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CANADEM Operational Rosters of Sectoral Experts

CANADEM has a rapid mobilization capacity to identify screened and available experts from its consolidated roster (comprising a number of sectoral sub-rosters) of 61,597 individuals. We accept applications for roster only from most qualified candidates with requisite professional expertise, academic qualifications and a clear mission potential.

We screen to confirm technical skills, but really concentrate on critically-important interpersonal skills and personal capacity. Thus, CANADEM screens its experts for their flexibility, adaptability, tolerance of ambiguity, and team skills. We carry out: initial screening when candidates apply, secondary screening by sectoral experts who have a thorough knowledge of the professional requirements and an ongoing screening through standby partner evaluations and feedbacks to validate, strengthen, or qualify its previous screening on individual experts. If there is any uncertainty, CANADEM’s Roster Director does additional screening. Uncertainty may extend to family members, and they have briefed them as well (example, for our Afghanistan mission mentioned below in more detail).

We are able to identify the right experts and deploy them in days, with the added ability to sustain and backstop them worldwide. For the past 25 years, our core activity has been to advance international peace and security through the recruitment, screening, promotion and rapid mobilization of international experts, increasingly from less developed countries particularly in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Extensive expertise and experience gained from best practices of over 150 projects, and a sufficiently large enough number of candidates ensure that CANADEM has an excellent ability to identify experts in time for rapid deployment.

We have nearly every skill set conceivable in the field of humanitarian response and international development. The majority of our experts have the experience needed to staff field operations. Roster members come from international non-governmental organizations, UN agencies and field missions, other international governmental organizations, and government service. Overall, the roster has 63 languages, including a large number in each of the official UN languages. 

In an emergency, CANADEM’s rapid-reaction mechanism can often identify experts for direct hire in 48-72 hours to deploy within 5 to 10 days.

The CANADEM Operational Rosters of Sectoral Expertise include experts in the following operational areas:

1. International Work Experience:
1.1  Sub-Sahara Africa
1.2  Middle East and N.Africa
1.3  Central Asia (includes ‘stans and China)
1.4  South Asia
1.5  Southeast Asia
1.6  Pacific
1.7  Latin America
1.8  Other Americas
1.9  Eastern Europe (includes Russia, Caucasus)
1.10  Western Europe
1.11  Inter-cultural work experience in Canada

2. Field ‘Mission’ Experience:
2.1  Disaster relief operations
2.2  Humanitarian operations
2.3  Human rights operations
2.4  Electoral operations
2.5  Political reconstruction e.g. democratization
2.6  Physical reconstruction operations
2.7  Development field operations
2.8  Military peacekeeping, peace support, etc.
2.9  CivPol operations
2.10  Armed conflict zones
2.11  Setting up new missions

3. International Organizations Experience:
3.1  Worked for UN
3.2  Worked for OSCE
3.3  Worked for other IGOs (OAS, OAU, etc.)
3.4  Worked for an international NGO
3.5  Worked in coordination with int.organizations
3.6  Worked in coordination with bilateral donors
3.7  Worked with/for International Trade Bodies
3.8  Worked with/for International Financing Institutions (IFIs)

4. International Management Experience:
(responsible for 5+ professional level staff)
4.1  Management in international field missions
4.2  Management in international organizations

5. General Management/Supervision Experience:
5.1  Senior management
5.2  Junior/middle management
5.3  Program management, design and development
5.4  Project management, design and development
5.5  Technical supervision

6. International Human Rights Experience:
6.1  International human rights monitoring / reporting
6.2  International human rights capacity building
6.3  International human rights law expert
6.4  Law of armed conflict (IHL) expert
6.5  Human rights protection
6.6  Human rights promotion, mainstreaming and programming

7. Refugee / IDP Experience:
7.1  Protection
7.2  Tracing
7.3  Camp management
7.4  Assistance distribution outside camps
7.5  Repatriation, reintegration, rehabilitation
7.6  Resettlement

8. Police Related Experience:
8.1  Criminal investigation
8.2  Forensic investigation
8.3  Community policing
8.4  Internal affairs, public complaints

9. Security Experience:
9.1  Site security
9.2  Information systems security
9.3  Design security plans
9.4  Intelligence gathering
9.5  Physical security for field mission staff

10. General Legal Experience:
10.1  Common law
10.2  Civil law
10.3  Administrative law
10.4  Legal drafting / law making
10.5  Prosecution
10.6  Defence
10.7  Judiciary (a judge or judicial training)
10.8  Detention/prison systems
10.9  Ombuds, human rights commissions, etc.

