Youth Programs Officer - Development and Peace

Youth Programs Officer
Position Type: Full Time  - Two Year temporary position
Date Ad Posted: 6/19/2008
Job Region: ON - Metro Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 7/4/2008
Location(s): Toronto, Ontario

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is one of Canada's foremost nongovernmental international development organizations and the official international solidarity organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. With an annual operating budget of approximately $20 million and 13,000 members, the organization supports more than 200 partners in 33 different countries in the South. Engaging Canadians in action for change, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE educates the public to the causes of poverty and injustice in the world.

The Youth Program Officer is responsible for maintaining, coordinating and developing youth programming. He or she directs their work to increasing youth participation in the organization. The work involves: developing and consolidating strategic alliances with other youth organizations; producing and distributing material specifically directed to young people; developing draft budget for specific projects with his or her team and ensure follow-up.

• University degree in social science, adult education, education, communications or the equivalent. Master (asset); • Four years of relevant experience (planification and implantation of activities for and with youth) Work experience with volunteers. • Command of written and oral French and English. Spanish, Portuquese (asset) • Mastery of Microsoft Office XP (Outlook, Word, Excel); • Mastery of Multimedia Programs (PowerPoint, MovieMaker, Publisher, etc.); • Knowledge of social, economic, political, religious and cultural issues in Canada; • Knowledge of international development issues; • Knowledge of the Church and its involvement with social justice and international development; • Very good research capacities, sense of analysis and good writing skills; • Good creative capacities and excellent judgment; • Work autonomy and efficiency; • Available to travel in Canada and for occasional evening and weekend work.

Send applications in PDF or Microsoft Word format only via email. No telephone calls please.
Compensation Type: Salary Contact by: Email Amount: Annual salary between $46,900 and $51,400
Job Contact Information Cedric Tremblay Human Resources Officer Development and Peace/ Développement et Paix Email: For more information visit: