Project Officer/Project Coordinator (multiple positions)

Project Officer/Project Coordinator (multiple positions)

AO2 Administrative Officer 2

Regular/full-time; Term/full-time

Department of Economic Development, Investment and Trade

Provincial Services, Workforce Training and Employment

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38480

Salary(s):   AO2 $54,318.00 – $65,118.00 per year

Closing Date:   April 4, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Project Management  or a related field; a suitable combination of education and work experience may be considered
  • Experience in administering programs and contracted services through third party agencies.  (Note: for Project Officer positions only)
  • Experience in project management, including expertise in project lifecycles, project planning, innovation, change management, costing and schedule estimation (Note: for Project Coordinator positions only).
  • Experience with financial management including the use of spreadsheets, cash flows, and/or budgets
  • Ability to work independently to prioritize, and manage numerous projects and files simultaneously
  • Experience writing a variety of clear and concise documents for different audiences, such as briefing notes, reports, outlines, and authority seeking documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and in partnership with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate difficult or contentious decisions and information to stakeholders
  • Strong political acumen and the ability to manage confidential and politically sensitive material and situations in an appropriate manner 
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead internal and external stakeholders through periods of transition
  • Ability to assess and analyze funding or project proposals or related requests against program policies and government priorities, and provide defensible, evidence-based recommendations to management


  • Knowledge of best practices in employment services and Labour Market in Manitoba 

Project Officer
The Project Officer manages funding and programming partnerships with new and established service providers funded by the Skills and Employment Partnerships Branch. These programs are aimed at increasing the employability of people with disabilities, persons receiving Employment Insurance or Income Assistance and other unemployed or underemployed Manitobans living in the Winnipeg region.

The position reviews and assesses proposals, develops authority seeking documents (Project Approval Requests and Treasury Board Submissions), oversees contract development, amendments, compliance and makes recommendations for financial and program changes. The position also provides case management and critical financial supports to individual clients participating in projects and transitioning from projects to employment. The incumbent responds to community requests for information and assists new service providers to develop required program and services.

Project Coordinator
The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all projects to ensure they are  completed on time, within budget and meet established quality standards.  The Project Coordinator is also involved in planning, organizing and managing some or all aspects of certain projects such as project initiation, project planning, project execution and project closure. Projects will vary in complexity, duration, approach and technology. This position also acts as a resource to members within project teams. Projects are targeted to Career Development, Balanced Scorecards, Service/Business Continuity, and other Divisional Committees as required.  

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38480

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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