CLOSED: Projects Manager

Reporting to: Projects Manager

Type of position: Regular, full-time

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Start Date: July 15 (possible extension)

Application deadline: June 15

Salary Scale: Negotiable based on experience

Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC) is an international management consulting company that provides responsive technical assistance and highly specialized capacity building solutions, project management, and training programmes to improve governance, strengthens accountability, and achieve results for all clients.

CLIC is looking for an experienced and energetic individual interested in working in a fast paced environment with tremendous opportunities for growth and fulfillment. We want eager, talented and team players ready to join our team to support the start-up and implementation of ongoing projects funded by Global Affairs Canada and other clients. CLIC is concentrating its work in the Middle East and Africa Regions, while CLIC-EVALUATIONS is working globally on conducting evaluations and assessments. CLIC works closely with several partners in Canada, most prominently with World University Services of Canada (WUSC) implementing two large GAC funded projects in Jordan and Iraq.  And internationally, we work with many local and international companies and Non-Governmental-Organizations (NGOs) CLIC has permanent presence in Iraq and Libya with partnerships in Tunisia, and Lebanon. We are planning to establish more country offices in other parts of the Region where we can provide our services to the private, public and not for profit sectors. We are looking for professionals who are culturally aware and sensitive, willing to work in a company that operates in several languages, and are interested in growing with us.

The Projects Manager is someone who likes a challenge, able to work on multiple projects and is a strong project manager. The job is based in Ottawa with some travel to the MENA Region. As well, the candidate will work closely with other partners and consultants to implement and develop new concepts and prepare proposals in response to calls for proposals that fit within CLIC-CONSULTANTS areas of expertise and interest. The ideal candidate has 5-10 year experience in managing international projects and is an effective communicator. They will also have experience in developing project ideas and work on proposals with our Business Development Unit.


Planning & Coordination

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of project plans
  • Manage and build on relations with partners
  • Coordinate with projects teams and ensure that all communication is respectful of local cultures and behaviors
  • He/she will manage day-to-day operations;
  • Communicate effectively with donors and clients in Canada and internationally;
  •    Oversee logistics for project personnel missions to and from the field;
  • Provide ongoing reporting to management and partners
  • Manage field staff and consultants deployed to implement assignments and tasks effectively and efficiently and within timelines
  • Apply and improve on CLIC project management process for maximum efficiency
  • Work with management and Business Development Manager to  Identify opportunities for new projects through RFPs or concept notes
  • In conjunction with the M&E Manager, provide technical guidance for M&E to the project teams;
  •    Document all lessons learnt to be integrated into future projects and opportunities

Financial Management

  • Exercise budget control and manage project procurement in accordance with contractual obligations and in consultation with the CFO;
  • Work with local accountants and HQ-CFO to monitor budgets, prepare financial reports
  • Work closely with clients to provide financial updates, request appropriate and legally required approvals and documentation.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in international development, political science, social sciences or relevant discipline.
  • 5-10 years’ experience, including field-based experience, in conducting and managing project/program evaluations and assessments in the international development context.
  • 3-5 years’ relevant work experience with an international development organisation that includes a proven track record in project management of development programs.
  • Experience in managing international development projects/programmes in multi-stakeholders and complex environments is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships with Global Affairs Canada and other donors such as UN agencies and other countries
  • Sound understanding of gender and development issues and commitment to gender equality
  • Experience and knowledge of development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region an asset.
  • Experience in preparing project proposals and concept notes

Skills and abilities

  • Demonstrable Project Management experience for at least 5 years in a similar industry
  • Field experience in the managing projects internationally
  • Highly proficient in writing concept notes and proposals
  • Experience in business development is highly desirable
  • Able to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
  • An MA or a BA with Post-Graduate diploma in Project Management.
  • Fluency in English essential and one of the two languages; French and/or Arabic.
  • Entrepreneurial and willing to engage own network and that of CLIC to build business opportunities.
  • Advanced interpersonal and verbal communication skills, in particular to collaborate among an international and multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills, Sharepoint and CRM Dynamics.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Problem-solving, coordination and facilitation skills.
  • Availability and willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours.


Application submission

To apply please submit the following documents:

  • Your current CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

Please email your application to katya.saccomani@clic-consultants.com before June 15, 2017. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 


Iraq Nationals

CLIC is actively recruiting for local Iraq nationals with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following categories. All candidates must be fluent in English and Arabic. Preference given to candidates that have worked with UN agencies or other NGO’s in the past. University degree is mandatory, Master’s degree preferred.

CVs should be sent in both English and Arabic.

