Program Officer

Program Officer

Reporting to the International Programs Manager, this position will be responsible for a designated international programs portfolio. This involves aspects of administration, management, and monitoring and evaluation. The officer ensures all aspects of IR Canada compliance including project filing, project management, information sharing, and Monitoring and Evaluation visits. 

Status: Full time, Permanent
Location: Burlington, ON / Remote
Department: Programs

Submit applications to: [email protected]

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Project Administration 

  • Manage and maintain project database and project management software
  • Interdepartmental collaboration and communication
  • Handle inquiries from fundraising, donor care, and marketing departments
  • Write project summaries and descriptions for marketing purposes
  • Write and update country profiles on a yearly basis  
  • Organize international travel as requested from other departments
  • Assist with special projects, systems, and processes within the department as requested
  • Conduct project monitoring with members of the programs department
  • Review and develop proposals, reports, and other project documentation in coordination with partners and/or field offices
  • Other assignments based on the discretion of the International Programs Manager 

Project Management 

  • Oversight of effective implementation of programs and of compliance with donor requirements, including budget and financial requirements; partner agreements; and implementation and work plan
  • Ensure timely submission of accurate and quality narrative and financial reports in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Maintain a current understanding of humanitarian issues including Canadian government policies and programs related to the designated project portfolio

Monitoring and Evaluation 

  • Responsible for visiting various project locations internationally to conduct M&E using results based management tools
  • Write final M&E reports to be shared with the International Programs Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development or related field, along with 1-2 years of work experience, preferably in program management
  • Strong familiarity and understanding of Results Based Management 
  • Strong analytical understanding and demonstrated knowledge in key sectors of intervention (WASH, Food Security, Protection, Shelter, Food/NFI, Education, Livelihood)
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English are required, including strong analytical and report-writing capability and strong attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both in a self-directed manner and collaboratively with other staff and stakeholders;
  • Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail and database systems
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a wide range of cultural and political settings
  • Be able to work comfortably in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Proficient with Gmail, MS Office suite, Adobe Acrobat
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

Please note: this position requires mandatory travel to IR project sites including conflict zones such as Afghanistan, South Sudan etc.

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Please email applications to [email protected]