June 20, 2022


  • Deadline:
  • Location: Westmount, QC, Canada
  • Organization: Universalia Management Group
  • Salary: CAD $ 100-120,000
Full Time

Universalia is a Montreal-based mission-driven Management Consulting firm. Since 1980, we have assisted organizations
to improve their performance in more than 90 countries. Internationally, the firm serves an increasingly diverse range of
multilateral and bilateral development/humanitarian agencies, NGOs, and foundations. In Canada, we work with federal,
provincial, and municipal governments as well as non-profit organizations and community foundations.

Universalia Management Group Ltd. (UMG) works closely with top clients and helps them tackle the world’s greatest
challenges to build a sustainable and equitable future in Canada and globally.

UMG focuses in delivering value through our Practice Areas in:
– Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation
– Gender Equality and Inclusion
– Performance Measurement
– Organizations and Partnerships Performance

Line Manager: Christine Ouellette, GE&I Practice Leader
Department/ Function: Gender Equality & Inclusion

As a member of the Universalia Gender Equality & Inclusion Practice (GE&I), the Senior Consultant and Team Leader
plays an integral role in contributing to the successful execution of client engagement and quality service provision, and
in furthering Universalia’s 40-year reputation for excellence.

Principal accountabilities:
• Provide technical expertise in Gender Equality and Inclusion on assignments that enhance UMG’s competitive
• Lead assignments from beginning-to end (staffing, management, profitability, quality control)
• Support client engagements from beginning-to-end (including research, data collection, data analysis, reporting)
• Act on behalf of and backstop the Practice Leader as required
• Identify new business opportunities and draft winning proposals
• Meet expected results at individual (KPI) and practice levels (revenue)

Your Expertise:
• Demonstrated expertise in:
o Monitoring and evaluation
o Providing technical assistance to strengthen organizational performance
o providing technical assistance for policy development and program strategies that contribute to
transformative processes that advance gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and social inclusion
o team leadership and project management
• 10 + years of technical experience in: Women’s Economic Empowerment; Women’s Political Participation; Gender Equality in Education; Gender Equality and the labour force; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Sexual and Gender-Based Violence; Gender Equality programming in emergencies settings; Women, Peace, and Security; Gender-Sensitive Budgeting; Gender Mainstreaming; Gender and Inclusion Advocacy; Child protection/Child Protection in Emergencies; Intersectional approaches; Women and Youth Empowerment

Your profile:
• Demonstrated technical leadership and experience in developing winning proposals
• 7+ years of work experience in development and/or humanitarian contexts
• Able to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
• Ability and willingness to challenge ideas constructively and effectively
• Native (or equivalent) fluency in French and English, both written and spoken, with ideally a third official UN Language
• Relevant post-graduate degree in humanities, Women’s Studies, or international development
• Strong project/program and people management
• Preferably based in Montreal
• Available for international travel, as required and when possible, within the context of Covid-19

Your experience:
• Experience in carrying out research, M&E, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical methods, including participatory, gender-transformative, and/or feminist approaches
• Familiarity with UN System, Multilateral Development Banks, INGOs, NGOs, Women Rights Organizations and Private Foundations operating in the field of gender equality and inclusion
• Experience conducting evaluation and/or technical assistance mandates, in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean or the Pacific
• Experience managing a multidisciplinary team

Team and culture fit:
• You have outstanding communication skills and love teamwork
• You want to make a difference supporting clients in their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, gender equality and inclusion
• You are looking to lead a team and ensure the success of the GE&I practice

Our Employer Value Proposition:
• Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development
• Work in a dynamic international environment and ongoing on-the-job training
• Attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and performance

How to apply:

How to apply?

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Drina Therrien at the following address: dtherrien@universalia.com
Please ensure that you indicate the position you are applying for in your subject line.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Expected start date: ASAP
If this position isn’t right for you, we would appreciate if you could circulate within your networks.