China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development: Phase VI Canadian Project Director

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) is a high-level advisory body created in 1992 to strengthen cooperation and exchange between China and the international community in the field of environment and development. Since 1992, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has served as the Canadian Executing Agency for the CCICED Project and has housed the CCICED’s Secretariat International Support Office (SISO). Environment and Climate Change Canada provides Canada’s financial support to CCICED.

SFU is seeking a Project Director for the Environment and Climate Change Canada-funded China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Phase VI. The Canadian Project Director represents SFU at the highest levels; liaises with Environment and Climate Change Canada; oversees project personnel; coordinates project plans and activities with the Secretary General of CCICED, the Secretariat Head Office and CCICED’s Chief Advisors; directs the involvement of long-term and short-term experts; and manages the project for results. The Director also functions as Head of the Secretariat International Support Office and liaises with key stakeholders and project partners in Canada and internationally. The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing complex projects including: multi-million dollar budgets; multi-donor projects; results monitoring and reporting; and assuring that projects are planned and delivered effectively and in a timely manner. This experience preferably involves developing countries;
  • Experience working at high levels in China or other parts of Asia;
  • Experience with capacity building processes for policy-making institutions, think-tanks, universities, advocacy organizations, or other knowledge-oriented institutions;
  • Direct experience in national and international level policy making processes related to environmental management and sustainable development involving high-level government officials;
  • Professional knowledge related to sustainable development and environmental policy research, policy formulation and implementation;
  • Proven ability to negotiate and function at all levels of institutions as well as across cultures;
  • Ability to speak Mandarin would be an asset;
  • Detailed knowledge of the Canadian post-secondary system and operations of universities would be an asset

Please note: This is a contract position to March 31, 2022 and is subject to project funding.

The posting will remain open until filled.

Please submit a detailed resumé and cover letter including salary expectation to:

Shaheen Nanji, Executive Director, SFU International

Simon Fraser University

Room 2100, Strand Hall

8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC Canada V5A 1S6