DEADLINE for cv’s to be sent in: Open

EMAIL: mhazim@clic-consultants.com OR osamah.kadhim@clic-consultants.com

Additional information can be found here: Website:www.clic-consultants.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLICConsultants Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CLICconsulting

تعمل الشركة الكندية للاستشارات الدولية ( CLIC ) على استقطاب الكفاءات العراقية المحلية ممن يجيدون التكلم بطلاقة باللغتين العربية والانكليزية و لديهم كحد ادنى خمس سنوات خبرة في المجالات المبينة ادناه . يفضل المرشح الذي سبق وان عمل مع المنظمات التابعة للامم المتحدة او المنظمات غير الحكومية . التحصيل الدراسي للمرشح البكلوريوس كحد ادنى ويفضل حملة شهادة الماجستير.ترسل السيرة الذاتية باللغتين العربية والانكليزية وبموعد اقصاه يوم 27 /1/2017 الى : كاتيا ساكوماني - العوان البريدي iraqapplications@clic-consultants.com

لمزيد من المعلومات عن الشركة الكندية للاستشارات الدولية ( CLIC) في التفاصيل المبينة ادناه : Website:www.clic-consultants.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLICConsultants Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CLICconsulting

1 Vocational Training: A Vocational Trainer Teaches vocational training subjects to students in public or private schools or in industrial plants: Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in trade, and lectures on theory, techniques, and terminology. التدريب المهني يقوم المدرب المهني بتدريس مواضيع التدريب المهني لطلبة المدارس العامة أو الخاصة أو المنشات الصناعية: ينظم برنامج التعليم العملي والتقني، بما في ذلك شرح للمهارات المطلوبة في المهنة ، ومحاضرات عن النظرية والتقنيات والمصطلحات.

2 Micro/Small Business Enterprise set up SME : A small business consultant helps a small business owner improve his or her business operations. A consultant may specialize in a specific area, such as information technologies, human resources, or marketing, or may offer general services in all areas of business. The overall goal of a small business consultant is to help make a business better through addressing problems and recommending solutions المشاريع الصغيرة/الاصغر تشكل المشاريع الصغيرة والمتوسطة: مستشار الاعمال الصغيرة يساعد صاحب العمل لتحسين الادارة والعمليات. المستشار قد يكون مختصا في مجال معين كتكنلوجيا المعلومات، الموارد البشرية، او التسويق، او قد يوفر خدمات عامة في كل مجالات العمل. الهدف الاجمالي من استشاري الاعمال الصغيرة هو تحسين الاعمال من خلال تشخيص المشاكل وتقديم توصيات بالحلول

3 Construction/Engineering (architects, civil, electrical, mechanical, etc.): Construction Engineers provide engineering support, such as facilities management, fire engineering, contract and project management, and construction and environmental engineering. الانشاءات/الهندسة (المعماريون، المدنيون، الكهربائيون، الميكانيكيون، الخ...) مهندسو البناء يقدمون الدعم الهندسي، كإدارة المنشأت، هندسة معالجة الحرائق، ادارة المشاريع والعقود، وهندسة البناء والبيئة

