Project Officer/Registration and Performance Advisor (multiple positions)

Project Officer/Registration and Performance Advisor (multiple positions)

AO2 Administrative Officer 2


Department of Economic Development and Training

Skills & Employment Partnerships/Registration, Accountability, & Student Financial Support, Advanced Education & Skills

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36418

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

Closing Date:   November 20, 2020

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, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months. This competition may be used to appoint successful candidate(s) to current and future regular, term or acting status positions subject to staffing approval. 

This competition will be used to fill two roles within the Advanced Education and Skills Division of Manitoba Economic Development and Training:
1) Project Officer (including one Bilingual Project Officer);
2) Registration and Performance Advisor

Note: Candidates who do not have experience in administering programs and contracted services through third party agencies, as outlined in the qualifications, are still encouraged to apply. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check. 
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English and French (for Bilingual Project Officer only)


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration 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 working with a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to, service providers, clients, educational institutions and employers
  • Experience with financial management including the use of spreadsheets, cash flows, and/or budgets)
  • Ability to work independently prioritize, and manage numerous projects and files simultaneously
  • Excellent written communication skills with a high degree of accuracy, clarity and conciseness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and 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 abilitity to lead internal and external stakeholders through period of transition
  • Ability to assess and analyze applications, funding proposals or related requests against program policies, Acts and Regulation, and criteria and provide defensible, evidence-based recommendations to management
  • Excellent verbal French communication skills. Note: for Bilingual Project Officer only
  • Excellent written French communication skills. Note: for Bilingual Project Officer only


  • Knowledge of post-secondary education and training in Manitoba, including Private Vocational Institutions, International Education or Manitoba Student Aid.

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.
Note: One of the Project Officer positions being filled is Bilingual

Registration and Performance Advisor:
The Registration and Performance Advisor is responsible for assisting post-secondary education and training providers in understanding and complying with the regulatory obligations associated with: qualifying for student financial assistance, operating a private vocational institution and enrolling international students.

The Registration and Performance Advisor is the lead in ensuring educational institutions comply with all relevant legislation and policy. The position works with educational institutions to assist them in understanding their regulatory obligations, conducts on-site visits to verify compliance, and escalates repeated incidences of non-compliance. This position evaluates applications to determine whether they meet established criteria to: be registered as a private vocational institution; be designated for studetn financial support; and/or designated to enroll  international students.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36418

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. 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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