In January 2018, Canada’s
Development Finance Institution (“DFI”), operating as FinDev Canada, was
established. Headquartered in Montreal, FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export
Development Canada (“EDC”), Canada’s export credit agency, whose mandate is
distinct from that of FinDev Canada. Canada’s new DFI provides a range of
financing solutions including debt, equity and guarantees to achieve clear
development objectives by supporting private sector companies in emerging
market countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Sahara Africa.
The private sector plays a key role as a driver of
economic growth and development, and DFIs are critical instruments to
facilitate and optimize the contribution of private investment to development.
While remaining financially self-sustaining, DFIs respond to the specific
challenges faced by companies operating in developing countries in getting
access to the finance necessary to grow their businesses.
As a new entrant, FinDev Canada aspires to
contribute to the field of private sector development finance with an
innovative, collaborative and business-minded approach. Through its actions, it
will seek to generate positive impacts in terms of job creation, climate change
mitigation and women’s economic empowerment, in a manner consistent with
Canada’s international development mandate.
This is a unique opportunity to join a small but
growing team of highly talented professionals whose mission is to
originate and turn a project into a successful, ground breaking organization
whose activities will contribute to changing people’s lives in developing
The position is located in Montreal.
FinDev Canada is looking for a dynamic,
client-oriented student to support social media and marketing activities. The
Student will work alongside a Social Media and Marketing Specialist to develop
and implement external and internal social media and marketing plans. The
incumbent will work closely with a number of internal and external stakeholders
to ensure that the content produced connects well with the target audience and
supports FinDev Canada’s corporate orientations and reputation. They will support
FinDev Canada’s website and organizational branding.
Brainstorming for content creation ideas and opportunities
Content creation and curation
Content curation from external sources for content calendar
Posting of content approved from the content calendar to social media and website
Research and drafting for internal content creation (blog posts, articles to pitch to external media, etc.)
Fact-checking of speeches
Maintenance of collaterals for events and creation of new informational materials (fact sheets, etc.)
Improvement of the daily brief through reviewing and feedback
Drafting of proactive media pitches and assisting in the identification of ideal media outlets for these
Compilation of monthly analytics data from social media and website, production of monthly reports
Assist with the creation of purchase requisitions
Availability allowing, the role could also assist in other corporate initiatives such as event organization and support
Our Ideal Candidate:
Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an
Undergraduate Degree in Communications, Journalism, Social Media, Marketing is
desired, although other relevant degrees are acceptable
Bilingual with exceptional writing skills and oral
and written command of both official languages (English and French)
Knowledge and experience in managing digital
media, including websites, blogs, and social media
Experience managing internal and external
Knowledge of and commitment to sustainable development
Motivated self-starter, good organizational and
Available to work in Montreal
What can you expect from a FinDev Canada work term?
Building cross-functional networks of colleagues, identifying and following through on opportunities for improvement and innovation, learning and growing constantly through coaching and mentoring, working in a high-performing, fast-paced and flexible environment facilitated by technologies at our Montreal office.
How to apply
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
June 28, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST on
FinDev Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.
Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.