Project Development Specialist (12 Month Contract)
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. - Winnipeg, MB

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Project Development Specialist (12 month contract)

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. “Those Who Lead” is a dynamic and innovative Aboriginal led social development organization that provides a range of innovative and culturally based opportunities to Winnipeg’s diverse Aboriginal community.

The Project Development Specialist will be responsible for the overall development, coordination, and implementation of f three Child Welfare Related program/projects. The Project Development Specialist will ensure that the programs’ mission is consistent with Ka Ni Kanichihk’s mandate, values and strategic plan.

Main Job Tasks:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the projects
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop project plans
  • Manage project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule timelines
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Quality assurance
  • Consistently monitor and report on progress of projects to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience

  • Qualifications in project management or equivalent
  • Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Direct work experience in project management capacity
  • Proven experience in people management
  • Proven experience in strategic planning
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Proven experience with budgets
  • Proficiency in project management software
  • Knowledge of the Manitoba Child and Family Services Act, foster care policies and regulations.
  • Strong understanding of community capacity building models of practice in order to effectively meet needs in a timely, conscientious manner.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining an effective working relationship with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal non-mandated organizations.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills along with the ability to maintain a high level of independence and self initiative.

Key Competencies include:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Planning and organizing
  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Stress tolerance

Ka Ni Kanichihk invites all qualified applicants to submit Curriculum Vitae, with specific references related to your record of project management. The successful applicant will work closely with Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Senior Management team to ensure the successful design and delivery of these new programs.
Current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks are required. Drivers License and access to a vehicle are also essential.

Remuneration commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit cover letter, CV and references by 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013 to Attention: Arlene Desjarlais, 455 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5