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Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Organizational Policy and Learning Consultant(s)

The Ontario Council for
International Cooperation (OCIC) invites proposals from a qualified consultant
or consultants to help strengthen our efforts to bring an anti-oppression and
anti-racism lens to all of our work. Please note that applicants must be
legally entitled to work in Canada.


OCIC is an expanding community of
Ontarians working for global social justice, human dignity and participation
for all. We have been in operation since 1988 and currently serve a network of
more than 100 organizations, networks, institutions and individuals engaged in
international cooperation, global social justice and solidarity efforts.

We work strategically to:

strengthen capacity, supporting our members in being leaders of
good development, adapting to change, and developing innovative solutions to
global poverty challenges;

increase multi-sectoral dialogue, bringing together sectoral
leaders and practitioners, issue-specific experts, advocates, academics,
funders and private sector actors to better understand and leverage
perspectives, expertise and resources; and

influence and inspire, providing
communications platforms to amplify the voice of our members, and to
influence and inspire key decision makers and the public.

In our current programs, OCIC
facilitates and engages our members and other Ontario-based stakeholders to
develop capacity to deliver innovative, inclusive programming that advances
gender equality in support of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy
(FIAP) action areas and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We are a signatory to the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International
Cooperation Sector
(ARC), which was developed and
launched in 2021 by an independent advisory group convened by Cooperation
Canada, and includes a baseline assessment of civil society organizations
(CSOs) in the international cooperation sector in Canada. The Framework
outlines Canada’s international cooperation sector commitment to addressing
systemic racism, and is a starting point to inform its approach to anti-racism
in a collective and proactive way that leaves room for collaboration, knowledge
sharing and continuous learning.

OCIC has a core staff of 6
employees, 12 board members, and a number of lead and occasional volunteers and
periodic interns. We have approximately 43 organizational members, 10
network/institutional members and 59 individual members, at this time. For more
detailed information on our vision, mission, mandate, theory of change,
strategic directions and organizational policies, please visit the About Us
page of our website

Scope of Work

We are seeking support of a
qualified consultant or consultants to:

work with OCIC ‘s Governance and Personnel Committees to review
and finalise our recently revised Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Policy;

update OCIC’s monitoring and evaluation framework with the Policy
in mind and provide recommendations for its implementation, with reference to
our ARC commitments and standards of good practice for non-profit
organizations; and

help identify opportunities and resources for capacity building of
internal and external stakeholders.

Project Budget and Tentative Timeline

The budget for this assignment is
$3,500 – $4,000 CAD, inclusive of all applicable costs and/or fees. The tentative
timeline is:

May 24 – Deadline for proposal submissions

May 25-30 – Applicant Screening

June 2-3 – Interviews with Select Applicant(s)

June 13-20 – Selected Consultant(s) reviews Draft Anti-Oppression
and Anti-Racism Policy and shares feedback with OCIC management and Committees

June 21-July 13 – Consultant(s) updates M&E framework and
provides recommendations for implementation

July 18-26 – Consultant(s) integrates OCIC feedback and helps
identify opportunities and resources for capacity building

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate(s) will have:

nuanced understanding of anti-oppression and anti-racism concepts
and practise;

recent, relevant experience working to support organizational
policy development, and to build organizational capacity in anti-oppression and
anti-racism in small and medium-sized non-profit organizations (SMOs);

experience with organizational policy implementation, and with
developing monitoring, evaluation and learning guidance frameworks that are
actionable and appropriate for SMOs;

excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and writing

experience in and/or knowledge of the international cooperation
sector, global social justice and solidarity efforts;

familiarity with ARC (desired).

Working Remotely

OCIC staff and key stakeholders in
this assignment are currently working remotely from home. The successful
consultant(s) must have access to a computer and high-speed internet
connection, and must be able to work virtually with us.

Proposal Requirements and Evaluation Criteria

Please provide a proposal of no
more than 6 pages, sharing:

your experience and qualifications for this assignment, including
working with other non-profit and/or charitable organizations seeking similar
support, and samples of or links to previous policies and/or recommendations

an outline of how you propose to provide the services requested,
including your approach/methodology, outputs, and tentative work plan; a proposed budget, including estimated number
of hours and hourly rate; and

names and complete contact information for three relevant
professional references.

Proposals will be evaluated based
on recent and relevant experience and qualifications, approach/methodology,
capacity to deliver, availability during the timeline noted, and references.

To apply

Please complete OCIC’s application
form and attach your proposal and CV
here OCIC Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Organizational Policy and Learning Consultant(s) Application ( by no later than 5:00 pm ET, May 25, 2022.

OCIC is committed to anti-racism,
anti-oppression and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and
harassment. All OCIC staff, Board, volunteers, members, partners, funders,
contracted parties and representatives engaged or working with or for OCIC to provide
services on behalf of the Council are required to comply fully with our
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of

As an equity seeking organization,
OCIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity
of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities
such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.

Please contact if you require any accommodations
during the application process.