This position is well suited for a youth from any background, that is uniquly outgoing, a natural networker, and passionate about the SDGs.
  • Having solid task management and administrative skills is a must, to help with organizing the logistics of the dialgoes, managing the Zoom rooms, and making sure attendees are equipped with the right information, at the right time, in order to fully participate

Education required

Minimum Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of expertise.

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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