Bilingual Program Officer, International Accreditation

International Accreditation Ottawa, Ontario Canada


Position at Accreditation Canada

Bilingual Program Officer, International Accreditation

Terms:  Full-time contract for 12 months (includes benefits)

Starting Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Apply by:  May 9, 2021

Location:  Ottawa or remotely (from anywhere within Canada)


Health Standards Organization (HSO) is searching for a client service-minded professional who shares our passion for achieving quality health services for all. In Canada and around the world, we are building a bold and bright future for our enterprise and our clients. If you are looking for a challenge and seeking to be part of something larger than yourself, this position could be for you.


As a Program Officer, you will have the opportunity to support the accreditation of health services organizations worldwide. You will be responsible for supporting project management for international accreditation processes.  You will play a vital role in impacting the efforts of health services organizations, as they strive towards providing all patients with the quality and safety of service.

This is a great opportunity for a skilled client-focused and detail-oriented individual! Juggling multiple priorities and having a full workload doesn’t intimidate, but rather motivates you. Autonomy and flexibility are a required skill set for this position, as we adapt innovate to meet the needs of our client organizations. You have a winning attitude and love to learn from and collaborate with others. You have an eye for detail; you take pride in your natural propensity to ensure accuracy, consistency, and quality in your work. You thrive on beating deadlines and surpassing expectations.


Let’s break it down. Your responsibilities include:

  • Working in a fast-paced environment that requires quick thinking and quick turnaround of accurate, high-quality deliverables.
  • Troubleshooting issues as they arise and be proactive by nature.
  • It’s in the details: your quality assurance and attention to detail are flawless.
  • Making a great team even stronger. You won’t be in this alone. The HSO team is our – and your – greatest asset. Our team is a goldmine of talent and expertise to strengthen you in your role.
  • Contributing positively to the culture of our workplace by staying positive, engaged in the work you do and energized by the difference you’re making.


You have a unique history. Does it include the education and experience listed below?

  • University degree in International Relations, Health Care Administration, Business or a related field.
  • Project Management training certificate such as PMP
  • Minimum of two (2) of administrative, proposal development or project management experience.
  • Bilingual essential (English and French); additional languages considered an asset
  • Technical chops: MS Office, Dynamics GP, CRM and Project management software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in effectively communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders.


You’ll stand out if…

  • Tried and tested assessment, analytical, and critical-thinking skills.
  • You will shine if you know the Project Management Framework (PMBOK).
  • Experience with proposal development and large-scale writing/editing projects.
  • See challenges as opportunities to develop new solutions.
  • Have experience and knowledge of the healthcare environment, locally or around the world!

Have what we’re looking for? Apply today!


We are equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all genders, including visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.