4 Community resilience : A measure of the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations مرونة المجتمع والقدرة على التكيف مقياس القدرة المستدامة للمجتمع لتوظيف الموارد المتاحة للاستجابة والصمود والتعافي من الاوضاع السلبية 5 Early recovery mechanism : An integrated and coordinated approach using a humanitarian mechanism. It is an integrated and coordinated approach to facilitate crisis recovery, resilience building and development opportunities. الية الانعاش المبكر نهج منسق ومتكامل باستخدام اليات انسانية. وهو نهج منسق ومتكامل لتسهيل التعافي من الازمات، بناء القدرة على التكيف، وتطوير الفرص 6 Governance and administration: The processes of governing whether undertaken by government, market, or network, and the application of these processes through administration. الحوكمة والادارة عمليات الحكم سواء بواسطة الحكومة، السوق، او الشبكة، وتطبيق هذه العمليات عن طريق الادارة 7 Strategic planning and budget execution: Responsible for planning and directing an organization's strategic and long-range goals. Conducts organizational reviews to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and to evaluate operational effectiveness. التخطيط الستراتيجي وتنفيذ الميزانية المسؤل عن التخطيط وتوجيه اهداف المؤسسة الستراتيجية وبعيدة المدى. اجراء المراجعة المؤسساتية لتعيين نقاط القوة، نقاط الضعف، والفرص، لتقييم الفعالية التشغيلية 8 Public Finance : Public finance accountants are employed by public sector organizations, where they undertake a wide range of practical and advisory financial services. These include preparing accounts and budget information, developing and managing financial system, and controlling income and expenditure. المالية العامة محاسبو المالية العامة يتم توظيفهم من قبل مؤسسات القطاع العام، حيث يتعهدون بالقيام بجملة من الخدمات المحاسبية العملية، والاستشارية. تتضمن هذه الخدمات تحضير الحسابات ومعلومات الميزانية، تطوير وادارة النظام المالي، والسيطرة على الواردات والمصروفات. 9 Socio-economic development and poverty alleviation: Strategic use of Social and economic Development in order to improve the livelihoods of the world’s poorest areas and people. التطوير الاجتما-اقتصادي وتخفيف الفقر استعمال استراتيجي للتطوير الاجتماعي والاقتصادي لتحسين المعيشة لافقر المناطق والافراد في العالم 10 Feasibility studies and impact assessments : The assessment of the practicality of a proposed plan or method and the subsequent and measuring the effectiveness of organizational activities. دراسات الجدوى الاقتصادية وتقييم الاثر تقييم الجانب العملي لخطة او طريقة مقدمة، ومتابعة وقياس مدى فاعلية الفعاليات المؤسساتية 11 Data collection and research : Data analyst responsibilities include conducting full lifecycle analysis to include requirements, activities and design. Data analysts will develop analysis and reporting capabilities. They will also monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements جمع البيانات والابحاث واجبات محللي البيانات تتضمن اجراء تحليل لدورة الحياة الكاملة لشمل الاحتياجات، الفعاليات والتصميم. محللو البيانات سيقومون بتطوير القدرات التحليلية والتقارير. وسيكون دورهم ايضا للسيطرة على الاداء وخطط السيطرة النوعية لتحديد التحسن 12 Communications: Communications officers link the public to organizations, businesses, or people. They can influence public perception of their client by preparing press releases and writing speeches for their clients التواصل موظفو التواصل يقومون بربط المؤسسات العامة، الاعمال، او الافراد. يمكنهم التأثير على التصور العام لزبائنهم من خلال تحضير بيانات صحفية، وكتابات خطابات لزبائنهم 13 Disability rehabilitation : the Process of enabling the disabled to reach optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels in order to attain independence and self-determination اعادة تأهيل الاعاقة عملية تمكين ذوي الاعاقة لايصالهم الى المرحلة الامثل جسمانيا، حسيا، ثقافيا، نفسيا، واجتماعيا، وذلك لتحقيق استقلالهم و لتقرير مصيرهم بانفسهم

14 Health : The goal of a Public health professional is to prevent public health related problems from occurring or reoccurring by implementing health education programs, improving access to health care, developing public health policies, controlling infectious disease, and conducting research that is used to reduce environmental hazards, violence and drug abuse. الصحة الهدف من وجود محترفي الصحة العامة هو لمنع المشاكل المتعلقة بالصحة العامة من الحدوث او تكرار الحدوث من خلال تنفيذ برامج صحية تعليمية، تحسين الوصول الى الرعاية الصحية، تطوير سياسات الصحة العامة، السيطرة على الامراض الوبائية، واجراء الابحاث التي تستخدم لتقليل الاخطار البيئية، العنف، وتعاطي العقاقير المحظور 15 NGO empowerment : NGO program directors and managers must possess knowledge in key areas of management, from setting and implementing strategies to marketing and fundraising. Like their for-profit company and governmental agency counterparts, directors and managers of NGOs must understand the value of planning strategically and monitoring and evaluating outcomes with an eye on concrete objectives. تمكين المؤسسات غير الحكومية يجب ان يتملك مديروا المشاريع في المؤسسات غير الحكومية المعرفة في المجالات الرئيسية في الادارة، بدءا في اعداد وتنفيذ الستراتيجيات، الى التسويق وجمع التبرعات. كما هو الحال في المؤسسات الربحية والمؤسسات الحكومية الرديفة، مديروا المؤسسات غير الحومية يجب ان يقدروا اهمية التخطيط الستراتيجي وان يراقبو ويقيمو المخرجات بعين على اهداف ملموسة 16 Translation/Interpretation (Arabic/Kurdish/English) : Translators convert written material from one or more 'source languages' into the 'target language', ensuring that the translated version conveys the meaning of the original as clearly as possible. الترجمة الكتابية والترجمة الفورية (بين اللغات الانكليزية، العربية، والكردية) وظيفة المترجمين تحويل المواد المكتوبة من لغة او اكثر (المصدر) الى اللغة المطلوبة (الهدف)، مع ضمان ان تنقل النسخة المترجمة معنى النسخة الاصلية باوضح شكل ممكن 17 Editorial/Proof reading (English/Arabic/Kurdish) : The proofreader and the copy-editor are in charge of making sure that the text of any product that involves writing (such as magazines, newspapers and books) is free of any errors, whilst ensuring that texts are engaging and accessible to the readers.

