Opportunities

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017

Place of Employment: Baghdad, Iraq

Type of Employment: Full-Time/ Permanent

Reports to: CLIC-LEARNING PROGRAM DIRECTOR – IRAQ

Number of Positions Available: 5

** While immediate starting positions are available, ongoing recruitment of candidates will continue throughout the program;
** Salary range to be discussed.

DESCRIPTION

Job Overview  

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 delivers EAP and ESL courses that create a pathway to partner colleges and universities in Canada. The curricula of CLIC-Learning programs are licenced by CultureWorks Canada.

CLIC-LEARNING is seeking qualified English Instructors who hold at least 3 years of relevant experience, to fill teaching positions in our centre in Iraq. Candidates should have extensive knowledge and an understanding of the Canadian post-secondary education system. The language instructor will also be expected to work closely with the Director of Learning, in order to effectively facilitate and retain students in the teaching program.

Instructors who have successfully completed the application process with CLIC-Learning, will then participate in a second interview to be approved by CultureWorks Canada.

Successful applicants will be provided with a package including secured accommodation, flight tickets, medical insurance, and transport.

Candidate Profile

Education:

•   A university degree in English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, or in any other field relevant to the position; A Masters degree in these subjects, A Bachelor of Education, or a BEd in Adult Education will all be considered assets;

  •  5 years English teaching experience plus CELTA, or 3 years plus DELTA;
  • TESL Canada Certification is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience;
  • International teaching experience in an English & Academic Foundations Program, or in an Academic English Program delivered in an ESL environment, especially in the Middle East;
  • Experience adapting Canadian curricula, learning resources, and teaching methods to meet needs of local communities abroad.

Language:

Applicants must be native speakers of English

Knowledge:

  • Broad knowledge of the Canadian post-secondary education system.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to work with on-line educational tools such as BB or any other LMS;

Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication and relational skills;
  • Proactive and well-organized;
  • Good team player and rapport with fellow colleagues.
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness, and to establish and maintain strong, positive, trusting relationships with individuals and groups (both within and outside CLIC-LEARNING; including management and instructor colleagues);
  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy, empathy, and sound judgment when dealing with challenging or difficult situations.

Major Responsibilities:

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

  • Analyzing the CultureWorks syllabus provided, to ensure that course learning outcomes will be visibly 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;
  • Designing course-relevant lesson plans that actively engage students in the CLIC-LEARNING program;
  • Ensuring that course evaluation is thorough, and that grades assigned are fair and defendable;
  • Working closely with fellow English instructors to ensure a consistent teaching approach;
  • Preparing and disseminating a written Course Plan for students, providing them with sufficient knowledge on course schedules, learning outcomes, instructor expectations, and evaluation processes;
  • Carrying out lessons and holding office hours, as per the assigned course schedule;
  • Establishing and maintaining a learning environment that is positive, supportive, engaging, and success-focused;
  • Assuming full responsibility to maintain organized grades, progress reports, and records for each student enrolled in his/her class;
  • Leveraging educational technologies to meet the learning needs of students;
  • Maintaining up-to-date skills in the field of study and an 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 required support during their learning experience.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in pursuing this unique opportunity or for a more complete overview of the position’s responsibilities and candidate profile, please contact info@clic-learning.com  or call 1+(613) 421-4888.

To submit your application please send your detailed information via email to info@clic-learning.com no later than November 5, 2017.

How to Apply:

Please provide a cover letter along with your CV, outlining precise examples of how your experience, qualifications, and skills match those required for this position.

 

CLIC welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. However, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens.

If you are selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

FINANCIAL ANALYST

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Place of Employment: Ottawa, Canada

Type of Employment: Initially part-time (20 hours/week) 1-year contract, which can evolve into full-time

Number of Positions Available: 1

** Salary range to be discussed.
**CLIC welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. However, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens, and candidates with Canadian professional experience in Financial Affairs.

DESCRIPTION

Nature and Scope:

Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) is a professional services firm that provides high-quality evaluations and assessments, technical assistance and strategic advice in governance, institutional development, and capacity building to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.  We have recently been jointly awarded two large Government of Canada funded projects in Iraq and Jordan and manage other projects and for-profit initiatives in the MENA region. 

The Financial Analyst (FA) position will be based in Ottawa with regular communication and coordination with colleagues in Canada and overseas and may require some travel overseas. The FA will have overall responsibility for the financial administration of CLIC’s for-profit lines of business and donor-funded project activities and is expected to provide proven professional expertise in the conduct of financial affairs relating to for-profit revenue generating business initiatives and donor-funded projects. He or she must be a self-starter; results oriented, enjoys working as part of a team and is willing and able to travel. Specific responsibilities include:

Systems, Procedures and Internal Controls

  • Maintain and develop where required various financial models and standard templates for use by project managers, field office staff and other CLIC staff as needed.
  • Facilitate the development and integration of business processes, people and relevant technology in order to configure and communicate useful information and to provide practical business leadership to drive business results.
  • Ensure that financial processes and procedures are adhered to by all staff in Canada and abroad
  • Identify and address financial issues and inconsistencies
  • Ensure financial accounting/reporting complies with donor requirements.
  • Ensure implementation of necessary financial controls and due diligence

Financial Accounting:

  • Work closely with the external bookkeeping company to ensure that it receives and enters data, reconciles and provide adequate and timely reporting to management.
  • Review field bank reconciliations and manage the cash balances for all business initiatives and projects.
  • Hands on responsibility to perform month-end and year-end closings, deferred revenue reconciliations, monthly sub-ledger balancing, review and verification of all payments, revenues, exchange rate calculations, preparation of month-end journal entries, and maintaining the chart of accounts for projects and business initiatives.
  • Work closely with CFO to ensure that all financial reporting, Year End closing adhere to best standards and regulations.

Financial Monitoring and Reporting  

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements of office, business and project activities Including all Overseas offices, business initiatives and Projects
  • Perform financial analysis andprepare donor financial reports asspecified by the donor.
  • Ensure finance staff in the field are properly trained in terms of accounting, preparation of their budgets, donor requirements, and allocation of expenditures etc.
  • Provide regular variance analysis of project implementation and offer recommendations for possible improved courses of action to ensure efficient use of project funds.
  • Prepare detailed annual business initiative and project budgets in conjunction with field staff, project staff and others as appropriate.
  • Provide support in financial aspects of project proposal development for submission to various donors and clients.
  • Provide support in financial aspects of new and current business initiatives
  • Travel to field office to train staff and to provide assistance with overseas financial procedures.
  • Other duties as required.

Audits:

  • Support audits commissioned by donor agencies in Ottawa and overseas including monitoring visits.
  • Prepare detailed project working papers and year-end reconciliation of corporate and field office operations including for profit initiatives and project accounts.
  • Participate in internal audits of CLIC-Consultants.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University degree from a Canadian institution in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; or equivalent demonstrating superior knowledge and background.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of Canadian experience in corporate and field office accounting, for-profit initiatives and project accounting with international operations.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, spreadsheets (Excel), accounting packages (QuickBooks and Microsoft Great Plains), and communications packages (MS Word, and Power Point)
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills. Capacity to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in a concise and clear manner.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of French and Arabic will be a definite asset.

Applications

To apply please submit the following documents:

  • Your current CV
  • A cover letter
  • References will be required at a later stage.

Please email your application to info@clic-consultants.com. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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

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