11. International Legal and Judicial Experience:
11.1  International tribunals
11.2  Truth commissions
11.3  Trial monitoring and (general) monitoring of legal and judicial systems
11.4  With foreign legal systems

12. Foreign Electoral Experience:
12.1  Observer (short term STO)
12.2  Observer (long term LTO)
12.3  Administration / supervision
12.4  Technical assistance

13. Domestic Electoral Exp. e.g. Canadian:
13.1  Full time professional e.g. Elections Canada
13.2  Periodic part time, e.g. returning officer

14. Sectoral Experience:
14.1  Water supplies
14.2  Shelter/bldg construction
14.3  Sanitation
14.4  Roads
14.5  Electrical sources and supply
14.6  Environment
14.7  Education
14.8  Agriculture
14.9  Fisheries
14.10  Forestry
14.11  Economic: banking, finance, microcredit
14.12  Poverty reduction
14.13  Revenue
14.14  Taxation
14.15  Commerce
14.16  E-business
14.17  Trade
14.18  Customs
14.19  Immigration and settlement
14.20  Indigenous affairs
14.21  Gender / women’s issues
14.22  Children’s issues
14.23  Disability issues
14.24  Urban development
14.25  Rural development
14.26  Social development and social assistance
14.27  Labour
14.28  Transport
14.29  Defence
14.30  Corrections
14.31  Resource management / resource extraction
14.32  Energy / alternative energy sources
14.33  Heritage and multiculturalism
14.34  Cultural industries and the arts
14.35  Tourism

15. Assessment/Design/Evaluation Experience:
15.1  (Field) needs assessment
15.2  Mission planning
15.3  Field impact assessments
15.4  Field program / organization evaluations
15.5  Policy formulation / development
15.6  Research
15,7  Report writing
15.8  Results-based monitoring
15.9  Quality assurance
15.10  Assessing compliance
15.11  Impact assessment
15.12  Organization and staffing review
15.13  Peer review
15.14  Evaluation methodologies
15.15  Performance evaluation and methodologies
15.16  Policy evaluation and methodologies

16. Training and Knowledge Transfer Experience:
16.1  Training design
16.2  Training delivery / facilitation
16.3  Public education – adult
16.4  Public education – children
16.5  Informal education

17. Medical / Social Work Experience:
17.1  Psychological counselling (trauma, torture, rape)
17.2  Medical doctor
17.3  Para-medic / nurse-practitioner
17.4  Licensed nurse
17.5  Licensed therapist: P.T., R.T., O.T.
17.6  Medical technician
17.7  Other counselling
17.8  Pharmacologist
17.9  Public health
17.10  Forensic medicine
17.11  Hospital administration
17.12  Social work
17.13  HIV/AIDS
17.14  Reproductive health
17.15  Nutritionist

18. Politics and Conflict Management Experience:
18.1  Mediation, alternate dispute resolution
18.2  Negotiation / negotiation monitoring
18.3  Official (e.g. track one) diplomacy
18.4  Unofficial (e.g. track two) diplomacy
18.5  Political analyst
18.6  Conflict prevention
18.7  Coalition building
18.8  Crisis intervention
18.9  Sanctions

19. Governance Systems Experience:
19.1  Elected legislatures
19.2  Senior public administration
19.3  Institutional capacity building
19.4  Governance policies and practices

20. Civil Society Experience:
20.1  Community development / outreach
20.2  NGOs (worked within)
20.3  Labour and other professional organizations
20.4  Churches / religious associations
20.5  Private sector

21. Media Experience:
21.1  Media spokesperson
21.2  Public relations / public information
21.3  Local media capacity building
21.4  TV / video media
21.5  Radio media
21.6  Print media
21.7  Media monitoring
21.8  Media freedom

22. Field Communications Experience:
22.1  Trained in field radio use
22.2  Radio communications: training users
22.3  Advanced communications: setting up systems

23. IT Information Technology Experience:
23.1  Basic computer literacy (e.g. use E-mails)
23.2  Advanced computer lit. (e.g. spreadsheets)
23.3  Information/computer technology expert
23.4  ICTs: design, implementation and management

24. Admin/Logistics Experience:
24.1  Financial management
24.2  Financial auditing
24.3  Personnel management
24.4  Materiel management
24.5  Transport management
24.6  Procurement

25.  Worked with local staff (from host country):
25.1  Generally: identify, recruit, train, assess
25.2  Interpreters: ident., recruit, train, assess
25.3  Have worked using interpreters

26. Mines/UXO Experience:
26.1  Explosives ordnance disposal (EOD)
26.2  Training deminers
26.3  Mine awareness trainers and technical advisors
26.4  International Mine Action program management

27. Security Systems and/or Peacemaking / building Experience:
27.1  Demobilization
27.2  Rehabilitation and reintegration
27.3  Early warning systems
27.4  Cease-fire agreements
27.5  Military capacity building
27.6  Civilian control of military
27.7  Border management and security
27.8  Counter-terrorism systems and cooperation
27.9  Regional stabilization measures
27.10  Arms control & weapons
27.11  Post-conflict reconciliation

28. Misc. Professional Backgrounds:
28.1  Diplomatic
28.2  Police (civilian e.g. RCMP, OPP, SQ)
28.3  Military regular force
28.4  Military reserve/militia

29. Personal Attributes and Skills:
29.1  Driver’s license
29.2  Drive manual transmission
29.3  Trained in first aid

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