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Project Director

Date: November, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Principal Investigator, READI Project, Faculty of Mathematics
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles):
  • Project Officer
  • Research Financial Analyst (liaison)
  • Co-op Program Development Coordinator
  • Outreach Program Development Coordinator
Department: Dean of Mathematics


Main Campus


USG 16
35 hr/wk

Position is ongoing, Contingent upon funding

Primary Purpose

Working in parallel with the Canadian Field Director in Indonesia, and under the executive direction of the READI Project Principal Investigator, and in Liaison with the Executive Officer (or Chair, Statistics and Actuarial Science – if the Dean remains PI), the position has management responsibility for mobilizing, co-ordinating and administering all human, financial and technical resources at the University of Waterloo to support the READI Project’s intended outcomes in Indonesia.

The Project Director is also responsible for on-going Project planning; operational liaison with DFATD (Ottawa); and for the design and maintenance of the Project's internal monitoring and information systems (including financial management and reporting) at the Canadian Project Office (University of Waterloo).

Key Accountabilities:

1. Project Planning, including but not limited to:




2.   Management of supporting long-term projects; some examples include:





3. Human resources administration and oversight, including but not limited to:



4. Financial oversight, including but not limited to:



5. Administrative leadership, including but not limited to:


Position Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred. Extensive experience in financial, technical and human resource management. Experience working with bilateral (e.g. CIDA, DFATD) or multilateral (e.g. World Bank, Asian Development Bank) funding agencies. Participation in an international development project.







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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:



Level of Responsibility:

Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Working Environment:

Travel: Occasional travel required, including international travel 2-3 times per year

Working Hours:


Risks  – physical and psychological:

Physical risks

Psychological risks

Psychological stress associated with travel