Project Manager, Consultant (Independent Contractor)


The Strategic Partnerships Division leads engagement of partners in Canada’s health system and broader cancer community who are key to implementing practice and policy changes that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division works with the Partnership’s program teams and system partners to develop work plans, monitor progress, and regularly assess new and evolving work to ensure it aligns with the eight priorities of the Strategy. The division also leads communications activities to strategically support and profile the work of the Partnership in driving forward the priorities of the Strategy across partners, stakeholders and the public. The division also oversees a special agenda of working alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis to drive forward People-specific priorities and actions, outlined in the Strategy, by co-developing and implementing solutions to improving cancer care for those in these communities.

Overview of role

The Project Manager, Consultant supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities.  Reporting to the Manager, Delivery Management Office the incumbent leads the delivery of program/project objectives.  As a highly organized professional with strong time management skills, this position delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to the Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all Canadians.

Core responsibilities & activities

Program specific responsibilities

  • Working with an interdisciplinary team across the organization and with external partners, leads project plan
  • Actively support external partners across Canada in the development of cancer control project proposals
  • With input from the Partnership content experts, support development of project deliverables, schedules, budgets, payment schedules, performance measurement approaches and sustainability plans
  • Actively support the development of funding agreements and proactively influence direct (and indirect) partners for the achievement of sustainable outcomes
  • Support partners in establishing project workplans and risk mitigation plans
  • Support alignment of partner proposals and the Partnership expectations
  • Actively manage partner projects as project manager within one or more program areas with support from program leadership, specialists, and content experts
  • Provide implementation support on projects in certain jurisdictions
  • Support capturing and documenting of lessons learned on projects
  • Collaboratively establish processes and controls by contributing to and applying the Partnership’s Project Management Lifecycle Framework, including methodology, change management, tools, guidelines and templates
  • Other project management activities as requested by Director
  • Provide support on the development and implementation of enhanced partner supports

General accountabilities

  • Prepares and presents content and/or represents the Strategy and Delivery team and/or Program team at meetings, both internal and external, and other forums as directed
  • Assists the Manager with other duties and ad hoc projects as required


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.”  We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal Competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

 Experience and qualifications

  • University Undergraduate Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, preferably in project management and/or the non-profit, healthcare sector
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) designation preferred
  • Proficiency in collaborative project management and dashboard tools preferred
  • Education or experience with First Nations, Inuit and Métis is an asset
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Delivery Management Office


Downtown Toronto (work from home until further notice)

Employment category:

1 year vendor contract

Job level:


Posting date:

February 5, 2021

Closing date:

February 12, 2021