التحرير والتدقيق اللغوي (للفات الانكليزية، العربية، والكردية) مسؤولية المححررين والمدققين اللغويين هي التأكد من ان النص في اي منتج كتابي (كالمجلات، الصحف، والكتب) هو خال من الاخطاء، في حين يقومون بالتأكاد من ان النصوص جذابة ويسهل على القارئ فهمها

18 Photography and videography: The Videographer/Photographer will capture footage and images in order to create and manipulate, engaging videos and creative photography, the incumbent will provide our internal and external community with exciting ways to learn about the University’s past, present and future. التصوير الفوتوغرافي والفديوي المصور الفوتوغرافي/الفديوي سيقوم بالتقاط الصور ومقاطع الفديو لانشاء ومعالجة، مقاطع الفديو الجذابة والصور الابداعية، سيقدم شاغل الوظيفة لمجتمعنا المحلي والخارجي طرقا ممتعة لمعرفة المزيد عن تاريخ الجامعة، حاضرها ومستقبلها


English Instructor

Number of Available Positions: 5

Place of Employment: Baghdad, Iraq

Type of Employment: Full-Time/ Permanent


 Starting Date: TBD

Salary Range: TBD

Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) has established a LEARNING Division, which is dedicated to offering a certified English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program in partnership with CultureWorks Canada. Through its office in Iraq, CLIC-LEARNING is striving to deliver EAP that pathways to academic programs of partner colleges and universities to CLIC in Canada. The curriculum of the program is provided by CultureWorks Canada, and the instructors are trained and approved by them. CLIC-LEARNING is seeking a professional teacher with the demonstrable experience to work in Baghdad Iraq for one year with an option to extend for another year. The teacher will work between 20 to 25 hours per week. The Iraq work week runs from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday as the weekend.  All curriculum will be provided to the teacher for their use. The incumbent will have extensive knowledge and understanding of the Canadian education system. CLIC-LEARNING is expecting the English instructor to work closely with the Director of Learning - Iraq to teach the students in the program. The age of the students pursuing English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program ranges between 18 and 25 years but will vary for those studying English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program. They are adults who seek higher education in Canadian colleges and universities and they are taking English training in Iraq to qualify for admission to Canada’s academic institutions. The incumbent will be provided with benefits including accommodation, meals, one return ticket back to the city of departure and flight tickets and local transport.

Major Responsibilities:

In consultation with the Director of Learning, for each course assigned, Instructors’ responsibilities


  • Analyzing the CultureWorks course outline/syllabus provided to ensure that course learning outcomes will be demonstrably achieved;
  • Verifying that all aspects of program delivery are attuned to Iraqi culture, appropriate for Iraqi students and learning environments, and consistent with CLIC-LEARNING values;
  • Engaging students and making lessons interactive and content relevant;
  • Ensuring that evaluation is thorough and fair and assigned grades are defensible; 
  • Working closely with other colleague English instructors to ensure a consistent teaching approach;
  • Preparing and disseminating a course student information document to ensure student awareness of course schedules, learning outcomes, instructor expectations, and evaluation processes;
  • Teaching lessons and maintaining office hours as per the assigned course schedule
  • Establishing and maintaining a learning environment that is positive, supportive, engaging and success-focused;
  • Being responsible for the grading, record-keeping and progress reports of each student enrolled in his/her class;
  • Leveraging educational technologies to meet the learning needs of students;
  • Remaining current in the field of study and maintaining awareness of emerging trends and practices related to teaching, learning in higher education and international education;
  • Encouraging self-confidence in students and providing them with the support they need during their learning experience.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience;
  • Broad knowledge of the Canada post-secondary education system;
  • International teaching experience in an English & Academic Foundations Program or Academic English Program delivered in an English as a Foreign Language environment, especially in the Middle East;
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness and establish and maintain strong, positive, trusting relationships with individuals and groups within and outside CLIC- LEARNING, including management and instructor colleagues;
  • Experience adapting Western curricula, learning resources and teaching methods to meet local needs;
  • Ability to work with on-line educational tools such as BB or any other LMS;
  • Demonstrated ability to use tact, diplomacy, empathy, and sound judgment when dealing with challenging or difficult situations;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication and relating skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Proactive and well-organized;
  • Good team player.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or
  • 5 years English teaching experience plus CELTA, or 3 years plus DELTA;
  • TESL Canada Certification is required.

Other Attributes:

  • Positive Personality
  • Proactive
  • Promotes positive attitude in office & outside

To apply:

Please send an e-mail with your Resume and a Cover Letter to: basam.hasoo@clic-consultants.com


CLIC is always accepting CV's from consultants located in Canada and overseas. If you are interested in working with CLIC, please send us your CV and a cover letter to info@clic-consultants.com