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Assistant Program Coordinator - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #815405

Position: Assistant Program Coordinator —Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower
Department: Grand Challenges Canada
Reports to: Program Coordinator, Stars in Global Health
Status: Temporary full-time – 4 month contract January-April 2018

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking an Assistant Program Coordinator to play a critical role in supporting the coordination of the Stars in Global Health program, the current focus of which is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) from the best and brightest scientists and innovators, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada.

GCC is funded primarily by the Government of Canada and we fund innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. GCC works closely with Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and a global network of partners to bring successful innovations to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact. With close to $160 million in funding from the Government of Canada, GCC is currently focused largely on innovations that address persistent RMNCH challenges. GCC is also currently exploring other social challenges that would benefit from its innovation platform.

Stars in Global Health funds innovations at the seed level of development, i.e. demonstrate proof-of-concept through testing whether innovations can function as designed. Successful projects are considered for further investment at Transition to Scale, the aim of which is to catalyze the scale and sustainability of tested, promising innovations.

Assistant Program Coordinator – Stars in RMNCH

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Stars in Global Health, and working closely with the Program Officer, RMNCH, and others on the Programs Team, the Assistant Program Coordinator will ensure efficient, high quality negotiation and execution of grant agreements, contract management and programmatic activities as required for the Stars Program. The primary responsibility for this role will be negotiating and executing new grant agreements. Additional responsibilities may include:
• Serving as point of contact for potential and current grantees and external consultants.
• Assessing the programmatic risks and environmental and gender equality considerations of innovations in negotiation
• Supporting execution of program-related activities including innovator outreach to complete reporting requirements, triaging reports received for approvals, and processing contract amendments
• Contributing to organizational knowledge management by tracking and reporting financial and programmatic data; includes data entry and data management

• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
• At minimum, one (1) year relevant work experience, preferably in program support, project coordination and/or grant administration
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills; bilingual English/French an asset
• Demonstrated proficiency with word-processing, database and spreadsheet software (including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite)
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of relevant domains (e.g., global health, international development, social finance/impact investing)
• Experience working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, entrepreneurial environment
• Demonstrated commitment to impact; proactive, balancing planning and execution
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a team

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: November 30, 2017                     Closing Date: December 14, 2017

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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