Climate Change Community Coordinator (Part-Time)

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JOB TITLE: Climate Change Community Coordinator (Part-Time)
TERM: Asap – July 31, 2019
POST: Peguis First Nation – One Community Coordinator per Community
SALARY: Based on Education and Experience

Job Description:

Under the immediate supervision of IRTC’s Climate Change Researcher and Technical Services/Land Use Project Manager, the incumbent will work on-reserve and will be charged with co-ordinating activities at the local level and addressing community members concerns.

The IRTC will provide support and coordination to ensure that the climate change Community Coordinator has access to the appropriate technical resources and training to support them in performing their duties.

The Community Coordinator will liaise with supporting partner communities and organizations with the mission of creating a comprehensive community risk assessment study considering the impacts of floods and other climate change hazards.

The climate change Community Coordinator will work closely with the IRTC climate change researcher and TS/LUP Manager, community members, including Leadership, Elders, Youths, local land use community coordinators, emergency coordinators, and partners (i.e. Province, INAC).

Job duties will focus on the past, current and future impacts of climate change, specifically identified climate hazards and how it affects the following areas of our traditional territories:

− Culture and Tradition
− Economic
− Social
− Political
− Geographical
− Socio-ecological
− Food Security
− Sustainable Livelihoods

Duties:

• Work closely with Chief and Council to plan and coordinate local community engagement activities and workshops
• Assist in emergency response activities
• Assist in data collection (i.e. household vulnerability surveys) and make possible recommendations, using the information collected.
• Coordinate community engagement sessions, and assist in organizing capacity building activities in each community
• Assist in developing community risk atlases.
• Communicate with community members, partner communities and relevant stakeholders
• Follow up and provide activity reports on progress to the Tribal Council Climate change researcher Manager and Leadership
• Attend and provide support at community and IRTC meetings

Qualifications:

• Strong knowledge of climate change and related issues
• Experience in facilitating/conducting interviews, focus groups, workshops, and administering surveys
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture and language
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and social media
• Experience working in First Nations communities
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Proven ability to work independently
• Must be available to work flexible hours and be able to travel
• Valid driver’s license

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three (3) Written reference letters to Donna Hall, Program Manager no later than
4:30 p.m. June 1, 2018
Fax: (204) 942-8840
Email: donnahall@irtc.ca

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