Climate Change Project Officer
The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) was created in 2000 by the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL). Its mission is to offer First Nations a dynamic service hub, supporting their actions towards maintaining healthy territories and resources, developing sustainable communities and promoting the recognition of their rights.
The climate change project manager will be responsible for informing and supporting First Nations in the identification, coordination and implementation of climate action. The main activities related to the position are :
- Identify and document local and regional issues related to climate change in order to report them to the concerned authorities;
- Act as a resource person with the First Nations and listen to their needs;
- Liaise with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) national office and its regional offices;
- Identify opportunities and provide support to First Nations communities wishing to implement adaptation or mitigation projects;
- Write reports, syntheses and funding requests in order to carry out various local climate change initiatives;
- Participate in various local, provincial and national working committees and focus groups in connection with climate change;
- Develop information and awareness tools, workshops and conferences in order to ensure information sharing and knowledge transfer on climate change with the First Nations communities;
- Assume various ad hoc or special mandates related to the projects.
THE PROFILE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
• Work experience in climate change or project management;
• Work experience with First Nations ;
• Training in a relevant field (e.g. environmental science, political science, geography, community development, etc.).
• Comfortable expressing themselves in French and English. Knowledge of a First Nations language is an asset;
• Skills in writing, research, analysis and communications;
• Have a valid driver’s licence and be available for occasional travel;
• Mastery of the Office suite and other software tools for collaborative work (Teams, Zoom, etc.).
• Ease of developing and maintaining good relationships;
• Ability to adapt (to various situations and contexts and to various modes of operation);
• Sense of organization, able to manage multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately;
• Sense of sharing, collaboration and teamwork.
Conditions and advantages
• Contract until March 31, 2022 with the possibility of extension;
• Full time job;
• Office: currently teleworking, the offices are located in Wendake;
• 34h flexible schedule with non-working Friday afternoon;
• Salary to be determined according to the salary scale in effect ($42,180 to $ 48,898 per year);
• Pension plan and group insurance;
• Good balance between work and personal life;
• 2 weeks of paid break during the holidays in addition to the annual vacation;
• Paid training opportunities for professional development;
• Starting date: as soon as possible.
If you would like to join our team, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the attention of Michael Ross, FNQLSDI director, at firstname.lastname@example.org before June 14, 2021.
At equal competence, the FNQLSDI gives priority to Indigenous candidates. Also, only preselected candidates will be contacted.