Challenge Fund Program Administrator

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  • Post Date: May 11, 2020
Job Description

Department: Environment and Remedial Works
Location: To Be Determined
Salary Grade 6: (Min. $57,754.00 – Max. $86,631.00)
Status: Temporary until March 31, 2023

Core Functions

The Challenge Fund Program Administrator is responsible for the monitoring and logistics coordination of projects funded through the Challenge Fund Agreement. The incumbent is also for the compliance with regional and communities’ laws, applicable standards, and established guidelines. More specifically, this includes liaising with all pertinent internal and external parties to guarantee project advancement, proper management, and coordination with local governments.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance towards the project management and coordination of CF-funded projects with the sub-regional officers, the Cree local administration, and Cree Entities when requested or required.
  • Promote development projects and the implementation thereof of special projects as they arise.
  •  Coordinate and complete projects on time and within the appropriate budget and scope.
  • Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor and summarize progress of the projects.
  • Prioritize and oversee various projects related to protected areas.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders in the development of strategies, policies or actions related to projects under the Challenge Fund.
  • Engage in and/or manage specific research initiatives so as to improve the existing information on cultural, hydrology and wildlife programs.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

  • Respond to requests for technical assistance for local government projects funded through the CF and other initiatives as requested.
  • Provide advice, guidance, training and support to communities in relation to the responsibilities at the local level for all matters relating to projects funded through the CF and other funding initiatives managed through the Cree Nation Government’s Environment department.
  • Liaise with Provincial, Federal, and private funders to ensure compliance of financial and activity report deliverables.
  • Respond to requests for technical support in the evaluation for needs for projects, the review of studies and the preparation and evaluation of documents required for local projects (terms of reference, evaluation of bids, selection of candidates, etc.).

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead direct reports.
  • Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives. Ensure that supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives, in collaboration with the Department Director.
  • Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
  • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department.

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Provide monthly reports on the status of projects.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.


  • Three to five years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in project management in a northern context.


  • Fluency in verbal Cree and English.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of project management logistics.
  • Good knowledge of available funding initiatives and procedures.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Additional Requirements

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Application Period

From May 1, 2020 to May 18, 2020


Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: EWRD-200502-1

Valerie Mianscum

Recruitment Officer


Tel.: 819-673-2600