27 Feb 2018
- 10 Mar 2018

Programme Officer, the International Council of Design, Full-time Position


Programme Officer, the International Council of Design (ico-D). Full-time (5 days per week)


ico-D is seeking a new Programme Officer.

The Programme Officer will take over a variety of project management duties relating to the management of ico-D’s relationship with a major corporate client, principally managing the judging and mentoring elements of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). The role will also be responsible for the operation of ico-D Work Groups (WGs) and annual events such as Platform Meetings (PMs).

*Some international travel required*
*Pleasant work environment* (diverse and interesting team, Old Montréal office, international projects)

Skills/ Qualifications

  • Cultural awareness/ diplomacy (international experience a plus)
  • Undergraduate degree, Project Management experience and/or certification an asset
  • Languages: high-level English proficiency required and other languages an asset
  • Detail-oriented and highly organised
  • Knowledge of managing projects and programs including project planning, vendor and stakeholder management
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise work and meet strict deadlines
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to adapt
  • Account management experience a plus
  • Presentation and report writing skills an asset
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector an advantage
  • Understanding of American corporate environments a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe tools (Creative Cloud)
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite an asset
  • Knowledge of project management tools such as Slack, Basecamp and Adobe Connects an asset
  • Comfortable in Microsoft Office (Mac and PC environments)
  • Leadership skills
  • Social media savvy


  • Recruiting international panels of judges, pre-selection panellists and mentors
  • Responsible for the operation, management and development of online judging tools and management systems
  • Managing onsite judging assignments
  • Event management
  • Leading off-site teams through weekly meetings
  • Reporting and measuring metrics and program performance
  • Presenting at events
  • Writing reports and conducting research
  • Contributing to program strategy
  • Develop content aimed at various audiences (students, education institutions, business and ico-D Members)
  • Availability for out of hours work

Deadline to apply

10 March 2018

This position is in Montréal. You must have a valid work permit from the Canadian/ Quebec government to be considered. Please send all applications to .


About us

The International Council of Design (ico-D) is international non-governmental organisation founded in London in 1963 and based in Montreal since 2005. We are a world body for professional design; an umbrella organisation representing more than 140 organisations in 67 countries and regions globally, including national professional associations, educational institutions and promotional bodies. As a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network of independent organisations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of design, we promote the value of design practice, thinking, education, research and policy.