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Technical Facilitator

Ottawa, ON
Acosys Consulting is currently looking for a Technical Facilitators to work with the government of Canada. The government of Canada is currently developing “a planning process for how we manage technology and technological change in government. The Strategic Plan builds on and expands on the Government of Canada Strategic Plan for Information Management and Information Technology from 2017 to 2021 (2017 to 2021 GC IM-IT Strategic Plan).” (Digital Operations Strategic Plan, 2020)

This Strategic Plan sets and provides insight into the government’s digital direction. Departments and agencies, chief information officers (CIOs) and officials should consider it as direction from the CIO of Canada. In addition, while broader in scope, this Strategic Plan should be interpreted as the government’s annual strategic plan for information management (IM) and information technology (IT) according to subsection 6.4.2 of the Policy on the Management of Information Technology.

Technical Facilitator 
The technical facilitator is mainly responsible to facilitate technical discussions with different types of experts and members of the CFT, with a view to producing various contracting documents such as Statement of Challenge and evaluation criteria

  • Prepare meetings material and facilitate the sessions;
  • Connect with the key stakeholders prior to the sessions to explain the objectives and to identify the right participants;
  • (During the session) Identify resulting roles and responsibilities; draft for the team; and manage the time;
  • Lead the discussions
  • (After the session) Identify action items and responsibilities; set next steps; and establish timelines;
  • Produce material following the sessions;
  • Coordinate and manage schedule – may need to embrace a leadership role;
  • Interact/participate in a CFT context; and
  • Provide any additional support as defined the task authorization
  • (Always) The session is well-structured;
  • (During session) Participants understand what they have to do and contribute;
  • Design of the solicitation is evolving at an optimal pace (momentum is maintained);
  • Address design problems;
  • All CFT members are participating and engaged;
  • Design Process is rapid, holistic (inclusive) and produces quality documents; and
  • The documents produced by the CFT are technically and contractually sound
Mandatory requirements
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years experience within the past 10 years “facilitating technical discussions”. This experience includes planning, designing, organizing and conducting the events
  • Must demonstrate experience conducting facilitation sessions virtually with at least 10 participants using collaborative tools within the past two years
  • Professional facilitation certification is an asset
  • Experience in facilitating French technical discussions is an asset
  • Certification from IDEO U is an asset
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Acosys Consulting Services thanks all applicants. Please be advised that only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. If interested, please forward a copy of your resume
Acosys Consulting applies the principles of employment equity and invites women, indigenous people, members of visible and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities to submit their application and expressly mention their group membership status.

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