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The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) / Réseau d’action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada is a national cross-disability feminist organization serving women with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada for more than 30 years.  DAWN has a mandate to represent the concerns of disabled women and girls to a range of stakeholders at the Federal, Provincial/Territorial and Municipal levels. DAWN Canada’s vision is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women and to ensure that they get the services and supports that they need.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

This is a leave replacement position which could lead to other opportunities with this growing women’s organization.

Under the supervision of DAWN-RAFH Canada’s Senior Projects Manager, the chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for the Québec implementation of two national projects. One is on gender-based violence policies specific to women with disabilities and Deaf women while the other one is on human rights training.

 

GENERAL DUTIES:

The incumbent will lead the implementation of the final phase of a 3 years project in one of the 3 regions in Canada through our Head Office here in Quebec. Duties include administrative and logistical coordination, including the organization of a provincial roundtable and the dissemination of the Québec’s results and the Québec’s evaluation of the project.

Under the Supervision of the Senior Project Manager the incumbent will also support the launch of a new initiative and will be responsible for contacting, identifying and confirming provincial and local partners as well as conducting focus groups and key informant interviews.

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in coordinating projects
  • Excellent planning and implementation skills
  • Experience in consultations, group facilitation and outreach
  • Strong knowledge of the issues affecting women with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada
  • Strong understanding of how marginalized social statuses intersect with disability resulting in multiple barriers to inclusion in society
  • Good computer skills which include use of Microsoft Office in Windows
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent French (spoken and written), good spoken and written English
  • Autonomy, creativity, leadership and initiative
  • Ability to relate with various people
  • Self-reliable and ability to multi-task and accommodate time sensitive deadlines

 

Position Type:

This contract position is for 4 days a week as a leave replacement until December 22nd, 2017 with possibility of renewal. The position will be based out of DAWN-RAFH Canada’s head office in Montreal.

How to apply:

Please email your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Karine-Myrgianie Jean-François, Senior Project Manager at projects@dawncanada.net. We will start considering résumés on September 5th and will be hiring the first suitable candidate.

Employment Equity:

As an employer who values diversity in the workforce, DAWN Canada encourages candidates to self-identify as members of a marginalized group when applying for this position. We strongly encourage women with disabilities and Deaf women as well as Black, Indigenous and women of colour, those identifying as LGBTQIA2+ and/or immigrant to apply.

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