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Canada Foundation for Innovation: Programs Officer

Canada Foundation for Innovation

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted October 13, 2020.

Job OpportunityPrograms Officer(2 full-time positions) Position summaryAs a member of the programs team, the Programs Officer reports to Senior Programs Officers and assists in the design, development and implementation of the CFI’s funding programs and policies, and supports the delivery of the merit-review process.Key activities: Responds to information requests from CFI-eligible institutions (universities, colleges, research institutes and hospitals) and funding partners, including explaining the CFI mandate, programs and policies.Participates in competition design and continuous improvement to the proposal review process.Plans, organizes and supports the delivery of the proposal review process, including recruiting external reviewers.Contributes to developing competition documents, including guidelines, communications and review materials.Conducts administrative review of proposals.Summarizes expert committee discussion and assists in writing related reports.Follows the progress of CFI projects by negotiating timelines and reviewing budgets and amendment requests and formulating recommendations to the Senior Programs Officers.Reviews, analyzes and recommends actions relating to institutional queries throughout the complete lifecycle of CFI projects.Keeps track of and documents interactions with institutions using the corporate case management system.Participates in other special projects, as required.

Abilities:Ability to work independently and as an integral member of a dynamic teamAbility to work under pressure with a high volume of workAbility to adapt to, and manage, changing priorities and workloads, and willing to take on more responsibilities as neededAbility to read and understand technical and scientific proposals as well as an understanding of the infrastructure used in performing scientific researchAbility to work with databases, electronic communications, spreadsheets and text processing software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Skills and knowledge:Good understanding of the Canadian research community and scientific research processStrong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skillsExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, including good judgment, discretion and professionalismStrong time management and organizational skills Requirements:Excellent communications skills and oral and written proficiency in both official languages are mandatory for this roleUniversity degree preferred; relevant experience mayalso be considered.Previous relevant experience in grants administration is an asset Salary:Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send your CV and a covering letter by end of day on October 13, 2020 to: Eric Desjardins Manager, Human Resources Canada Foundation for InnovationThe results of this competition may be used to staff similar temporary or permanent positions for a period of twelve months following the completion of the staffing process.We would like to thank all candidates who apply.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.The Canada Foundation for Innovation supports official language and employment equity principles, and respects Ontario’s Accessibility Standard for Customer Service policy.

Visit our website for more information about the CFI.