News: Technical Assistance Partnership launches

Canada’s new Technical Assistance Partnership project starts recruitment of Canadian experts to reduce global poverty

Funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) project invites Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to apply for specific technical assistance roles. In 2019, GAC announced TAP as part of its Expert Deployment Mechanisms approach. Alinea International is pleased to be working with GAC as its implementing partner for this initiative.

TAP highlights the commitments in the Feminist International Assistance Policy to adopt more flexible approaches to deliver Canada’s technical assistance. Two of Alinea’s key strengths are its flexibility and responsiveness. Through multiple aspects of this project, Alinea will work with GAC to enhance Canada’s leadership role in the world.

Through TAP, leaders from a diversity of sectors, backgrounds, gender, cultural identities and regions across Canada will share their expertise with partner countries around the world. Working with Canadian diplomatic missions abroad, national governments have already identified ways in which Canadian experts can help strengthen their national policies and programs, increase institutional performance, public service accountability and capacity, and develop new and more inclusive and sustainable ways of doing the business of good governance. Alinea is now recruiting for TAP placements in multiple areas aligned with the six action areas of the Feminist International Assistance Policy , such as sexual and gender-based violence, cooperative development, natural resources management, gender equality mainstreaming, and inclusive governance.

Over the next four years, Canadian experts will work with national entities in countries eligible for Canada’s official development assistance in Asia, Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Alinea’s project team of development professionals will support the TAP experts with logistics, training, and work planning.

A key component of TAP is increasing the awareness and engagement of Canadians as partners and global citizens in support of Canada’s international assistance efforts. TAP experts will share their placement experiences with Canadians through extensive public engagement opportunities, including conference appearances, speaking opportunities, and media appearances.

Interested technical experts who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents can view current opportunities on the Alinea website, as well as submit their CVs to become part of the TAP project roster of technical experts. Through their work, they will ensure sustainable development results with GAC and our national government partners abroad. The TAP project team is especially interested in recruiting experts from a diversity of ethnicities, race, geography, sexual orientation, gender expression and those who are differently abled.